What is B&Ms new Hammerhead Element on Nitro?

Tuesday, April 17, 2001 1:25 AM
Can anyone give us a description of B&M s new Hammerhead element on Nitro is?

I hear it an overbank turn about 135 degrees so the trains inverted part way thru? Yes? No?

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If Lifes a Rollercoaster, I want a Flawless
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 3:25 AM
I have been wondering the same thing. I thought it was just an over-banked turn. What is this 'S-curve' I am hearing about all the time???
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 6:19 AM
Hammerhead is just another word to describe the same thing, as if it's unique or something.

An "S-curve" is a curve shaped like an S. Pretty clever name, eh?

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 1:57 PM
The hammer head is really awesome.

In this link, the second picture shows a train on a hill with the hammer head in front of them. Farther down the page you can see the hammer head with the large panoramic picture.

http://www.coasttocoasters.freehomepage.com/SFGAdv-new.html

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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 2:02 PM
Somehow... that still doesn't answer the question, and I'm also confused...

What is this "Hammerhead Element"??

I saw the photos... doesn't help. Is it an overbanked turn around, or a overbanked helix, or what?

Is it a turn shaped like the head of a hammer?
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 2:02 PM
Wait a minute, I think we are going down two different paths. Is the Hammerhead the second drop with the twist or is it the tight turnaround like Raging Bull has?

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BMCOASTER

bmcoaster@wi.rr.com
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 2:11 PM
I think it's bascially just a fancy name for a simple turnaround.

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"Nippy!! Where the hell are ya?"
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 2:19 PM
It's the turnaround.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 4:50 PM
Aargh! Hate when you find the answer out yourself!

A Hammerhead is a climbing and diving overbanked turn, almost 90 degrees by the looks of it, anymore and it could be counted as a inversion.

Check out here: http://www.coasterpics.com/cpics/CPics?image_id=126

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If Lifes a Rollercoaster, I want a Flawless *** This post was edited by The Legend on 4/17/2001. ***
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