King Kobra had trick track?

Monday, March 10, 2003 1:21 PM
Wassup ya'll:

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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Monday, March 10, 2003 1:22 PM
It went left then right.
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Monday, March 10, 2003 1:45 PM
Actually, it went left, then back to straight. It didn't go right. And it's King Cobra, to be picky. ;)

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Monday, March 10, 2003 2:19 PM
this may be a stupid Q but whats trick track?
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Monday, March 10, 2003 2:24 PM
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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*** This post was edited by haux 3/10/2003 7:24:58 PM ***

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Monday, March 10, 2003 2:49 PM
Yup it had trick track it was after you came over the camelback before the turn around.

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Monday, March 10, 2003 5:34 PM
King Cobra had the best Helix of any Standup ever. The trick track rocked too.

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Monday, March 10, 2003 6:33 PM
I've never thought that trick track did that much for me on wooden coasters, it's fun but nothing outstanding....until I rode KC....that was awesome, and the best element on any stand-up IMO...

KK (the one at PKD) was a great shuttle looper....Anton!

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Monday, March 10, 2003 10:03 PM
Not enough coasters have trick track.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 3:06 AM
I am trick track!!!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 5:26 AM
I thought Villain's trick track only went in one direction. I know Shivering Timbers' goes both ways.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 5:36 AM
King Cobra had tilted track.

King Kobra, on the other hand, did not, probably because it would interfere with the launch. :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 6:11 AM
Probably, Dave...although that would've been one hell of a launch! ;)

After riding PKD's Shockwave yearly since its debut in 86, hitting that trick track during my first ride on King Cobra was an awesome surprise. Best part of the ride, in my opinion.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 6:15 AM
Trick track does nothing for me...I'd rather have another bunnyhop!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 6:18 AM
So Shockwave just has straight track there? That's an awfully long piece of straight track! If KC was first, why did they take it out for Shockwave?

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 6:22 AM
Moosh - I know KC did... but Vater just said Shockwave had no trick track. At least that's what I inferred...

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 6:28 AM
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

Compare to KC's layout: http://www.joyrides.com/pki/full/king_cobra.htm

Also, you can even see the track tilting to the left just after the last camelback.

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*** This post was edited by Vater 3/11/2003 11:35:37 AM ***

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 6:45 AM
Hey, look at that! I always thought they were clones. Hmm.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 6:58 AM
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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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 7:20 AM
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.

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