The Cyclone was built by Travers of Beaver Falls PA and like RF2 was known for its unrelenting intensity. It too was wood track on a steel structure. The main difference was that the Cyclone got too extreme at some points during the ride, causing great discomfort and making the ride one that was not easily re-ridable. Some accounts of the ride mention that Crystal Beach stationed a nurse at the ride because of the adverse effects that the coaster had on many riders.
Probably the most famous element of the ride was the twisting first drop that has been emulated on other coasters such as the Hersheypark Wildcat and Kennywood's Phantom's Revenge. Other elements included the severely sloped double helix and the figure eight section. *** Edited 7/17/2008 3:43:59 AM UTC by Arthur Bahl***
That second hill....in the back seat...*drool*. :)
What ever happened to badnitrus anyhow?
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Haven't heard from Keith in quite awhile, last i knew he was working on some hush-hush project (then again, ALL of his work seems to be that way, right up until release)...
He had done a couple real nice animations and I said "Dude... you can totally market these to parks putting in new attractions"
He came back to me and said "really? you think they would buy these" Im like.. "Sure.. no one else is doing them to this level'!
Im sure i was one of a hundred people to say that to him.. so who knows if my words of wisdom got him into this professionally.
It's nice to see him doing well.
I don't see any walk-way surrounding any part of the ride except maybe the lift!
Think that has anything to do with the destruction of the ride? Bad maintaince.
Bolliger/Mabillard for President in '08 NOT Dinn/Summers
The ride had two sections of trick-track near the end. The first had very small bunny "bumps" (what you noticed), the second was the more traditional "tilt from side-to-side" trick track we still ocasionally see today (Shiv Timbers, Villain, etc).
FYI, here's POV of Crystal Beach's side-friction woodie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prdUxBxLzuw&feature=related *** Edited 7/18/2008 2:08:22 PM UTC by Mamoosh***
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