Vertigo video

Tuesday, March 26, 2002 9:34 AM
I never got to see Vertigo in operation. Does anyone have a video of it running?

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Beer, my soon to be wife, coasters, and the FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Is this a great country or what!!

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 11:32 AM
http://rcr.csun.edu/karld/thrillshot.mov There ya go.

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At least I dont call a vertical loop a "loopdie-loop"!

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 11:41 AM

Thanks!!!!

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Beer, my soon to be wife, coasters, and the FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Is this a great country or what!!

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 4:42 PM
I never got to ride it either. Of course if they rebuilt it I still wouldn't ride it eventhough it was just a freak accident. I wouldn't want that freak accident to happen while riding it.

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You can hear the laughter, you can hear the mighty roar. From the brickyard down in Indy to the white Chicago shore. It's a rollin', twistin', turnin' and might we both suggest. You get you fanny ridin' on the Cornball Express!

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 4:48 PM
the whole freak accedent thing only happend becasue cedar point didnt listen to S&S's instructions to keep the car on the ride in the offseason. as ling as the car is attached the towers have their support. cedar point was cocky and decided to take the car off.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 5:06 PM

DRAGON82487 said:
the whole freak accedent thing only happend becasue cedar point didnt listen to S&S's instructions to keep the car on the ride in the offseason. as ling as the car is attached the towers have their support. cedar point was cocky and decided to take the car off.


That's not true from everything I've heard. It was proper procedure (as per S&S) for CP to remove the cables and ride vehicle. I believe even S&S said this was the case. Personally I find it a bit hard to believe that the stability of a whole ride hinges on the ride unit/cables being in place. It isn't possible for the ride unit/cables to be in place when the towers are being assembled. What about when the cables get replaced? What they are saying is that any time the cables aren't in place, the stability of the towers can't be guaranteed. I find it hard to believe that they designed it with this in mind. Otherwise it would have been fairly obvious that the cables/vehicle should not be removed. CP did nothing wrong in this case.

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-Matt
2001 Magnum Crew

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 4:30 AM
yes it is ok to take the cables off but not for a prolonged period of time, like the entire offseason. i belive that wiht the cables attached the sawying of the towers was at a minimal because they were all together. wiht the cables and cartgone each had its own movement wiht the wind. i belive one swayed to farr and had the miniscule "vortex-shedding" crack, casueing it to collapse
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