MF's Cable Lift Question

Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:01 PM

Does anyone know the degree of Millennium Force's cable lift hill? And are there any other coasters that have it, other than Deja Vu and other vertical lift hills?

Thanks for any answers.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:06 PM
Its 45 degrees. A new Intamin in Japan will be 45.5 degrees. All of the newer Intamin Mega Coasters(Millie, Expedition Ge Force, Goliath) have cable lifts. I also believe that at least one full circuit coaster had a cable lift before millie but I don't recall what it is.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:06 PM
It's 45 degrees. Other coasters with that type of lift are Expedition GeForce at Holiday Park in Germany and Goliath at Six Flags Holland.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:09 PM
Double Loop at Fujikyu Highland had a cable lift.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:10 PM
That's the one Peabody. Thanx

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:15 PM
I'd be willing to bet the 45.5 degree lift on Korakuen's new coaster will be a cable.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:21 PM

Well, technically, there have been dozens of coasters with cable lifts before Millennium Force. The Thompson Scenic Railways from the turn of last century were cable lifts. Those nifty toboggan coaster-like rides (I'd call them coasters, but this ain't the place to discuss that ;)) have cables with aluminium chocks every foot or so that the toboggans clip onto.

As for the 'elevator' style lift that you're talking about, I seem to recall Peabody saying something about Double Loop at Fuji-Q (seems to be formerly known as Fujiku) having a similar system.

EDIT: in the time it took me to fumble around with this post half on my mind, the man himself beat me to it. :)

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:41 PM
And don't forget the most obvious ones. The Vekoma Boomerangs and Invertigos.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:49 PM

About the invertigoes,they don't use a cable lift at all.

The invertigo coaster uses a standard chain lift on both the first & second lift towers,there are probably a few boomerangs that use a standard chain as well but I'm not entirely sure.

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 2:52 AM
I think the Iron Dragon could use a cable lift as well. Do you think that they should take a look at some of the older coasters and improve their lift?

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 2:58 AM

jkpark said:
I think the Iron Dragon could use a cable lift as well. Do you think that they should take a look at some of the older coasters and improve their lift?

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The Iron Dragon has scared me for a few years, me and my friend Nancy joke around and call it the little train that couldn't. Plus it really does feel like it's doing everything possible to just stay on the track. Good ride, maybe it needs a little look. I really trust CP though so maybe it's fine.

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 3:03 AM
I like Iron Dragon too, and that slow lift also scares me. I feel like the train is not going to make it to the top and it's gonna fly back into the station. It's an oldie, but a goodie.

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 4:31 AM
The slow lift on ID is a blocking thing and nothing else. The lift is slowed in order to give the preceeding train time to get to the second lift. Most rides with two lifts work this way.

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 4:56 AM
2 things: 1) the new mega coaster at TokyoDome has a lift of 45.5%, which is stated as the steepist lift in the world, but what are the angles of the lift on the B&M dive machines? 2) what is M:TR
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Thursday, January 23, 2003 5:00 AM
Wouldn't the steepest lifts be on any Chance Toboggan at 90 deg.?

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 5:08 AM
I knew about the blocking on ID, I just feel like the train wasn't going to make it.

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 5:16 AM

You think the second lift is bad on ID.. You should ride Dragon Mountain at Marineland in Canada. It has two lifts, but it's the main lift as in halfway up the mountain, there is a second chain you hook onto. The jerk is rather violent from time to time..

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 5:16 AM
MF was the 1st coaster to use this type of elevator lift on a coaster. That is one of it's ten records.
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Thursday, January 23, 2003 5:17 AM

Turbo,

According to rumors, M:TR (when it is working) can, at times, reach verticality.

Now understand that is using theoretical physics... no actual sightings of such have been thoroughly documented, and if they had, I would NOT be interested in seeing them.

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