It wasn't a reverse pull, the train was pulled out of the station forward up the hill. The first drop and first time through the pretzel knot were taken backwards. The train then coasted up the other spike until it lost momentum and then coasted back down, there was no chain on the other side like the Vekoma models.
But anyone who fails to see the marketing tie-ins between SFoT, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Bent (Mark) Cuban Eight, just hasn't been listening to my rants on the profitability of corporate sponsorship deals with pro sports franchises... :)
Oh, wait, SFoT is one of those parks that has been overly "gifted" in the past, can't we save their cap-ex budget and spend it on a SMALL park... SFKK sure could use an intamin launch... ;)