The cars on The Bat are free to swing laterally just like on Arrow's first suspended coaster, the ride that was also called The Bat. The original Bat ran at Kings Island from 1981 until 1983 when maintenance issues forced its closure. One problem was that the track was not banked like the track shown in this picture. This caused tremendous stresses on the cars, wheels, and shock absorbers. In fact, some shocks would have to be replaced after only one week of operation!
©2014 by Joel A. Rogers