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what does it mean when a rollercoaster valleys

ed

Posted:
4/8/00 at
9:44:15 PM

what does it mean

Re: what does it mean when a rollercoaster valleys by Al W. at 4/8/00 10:05:15 PM

> what does it mean Simply that the train goes over one hill or through an element and doesn't make it through or over the next. The Boomerang incident last year at SFMW is one example. Best regards, Al W.

Re: what does it mean when a rollercoaster valleys by Shaggy Shaggy Profile at 4/8/00 10:08:08 PM

It means that the train does not have enough inertia to make it through an element (loop, hill, etc.)

For example, if a train is not going fast enough to make it up and over a hill, it may roll back down (provided there are no ant-rollbacks) and get stuck at the base of the hill.

Several things can cause this. Wind, temperature, heavy trains, light trains etc.

It is a bit more common than you think. Boomerangs are prone to valleying.

Another term often used for valleying is "hanging a train," or a "hung train."

Shaggy

Another Term for it used at Great Adventure by chillforce chillforce Profile at 4/8/00 11:08:49 PM

When I read it valleyed, I said no it didn t. GA uses the term "saddled". So it did not valley, it saddled LOL

Ed