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Postby slither37 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:33 pm

So far, this ride looks like it will be fun, which is all I care that a ride is.

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Postby King_K. » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:57 pm

Hm, someone changed the links.

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Postby Jumboshrmp » Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:16 pm

senna wrote:For me as well its not the theming I am worried about, its all the brakes.

As soon as the coaster picks up any real speed it hits a brake.

But it will be cool the way it goes through the building and close to others.

The public will love it thats for sure, and the park needs something.

If you are referring to the NoLimits video that was posted a few pages back, then just because the train slows down a lot in that video doesn't mean it is going to on the real thing. When you add a brake segment in NoLimits, by default there is a certain amount of speed that is trimmed off of the train. If the creator of that track didn't change those numbers, then the brake is going to grab the train a little bit. I think this ride will have much less trimming then you see in that video, or possibly none at all. Of course, there is no way we can tell until it opens, but I doubt that video is 100% accurate.

I actually think this coaster is looking even better than it did in the concept art, which isn't something that happens often. I am looking forward to walking around Universal's streets and seeing a coaster.

Now that I'm seeing what this coaster is, I can't believe this thread is only 29 pages, and the manta thread is 100 pages long! I'm a B&M fan, but since I live in florida it's going to be nice to ride a decent coaster that isn't one. Sure, there are some, but more is better :)

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Postby FilmoreISnAZN » Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:58 pm

That is so totally LEGIT!!!!!!!!!!! I am so going to Florida eventually! Manta AND Rip Ride Rocket! I'm so happy they are putting in a custom X-Car coaster in the U.S.!

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Postby jpdupuis » Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:02 pm

Wow!

This coaser totally looks awesome!
I like this curvy element!
It looks like it will pull out some strong G'S at the botom of the curve, which is ALMOST 90°!!
I'm pretty excited about this coaster!

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Postby KrakenKing » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:19 pm

Um... what the hell? To those last pics...
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Postby King_K. » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:25 pm

Someone changed the photo links, I removed it.

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Postby Alpenguy » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:22 pm

I'm very excited to ride this next year, and happy to see a nice high capacity, small train short interval coaster. They're just so much fun to watch in action. Judging by the NL model, there should be plenty of breathing room on the brake sections to manage 1800/hr, and USO is one place I bet has the guts to run such a thing all out.

That rolling loop looks really cool too, nice to have one closer than Norway.

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Postby alpengeist04 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:51 am

Jumboshrmp wrote:
Now that I'm seeing what this coaster is, I can't believe this thread is only 29 pages, and the manta thread is 100 pages long! I'm a B&M fan, but since I live in florida it's going to be nice to ride a decent coaster that isn't one. Sure, there are some, but more is better :)


I think it has to do with the fact that track only started to go up on HRRR, while Manta's track is already done. While I doubt this thread will reach 100 pages, I'm sure discussions will pick up now that the construction is starting to get good.

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Postby MixedDrink » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:56 pm

The ride is looking great so far!
Oh man, I really want to get back to Florida. Two new coasters? Nuff said.
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