Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2002 4:58 AM | Contributed by beastnum1
Two boats were tested Six Flags Darien Lake's new ride, Shipwreck Falls. One of the test boats held a passenger, a representative from Intamin. He exited the ride with a positive smile on his face. A full photo and video report, showing the test runs and the releasing of Superman from the valley between the last of the two hills, are now available at SFDL Ultimate Guide.
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1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone
Heres how it vallied. For the first time since last year the decided to test run the red train. The train had new wheel bearing, it was 40 degrees outside and it was a bit windy at times. All of these of course are not good mixtures to test a train for the first time in a few months. It then didn't have enough speed to make it over the final bunny hill and therefore vallied between the two hills.
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Now, here is a question to ponder...
Did the train valley as a result of the break on the 2nd last bunny hill, or do you think that break wasn't activated at all? In other words, if that break didn't exist, would it make it all the way to the end?
It's ashame that a hypercoaster train can actually valley. You'd think they'd have enough speed to make it through anything!
That ride is really sensitive. Brake or no brake, I've seen it crawl over the hills on test runs, fully loaded with water dummies, and fly at full speed by late morning. It's pretty crazy stuff.
Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"
Bad Joke Alert!
I bet the lawyers blamed the valleying on Superman's station music. ;)
(If you don't get it, you either have not heard about MF's early woes, or have a normal sense of humor)
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