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While that new design looks pretty amazingly cool, some part of me wishes that the upside down part was through structure with beams seemingly flying right at your head. Having it more open like that will still be cool, and it definitely looks way more awesome off-ride, but I wonder how that would be with it closed up.

 

I guess we'll get to see with that dive loop though

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^^ From the rendering I'd bet there are great head-choppers at each end of that "bridge" .. but just imagine being up there, upside-down, with just a lap-bar, over nothing

 

 

let's be honest, it's not exactly wood is it?

 

Oh pish-posh, it's fine. There are plenty of wood coasters that use 100% steel structure and no-one bats an eye.

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While that new design looks pretty amazingly cool, some part of me wishes that the upside down part was through structure with beams seemingly flying right at your head. Having it more open like that will still be cool, and it definitely looks way more awesome off-ride, but I wonder how that would be with it closed up.

 

I guess we'll get to see with that dive loop though

 

I was thinking the same thing about the twist-and-shout (that's what they're calling it, right?) but I think if I get the chance to see this thing and ride it in person next year I'll get over it pretty quick!

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While that new design looks pretty amazingly cool, some part of me wishes that the upside down part was through structure with beams seemingly flying right at your head. Having it more open like that will still be cool, and it definitely looks way more awesome off-ride, but I wonder how that would be with it closed up.

 

I guess we'll get to see with that dive loop though

 

I was thinking the same thing about the twist-and-shout (that's what they're calling it, right?) but I think if I get the chance to see this thing and ride it in person next year I'll get over it pretty quick!

 

The part that flips you 180 degrees and back upright again is called the Zero-G Stall element. The overbank twist and shout is the element after that which is built in the same structure as the overbank turn.

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The first drop and first overback make it look a lot like if millenium force was 120 feet shorter... Love it!. It will be really interesting to see the Minimalist approach to wood supports. All i can say is RMC is on a completely different level than what anyone is doing out there in the coaster world. Wood or steel.

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I must be the only person who thinks the new lift looks weird in comparison to the rest of the ride's supports. But it doesn't make any difference to the ride experience, and I'm sure it will look pretty awesome in person, so whatever. I'm hoping to be riding this Labor Day next year.

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I honestly did not like the new look at first. I just love the traditional structures of huge coaster lifts. But, it's growing on me. It's not like it's changing the ride experience in a negative way, and it is definitely a unique look for a wooden coaster. I was wondering how they were going to get all that built in time with the old renderings, as long as the overbanked turn structure has taken to construct. Cannot wait!

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I honestly did not like the new look at first. I just love the traditional structures of huge coaster lifts. But, it's growing on me. It's not like it's changing the ride experience in a negative way, and it is definitely a unique look for a wooden coaster. I was wondering how they were going to get all that built in time with the old renderings, as long as the overbanked turn structure has taken to construct. Cannot wait!

 

I agree! At first I was so confused, but now I really like the new look of Goliath! It looks less like a stereotypical wooden coaster!

 

Does this now make this coaster a hybrid? I realize only part of the structure is steel, so I guess it depends on what your definition of a hybrid is...? Regardless, this coaster looks like a top 5 on Mitch Hawker guaranteed!!!

 

If the track is steel than it's a steel coaster. If the track is primarily wood, then it's a wooden coaster in my opinion. It's all about the track

 

I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

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Does this now make this coaster a hybrid? I realize only part of the structure is steel, so I guess it depends on what your definition of a hybrid is...? Regardless, this coaster looks like a top 5 on Mitch Hawker guaranteed!!!

*coughs* GASM *coughs* Geez, it must be going around...

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To be 100% honest, I'm not a huge fan of this new design. Part of a wooden coaster is the appearance, and even though there have been wood coasters with a steel structure they generally look fairly similar to a wood structure until you get close. This just doesn't look like a wood coaster anymore. I know its still going to be a great ride, but I've got no doubt it will end up feeling more like a steel coaster than a wood coaster. It really seems like Goliath being a wood coaster instead of a steel coaster is really more of a gimmick at this point, and if this is to be the future of coasters perhaps it is time to stop differentiating between the two types (or start differentiating between traditional wood and modern wood).

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