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I heard people saying that Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, & Galveston TX are claiming to be sinked into water!

 

The Pier AND the City are sinking!? LOL

 

Unfortunately yes. All the sand and beach underneath structures is slowly being eroded away. Building on barrier islands never works out in the end.

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Sorry for reviving an old thread, but...

 

I was thinking recently, how awesome would it be if Great Bear at Hershey was a flyer? You'd keep the pre-drop helix and steep drop, then change the loop to a 540 lie-to-fly, like on Sky Scrapper. Then, the Immelmen is entered on your back and feeds into the zero-g roll over the Hollow. You'd dive down and skim across the creek face down before entering another zero-g roll, since I don't know how the forces would be on a corkscrew taken while flying. You'd end the same way, meandering to the brakes, except it'd probably be fun since you'd been in the flying position.

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^I actually think that's a really cool idea, and would be a crazy-great way for them to have a completely new coaster (and yes, I'd count that as two credits!) without taking up an ounce of extra space.

I agree it's an excellent idea. You could even have one train that's flying and one that's suspended. That would be two experiences in the same coaster, an excellent marketing point for the park. Like I said, the only thing is that the ride would have to be able to accommodate for both styles of train in the design.

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As much as I love it, while we're on this subject, I actually think that Silver Bullet would be fantastic as an invert.

Here's where my "Crazy Idea" part comes in: Replace the Cobra Roll with a Horseshoe and replace the loop with a speed hill.

 

Think about it: Getting forces on your back from what should have caused airtime seems absolutely amazing.

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I agree that making SB a flying coaster seems to be a good idea. Although G's on the chest may be a problem, Stingray does have an outside loop. Still, I doubt it would happen. But, pretty much all of the post golden age inverts do seem to give more of the flying coaster vibe anyway.

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I guess I didn't really have anywhere else to post this without making a new thread, so here goes:

I had a really weird dream last night of a Double Shot S&S tower that had six Gs on the way up and negative 2 Gs on the way down. Do you really suppose this is possible? It would be absolutely bananas, and I remember graying out on the way up. Sounds like a weird post, I know. Just an interesting thought.

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I guess I didn't really have anywhere else to post this without making a new thread, so here goes:

I had a really weird dream last night of a Double Shot S&S tower that had six Gs on the way up and negative 2 Gs on the way down. Do you really suppose this is possible? It would be absolutely bananas, and I remember graying out on the way up. Sounds like a weird post, I know. Just an interesting thought.

 

It's possible to make a S&S Double Shot that crazy, but it would be very uncomfortable and would be way too intense for the normal park guest.

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Yeah, that's way too high for safety reasons. Manufacturers don't want to hit any more than 5Gs for a specific amount of time (think it's only for a few seconds.) They try to shoot anywhere from 3G to 4.5G for their maximum. Negative though, they try to get it anywhere in between .5G and -2G. Anything greater than those numbers, they consider too dangerous.

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Sorry if it feels like I'm spamming this thread, but I found one of my old projects yesterday and decided to show it here.

The goal of this is to create a low maintenance and medium cost Flying Coaster that has no need for the movement of the trains for loading, reducing running costs. The station is built around the main lift in four sections, meaning two stations (one for loading, one for unloading) and a minimum of 5 blocks, meaning that at least three trains could run at one time without MCBRs included. With only two MCBRs, this coaster could run 4 or even 5 trains at once. Think of it as a "flying Eurofighter coaster".

Just an idea.

Here's what a basic layout would look like:

I really wish I could make this a reality, but I have the feeling I would need about 10 more years and countless hours of engineering classes before I could even try.

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Didn't exactly know where to post this and decided against making a new thread. It is a rumor, though.

So I was reading around on the Wikepedia SBNO rides page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_but_not_operating) and found something weird under the "Ghost town in the sky" section of the page:

A coaster is in storage in the decaying employee parking lot and storage buildings. It is a looping coaster similar to Vortex, located at Kings Island. It was originally located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.

If that coaster really is there, is it Shockwave from SFGAm? As a Arrow fan, if it is there I hope that it gets refurbed and opened if Ghost town in the sky ever opens again.

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As much as I love it, while we're on this subject, I actually think that Silver Bullet would be fantastic as an invert.

Here's where my "Crazy Idea" part comes in: Replace the Cobra Roll with a Horseshoe and replace the loop with a speed hill.

 

Think about it: Getting forces on your back from what should have caused airtime seems absolutely amazing.

 

I would recommend removing the last helix as well... But that does sound like a lot of fun! Heck, they could probably turn the first drop in to a fly-to-lie and make the loop an inside loop, then lie-to-fly on the over-bank, and go from there. Would be a really unique experience!

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About the flying coaster, randomman295, that would actually be a great ride I think. You should show it to a company, or if you want to do that on your own, pleez do so. Good luck with that if you are going to try to bring that to reality!

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A 5th Dimensional roller coaster. Like Free Fly mixed with X2. A circles within circles kind of thing. Another idea is a tilt roller coaster that goes in to a man made volcano.

Well, if you check out the IAAPA coverage that was posted last year, S&S was showing a concept for a ride similar to what you're explaining.

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