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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|
|Airtime points: 9 - HELP|
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.
The vertical rollback.
- "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.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.