- Apr 5, 2011
Tighter turn, the forces are a bit different. It’s hard to explain without riding.How are the flying saucer turns different from regular turns? To me they just look like a lot of unutlized space
I think what @DJTLG was getting at was the fact that there is part of the slide on the inside portion of the turn that is unused since you go around the outside of raidus. I was wondering the same tbh. Just an oddly shaped element.Tighter turn, the forces are a bit different. It’s hard to explain without riding.
Imagine taking a helix on a coaster and not having so much axis rotation inward. Kinda like the turn on Invadrs peak between the lift hill and the drop. Different feeling force.
The more I think about it I realize it might be (don't quote me on this) for structural stability. Looks like they have internal piers with a truss structure connecting the slide to the piers. I believe that it would resist the outward forces exerted from the fast turns better than just a pier connected to a regular slide piece.The open disk part is certainly visual.
There is another reason for it like that and I’m trying to remember if it’s cost or water flow related.
Ride capacity both max load snd single rider/minimum load.As I asked for BGW's Project 2019...
Aside from name, theme, etc what do you all still want to know about this addition? Anything? No question is too "in the weeds."
I ask because I'm working on yet another 2019 article and I want to make sure I cover everything people want to know.
Will height requirements change?
Both of these questions will likely be answered by BGW and ProSlide taking this specific attraction into consideration. Sadly, can't answer either of those yet. 😕Any weight limits per raft.
Definitely looks that way to me. 😟Will the entrance still be “within” the Vanish Point queue?
Not gonna lie, I keep reading "Cutback" as "Outback" and imagining riding this thing on a giant steak.Cutback strikes me as a very generic name... But I guess that is the trend with Water Country USA these days. 😕
I like the color scheme and logo though. And a mediocre name isn't going to keep me from expecting this slide to be excellent.