Maverick heartline roll

Saturday, June 9, 2007 6:26 PM
Let me just say there's an awful lot of unfounded speculation being presented as fact in this thread.

Careful what you choose to believe. :)

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Saturday, June 9, 2007 7:01 PM
That's kind of what I was just thinking as well. But, it wouldn't be a first for an internet coaster site ;)
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Saturday, June 9, 2007 7:15 PM
The back of the train pulls the most G's and has been known to not be as comfortable to all the riders who sit in the back. So they may rope off sections of the train, but keep the other parts open.

Does that clear that up a bit? You can look into it. The coaster is called Zonga.

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Saturday, June 9, 2007 7:18 PM
What does a roped-off row on Zonga have to do with Maverick's removed Heartline?

(This just keeps getting better. :) )

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Saturday, June 9, 2007 7:18 PM
Dude....all rows on Maverick are open. What does Zonga have to do with your previous post...you never mentioned it (or any coaster other than Maverick).

edit: D'oh....Gonch beat me by 20 seconds! *** Edited 6/9/2007 11:19:14 PM UTC by Peabody***

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Saturday, June 9, 2007 7:18 PM

BANDandDCI said:
You can look into it. The coaster is called Zonga.

It's a good thing this thread is about Maverick.

- and then Peabooty beat me by another 12! *** Edited 6/9/2007 11:20:13 PM UTC by matt.***

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Saturday, June 9, 2007 7:19 PM
Just to add fuel to the fire, any loss of speed due to re-working the heartline area could easily be compensated for my adjusting the trim brake after the launch and/or the launch itself.

That said, the only way I'd want the heartline roll back is if they could do it without any headbanging. From reading some reviews, it sounds like there already is some decent headbanging going on (easiest way to ruin a looper for me), so I'm guessing there isn't much chance of this "wish" coming true. *** Edited 6/9/2007 11:20:44 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***

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Saturday, June 9, 2007 7:20 PM
Talking about G forces comparing the G forces of Maverick with the inline, and the g forces of the current coaster with the highest recorded. *** Edited 6/9/2007 11:20:54 PM UTC by BANDandDCI***
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Saturday, June 9, 2007 7:22 PM
Well, you're assuming the "6 or 7 G's in the heartline" thing is true, aren't you? ;)
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Saturday, June 9, 2007 7:22 PM
I think that's assuming a LOT of things are true.
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Saturday, June 9, 2007 7:24 PM

Acoustic Viscosity said:
...From reading some reviews, it sounds like there already is some decent headbanging going on...

Yea, the part of the maverick, the hop over one of the turns after the drop, isn't very comfortable, the one that is like a half inversion, not sure what to call that yet.

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Saturday, June 9, 2007 7:25 PM
i get my Maverick facts from the operators. Ride broke down for a bit. I had some time to talk to them before we were dispatched.
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Saturday, June 9, 2007 7:28 PM

BANDandDCI said:
i get my Maverick facts from the operators.

Well, that would be the first problem.

Next time see the lemon chill guy.

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Saturday, June 9, 2007 7:40 PM
I could list some amazing things ride ops have told me. Most were laughably wrong.

(Although a sweeper at SFGAm told me in 1990 that they would get a looping suspended coaster. I laughed so hard at the time :) )

*** Edited 6/9/2007 11:40:40 PM UTC by Peabody***

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Saturday, June 9, 2007 7:43 PM
^That was the same sweeper that told me Canobie was getting a nice floorless, tho. :(
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Saturday, June 9, 2007 8:30 PM
My favorite was when an enthusiast/ride-op at Hershey's Roller Soaker sent an email to Screamscape that on a rainy day in June 2003 he witnessed four "executive-type" men wearing SFNE jackets riding his ride and that SFNE was going to be getting a coaster just like Roller Soaker the next yet.

Who were the four men in SFNE jackets? Me, Bassistist, Gator, and Flare! We bought them a week earlier on another rainy June day ;)

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Saturday, June 9, 2007 8:33 PM
Ha...LOVE IT! :)
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Saturday, June 9, 2007 8:41 PM
I also agree with Peabody.

The coaster is meant to satisfy everyone (at least people who will get on a roller coaster), not us dime a dozen enthusiasts. What the public doesn't know won't hurt 'em, and if they did know, they probably wouldn't care that much.

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Saturday, June 9, 2007 10:39 PM
I only have one question in this whole issue:

With the extensive use of computers, ect, when designing a rollercoaster nowadays, how did they not know that the train would be traveling too fast through that element? I mean, they should have been able to pinpoint nearly exactly how fast the train would be traveling at any given part of the ride. It just dosent make sense that they didnt know it would be too stressful on the riders.

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Saturday, June 9, 2007 10:58 PM

stljason1 said:
It just dosent make sense that they didnt know it would be too stressful on the riders.

Exactly.

Then again the official announcement never said that was the reason for the removal of the inversion. :)

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