First Look POV: Carowinds New Copperhead Strike Roller Coaster

Carowinds newest roller coaster, Copperhead Strike, opened to the public today. It is the first double launch roller coaster in the Carolinas and features some impressive specs.

Thrill seekers will experience top speeds of 50 mph and a track length of more than half a mile.

There are five inversions, more than any other double launch roller coaster in the country and the coaster is described as delivering fast, tight, and close-to-the-ground maneuvers.

A German-based company named MACK Rides helped to construct the new ride. 530 tons of steel were used to build it.