Wicked Twister at Cedar Point

Friday, November 8, 2002 2:57 AM
Can someone tell me what's the deal with Cedar point's wicked twister tracks. When the trains goes up the 2nd tower and comes down the track starts moving from side to side. It not the wind that's moving it but the train. I get nervous ever time the tower moves while I'm in line because I think It's going to fall on me.
Friday, November 8, 2002 3:25 AM

The track is designed to give, its not going to fall. If the track did not give, it would snap.

Friday, November 8, 2002 5:23 AM
If it doesn't shake.. it will break
Friday, November 8, 2002 5:56 AM
On a fairly breezy day standing in line for the front row for superman impulse at SFWOA, the people behind me were telling the operator you shouldn't let people on the ride the wind is blowing the tower back and forth.. He didn't respond to them so they left the Q and went to watch me ride..... The whole time on the ride I was like, "watch this be the time this thing breaks and these people are here to say I told you so"... Well, it didn't break and the funny thing is 2 hours later when I came back to ride again those people were still standing there watching and waiting for this thing to crash....
Friday, November 8, 2002 6:40 AM

Haven't you ever been to the top of a *really* tall structure like the St. Louis Arch or the Sears Tower? All tall structures sway as part of their design.

Compare it to a stick on the ground. A stick that's fresh off the tree is hard to break because it bends. A stick that's been lying there for a week breaks easily, because it doesn't bend.

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Friday, November 8, 2002 11:49 AM
Same thing at SFGAm the people in line for V2 are really annoying and their like its going to break and stuff and they are all like freaked out. Im thinking that if it waas not suppose to skake like that they would shut down the ride. Some people really make me mad. They have no common sence

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*** This post was edited by Blinkcoaster on 11/8/2002. ***

Friday, November 8, 2002 12:18 PM
What I find odd about this it has to shake or it will break stuff is that V2 and Deja Vu both have vertical towers. V2's tower has to sway or it will break, but Deja Vu's tower doesn't sway. I don't get why Deja Vu's tower doesn't have to sway and V2's tower does.

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Friday, November 8, 2002 12:22 PM
Deja Vu's tower does sway, but not as much as the Intamin designes. Look at the tower and track design... Intamin track can support itself far more than vekoma track can. Also, the towers were necessitated by the giant cable wheel at the top, and cable spool, and the mouse that catches the train. I can assure you that it *does* sway. Just not as much as the impulses will. Inherent differences.

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Friday, November 8, 2002 12:29 PM
Blinkcoaster, I don't think those people lack common sense, I think they are just worried. you don't normally see a tall building swaying in the wind. it looks like its standing still even though it does sway a little. the towers on Impulses, though, are very obvious in their swaying. with the media hyping the supposed dangers of rollercoasters and the ride ops being prevented from seeing the track sway (I believe all Impulses have roofs over their stations that block the towers from sight), its only normal for a person to worry. its called self preservation. I'm not saying that these people are right in their thinking, but its not something that shouldn't be expected.

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Friday, November 8, 2002 12:31 PM

Den, it is really noticable when your at the top of the St. Louis Arch. Wow, I went up there last summer on a windy day, it was awesome. The Arch is designed to sway 18 inches. I can't remember what they said, but it was around 200 mph winds to knock the thing down.

Same thing in the WTC. You could notice the sway if you just watched one point at the ground.

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Friday, November 8, 2002 12:35 PM
I personally think its kinda cool to watch the tower sway after the train goes up and comes back down.

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Friday, November 8, 2002 1:09 PM
Yeah..WTC had about a 2ft horizontal displacement in mild wind.

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Friday, November 8, 2002 3:00 PM
Wicked Twister's towers can sway 8ft, I'm pretty sure, WOW!

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Friday, November 8, 2002 6:47 PM
I would probably be scared looking at it too lol. Maybe they should have information about it in front of the ride so people will know.
Saturday, November 9, 2002 6:24 AM

Yeah.. It could say: Impulse Name Here, a 185/215ft tall reversing coaster which climbs up swaying* towers only to fall back down...

*Towers are supposed to sway to absorb stress


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