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Shock

Shock

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roller coaster
Shock
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Rainbow MagicLand
Location Valmontone, Lazio, Italy
Status Operating since 2011
Statistics
Manufacturer Maurer Rides GmbH
Type Steel - Launched
Model / product X-Car Launch Coaster
Riders per train 6
Hourly capacity 1000
Propulsion LSM launch (rolling)
Height35 metres
Top speed95 km/h
Length750 metres
Inversions1
Duration1:20
HELP
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Shock is a Maurer Rides GmbH manufactured launched roller coaster located at Rainbow MagicLand in Italy.

Ride Experience[edit | edit source]

After park guests navigate through the winding queue, they are given a chance to board the six-seater ride vehicles. The lap bars pull down from the sides of the ride car once the six daring passengers take their seats. With no seat belts to check, the vehicle is ejected from the safe cover of the station canopy into a leisurely beginning to an outstanding ride. After a small swooping dip, the car passes over the storage track, but this ride isn’t ending there. After making a few small left turns into a brake run, the train prepares for the ride layout by taking a sharp dive into an earthy ditch.

Instantly, the launch kicks in, and with a metallic drone, shoots the vehicle to its top speed of 59 mph. The ride seems to almost collide with the pathways below, but suddenly pulls up and makes its way up the 114.8 feet tall top hat at the peak of the ride. After soaring over the crest, riders float back into their seats, only to be shot sideways and out again as the car maneuvers the non inverting loop that highlights the layout. At the peak of the spiraling element, riders have under a second to take in the mountains surrounding the park, before diving left back down to the earth.

From here, the most exhilarating element of Shock follows. The car dives under the lake, in a pit constantly filled with water pouring in. A quick rotation to the left marks the beginning of a two second overbanked curve, one of the most intense design features of any ride. After dipping under the water level once more, the car rises up to a midcourse break run. Air powered trims lightly click, but the vehicle doesn’t come to a complete stop, nor anything close to which.

Shock’s barrage of left turns continues, as the car swoops downwards, skimming next to pedestrians of the park. The 360 degree helix finishes before plunging riders into a four second weightless roll. With the lap bar only design, thrill seekers have nothing between them and onlookers below them, while given an experience comparable to what astronauts experience while in space. The ride then slams into the breaks, giving its adventurers a rest from the relentless coaster.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Trains[edit | edit source]

5 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 6 riders per car.

External links[edit | edit source]

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    Shock on the Roller Coaster DataBase.