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How long is it compared to CP's?

 

It's just a tad longer. (or so it seems)

 

In my opinion it's always sad to see a skyride go. They're fun relaxing rides that give you Great views.

 

Completely agree. I love how they are adding great new things this year, but have to take things out (MotoRama, CliffHanger, and of course, Skyway) R.I.P. Skyway. Still wishing you would be around to provide some killer views of Wicked Cyclone. Oh well.

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Between this and Bizarro, SFNE has one of the best if not the best 1-2 punches in this hemisphere. How many other parks have two coasters that have this good of a chance of breaking the top ten? Mirabilandia and Liseberg are the only other two that instantly come to mind for me.

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So I guess the point of the 200 degree stall is that you actually rotate past being upside down, to being slightly tilted in the other direction, before whipping back around. I'm guessing that'll be the one big stand-out element on this ride. It looks like it's placed for maximum visibility from the midway, I wonder if there's going to be any surprises this time around with the support structure for that element like there was for the stall on Goliath.

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I can't imagine complaining about Skyway going away. Yeah, it was a kinda interesting Von Roll that barely worked. They've been running it with horrible capacity for the last 15 years, and it frankly didn't go far enough across to the park to feel that substantive. The Great Adventure skyride I'd be angry about. Cedar Point's might lead to some nerd rage. New England's? Nah.

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How long is it compared to CP's?

 

SFNE's is about 850 feet, while CP's is 1350 feet. As other comparisons, SFGADV's is 2030 feet, and BGT's is 3000 feet and BGW's is a triangular circuit of about 3000 feet all the way around. It did provide some really nice views of the rides in the back of the park, but the problem is that the capacity was horrendous at probably only six cars or so, when they in fact could have held literally up to ten times that amount of cars if they had the same spacing as the one at Knoebels (which is about 1200 feet one way, but 2400 the whole trip since there's no stop at the top of the mountain.) Also, LC's is 4250 ft long both ways as there isn't a stop at the top. So yeah, the ride is pretty tiny compared to the other ones.

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So I guess the point of the 200 degree stall is that you actually rotate past being upside down, to being slightly tilted in the other direction, before whipping back around. I'm guessing that'll be the one big stand-out element on this ride. It looks like it's placed for maximum visibility from the midway, I wonder if there's going to be any surprises this time around with the support structure for that element like there was for the stall on Goliath.

 

Yeah I think you described that element perfectly. I wouldn't expect any surprise structure changes to that element as they're reusing the structure and footers already in place. The thing about Goliath was that the stall and the lift hill lined up perfectly and they were building it from the ground up. To me, and this is a subjective opinion, the double down followed by that airtime hill is going to be the signature moment of the ride. I'm sure the 200 degree stall is going to be great though. I'm interested to see how these reversed banked/outward banked airtime hill are going to feel. Combining laterals and airtime sounds like a great combination, but I've read where some people think they're uncomfortable.

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Does anyone think that the rather steep angle of the drop will counteract the actual height and make it more intense.

Probably, but wasn't what Cyclone did originally before it was reprofiled? I'm not an expert on the ride but everything I have read about it says that the steep drop it had was to counter the height.

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I'm waiting for RMC to start doing custom coasters instead of renovations. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE LOVE LOVE their renovation coasters, but I'd love to see how they tackle an RMC Original. Perhaps they'll add a vertical loop in a coaster one day? I'm sure they can do it & I'd love for them to do it.

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^ Umm, Outlaw Run, Goliath and Wildfire are custom creations from RMC. In fact I would say all the coasters from RMC are custom considering there layout is completely different after. So what exactly are you taking about?

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