Posted Tuesday, May 7, 2002 4:49 AM | Contributed by Brett Stevens
On Ride Central has just published an interview with the general manager of Chance-Morgan Manufacturing, Trevor Hite, regarding the revamping of the Steel Phantom into the Phantom's Revenge at Kennywood.
Link: On Ride Central
That may be true I never even considered that. I rode that alot and never thought the 'roughness' would do that. It makes a very interesting point.
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But again, kudos to a great report.
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"This feels like walking into pins and needles. Nice to Know You.
Actually, they did have to get rid of the inversions -- they were the main culprits in the "roughness" comments. Could they have taken the old ones out for new ones? Perhaps, but the lesson we took away from this ride the first time around was that those speeds and loops weren't working too well, so Kennywood decided to try something else.
Judging from the lines it draws, I think they made a good decision.
"Are you justified in taking life to save life?" -- The Great Debate, Dream Theater
It is an awesome ride, and its nice to know a little about how that clever transformation came about.
I thought it was interesting that other parks were "interested" in doing the same thing to their old rides as was done on the Phantom.
0-82 in 2.3 seconds! =Wow!
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