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|Designer / calculations||The Gravity Group, LLC|
|Type||Wooden - Shuttle|
|Riders per train||8|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||41 mph|
Switchback is a wooden roller coaster located at ZDT's Amusement Park in Seguin, Texas, USA. It is the first, and currently only, modern wooden shuttle roller coaster.
The ride was announced at IAAPA on November 18, 2014. It opened to the public on October 17, 2015.
While Switchback has 1,196 feet of track, the train travels over 1,980 feet of track per cycle. The ride has a spike with a maximum angle of 87 degrees. There are nine airtime points and a maximum bank angle of 104 degrees.
Switchback makes two passes through a building, which was formerly a small grocery store.
After rolling out of the station, the train makes a right turn and climbs the chain lift hill, followed by a drop. Riders go past a tunnel, which was a former small grocery store and a 104 degree over-banked curve. The train goes through a second tunnel and an airtime hill. Following a left turn, riders ascend a vertical rollback. The train completes the circuit in reverse, before slowing down on the brakes after the drop. Riders move through a switch track, followed by a left turn that returns to the station.
2 trains with 4 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 8 riders per train. The front car of Switchback was on show at Gravity Group's IAAPA 2014 booth. The trains have a locomotive theme.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Switchback at ZDT’s Amusement Park". Coaster101. https://www.coaster101.com/2014/11/18/switchback-zdts-amusement-park/.
- ↑ "ZDT's Amusement Park in Seguin opening world's steepest wooden coaster this weekend". MySA. https://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/article/ZDT-s-Amusement-Park-to-open-new-roller-coaster-6572996.php#item-85307-tbla-10.
- Switchback on the Roller Coaster DataBase.