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Is this officially an inversion? I know that the general rule of thumb is 160 degrees, and that looks awful close.

 

I always thought the barrier was 135 degrees. Halfway between horizontal and inverted.

 

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Small update...? Small update.

 

Ran by the park today (7th). Faced some pretty heavy traffic which kinda ruined the panorama, but I cropped the cars out. The construction site was live with workers working on the drop and barrel roll section.

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Coming out of the nearly-inverted overbank towards my direction.

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Some trackwork int he distance, and a live construction site.

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... what?!

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The hill following the overbank.

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Close-up!

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The station supports and roof is red, the gates are black.

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Airtime!

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The overbank after the airtime hill!

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Area after the overbank.

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Overbank from across the street.

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The station from afar.

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Lastly, track progress.

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Ah, yes, that's the new RMC element. They call it the "Schitzengiggel" because, well, they throw the extra twist in for fun.

 

 

Don't forget this element. The Half-Sideways-Almost-Upside-Down-Back-Step-Non-Inverting-But-Kind-Of-Inverting-Turn.

 

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Really though... I can't figure out what is going on in this picture.

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Ah, yes, that's the new RMC element. They call it the "Schitzengiggel" because, well, they throw the extra twist in for fun.

 

 

Don't forget this new element. The Half-Sideways-Almost-Upside-Down-Back-Step-Non-Inverting-But-Kind-Of-Inverting-Turn.

 

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Really though... I can't figure out what is going on in this picture.

 

Is there like a really strong sideways pop of ejector air leading into that turn?

Upward wave turn that twists into an inversion? It looks so awkward

I think the angle of the pic is throwing me off though, and it's not really as harsh as it seems.

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Small update...? Small update.

 

Ran by the park today (7th). Faced some pretty heavy traffic which kinda ruined the panorama, but I cropped the cars out. The construction site was live with workers working on the drop and barrel roll section.

 

 

sweet pictures cant wait to see more track

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There's no real air hill in that spot, just a very abrupt rise and rotation into the element. I'm probably misunderstanding what you're referring to but on the chance that I'm actually on the right track, I think the horizontal beam is what is giving that impression. It's not actually a separate support but apart of the inclined one.

 

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Any opportunity to draw colored lines on a photo in paint....gotta take it!

 

Edit: After looking at my handy colored line work I see what you're talking about.

 

Great photo update by the way Midgetman82, thanks!

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Yeah I caught what he was talking about right after I posted. To me it seemed normal when I drove by the other day, but there's not a lot of time to judge when you're behind the wheel. Maybe Midgetman82 can chime in since he got a good look?

 

This looks absolutely bonkers!

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There's no real air hill in that spot, just a very abrupt rise and rotation into the element. I'm probably misunderstanding what you're referring to but on the chance that I'm actually on the right track, I think the horizontal beam is what is giving that impression. It's not actually a separate support but apart of the inclined one.

 

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Edit: After looking at my handy colored line work I see what you're talking about.

 

Great photo update by the way Midgetman82, thanks!

Thank you!

Yeah I caught what he was talking about right after I posted. To me it seemed normal when I drove by the other day, but there's not a lot of time to judge when you're behind the wheel. Maybe Midgetman82 can chime in since he got a good look?

If you refer back to the video at the 0:30 mark, it had funky banking action at the valley between the airtime hill and overbank:

 

Also, the Kentucky Kingdom website updated with a possible concept of the ride's train. Personally, I think this might be one of the most vibrant RMC's built (as well as Joker).

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There's no real air hill in that spot, just a very abrupt rise and rotation into the element. I'm probably misunderstanding what you're referring to but on the chance that I'm actually on the right track, I think the horizontal beam is what is giving that impression. It's not actually a separate support but apart of the inclined one.

 

[attachment=0]2s8a8046_edited__800x_1.jpg[/attachment]

 

Edit: After looking at my handy colored line work I see what you're talking about.

 

Great photo update by the way Midgetman82, thanks!

Thank you!

Yeah I caught what he was talking about right after I posted. To me it seemed normal when I drove by the other day, but there's not a lot of time to judge when you're behind the wheel. Maybe Midgetman82 can chime in since he got a good look?

If you refer back to the video at the 0:30 mark, it had funky banking action at the valley between the airtime hill and overbank:

 

Also, the Kentucky Kingdom website updated with a possible concept of the ride's train. Personally, I think this might be one of the most vibrant RMC's built (as well as Joker).

web-postcard-banner.jpg

 

I like em!!!!!

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