Looping coasters with 3-bench trains

Monday, July 23, 2007 1:06 PM
To my knowledge, Son of Beast was the only roller coaster to invert a train with 3-bench cars. Why is this? Why are these trains only found on Wooden and Hypercoasters?

Speaking of hypercoasters, are there any looping coasters over 200 feet tall?

Everything just seems to point to Son of Beast (V.1).... ;)

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Monday, July 23, 2007 2:04 PM
What about either Storm Runner or X??
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Monday, July 23, 2007 2:28 PM
3-bench trains on loopers are extremely rare. Premier made the custom trains for SOB, but their other looper trains are 2 bench. I guess this is because PTC trains and Arrow mine trains aren't meant to go upside down?

Looping coasters over 200 feet:

Eejanaika 249'

Mr. Freeze 218'

Griffon 205'

Manhattan Express 203'

Batman and Robin: The Chiller 200'

Sheikra 200'

*** Edited 7/23/2007 6:36:19 PM UTC by Pagoda Gift Shop***

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Monday, July 23, 2007 2:41 PM
The Maurer Söhne X-Car is 3 bench/6 seats and inverts in all directions (sometimes far too long).
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Monday, July 23, 2007 3:06 PM
Generally the shorter the car, the more maneuverable the train is. Wood coasters and hyper steel coasters "tend" to have layouts that don't require as tight of turns as twisty steel coasters do. Perhaps the single most important reason the Millennium Flyer trains were developed by GCII was so they could make their layouts with tighter turns than even a 2-bench car could negotiate.
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