Knott's completes Xcelerator's first overbanked turn

Posted Monday, April 22, 2002 5:02 AM | Contributed by Karl DeAngelo

Knott's has completed the first overbanked turn for Xcelerator. Only the second overbank and a single transfer track segment are left to install before Xcelerator has its full circuit complete.

Link: Twisted Rails

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Monday, April 22, 2002 6:49 AM
Wow, this ride is looking better everyday. Cant wait to see it run.
Monday, April 22, 2002 9:03 AM
Unbelievable. I seriously need to get back to Cali! Once again, Karl....coming from a photographer, those shots are amazing! Keep up the great work!

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Monday, April 22, 2002 9:08 AM
This coaster looks amazing, such a huge coaster in such a small space.


Monday, April 22, 2002 9:33 AM
where is that storage field displayed in the last photograph in relation to the park?
Monday, April 22, 2002 9:48 AM
It's behind the employee parking lot just across Western Ave


Monday, April 22, 2002 3:50 PM
That coaster is beautiful. At first it didn't quite catch my attention, but with every piece of track added, I am amazed even more than before. California has it really good this year.

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Monday, April 22, 2002 4:09 PM
I am so glad I can go out there in July! :) Thanks guys for the updates. This could very easily be my favorite ride out west, aside from X (duh!) and those Disney classics. Wonderful photography once again.
Brad Sherman
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Monday, April 22, 2002 6:37 PM
Thats un real looking ..........WOW :)
Monday, April 22, 2002 6:39 PM
Jebus that turn is huge! It looks so beautiful now, I can barely imagine how amazing it will look once all the theming is done. Your right Ragingbull, we do have it good.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2002 2:27 AM
Perhaps i missed it, but have we determined how this guy's gonna launch? From the picture, those looked like LIMs on the side of the launch track, but i remember someone saying that this coaster was going to have a hydraulic launch. Of course, i know next to nothing about the technical aspect, i was just curious.

Ride looks great, and i also am an amatueur photographer and thought those were great shots. Keep up the good work!

Tuesday, April 23, 2002 8:09 AM

Nelson - its pretty basic: the hydraulic launch uses a flywheel and pully system just like Monty and other Schwarzkopf shuttles [which are, obviously, NOT hydraulic]. Those fins will drop just before the train launches, then will raise up as it passes. Should the train not make it over the tophat those fins will prevent the train from going back into the station.

2002 - the year of IB's LoCoSuMo!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2002 2:14 PM

Halloween @ Knotts here I come.
You better be going in October!

I was one who thought the Color scheme would be whack but I take it back. Its quiet awe-inspiring when you see it like this.

Thanks Twisted Rails for another excellent series!

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Tuesday, April 23, 2002 9:01 PM
WOO-HOO! Can't wait.

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