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Re: Efteling Discussion Thread

Postby flaffstar99 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:43 am

RCT3Bross wrote:
gerstlaueringvar wrote:Those supports :lover: Best looking coaster supports ever?

Hope the real one has this awesome support. It remains a concept art and we all know they rarely look completely the same ( the fact that we have this Mine lift is for sure, but might look in some way different.), I hope the real version looks like this though it looks awesome.


Alpengeist has also custom supports, that are looking like a skilift :D So i think thats gonna be true :3

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Re: Efteling Discussion Thread

Postby Sharman19 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:29 am

flaffstar99 wrote:
RCT3Bross wrote:
gerstlaueringvar wrote:Those supports :lover: Best looking coaster supports ever?

Hope the real one has this awesome support. It remains a concept art and we all know they rarely look completely the same ( the fact that we have this Mine lift is for sure, but might look in some way different.), I hope the real version looks like this though it looks awesome.


Alpengeist has also custom supports, that are looking like a skilift :D So i think thats gonna be true :3

I think that was actually to support the track at such extreme heights.
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Re: Efteling Discussion Thread

Postby rcjp » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:40 am

^Wasn't it B&M's tallest coaster then? Probably that had an influence.
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Re: Efteling Discussion Thread

Postby KingRCT3 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:55 am

Alpengeist supports are theming. ;)

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Re: Efteling Discussion Thread

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:59 am

KingRCT3 wrote:Alpengeist supports are theming. ;)

I think so too, the coaster is themed to runaway skii lift, the support of the first hill looks like skii lift towers to match the theme. Plus the traditional style support can support an extra 40ft or something by adding the radius of the support tube.

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Re: Efteling Discussion Thread

Postby KingRCT3 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:04 am

And that's funny because inverted coasters are directly inspired by ski-lifts. B&M is based in Switzerland and there're a lot of them outhere.

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Re: Efteling Discussion Thread

Postby Coastin Eric » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:32 am

I think it would be cool to see a dive coaster with a pre-lift section. Not something crazy, but maybe a little barrel roll like on hydra. Throw that indoors with some theming and it could be VERY cool

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Re: Efteling Discussion Thread

Postby RCT3Bross » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:40 am

^ Don't expect that here, seeing that building (and knowing it's the station) well this isn't big enough. I think we need to have it from the inside theming.
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Re: Efteling Discussion Thread

Postby andybarnes84 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:15 pm

turbolaaf wrote:@ Andybarnes, i think you misunderstand what a flying coaster is. All the coasters you named are wingcoasters. Air however in Alton Tower is a Flying coaster. A wingcoaster is in my opinion one of the most lame coaster concepts of B&M so far. I prefer a inverted, flying or dropcoaster over these. But thats my opinion.


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That changes the debate as there are some impressive flying coasters out there, my current favourite being Tatsu which really is something else, and that one in Asia seems insane (starry sky ripper?). But on the other hand Air is very lame and was a huge let down for me having followed it's construction all the way, haven't even bothered to ride it on recent visits to the park if it's got much of a line. I've always wondered if the station tilt system has been too problematic for this type of ride to properly take off (no pun intended).

I think the coaster is perfect, but as always with these they are reasonably short unless you have the height of Sheikra/Griffon. Does Efteling have strict height restrictions? Also, do we know what inversion will follow the immelman, or will it just be an airtime hill? I got all excited for the recreation with a splash down too but that would just be too good.

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Re: Efteling Discussion Thread

Postby RCT3Bross » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:52 am

andybarnes84 wrote:
turbolaaf wrote:I think the coaster is perfect, but as always with these they are reasonably short unless you have the height of Sheikra/Griffon. Does Efteling have strict height restrictions? Also, do we know what inversion will follow the immelman, or will it just be an airtime hill? I got all excited for the recreation with a splash down too but that would just be too good.

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