Friday, August 1, 2003 11:05 AM
Okay, I was talking to a fellow Coasterbuzzer, and we were discussing our home parks shuttle loops. However, hers is a dropbox type ride, and ours is a flywheel. I was wondering what the first Schwarzkopf was to use a flywheel, and if flywheels provide a quicker launch than drop boxes. Thanks.

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Friday, August 1, 2003 11:45 AM
I've heard that the flywheel launched give more of a "kick" (i.e. acceleration) than the weight-drop models do, but I think the top speeds are about the same.

The reason for the switch was probably mechanical. The flywheel models may have been easier to repair or maintain.

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