I rode King Kobra from back in the day and I dont remember if it had trick track or not. I know PCW's Skyrider had it, and PKD's Shockwave didnt. One more thing, if it did have trick track, did it roll in both directions? Whick direction did it roll first? Thanx!
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Trick track is track that banks quickly from left to right or right to left, thrusting riders in those directions. Shivering Timbers and Villain have trick track. Crystal Beach Cyclone was one of the first, if not the first, to have trick track.
I remember that section on KC..It simply banked a bit to the left then back to straight. Not quite trick track.
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Actually, Shockwave's layout is entirely different from KC's after the helix. You can see it has a left-hand turnaround (instead of the right-hand turnaround under the lift), as well as a couple of extra, very small bunny hops: http://www.onridecentral.com/images/photos/0037_0006.jpg
As Dave said, it really wasn't *trick track* per se, it was tilted track on KC...triack-track IS really a term reserved for wooden coasters. A while back, I *may* have started a bit of confusion (SO unlike me, LOL) by calling it trick track. To me, it really did simulate the same effect, only *much* better since riders were STANDING....
From what I understand (haven't ridden yet), PCW's Skyrider is a much better copy of KC than PKD's Shockwave is....and Shockwave, for my money, was the one that *almost* deserved to go....OUCH!
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Yup they definitely had a variation in layouts between KC & SW,on SW the train turns left into the station while KC's was a righthand turn meaning that the underlift curve(suicide curve on SW) was going in the opposite direction of right instead of left,also it appeared that the drop angle on KC was more gradual than on SW.
Looking at the PKD pic they seem to have filled in that area nicely with triple spin,obviously that pic was taken in 02 & I can't wait to see what the PKD skyline from atop the eiffel tower looks like with the addition of Drop zone.