Why so smooth/rough

Friday, August 11, 2000 10:10 AM
I'm curios why some hypers are so much smoother than others. I.e MF and Magnum at CP. Magnum is considerably rougher (though not rough in general) than MF. Is this in the design or in the construction? Thanks for the info..

Friday, August 11, 2000 10:24 AM
Part of it depends on the design of the track to stay parallel the whole ride so the wheel never lose contact with the train. This is the problem with Magnum. Millennium Force's track, on the other hand, is constantly parallel and the wheels hug the track the whole ride.
Friday, August 11, 2000 10:58 AM
Jeff, already explained this to me. Arrow's ties in between the track are different so that the track gets warped a little bit. Intamin's track is way more sturdy though. I am not technical, but it is something like that.

Friday, August 11, 2000 2:25 PM
Jeff explained it to me once too. He said that it is mostly in the trains. MF uses trailered trains and Magnum and most Arrow coasters don't. I'm not going to go into too much detail what this means, but basically in a trailered train every car can do a different thing. (one car can be upside down the other right side up..) Although this isn't very well emphasized on MF, B&M uses it too. This is VERY obvious on Raptor and those in line twists... There's more technical reasons why Intamin's trains are better but that's one main one.

Intamin's trains are much better and no doubt their track is a heck of a lot sturdier. (NO supports in the lagoon, it just spans right over it...) It is definately a combination of the two, they work together to give you a rough ride or a super smooth ride. *** This post was edited by MFistheBEST on 8/11/2000. ***
Friday, August 11, 2000 3:01 PM
That's probably one reason why lightning racer is so smooth. Each car is only one row.

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