"riderita" wrote:Nemesis: Innovative cars (kind of!)
"riderita" wrote:Space mountain has a harsher dip than that and still launches. I believe SM does it to take a photo of riders?
"Javs""][quote=""Big Dave" wrote:Thing is they also use standard lift hills in alot of their coasters. So who knows what we are going to get until parts start arriving, which they will over the next several weeks!
"leighhills" wrote:I'd actually love the lift to have a LSM system on it. I've done Maverick, that lift is very exciting. Great fun :)
And they only use vast amounts of power when in use. What a few seconds? The Intamin hydraulic launch uses vast amounts of power constantly. Its quite efficient really. Aslong as theres some sort of on-site power storage unit, there shouldn't be an issue.
It would also help pacing with that extra boost in speed, help the first drop be more exciting. Give a 'wow' factor straight away, no pissing about. I don't think a normal chain/cable lift is a good idea for a drop so small and shallow. If the train is of any length then the front end will be half way down the drop before any acceleration kicks in. It would be slow and sluggish, boring in a guests point-of-view. Might aswell get a cool, rare (for this part of the world) feature (or gimmick) in, instead of an average lift hill...
"Matt.C" wrote:Yeah but if it had say 3 trains that'd be 5 seconds 3 times every say 1 and 1/2 minutes. All the way through the day it'd add up.