Well following the tradition of most of the Cedar Point coasters getting crazy rumors attached to them (Magnum is sinking, Millennium Force going 116 mph) what do you think Wicked Twister is going to get. I think that, when people see the towers swaying back and forth, they will say, "Yeah those towers are swaying because they forgot to put the concrete in them." I can see it now...
"Did you hear someone in the front row had their scalp ripped off at the top of the twist? And in the same ride the train flew off the track and landed in the lake. Luckily the Coast Guard was on duty and no one got hurt. Including the scalped lady." ----------------- MF Laps: 2 Raptor Laps: 3 Magnum Laps: 2 Power Tower Launches: 1 Power Tower Drops: 1
If they sway, they won't break. Think of a twig. if you pull a stick from a tree that has a little give, it's hard to snap. If you pick up a dead stick that is stiff and doesn't flex at all, it breaks quite easily. ----------------- Mr. Skyward is my hero.
During the construction tour at SFWoA, Tom Jones (head of construction) was saying that the top three pieces on each tower of SUE were the most heavily reinforced pieces Intamin has ever manufactured. Moreso than any one piece on MF even. So I think it's safe to say that the swaying is not only natural, but has obvsiously been designed into the structure.
------------- James Draeger "Legend is a wooden Jesus"
In a further effort to capture the Ohio market. Cedar Fair will announce soon the addition of an enclosed giant Frisbee themed to represent Snoopy's Dog food dish. The enclosure and queue line will be themed to look like an oversized version of Snoopy's dog house. This ride will open in the spring of 2003