Superman:Ride of Steel- update 2/21/99

Superman:Ride of Steel- update 2/21/99

Post by Lee Schu » Mon, 22 Feb 1999 04:00:00


     Just got back from DL and Superman:ROS is lookin great! The lift hill
and first drop are complete as is the second hill and drop.The section
between the first drop and second hill is not in yet but it looks like it
will be a heavily banked left turn right at ground level with the supports
below
grade.The second drop is to almost ground level and climbs up 10ft. or so
into the helix which had only about 1/4 track done.There was actually a
welder there today, SUNDAY, working on the helix.There was also 3 security
guards following me around.The track in the helix is VERY heavily banked
as expected at the speed it will be going out of drop 2.There is some flat
track exiting the helix into a sharp right turn to the bunnyhops.I cant wait
to see the trains running the course!!!  More to come.

                                                Lee Schulz
                                                Buffalo NY

 
 
 

Superman:Ride of Steel- update 2/21/99

Post by Thom » Tue, 23 Feb 1999 04:00:00

Lee,

Correct me if I am wrong - but it sounds like the ride is kind of short. Did I
read your post right - two drops and then the helix (turnaround), which then
goes into bunny hops - it sounds like the ride is missing a hill - SF and
Magnum have three hills prior to the turnaround. Just trying to picture the
ride in my mind.

Thanks

Tom

 
 
 

Superman:Ride of Steel- update 2/21/99

Post by YELLOWLA » Tue, 23 Feb 1999 04:00:00

The ride is 5400 ft, over a mile.  Longer than any other coaster going in this
year