the first stop will be the block brakes, possibly timing "or a potential dueling capability (which is the only thing we haven't had confirmed or denied yet).
The second pause, is due to the way in which Gerst's lift system works. there is a "catch block" attached to the chain at a certain point, which has to come up behind the train, before it can be pulled up the hill. I saw a video on this somewhere, I'll see if I can find it.
I'd just like to make a point of this... In my freefall drop theory, the easiest way to achieve it would be to have two of these "catch blocks" on the chain... Obviously this drop element is still a secret... Even from the people that are riding it! Guess how that would be achieved? They take the train to the bottom of the lifthill, they manually hold the train while they advance the chain enough so that the special dropping catch block goes up, then they let the train go and it hooks onto the "up and over" catch block.The reason they cut this section is because sharp eyed people like me would see the chain advancing and the special catch block going up... It would be visual proof of a drop.
Go back a few pages, someone responded to your previous comment with a FULL POV, NO CUTS
. Take a little look at that video - and we will see if your theory is correct. Instead of avoiding it, lets see you respond to the FULL POV, NO CUTS
If you are fully convinced after the FULL POV, NO CUTS
(yes the one that hasn't been cut at all) then please print screen areas that you think proove a drop - and maybe people will start beleiving you.
Oh and if you didn't get the message or couldn't find it... http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/al ... um=twitter
However, if you don't find anything - can you please give this whole backwards freefall idea to rest - its getting boring - Sorry for being patronising but its annoying when you don't respond or acknowledge someone responding to you, and then a few pages later - talk about your idea like nothing had happened.
Unfortunately the daily mirror vid is the only one I'm completely unable to watch, something about installing flash, when everything else flash based works fine for me. However I'm extremely doubtful that it is truly uncut and is facing forward the whole time, such that you can see the lifthill chain not move until the train is hooked onto it... I'm almost certain Alton towers themselves are either editing, or requesting the footage is edited of every POV we've seen so far. Even the blue peter one did a mysterious white flash edit, and cut to the lifthill in motion... That's 5 POVs I've seen with the exact same parts cut, admitted I haven't seen the DM one, but it's an odd coinsidence the rest have obvious editing at those points which doesn't actually appear to save any time or serve any purpose other than to deliberately hide something
Interesting and I hadn't noticed that.
Still haven't ruled out a drop myself, I'll possibly be proven wrong but I still think there's a lot more to this ride than we've seen thus far.
As I've said numerous times, in the event that the lift hill did have a drop, it would obviously need to be able to operate as a conventional lift hill anyway, for safety reasons, so videos of the train ascending the lift hill, in edited or not, don't really prove anything.
It's pure speculation but I wouldn't be at all surprised if the drop existed. I think it would fit in with the whole smiler, disorientation theme as well, personally.