Tilt Coaster Questions

Thursday, August 29, 2002 3:29 PM
I did a search on this and didn't find anything. I saw a show and it showed the track moving into the vertical position while the train goes down. Could someone tell e exactly what they are.

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-Sean

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 3:37 PM

Gravity Max is in Taiwan and the only tilt coaster currently. (Built by Vekoma)

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Raging Bull= 107

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 3:38 PM
They are Vekoma's it makes a more thrilling experience and provieds a 90* drop.

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 3:42 PM
Can you describe this coaster a bit better, or perhaps post a link of some sort? Sounds cool, but I can't quite visualize it.

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Welcome "aboard" Wicked Twister. Please keep your hands and arms inside the midway at all times.

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 3:55 PM

A simple googling (hint hint) provides the following info:

http://www.coasterclub.org/en/photos/53-gravitymax/index.shtml

http://americacoasters.com/GravityMAX.htm

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 4:06 PM
That looks Awsome, Hope an american park gets one....

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1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone/B:TDK

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 4:07 PM

Thanks, KenK. Hint taken and link graciously accepted!

I remember that coaster now, I saw it a while back somewhere. I still think it's really cool. Anyone else think 56 seconds is short, even for a Vekoma?

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Welcome "aboard" Wicked Twister. Please keep your hands and arms inside the midway at all times.

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 4:14 PM
Trust me, 56 seconds on a vekoma is long enough for me.

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 4:22 PM
Whoops, that's the max speed. But yeah, 56 seconds on a Vekoma is about 46 too long. Too bad it's SBNO.

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Welcome "aboard" Wicked Twister. Please keep your hands and arms inside the midway at all times.

*** This post was edited by Michael Darling on 8/29/2002. ***

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 4:32 PM

anyone know any reason for the SBNO status?

EDIT: sorry, just found the answer to my question. lack of funds!

*** This post was edited by laurence on 8/29/2002. ***

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 5:18 PM
I believe this ride is in operation. There's a spread on it in the latest Roller Coaster! mag, which includes some great pics of full trains of happy riders. And RCDB reports it as operating.

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Without the chaindog, you'd never get up the lifthill...

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 5:21 PM
Yes, it's no longer SBNO. Although late, it's running.

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- Peabody

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 5:22 PM
Sounds like a great coaster. What exactly makes the track tilt?

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-Sean

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 5:26 PM

A mechanical device...motor I'm guessing.

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- Peabody

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 5:29 PM
what makes the track tilt? did you take the time to look at the pictures or do you just like to ask stupid questions? do you not see the huge pivot point on the tilt section of the track? and it looks like a lame idea for a coaster, probly very overated, and personally id rather be strapped into vipers harness then thoes painfull looking things
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Thursday, August 29, 2002 5:35 PM

Ummm...asking if the track tilts isn't such a stupid question. I was wondering myself.

On another note, I think it would be fun, because the brakes on the tilting thing would hold you in place THEN drop you. Besides, it's a new type of coaster, and if any popular, someone else will attempt it. I know Giovonala(sp?) is working on something like it. It sounds more interesting though.

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LeWiS

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 5:39 PM
well if i had looked at the pictures that were posted 10 posts ago he wouldent have asked the question, nor would you.
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Thursday, August 29, 2002 5:49 PM

djhush,

I've been here 5 minutes and read two topics. In both of them you've completely ripped people for no reason. You need to chill out my friend. I'm going to go read another one, hopefully I don't see your name there.

-Adam

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 5:50 PM

actually djhush, maybe you should have taken the time to read the post...He didnt ask if the track tilts, he was asking what makes it tilt(motor, hydraulics, etc...).

Anyways, I think the tilting drop would definately add to the thrill factor. Whether or not that makes it a good ride, I wouldnt know. But I would love to get a chance to ride one!

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 6:21 PM

Stupid people suck, and thats all I'm gonna say.

So is the drop really vertical at 90 degrees? If so, wouldn't that make this the steepest full circuit "traditional chainlift" coaster? Although I admit, offhand i can't think of a traditional coaster that tilts like that.

The whole tilting motion must be pretty intense :)

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Tommy Penner - Variable X
Cedar Point FanBoy since 2001.

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