Copperhead Strike Construction Update

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Copperhead Strike at Carowinds Taking Shape Quickly.

New pictures of Copperhead Strike taken from ground level as well as the observation tower show the mess of track that will eventually become Carolina's first double-launch coaster.

Thanks for the pictures from Twitter user TimothyPontius.

Construction continues on the Copperhead Strike station and the covered launch/show building. Pic by Timothy Pontius

The first loop immediately after the launch, and overbank through the loop during the second half of the ride. Pic by Timothy Pontius

Interested supports for the inverted tophat turnaround. The highest point of the ride, after the "airhill" launch. Pic by Timothy Pontius

An overview of the Coperhead Strike construction area. Pic by Timothy Pontius 

Copperhead Strike is the first double-launch coaster in the Carolinas, the ride is created by MACK Rides out of Germany. The coaster leaves the station and goes into a jo-jo roll before heading into a themed launch building, where the train takes off to 42 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds. Guests will experience a series of fast, tight, close-to-the-ground maneuvers, another launch over an airhill, and flip upside down through five inversions.

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