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To me that particular track area with the speed of train proberably wasn't banked enough and for "quality" they wanted it more banked cause out of the G roll it turns slightly before popping up into the first under lift pass. So I assume it might be new banking or as with Goliath at Walibi world if anyone remembers, and Xcel at Knotts...they had to add extra support because of welding issues or something on goliath right after the stegel dive that particular helix. I remember seeing pics. ..Xcel got extra support cross bracings for the main top hat, that transition was noted as more obvious though.

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Did they happen to mention how heavy that train is?

OK these are freaking cool. https://cedarpointonlineshop.com/

Made it out to Cedar Point this past weekend, October 17th-18th with my mom and dad to visit my sister working at the park. My sister works at Dorney, but since they closed early, a bunch of full time

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^ To quote from above..

Many people have asked us if the heartline roll inversion will stay.

 

It will not.

 

Instead, this section of track will be replaced with what’s known as an “s-curve” section of track.

 

Upon launching out of the tunnel, the train will dive towards the pond as it’s turning to the right. Once into the canyon, the train will then turn to the left as it approaches the rest of the track layout. This “s-curve” can best be described as a quick change in direction from right to left. Riders will remain above the track during this “s-curve.”

 

Hilarious. But also kind of sad. I was looking forward to that part.

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from watching the animations and testing vids on youtube, you knew that inversion was something brutal from the beggining - either to the track or the rider. its a bummer to see it go. atleast now no one can brag and say they rode it!

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Before the whining starts: you can tell that this will be a highly banked S-curve and it will be taken at a high speed. Not quite as delicious as a heartline, but it's still going to be awesome.

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I kinda figured that the rumored 6 or 7g's might've came form this spot. Even if they took this spot off, there's still other inversions on the ride that are eye-catching.

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Does anyone think there might be the possiblity of them cranking up the launch speed now? It had to be right around 70 mph for the heartline but is it possible for it to be like 80 mph for the s-curve. That would make the second half of the ride a little more interesting. I can hope at least, right?

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I love it! Think of how great an S-curve will be. They took out a boring heartline roll and put in something worthwhile. This also means that they should be able to get it up and running fairly quickly. I'd say a few weeks. I'm not dissapointed, as i value my health, and 7 g's didn't sit well with me. I do question why this didn't get caught during the design phase, and I bet some important questions are going to be asked in the next few months.

 

-James Dillaman

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I kinda figured that the rumored 6 or 7g's might've came form this spot. Even if they took this spot off, there's still other inversions on the ride that are eye-catching.

 

Right, it's not like this is going to change the overall image of the ride, I mean, it could've been worse. "Sorry folks, we can't have the 95 degree drop, so, it'll be steep, but not extraordinarily steep."

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Darnit, my expectations for Maverick have been lowered even more.

 

Yup!

 

Pfft. Having actually seen the ride testing, I still think it'll easily be their best ride.

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Well by looking at those pictures, thats going to be one tight S-curve...I already feel my head slamming from one side of the restraint to the next.

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I love it! Think of how great an S-curve will be.

 

YEA! I mean, its not like the ride doesn't already have two or anything....

 

I'm a little sad the roll is going, but the ride will still be great, right?

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I love it! Think of how great an S-curve will be.

 

YEA! I mean, its not like the ride doesn't already have two or anything....

 

I'm a little sad the roll is going, but the ride will still be great, right?

 

Probably. And look at it this way, you will be upside down if you tilt your head far enough to the side

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Darnit, my expectations for Maverick have been lowered even more.

 

Yup!

 

Oh, I'm so sorry. Why don't all of you just boycott Cedar Point and Intamin because they changed what you wanted.

 

Perhaps if you realized that Intamin designs rides for the park and general public, not you, you would realize that this change in design is quite necessary. It's one small element that is being changed. Just ONE! I'm pretty sure that it's not going to have an unmanageably high effect on the ride itself.

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Darnit, my expectations for Maverick have been lowered even more.

 

Yup!

 

Pfft. Having actually seen the ride testing, I still think it'll easily be their best ride.

Agreed, and i haven't even seen the ride testing. While I'm not sure if it will be THE best (I still love Millie ) but I am sure it will be one of the best in the park.

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It's one small element that is being changed. Just ONE! I'm pretty sure that it's not going to have an unmanageably high effect on the ride itself.

I disagree. Although it obviously won't ruin the entire ride experience, it is definitely a BIG change. In fact, it was what I was most looking forward to on the ride.

 

Think about it. When parks market a ride, on a t-shirt for instance, what do you commonly see? Something to the effect of:

 

Maverick

*Cedar Point's 17th roller coaster

* Featuring a 95 degree first drop

* two horseshoe inversions

* a 70mph launch tunnel

* a high speed heartline roll

* etc, etc.

 

See what I'm getting at? You're losing a major component here. A high speed S curve doesn't exactly convey the same effect. Sure, it'll still be fun, but when you look at some of the polls created in here, one of the highest rated elements is always the zero-g/heartline roll.

 

And considering where this particular one was to be located (close to the ground, and between huge rocks) I definitely think it would have been a great rush. Oh well. Like I said, I'll still ride it, and it'll still be fun, but I am somewhat disappointed with this news.

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