Sorry if this has already been answered, but I hear they have one or a few on the new Alton Towers ride, Thirteen/Th13teen.
Oh I didn't think of Stormface!Ingested Banjo said:You also get them on log flumes - see Stormforce, Drayton, the track turns and the boat exits backwards in a sort of Z shape.
And, although it's slightly different because it's a vertical change, the vekoma tilting coaster uses a mechanism so that the train pivots from horizontal to vertical, and then drops into the next bit of track.
What I don't get is the world's first. There's loads of directional changes. Is it going to be the first intamin family coaster to have a directional change? that would be a sucky record.
Not really as it's a topic talking about the swtich backs on the ride and how they worked. I told him how they worked, thus answering his question. If you didn't want to know then you shouldn't be reading this topic in the first place.Dave said:That needs a spoiler tag.
Why are you wining about something so off topic? I said noone knows HOW it gets from the top to bottom. It may drop fast/slow, it may lower, it may bounce etc.Nemesis Inferno said:^So wait... No-one knows for certain how it works, yet you told him how it worked?
ps. If you're talking about explaining to me how it works, I'm a girl [/quote]WelcomeToOblivion said:To be honest I don't see how telling someone how a ride works ruins a ride or secret bit of a ride, because everyone interprets what they've read differently and surely the actual ride is completely different to a description.
New friend.ps. If you're talking about explaining to me how it works, I'm a girl
I get what you mean. It's just speculation from plans that don't give much away, still, some people might've avoided the plans if they're trying to keep 13 a secret til it opens. But then they should just close their eyes at any mention of the ride, seeing as this whole forum site is dedicated to speculation and opinions of rollercoasters.ollie said:It may drop fast/slow, it may lower, it may bounce etc.
Aye, I see what you mean. But I don't think for me telling me how the switchback works will ruin the ride, unless as you said, I am told where it is. Even then I could never imagine the feeling haha.Ingested Banjo said:WelcomeToOblivion said:To be honest I don't see how telling someone how a ride works ruins a ride or secret bit of a ride, because everyone interprets what they've read differently and surely the actual ride is completely different to a description.
I've watched a PoV of pretty much every big ride I've been on before riding it, just because when I get excited, I decide I can't wait, although it used to be because I was scared and needed confirmation that it didn't do anything unexpectedly uber scary. On most rides, this helps me feel excited about it, but I wish I'd not read about the ******** **** on the first drop on saw, because then I was expecting it, and it wasn't such a shock, so I'm going to try and steer clear of too much explicit detail of 13.