Introducing a new weekly post series: Each Thursday over the next eight weeks, you can expect an on-ride POV (point-of-view) video of a notable roller coaster. This week, we’ll take a look at Gravity Max at Lihpao Land.
Imagine being slowly tilted into a 90 degree position on a small segment of track, then let go. Now imagine plummeting 100 feet down into a tunnel and traversing a huge vertical loop. Add in dirty-yellow track and pale blue supports, and you’ve got Gravity Max.
How does the tilting mechanism secure the train? Once the train reaches the top of the lift, a hook grabs the rear of the train and holds it in place as the track tilts into place. A heavy steel block slides in front of the train to keep it from rolling forward should anything fail. After everything is lined up, the block retracts, the hook releases the train, and it’s free fall time.
Watch an on-ride POV of Gravity Max below:
Have you ridden Gravity Max? Feel free to share your review in the comments section below.
Stay tuned – next week we’ll take a look at Formula Rossa at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.