^I knew that thing looked too good to be true when I saw it in October. The question is what are they going to do with it. Since they have said that only three pieces of track will simplify the options and while I do hope that the replacement some sort of inversion Im not holding out hope. Looks like Mavrick's biggest "wow factor" element for me is simply going to be taken out :(.
This is something that should have been cought in the planning stages. There is no excuse for something this major to be found less than a week before the park opens.
All the g-forces and stress on the trains and track are calculated on a computer before the damn thing is even built. Why was this not cought? Once again....my hats off to intiman for another job well done.
It is beyond me why cedarpoint went with them again after the whole dragster and wicked twister mess, and the millennium force issue as well with the whole seat belt thing.
The weirdest thing happened to me a few weeks ago. I had a dream that a boat crashed and some its load damaged Maverick and it had to be rebuilt and was not opened for opening day. I just blew it off as one of my crazy dreams but look now. It is sad that we will have to wait to ride but the headline saying "Maverick Opening Delayed til June" is better to see than "Maverick Closed due to Severe Rider Injuries."
I love all the Intamin bashing when their coasters are consistently rated as some of the top rides in the world. At least they are fixing the problem now instead of opening so half of the people here could moan about it being down then.
I always thought the roll seemed iffy, like it would be pretty rough, but we'll see. *** Edited 5/8/2007 10:10:10 PM UTC by Willh51***
Well...I guess that the year head start wasn't enough.
You'd think that with an extra season's worth of construction time they would have had this thing complete and tested in time to discover any issues. Honestly, this thing should have been running and testing a VERY long time ago.
I think that both Intamin/IntaRide and CF are equally to blame. I'm not to sure what CF was thinking signing this company with a bad track record yet again.
CF will get hear about it in many ways. They'll have plenty of upset customers. And plenty of people who won't show up at all.
How good a ride is and how well it operates are two entirely different things, that should be equally emphaised in picking a coaster. It doesnt matter how good a ride is if a park cannot consistantly keep it open (see Intamin rides) and is as much a faliure as a ride that is realiable but is a horrible ride.
halltd, you're absolutely right! I do love Intamins! It's just hard to love them when it's an operational crapshoot.
I'm fortunate enough to be there a lot on weekends. I, along with many other readers, see the issues that they have on TTD, WT and MF on a regular basis. Luckily the B&M products operate on a regular basis with little issue.