V2: Vertical Velocity

 Local zoning laws prohibited structures over 150 feet, so once word got out that Six Flags broke the law by building a 185-foot ride, they were forced to change V2.  The back spike got chopped off at the 150-foot level, and the front spike was changed to a 45 degree angle instead of going straight vertical.  Both now stay under the mandatory height requirements.

V2 after it was chopped and modified Home  Discovery Kingdom Index        Previous roller coaster picture  Next picture

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