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I have to agree with Rob, this is a killer ride. The beauty of it is alot of coasters are good front seat coasters, others are back seat coasters. Outlaw run offers something wild and different no matter where you sit. I even felt that it even is even different sitting in the left seat versus the right seat. I just cannot say enough good about this coaster and it's staff.

 

They kept the ride going all day even wth a few hiccups and by the end f the day were dispatching 700 people and hour (WOW). If you have the means to get to SDC and ride Outlaw Run it is WELL worth your time and money.

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See! Stacks of wood with a top layer of steel. Steel wheels are also on the trains. No question - it's a traditional woodie!

 

I wouldn't call it a traditional woodie at all, the manufacturing techniques for the track are a massive departure from the norm. It's true that wooden coasters normally run on sheet steel but they're nailed to wooden laminates which are glued on site. The steel acts to protect the wooden track beneath and to provide a low friction surface to run on, it's not really very structurally important.

 

In the case of Outlaw Run, the entire top layer of track track is a pre-fabricated steel box section. This requires vastly different manufacturing techniques and a whole different set of skills to make. It's far more rigid than a wooden laminated top layer and will add a lot of strength to the track. It will also stay smoother for longer than a traditional woodie.

 

I think you would really struggle to perform some of the elements that Outlaw Run has with traditional laminated track.

 

Personally, I don't see why it's so important that it's seen as a traditional wooden coaster. As long as the coaster's awesome, why does it matter? I don't see Intamin woodies as traditional but it doesn't mean they're not great.

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Personally, I don't see why it's so important that it's seen as a traditional wooden coaster. As long as the coaster's awesome, why does it matter?

It doesn't. But you posted the argument, so what's your point? If you have one...

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Personally, I don't see why it's so important that it's seen as a traditional wooden coaster. As long as the coaster's awesome, why does it matter?

It doesn't. But you posted the argument, so what's your point? If you have one...

 

My point is that it's not a traditional woodie as you suggested in your report and that I think it should be embraced as a modern and exciting new take on the wooden coaster. However, I'm not in the "El Toro is a steel coaster and shouldn't be on the Mitch Hawker wood poll" club. I'm just debating over the technicalities of what is a "traditional" woodie.

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Just watched the off ride footage and can only think holly crap! Really thank you Robb and Chad for going out and getting such great coverage to share with us. Now to patently wait for summer to roll around

 

And quick question, how is the comfort of the trains? They are the first RMC has designed and built in house right?

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If anyone wants to kidnap me and take me to Branson, I seriously won't object or anything of the sort. Robb and Chad thanks for the pictures, video etc. media day looked amazing.

 

Don't tempt me, Nicole.....you do realize it would take very little convincing, right??

 

Robb and Chad, thank you for the tremendous coverage! The videos, the stunning pics,......I just am speechless. I can't think of a coaster in recent memory that I've wanted to ride THIS badly!! Outlaw Run just looks spectacular, period. And that off-ride footage really shows off the blazing pace as it tears through the course! So. Much. AWESOME!!

 

Now back to thinking about how in the world I can manage a trip to Branson.......

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^ If anybody were to do a beyond-vertical drop on a woodie, I can safely assume it to be RMC. They would have to get very creative with the structure/supports though...

 

Anyway, Outlaw Run looks fantastic! You're right, Robb, I think SDC really does have a winner in their hands.

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