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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:14 am

Have any other Macks with the same train design closed since the incident like Manta or the ones in Europe?
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Postby tndank » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:44 pm

They put a new piece behind the headrest and got CS back up and running this afternoon. Good news.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:06 pm

Glad they got it open again. Do you happen to have a picture of the new headrest piece?
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Postby tndank » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:27 pm

I don't have one myself. I saw one or two pics on FB. It's a metal piece that covers about half the headrest on the back side. It appears the accident might have happened while getting in and out from the looks of the piece. Maybe she got a big slash or something while grabbing hold to enter or exit. That is complete speculation there and just a guess.

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Postby B&MIntaminGCI » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:40 am

^That's funny you say that. Over the weekend, every time I got out of the Copperhead Strike train, I thought that there should be some sort of handle bar to pull yourself up from. I also thought there should be a covering to the restraint mechanism because it looks like it could chew a finger up if they got too close.

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Postby anonymouscactus » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:20 am

^^^ awesome photos

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:58 am

Was very happy to see that Copperhead Strike was back up and running in quick order over the weekend. It ended up being my son's 200th coaster, and his brand new favorite coaster of all time, dethroning Twisted Timbers. (Yes, he rode Fury. Yes, he still ranked CS higher. I'm not gonna argue with his subjective logic!)

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Last thing to note: the Mountain Gliders? LEGIT. Easiest snapping I've had at any park not located in the woody hills of Elysburg, PA. My son was getting huge swings by himself, and my daughter and I managed to get some massive bounces out of it. I didn't get a chance to do them on my first trip down there, but we're gonna make a point to hit them every time we visit from now on, and strongly urge all y'all to do the same.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby B&MIntaminGCI » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:43 pm

Here's some more shots of Fury 325 from my trip two weeks ago

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby chschris1 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:51 pm

Great photos! Looking forward to the future of this park. They have really up'ed the thrill factor in the last few years. I think this park could really benefit from a great woodie or RMC. It also would be great to see a few more stand out flats.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:19 am

Stunning pictures. I stole #3 for my laptop background picture.

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