Kenyan in and around Cape Town

Upside down, inside out! never again!


I’m not sure I always feel like I’m in the seat. Sometimes I’m only holding on by one hand and flying … I don’t know anybody who doesn’t feel that way. I hate finding myself coming through the downhill run with that sort of dazed feeling that we all know … some better than others …

The cobra,
Ratanga Junction

a sidewinder starts like the first half of a traditional vertical loop. When the train is near the loop’s apex it will be inverted and heading back in the direction it entered. Rather than completing the loop in the traditional way, the train rolls on its axis becoming right-side-up while simultaneously turning away from the loop. The result is the train exiting the maneuver almost nearly 90° to the right or left of direction it was entered

The drop,
The cobra

a suspended looping coaster which catapults riders from a height of 34m along 910m of track at up to four times the force of gravity and speeds of close to 100km per hour. Adding to the thrill of the ride is the suspension of riders beneath the track, feet flying free. This ride is not for the faint-hearted.

Upside down,
The Cobra

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One response

  1. Wangeci Gathua

    never again!! … have said that before for a lot of things … am sure I will go back to experience someone else’s 1st experience …. this is like being thrown into a giant tumble drier or washing machine!!

    July 18, 2011 at 19:14

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