Maverick's 4,450 feet of track was built by Intamin AG. Its first hill has trains climbing up at a relatively shallow 20° angle, but it does not use a traditional chain lift. It utilizes electricity to generate massive magnetic forces to propel the trains forward and upward. Linear Synchronous Motors (LSMs) are located along the length of the lift hill and quickly push trains to the top of Maverick's 105-foot-tall hill. From there, it's not straight down – it's more than straight down! Maverick takes its passengers down at an astonishing 95° angle at speeds of up to 57 miles per hour!
©2017 by Joel A. Rogers.