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Timberhawk begins with a quick chain lift up a 75 foot tall hill.  It rounds a corner and makes the first drop, 84 feet straight through the wooden structure of the lift hill.  About 20 headchoppers later the ride makes a quick turn and heads up.  A quick drop and another climb and the train heads into the first turn.  It takes another 2 short drops before turning and dropping down back into the coaster's structure once again.  The next rise produces the ride's one really good pop of airtime.  It drops again after another turn and heads into the second turnaround.  It makes a few more short drops before an S-turn.  From here the ride is basically useless.  There is a section of track about 75 feet long that is perfectly straight and perfectly flat.  It is followed up by a final short drop and a rising turn onto the brake run. 
Timberhawk is probably the smoothest wooden coaster I've ever ridden.  It looks fantastic too.  The trains ride very well along the layout, but the ride is a bit forceless.  There are only a couple of spots of airtime and the g-forces overall seem to be tamed down.  The ride was designed to be a family ride, so it does that very well.  The general public seemed to love the ride and it was nice to see everyone riding with their hands up.  The local enthusiasts all seem to enjoy the ride.  A common description is that it is good, but not great.  Timberhawk is a very good first wooden coaster for a young rider, but hardcore coaster fans will be a little disappointed by the lack of airtime and intensity.

TIMBERHAWK

LOCATION-Enchanted Village in Federal Way, WA Designer-S&S Power
Opened on June 7th, 2003  
HEIGHT-75'

FIRST DROP-84'

50 MPH

6 Reversals, 20 Crossovers

HEIGHT RESTRICTION-48"

RIDE TIME-90 Seconds

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