Millenium Force's last turn

Tuesday, September 2, 2003 6:48 PM
I don't know if anyone has noticed, but on the last (overbanked) turn of Millenium Force, it changes from a triangular track at the begginning of the turn, to a rectangular track at the end of the turn. A picture of it is here. http://www.coastergallery.com/CP/53.html If anyone knows why...
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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 6:56 PM
The basic concept of the box track is - more rails, less supports. Where its triangular, its basically just going straight, whereas the full box is where its pushing on the track and producing g's.

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1. Millennium Force
2. HypersonicXLC
3. Alpengeist

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 7:25 PM
...and right after that the track turns into a flat, ladder looking track. Why? It is all about Awesome Intamin Engineering and minimalism. If the applied forces do not require intense bracing, then why add it? (and pay for it?)

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Do the Moo Shoo!

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 7:38 PM
Yeah! Why add supports at construction when it's going to be added a year later anyway?

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- John, who is, once again, razzing Intamin's minimalistic engineering
Homepark: Cedar Point
Home-away-from-homepark: Paramount's Kings Island

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 6:18 AM
LMAO John! Took the words right outta my mouth. :)

Joe "can't resist from a lil' Intamin razzin'!" C.

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You suck big time.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 6:35 AM
I've seen several Mazda Millenia driving around town.

I guess if you can't trust a major car manufacturer to spell "millennia" correctly, you shouldn't expect it of the average enthusiast. ;)

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A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 7:44 PM
Very good point M.D. WT was definately an exception :) ------------------
Do the Moo Shoo!
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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 7:48 PM
James K- WT had extra supports added this past off season. ;)

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- John
I snap flyers...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 8:10 PM
Thanks! I should have thought of that. It is a really good idea. Too bad Intamin can't take the job of President Bush :) . Just a personal opinion - no offence to anyone who likes him.
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