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We visited this past weekend for the Harvest Festival.   We had a good but not great time.  Good because the park decorations are beautiful, the weather was great (although a bit hot), and riding at n

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^I don't know why you would gag on it, I think it looks cleaner. A lot of those excess members on traditional woodies seem to be in place just to counter the wind loads, and over time they tend to warp and make the structure look cruddy (e.g. SOB). This structure is cleaner and makes the individual members look bigger and stronger, continuing the vibe that everything on this coaster is bigger and better than the traditional woodies. Just my thoughts anyway...

 

Thanks for the photos again Chadster. Anyone hear anything on a track completion date? I know there was the possibility of starting testing by late November at one point...

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^They hope to have the circuit completed this week, then they have place the cover/top on and they seem to be about 20% complete with that. The chain, electrical, sensors, transfer table, ride system also still needs to be installed. Purely from appearance it looks as if it could be done by Nov 1, but one never knows as they spent a ton of time on track alignment on NTAG.

 

the individual members look bigger and stronger
that's what she said!
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That picture and a few other of the low lying turns with only 1 wooden support holding them up have me really uneasy. Just doesn't seem like it can hold the forces of the trains, especially in the turns when there will be higher G's. 1 crack that goes un-noticed can end in disaster.

 

Other than that, the ride looks outstanding and crazy. I can't wait to hear the reviews and to see testing footage.

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I really hope there wouldn't be any forces on the brake run that would necessitate stronger supports. Also, do you really think that RMC doesn't know what they're doing? They probably planned the hell out of this ride. Gotta make a good first impression (as far as wooden coasters go).

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Right, okay. So it's a double-down and -up, but not in the traditional sense. It just so happens to go down twice and up twice, more or less.

Basically, yeah. I'm pretty sure that the double-down counts as long as the second valley is lower and that the double-up counts as long as the second valley is higher.

 

As for the structure, low-to-ground turns probably don't need as much support because there's not much distance between the connection point and the ground. The members are most likely stronger in those places.

 

I'm not going to humiliate myself again, thank you very much!

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Just received an email from the park.....all of the track is now in place! Of course the top cover plate must still be attached to the majority if the ride but this is exciting news! Could testing begin before the cold winter sets in? Maybe!

 

More info can be found at www. Silverdollarcity2013.com

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I didn't see anyone else post this, but SDC just announced that they finished the track work: link

 

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Just received an email from the park.....all of the track is now in place! Of course the top cover plate must still be attached to Tue majority if the ride but this is exciting news! Could testing begin before the cold winter sets in? Maybe!

 

More info can be found at www. Silverdollarcity2013.com

 

Dangit. I thought I would be the first to post it, and then you go and post it just before me

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Outlaw Run has just blown out of the awesomeness scale.

 

Now, I wouldn't be surprised if Outlaw Run would be better than El Toro.

 

Well that wouldn't be such a fair comparison. Keep in mind that I haven't had the opportunity to ride El Toro but I seen enough to know that E.T. is an airtime monster... while Outlaw will be a flippin beast! Now if you want to just say overall wooden coaster experience then yea I would agree! Not trying to step on your statement though!

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^^I was just gonna say. After looking at that picture again it appears like that 90 degree turn has a slight lump in it. Almost as if they took a small camelback hump and placed it on it's side. Between this element, the barrel rolls, and the GICT. This ride is gonna f*@k up everything we know to exist on a wooden coaster. I can't wait for my SDC spring break next year.

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Someone over at Nolimits-Exchange figured out how to make the images larger!

 

 

What kind of freaky witchcraft stuff are they doing at RMC???!!!! That looks like something that happens to me in NoLimits when I mess up on a turn radius!!!

No freaking way. You've got to be kidding me. That looks insane!

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This looks beyond spectacular.

 

A small question: will the track after the lift hill have a walkway for the maintenance people to walk the route?

 

The only topper track coaster I've been on is Tremors, which is one of my favorites. The only way to tell which part is topper track and which part was not was to sit in the front seat and watch the ride very carefully. But this new coaster is new territory for coaster design.

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