What is that Weird Mid-Course Inversion on The Hul

Wednesday, June 6, 2001 5:30 PM
I'd like to know what it is, because it doesnt seem to come under any category I've seen. It is similar to a corkscrew, but its obviously not.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2001 6:06 PM
It's a Wingover - extended/stretched out vertical loop. PGA's Top Gun has one as seen in this photo; www.fratkin.com/coasters/images/topgun03.jpg
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Wednesday, June 6, 2001 6:08 PM
alpengeist has one!

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Wednesday, June 6, 2001 6:10 PM
Those are awesome elements. The one on Alpengeist is really powerful.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2001 6:15 PM
The inversion on hulk is not a Wingover. A Wingover is simply what B&M call a corkscrew on an inverted. On a sitdown/floorless B&M calls a corkscrew a flat spin.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2001 6:15 PM
its just a big flat spin. the only reason they're so large is because of the speed of the train. they wanted a flat spin at certain points on the above mentioned rides, but due to the extra speed a larger than normal flat spin was needed.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2001 6:35 PM
DMB17, you may be right, then again no source is 100% correct unless directly from the manufacturers.

CoasterGlobe w/photos; http://www.coasterglobe.com/features/quickreference-tableoftheelements/
Thrillride; http://www.thrillride.com/SpecialFeatures/rcglossary/rcglossary.php

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Thursday, June 7, 2001 11:35 AM
I never actually thought about the speed issues, The Hulk is faster than most. What are your opinions of its need to be differenbt though; good or bad?
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Thursday, June 7, 2001 11:44 AM
Didn't I see an exact post awhile back? I think it's something that will never be answered unless Walter or Claude get on here! ;)

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Thursday, June 7, 2001 1:11 PM
I actually posted the same thing that Taipan did, saying that the manufacturers have different names for everything, even if they are idnentical inversions, it was deleted however due to bad management. (Why delete it?)
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