Mantis valleys?

Monday, January 27, 2003 5:17 PM

I thought I knew a lot and I thought wrong.

I just read on ************ that Mantis is one of the few B&M coasters that has valleyed. I was suprised when I read this. Is this true?

I also heard it was originally called Banshee. Was this just a code name?

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Monday, January 27, 2003 5:19 PM

1. Yes, Mantis valleys occassionally. In fact, almost all coasters do. They usually happen during morning tests, where parks visitors don't see it.

2. No, the ride was actually going to be called Banshee, but female rights activists protested against it, so the park renamed it.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 5:22 PM
Yes it was called Banshee. I even have a few Banshee T-Shirts :)

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Monday, January 27, 2003 5:22 PM
Sorry, I'm a simple person, can you remind me what is wrong with Banshee??
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Monday, January 27, 2003 5:23 PM

I can help you out with Banshee. No, it's not code. I was originally going to be called that. They even publicized with that name. Shortly after, religious people (sorry I'm sure on the specifics, but I'm thinking Native American or Wicka - sp?) protested against the name, and they changed it to Mantis. Hope this helps. :)

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Monday, January 27, 2003 5:56 PM

Oh, sorry if I wasn't supposed to put the name of the site.

Anyway, I realize that coasters valley but I thought that was Vekoma's specialty. Isn't B&M known for flawless designs? Also, if valleying was ever a problem, what's with the hideous trim brakes on the first drop?

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:15 PM

The whole explanation for the naming of the ride is explained here: [url="http://www.guidetothepoint.com/content.aspx?channel=22"

I'm not sure how to do url links so just copy and paste it into your browsers url.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:16 PM

rentzy387 said:

Isn't B&M known for flawless designs?



Here's the issue: Cold wheels, cold track, empty trains during test runs. In the morning, especially, B&M's can valley. Even the best engineering can't prevent *everything*

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:20 PM

Mantis is not the only B&M that has valleyed. Riddler has on more than one occasion. I'm sure there have been others.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:26 PM
I believe Medusa - East has valleyed, and I vividly remember Superman: Krypton Coaster did as well. As well as Apollo's Chariot.
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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:27 PM

im not suprised about Mantis valleying....especially on those chilly mornings, even in the summer.....and, those beloved trims that Cedar Fair just loves to butcher their coasters with.....(sarcasm done)

Tim....whos in the group that things Mean Streak might be a great ride had it not been CF-ized.....

oh yeah....and Mean Streak was my 100th:)

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:27 PM

Oh man. I didn't know it happened that regularly.

I just thought it happened with many of the premier LIM coasters and GIB.

Thanks for all the help guys!

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:33 PM

Peter Soint said:

[referring to Banshee] I was originally going to be called that.


Really?! [Insert CPNut joke here] :)

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:41 PM
When and where did The Chariot valley?

And Millennium Force has vallied at least once, as well - Yes, I know it's not a Beemer.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:44 PM
MF? Valley? and i thought the coaster was just outright fast...oh well, Seeing Mantis and Riddler have those HUGE, slow inversions, im not surprised...(chang might have volleyed, MIGHT.)
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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:47 PM
MF valleyed with a half-full train on a cold day.... or so I've heard.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:48 PM
MF never valleyed with riders.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:50 PM

It valleyed before the third hill on the way out to the island. (MF did).

I wonder if TTD will ever valley. Wait a minute....

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:52 PM

aside from safety issues (:o) i really dont care if TTD valleys...itll still be better than S:TE IMO...as long as the launch serve as brakes (duh)

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Monday, January 27, 2003 7:02 PM

SD Said:

i really dont care if TTD valleys...itll still be better than S:TE IMO

Well seeing that you have ridden both of them I guess you could judge which is better. I think I am goign to wait to ride it before I decide which one is better.

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