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P. 61: America's First 'Slidewheel' opening Summer 2022!

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Somehow i imagine the train just falling off, but im sure its safe,obviously, just looks fake as hell.(see what i did there with hell)

However, I still classify it as a portable carnival ride.

 

Carnival ride means it can move, and the last time I checked you can't easily move a wooden coaster whose layout does two 100ft+ long tunnels that's been permanently installed. A carnival ride means it isn't permanent and travels.

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I have no concerns about the structure(Gravity Group), my concerns lie with the park and their maintenance/upkeep of the ride. Since they have done major re-tracking, it should be good this summer, but how will it be in a few years?

 

The same, because they'll only have 3 dispatches within that time.

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^Please give us your expert insight as to why you think it's unsafe.

It doesn't look well supported in the center. It looks well supported on the sides and looks unsupported at the top.

 

If you knew the basic physics of how a coaster moves through an element like that, you'd understand that the design is perfectly safe and well engineered.

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^Please give us your expert insight as to why you think it's unsafe.

It doesn't look well supported in the center. It looks well supported on the sides and looks unsupported at the top.

 

If you knew the basic physics of how a coaster moves through an element like that, you'd understand that the design is perfectly safe and well engineered.

 

Yeah, these elements (barrel rolls on Outlaw Run, Iron Rattler, and Hades 360) are designed to be very low g-force (which is awesome, airtime!) so there isn't too much stress on the track. If I had to guess, they are designed to be exactly ZERO g's!

 

Can't wait to hear about Hades making test runs and actually successfully completing the circuit so we can ride in August

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I think we can all calm down and stop second guessing the engineers.

 

This looks awesome, I too worry about maintenance (my overriding memory of this this is extreme pain!!) but hopefully the park does a better job of protecting their investment this time around.

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I think we can all calm down and stop second guessing the engineers.

 

This looks awesome, I too worry about maintenance (my overriding memory of this this is extreme pain!!) but hopefully the park does a better job of protecting their investment this time around.

Agreed. Hopefully it is a smooth ride when I ride it.

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^Please give us your expert insight as to why you think it's unsafe.

It doesn't look well supported in the center. It looks well supported on the sides and looks unsupported at the top.

I'm sure the guys who have been building roller coasters for years (many of them considered among the best on the planet) know what they're doing.

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In this interview with park owner Nick Laskaris he said they had to have Hades open for memorial day even if they had to work around the clock, so maybe there was a lot of overnight testing? Still kind of odd that there hasn't been anything from anyone about it testing, but I'm sure Gravity Group wouldn't hand over the keys if it wasn't ready.

 

 

He also said that the other three wooden coasters also received lots of re-tracking to help smooth them out.

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Yeah Gravity Group has posted this on twitter.

#Hades360 opens tomorrow at noon! We can't wait to show you a Gravity Group style inversion! #TGG

 

I guess they don't need any testing? I hope a TPR member near by can go check it out.

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