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Title: Carowinds "Copperhead Strike" 2019 Mack Double Launch Coaster
Post by: sdcfan88 on September 02, 2018, 06:38:48 PM
Carowinds recently announced Copperhead Strike the other day. A Mack Rides double launch coaster. Time Traveler will have some competition next year as one of the new major Mack launch coasters to come to the U.S.

Have to say, I like the layout and the themed enclosure elements on the ride. The theming style of the ride could have fit well at SDC and Dollywood. That launched airtime hill looks fun too. lol

https://www.carowinds.com/play/rides/copperhead-strike

(https://cdn-cloudfront.cfauthx.com/binaries/content/gallery/ca-en-us/blogs/content-images/2018-content/chs/chs-overview.jpg)
(https://cdn-cloudfront.cfauthx.com/binaries/content/gallery/ca-en-us/blogs/content-images/2018-content/chs/jojo-roll.jpg)
(https://cdn-cloudfront.cfauthx.com/binaries/content/gallery/ca-en-us/blogs/content-images/2018-content/chs/vertical-loop.jpg)
(https://cdn-cloudfront.cfauthx.com/binaries/content/gallery/ca-en-us/blogs/content-images/2018-content/chs/vertical-loop-2.jpg)
(https://cdn-cloudfront.cfauthx.com/binaries/content/gallery/ca-en-us/blogs/content-images/2018-content/chs/second_launch.jpg)


Title: Re: Carowinds "Copperhead Strike" 2019 Mack Double Launch Coaster
Post by: HumphreyHawk on September 02, 2018, 10:41:07 PM
That looks amazing...and like a lot of fun.  Has to be a new ride of the year contender.
Title: Re: Carowinds "Copperhead Strike" 2019 Mack Double Launch Coaster
Post by: sdcfan88 on September 03, 2018, 07:44:18 PM
Animated POV video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--lEeRRqJc0
Title: Re: Carowinds "Copperhead Strike" 2019 Mack Double Launch Coaster
Post by: KBCraig on September 08, 2018, 10:47:42 PM
The theming is better Classic SDC than anything SDC has put out recently. (I know, it's a simulation, but it looks good.)
Title: Re: Carowinds "Copperhead Strike" 2019 Mack Double Launch Coaster
Post by: sanddunerider on September 09, 2018, 08:15:46 AM
Thats quite a ride.. It is really spread out and has some long runs, but yet wraps in and out like TT,   I like the way the non-riders are under/around it watching.,  They can almost see the complete ride.
Title: Re: Carowinds "Copperhead Strike" 2019 Mack Double Launch Coaster
Post by: sdcfan88 on December 27, 2018, 01:48:00 AM
Thought I would update this, track work is complete.

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/47384023_10156864839868599_5390615544858673152_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=a698feb73838db2519adb6429315eabc&oe=5CA067A1)

Timelapse: https://www.wcnc.com/video/news/time-lapse-construction-of-copperhead-strike-at-carowinds/275-2a52d1a0-b112-4448-a620-48ffc4362087
Title: Re: Carowinds "Copperhead Strike" 2019 Mack Double Launch Coaster
Post by: sanddunerider on December 27, 2018, 11:01:29 AM
I wonder how "long" it is..   Looks very extensive.....
Title: Re: Carowinds "Copperhead Strike" 2019 Mack Double Launch Coaster
Post by: kbosch1 on December 27, 2018, 11:57:30 AM
I wonder how "long" it is..   Looks very extensive.....



Ride Stats

Coaster Type: Double Launch coaster
Launching System: Linear Synchron Motor (LSM)
Number of Launches: 2
First Launch: From 0 to 42 mph in 2.5 seconds
Second Launch: From 35 mph to 50 mph in 2 seconds
Track Length: 3,255 feet
Number of Inversions: 5
Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds
Height Requirement: 52"
Trains: 3
Riders per Train: 16
Amount of Steel Used: 530 tons
Ride Manufacturer: MACK Rides GmbH & Co KG, Waldkirch, Germany
Title: Re: Carowinds "Copperhead Strike" 2019 Mack Double Launch Coaster
Post by: sanddunerider on December 27, 2018, 02:58:20 PM
I wonder how "long" it is..   Looks very extensive.....



Ride Stats

Coaster Type: Double Launch coaster
Launching System: Linear Synchron Motor (LSM)
Number of Launches: 2
First Launch: From 0 to 42 mph in 2.5 seconds
Second Launch: From 35 mph to 50 mph in 2 seconds
Track Length: 3,255 feet
Number of Inversions: 5
Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds
Height Requirement: 52"
Trains: 3
Riders per Train: 16
Amount of Steel Used: 530 tons
Ride Manufacturer: MACK Rides GmbH & Co KG, Waldkirch, Germany

Thanks, so it is 200 feet longer that TT.... (of course).  LOL
Title: Re: Carowinds "Copperhead Strike" 2019 Mack Double Launch Coaster
Post by: sdcfan88 on December 30, 2018, 02:00:40 AM
Yeah interesting how SDC stays on the short side on all their "big" coasters. All being right around 2900 to 3000 feet. Only exception to this rule is Powderkeg which comes in at around 3500 feet.
Title: Re: Carowinds "Copperhead Strike" 2019 Mack Double Launch Coaster
Post by: sdcfan88 on March 14, 2019, 05:48:48 PM
Coaster POV video: Definitely has a Powderkeg-ish vibe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE0sj66c7XU