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This coaster is going to be vicious. I remember that Alan Schilke said once that he likes working with the more compact layouts better, and it really shows. The out-and-back designs of RMC are still more amazing than most coasters, but the compact ones are almost like a step up (and not a step up under flip ).

 

It's like the smaller coasters can fit more intensity and "in your face" elements in their layouts. There's no meandering segments or meandering curves. This coaster may be a dark horse for best new coaster of the year. It will be hard to beat out Lightning Rod though.

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This coaster is going to be vicious. I remember that Alan Schilke said once that he likes working with the more compact layouts better, and it really shows. The out-and-back designs of RMC are still more amazing than most coasters, but the compact ones are almost like a step up (and not a step up under flip ).

 

It's like the smaller coasters can fit more intensity and "in your face" elements in their layouts. There's no meandering segments or meandering curves. This coaster may be a dark horse for best new coaster of the year. It will be hard to beat out Lightning Rod though.

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Whoops, almost forgot to post mine here as well. Basically the same thing... but with snow!

 

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Drove up from my college town on Valentine's Day and got another look at SC considering it has been months since the last time I saw it. The big overbank now gets a little brother!

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So tiny!

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Did I mention Louisville received 4 inches of snow on Valentine's Day?!

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The station looking fresher than ever. I also noticed, after looking through my photos, they kept the gates on the opposite side of the station...?

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This entire curve is complete now.

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The piece connecting the track to the station needs to be put in.

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Airtime x2!

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Looking at the big and little overbanks from another angle.

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This small airtime hill will be the next big installment.

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You can see the brake run on the other side of the station from here.

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A closeup of the snow covered little-bank.

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The lift hill still needs some additional parts to it.

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Another large piece of track waiting to be installed.

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Looking from across the street at the coaster.

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Panorama #2

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And of course, panorama #1

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Love this pic!! Knowing RMC, both hills should provide strong ejector with laterals mixed in. This coaster is going to surprise a lot of people I think, despite RMC's reputation. As far as RMC's go, the elements and layout is pretty simple, which I feel will actually work in its favor, ride experience-wise. It will have a clean, smooth flow with some great new and traditional elements, whereas some new RMC's are a little choppy with the things Alan like to work into the design. This will be one of the most classic designs from them (despite crazy inversions and banking on seemingly normal elements). Can't wait to check out the POV since the animations were so crappy and far off from what the final product is shaping up to be.

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