Hey, everybody! I was wondering if anyone knew the name of that cool element on Intamin's Goliath at Six Flags Holland? In this picture, it is just to the left of the stengel dive. For now, I'll call it the "weird banked turn hill thingie". Hope someone can enlighten me! Thx ------------------ Top Thrill Dragster: 15 seconds is long enough to piss your pants
ALSO...there are two of that element on the ride.. *** This post was edited by RideTTD2003 7/25/2003 5:08:12 PM ***
at www.rcdb.com, they list out the elements in that ride, and they list "carousel" as one of them, so that may be it. the text from the site is: "Elements in order: Large hill, large hill (the track on this hill is heavily banked and being called "the Stengel Dive"), carousel, vertical hill, helix and 3 bunny hops." ------------------
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THAT element is a * Bückel * (German, pronounced book-ull, like in dull) It's named after a ski zigzag movement...Werner Stengel put something like it on top of a hill :-) It was first used on Expedition GeForce as a real element, but similar try-outs can be found on Medusa and Apollo for example.
Iron Wolf actually has a similar part where it goes up a (very small) incline banked to the left and then back down sharply banked to the right. it's after the turn after the corkscrew i believe.... however i have never seen any photos of the "back" of that ride so i can't really show it. it's obviously not nearly as pronounced as this one, but it seems to be there for thrill more than function... kinda like trick-track actually.
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