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  1. Seeing this makes me think... Why is it that on a lot of recent, rave review weakening coasters, you rarely ever see double, let alone triple elements. Think about it, when's the last time you've seen a double loop on a new/well built ride?

     

    Just an observation, maybe I'm missing a few modern rides, but there's not many I don't think, at least in Europe/america.

     

    Double barrel roll, Outlaw Run.

    I knew I was missing something :/ to

     

    But other than that, and the quad-twist on Thorpe's Colossus, I can't think of very many... even harder, try to think of a double vertical loo' that's been on a high caliber ride that's been installed recently... It's kind of sad to see that element falling out of use. I wonder why?

     

     

    Anyway, this triple corkscrew coaster looks, as many people have said *interesting* .. Can't wait to see Robb's reaction if they ever make a POV of the ride on a China trip

  2. ^"Rocky Mountain Minebuster" also has a nice ring to it too... Unlikely name, but you never know.. The ride's in a park with rides named Windseeker (model name), and Drop Tower (Drop tower... Really??).

     

    As for how likely the conversion will be, I don't know... Not worried that cost will be a factor though. Outlaw run & NTAG only cost around $10 million (same as guardian & Windseeker). Compair that to Leviathan & Behemoth, which cost nearly 3x that.

  3. Seeing this makes me think... Why is it that on a lot of recent, rave review weakening coasters, you rarely ever see double, let alone triple elements. Think about it, when's the last time you've seen a double loop on a new/well built ride?

     

    Just an observation, maybe I'm missing a few modern rides, but there's not many I don't think, at least in Europe/america.

  4. Considering some of the morning testing for Wild Beast involves inching it over the crest of the lift to see if it will get stuck on the too slow turnaround, I think it is a VERY good candidate. I cant think of any other coaster I've seen where that is an ordinary part of the morning routine.

    Other than the turnaround, wild beast would be an amazing ride if it just got topper tracked.

     

    The best thing that could be done IMO, is to topper track WB, and completely Iron horse Minebuster, adding an inversion or two, and bringing back the intensity.

  5. bonus points if you guess where that particular seat is. ... Until then, more awesome airtime for me & less for you

    I'm going to say... facing towards the Antique Carousel, just slightly to the right of the North/East support. I've had some holymotherofgod moments in that spot.

    That's not the one I was thinking of, but I'll have to try it next time I go. My fav seat that I've done is probably the one directly in front of the exit.

  6. I feel like this is the first time I've seen a lot of praise for Sledge Hammer--I thought it was widely viewed as underwhelming. Wasn't there a whole thread about it once where people said they didn't think much of it? I do think the original Huss Jump/Jumping is a fun quirky ride, though a bit jerky for comfort.

     

    Personally I am very "Meh" about the ride. It is very impressive to look at when it's running but I personally just don't get it. All it does is spins, goes ups and bangs your ears and then goes down and bangs your ears.

     

    It's been plagued with a lot of issues over the years and a lot of downtime indeed, but even when it's running, I am just personally not a fan.

     

    I do know quite the few people who love that ride but I will never understand it.

    I wouldn't say I don't get it, it was fun when I rode it last year

    , but I like my flats intense, & sledgehammer's bark is worse than it's bite.

     

    At least when it's running, it takes the lines out of Psyclone, Mondial's AMAZING take on MaxAir, and a very intense ride indeed. If the cycle were a tad longer, I'd rank it above any other ride (flat or coaster) at CW... Especially when i get the CRAZY INTENSE AWESOME AIRTIME SEAT

     

    bonus points if you guess where that particular seat is. ... Until then, more awesome airtime for me & less for you

  7. I too think it'll be CW's Minebuster. Wonderland seems to be CF's main "test" park, and Minebuster's a pretty well known ride there that needs some TLC.

     

    I wouldnt say Canadas Wonderland is Cedar Fair's test park by any means (especially considering it was owned by Paramount up until a few years ago). Sure, they were the first with a dark ride, but thats pretty much it.

    They tested out the first Giga there! You could argue that wasn't a "test" but it sure was the first out there, and now it appears more of them are gonna go around in the chain...

    Not sure if it's been mentioned already, but CF also was the first to use the new B&M hyper trains.

     

    EDIT: Also think Wild Beast at CW might be a good candidate. It's a pretty neglected ride, and it'd definitely breathe new life into the ride. If actually say WB is worse than Minebuster.

  8. Overall, it seems like CF's done a great job with CW, adding great stuff like Behemoth, Leviathan & the latest, WMG to compliment an already amazing flat collection.

     

    Really pumped for the nect major coaster... Personally hope they RMC Minebuster... CF needs to eventually enter the RMC game, and CW will probably once again be the first/test park if/when they decide to build one.

  9. Looks like they updated the program or are running an alternative program to the other one previously posted. This one has water effects! Looks like you get soaked!

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB8ah3-WlNk

    Looks great... Program seems more intense (Mondial is known for having more intense rides).

     

    At least it's not as bad as their other version at Canada's wonderland... It's only focus is soaking riders, and has a horrible program.

     

    While I'd rather see a Topscan put in instead of this, at least if this rides sucks, it'll still take some of the lines away from Goliath and my #1 steel coaster, Le Vampire.

  10. I don't see using Oculus / Morpheus / etc on an actual roller coaster video for a very long time - you'd pretty much have to mount a spherical camera at eye level in a coaster car, shoot basically a bunch of videos at once, and composite them all together in a spherical viewport to get the effect right. To do it on a regular mounted on-ride video, you'd have to restrain the viewer's head to a fixed position otherwise they could get motion sick.

     

    On the other hand, software applications like NoLimits Coaster and / or Theme Park Studio can easily make this happen.

    Yeah, was thinking it'd probably be way easier to do on something like NL than an actual vid, but if someone were able to take the time and money to be able to try it with a real coaster, and did it right, that'd be amazing!

     

    Also remember a while back, la ronde was testing some sort of VR system to go with their B&M hyper, Goliath. Guess it didn't work though, as I haven't heard anything about it in the last while. It's too bad, that would've been kind of cool.

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