Millenium Force Track Question?

Wednesday, July 31, 2002 5:32 AM
I was stand in line for the big coaster, and I saw the track. I noticed that some of it was in a triangle shape, I thought that Intamin track was cubed or square. Does this have somthing to do with the stress the M. Force puts on the track because of it's speed?
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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 5:35 AM

Intamin has three different types of track (box, triangular, and flat) - Millennium Force contains all three types. I'm sure someone else could tell you why, though :)

By the way, MillenNium has TWO n's. Say it out loud: Mill-en-nium

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*** This post was edited by Glitch01 on 7/31/2002. ***

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 5:39 AM
Yes with the highest stress they use the box track then they regularly use the triangular track and normally for the end or low streess areas of rides the flat track.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 5:44 AM
In all fairness, just about everyone spells Millennium incorrectly. A lot of people get confused when a word has 2 different letters that are repeated.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 6:14 AM
Actually the track style has less to do with the stress involved (or it'd triangle up the lift) and more to do with the distance between the support towers. So the taller it is (support towers cost more) the more sides it'll have.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 6:16 AM

Comatose said:
Actually the track style has less to do with the stress involved (or it'd triangle up the lift) and more to do with the distance between the support towers. So the taller it is (support towers cost more) the more sides it'll have.


I agree with that. I had a post before, that somehow wasn't posted, saying pretty much the same thing. :)

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 6:26 AM
Glitch dont make bones feel like a moron. Milennium isn't cat. I guess coaster fans can be jerks too. And back on track no pun intended I think Comatose got it right on the money.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 6:27 AM
Yep. Most of the low to the ground places on S:RoS SFDL and SFA have the flat track with lots of supports, while the higher places have the box track with little support.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 6:39 AM

ApolloAndy said:
Yep. Most of the low to the ground places on S:RoS SFDL and SFA have the flat track with lots of supports, while the higher places have the box track with little support.


S:ROS at SFDL doesn't have box track. Only triangle track and flat track. You can see here the three types. Go to Intamin and S:ROS uses the two top ones.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 6:50 AM

AlpengeistBGW, I wasn't trying to make him feel like a moron, I was just trying to explain how millennium is spelled. The "say it out loud" comment wasn't suppose to be a smart alec one, although, I see that you took it that way (since you called me a jerk). I was just trying to be a tad bit helpful, folks (I'm not the first one on a message board to correct someone's spelling).

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 8:11 AM

Glitch01 said:

By the way, MillenNium has TWO n's. Say it out loud: Mill-en-nium

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-Eric

Why is this type of stuff needed? calm down


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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 8:20 AM

Right...

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-Eric (who thinks that he should have let someone else make that post instead of him doing it. *slaps forehead*)

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 8:30 AM
Hehe, Glitch. Oh well, let 'em say what they want, all you did was tell him how to spell a word. These guys are sensitive!
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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 8:59 AM

Comatose Said:
Actually the track style has less to do with the stress involved (or it'd triangle up the lift) and more to do with the distance between the support towers. So the taller it is (support towers cost more) the more sides it'll have.


Acutally you are wrong, Intamin uses box track for high stress, and since in can stand so much stress, the track allows the supports to be farther appart. The triangle track style is mostly used on turns, on MF that is, but on most hypercoasters it is used as the normal track style, SRoS's, which the track allows the supports to have a decent distance between the track, due to the fact of the triangle track not being able to maintain much stress alone, the flat track is mostly used on the lowest stress areas in the coaster, in MF's case the brakes, but doesn't allow much distance between supports to support the track and the stresses.

You were kinda right, but then you were kinda off, i hope i cleared things up

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 9:23 AM
We've been saying you spell Millennium with two N's since 2000, we should just let people keep saying the ride's name incorrectly?

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 11:56 AM
The cool thing is that all three types of track are used at the end of Millennium Force. You have the triangular track for the bunny hop and the run into the overbanked turn which is the box track and then the brake run is the flat track for the brake run. I love looking at the joints between the track styles. I can't wait to get to Kennywood and check out the Arrow-Morgan transition. It looked pretty cool on tv. I kept trying to show my wife, but she was pretty dissinterested and couldn't really see the difference.
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