Wicked Twister - The floor?

Tuesday, April 16, 2002 6:29 AM

Not having seen or ridden an impulse coaster before I have a question about the floor of the loading station.

From looking at the Cedar Point construction photos, I'm curious as to how or what this coaster does to keep the riders' feet from hitting the floor of the station while the coaster is in motion. Does the floor of the loading area drop down (like on Raptor or Talon), or do the trains somehow "come down" to load and then "go up" when the ride is ready to run?

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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 6:32 AM

If it is like the V2's and S:UE, you have to "hop up" into the seats. I am 6'3 and my feet were still quite a bit off of the floor. This is why the above mentioned rides also have a maximum height limit so that the taller rider's feet would not touch the floor.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 6:55 AM

I thought this was odd as well the first time I rode S:UE, but in some ways I suppose it's a better arrangement. You can't have any kind of floor failure in the up position if there isn't a moving floor! It is a pretty serious hop up, and I've seen some shorter people struggle a little with it. It never has appeared to be a major problem.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 7:14 AM

I have seen many people do some "face dives" into the concrete when trying to disembark on V2. Kinda funny, in a sick sort of way. :)

FWIW, SFMW's V2 *is* getting a moving floor this year.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 4:18 PM
Ive rode V2 at SFGAm countless times and never found the hop up to the seat to be that far or that hard to do. I don't even think I thought about that even once since I was always worried about getting my waterbottle into the bin and quickly getting into my seat.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 4:26 PM
I believe I read that the modified V2 at SFMW will have a floor that lowers down, a-la the B&M inverteds. Perhaps this will also be done on WT?

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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 4:38 PM
They are putting a retractable floor on V2 at SFMW. I didn't mind the hop up into the seat and I'm 5'1.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 4:47 PM
Yes, that's been pointed out three times.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2002 6:17 PM
As i have said before, the hop up isnt the problem. You can see and feel where you are going. The problem is lifing yourself out when you can't find the floor and there is nothing solid to hang on to to lower yourself down. You have to just sorta scoot out of the seat and fall to the floor as gracefully as posible. More than once this manuver has caused me an awful case of shin splints as i come crashing flat footed onto the hard concrete..

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