What's With Desperado's Supports?

Monday, June 3, 2002 6:00 PM

I noticed that Desperado's lifthill has hardly any supports. Where-as most Arrow hypers from that time have the somewhat wooden coaster style supports.

Why didn't they use the supports for Desperado on more Arrow coasters? There is considerably alot less steel than most of Arrow's coasters. & wouldn't a coaster so close to Cali. still need atleast a little bit of earthquake proofing? I am not sure if that area has a chance to feel them, but it seems strange to me.

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Monday, June 3, 2002 6:03 PM
I think they really have abou thte same amount of steel and support in them. Have you ever saw a B and M hyper? The supports look so spindly but in fact there is just as much steel there but it is more densely packed in.

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*** This post was edited by MagnumForce on 6/3/2002. ***

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Monday, June 3, 2002 6:03 PM

Buffalo Bill's specifically asked Arrow to minimize the supports on the lifthill. Arrow designed a truss system to accomplish this. Another similar design is used on X, where the lift crosses the transfer tracks.

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Monday, June 3, 2002 8:36 PM

Well considering that 80% of the lift track is right above the casino building, you'd think they'd want to NOT have support columns every few feet poking in through the ceiling and into the casino floor...

So Desperado uses some kind of truss support (like the one on X) to accomplish it...

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