Possible, I suppose, but I'm still inclined to believe it was the outward force of the tower falling. It doesn't even start to move until the tower really begins to pick up speed.
No, the counter weight was not in the base part that stayed in the ground, the counter weight was in the tower part that toppled over as is obvious from the pictures on Point Buzz. This is simply the outward momentum of the falling tower causing the cabin to move to the outside. The cables went slack, nothing came detached to allow the movement.
I'd rather be in my boat with a drink on the rocks, than in the drink with a boat on the rocks.
I would have LOVED to have seen that in person!
All this time and I had no idea Cedar Point had a Topple Tower...
No wonder it rarely ran.
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Not too many people can handle the positive Gs at the bottom.
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