Just thought it would be a good idea to incorporate the in-ride photo section within 'The Flasher' !
Good idea aesthetically, but can't see it happening unfortunately due to the combination of lenses needed to get multiple focused shots mixed with the quality of the flash for themeing :s
and the tight arrangement of the track. There are going to be a lot of head choppers!
Have to agree there... Most rides have a couple which are obvious to look out for, especially if your a coaster geek. But I honestly think that even the most seasons geek will still be surprised by the sheer amount of hidden head choppers on this ride
With a roller coaster such as this, and being so twisted will make access to the lifts a logistical nightmare. It would be really difficult to get cherry pickers close to the lift hills to evacuate them (what with the 2nd lift being buried within the coaster's circuit and needing to clear crowds out of the way).
What would be an easy way around this? Use gravity. magnetic braking technology on coasters now is well established having been used on launched coasters for years. So instead of wasting all that time fiddling around with cherry pickers and such, why not simply let the train do a 'rollback' to set it on the horizontal? Reasons?:
-It's faster and easier. Instead of faffing around and getting riders off on the lift hills, simply let it roll back to the ground with brakes to slow it down and stop it. Release your passengers on the bottom on the horizontal. This would simplify and speed up the evacuation time enormously.
-It's safer for evacuation crews and riders. Much like the reasons above, rescuing people off the vertical lift would be an extremely precarious situation. There's no room for a cherry picker to come in and do the job, and the passengers are all lying on their backs. Why not eliminate this risk entirely by doing the rescue when the train is at the bottom where they can alight with minimal chance of danger from falling from a great height?
At least... that's what seems to be the most logical idea to me.
The phrase "nail, head, hit" & "on the" comes to mind
All I'm saying is that once there's an emergency, the ride by law has to stop immediately, until deemed safe... Once deemed safe there's no need to evacuate anymore...
Yes, stop immediately, but stop immediately at the safest point
in a controlled manor - which would be at the bottom of the hill so the fins will allow a train to slowly descend backwards to the bottom of the hill for evacuation regardless of the status of the power, chain etc.P.S. Sorry Boz, just seen your post, but left this on as replying to others & still technically covers construction. Maybe best to make a fin topic which would remove it from here all together ?