Maybe the video was compressed to heck and back so it could be uploaded fast on an unreliable mobile Internet connection?
Idk man, I think I would have preferred a nice ass-kicking top-hat and then the rest staying low to the ground if we can't have more than 20 seconds ride-time anyway.
In that case, wouldn't you more enjoy Xcellerator at Knott's Berry Farm? You just about summed up its entire layout in this single sentence alone. ?
To be fair, Xcellerator has a lot more of an oldschool layout, since it's additional turns somewhat resemble a "the launch is the entire point of this ride" idea, with Rita and Desert Race being the worst offenders of that concept.
I guess you could say I would love Xcelerator more if it had a more mature finale (more aggressive, refined overbanks like Taron), while Maxx Force feels almost a little overengineered, with the double-double-inversions sounding much better on paper than they actually appear to be in the POV.
However, since the POV doesn't appear to resemble the final max speed at all, I might be totally talking out of my ass here.
I agree! To those who were wishing for an extra element or two, keep in mind that Maxx Force is going at around 60mph at the end - that's a faster speed than most coasters achieve from their first drops, which means the element would need to be more spread out to counter the high G force and structural load. A turn at the end would require an extremely large radius (which this long and narrow plot isn't exactly accommodating of) and would either have to rise over Whizzer or cut into Hurricane Harbor.I recently visited and if i'm being honest i think its crazy they fit in what they did.
That plot of land isn't too big and Maxx Force comes awfully close to other rides, it would of been hard to add in certain elements such as a large airtime hill or so.
If they had a larger and more fun plot of land to play with i would agree but Great America really don't have all that much space in the first place, its cool they fit in what they could with Maxx Force.
The launch also looks and sounds like it will be a highlight in itself anyway.
I know, but it night not necessarily work like that. People have been saying that they have been working them in/up to top speed so both can be used but that might just be a maintenance mode rather than how they'll run it normally.It was testing with both trains running at once, so it will likely run both at once.
Great America is a pretty large park, who typically runs as many trains as they physically can. They'll most definitely be running them both during normal operation.I know, but it night not necessarily work like that. People have been saying that they have been working them in/up to top speed so both can be used but that might just be a maintenance mode rather than how they'll run it normally.
Tldr: as in they're testing both trains so that both can be used, but they might not use them at the same time in normal use.