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P. 73: New indoor area (including a Zierer coaster) for 2018
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Re: Expedition GeForce problem

Postby Roosevelt » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:02 pm

ginzo wrote:Actually, from what I see here, this is worrisome. If the train had a similar failure out past the lift hill, I imagine this could have been far worse. Did they bust an axle or something?


OMG that's true. Imagine a bursting wheel or something like that on the open track.

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Re: Expedition GeForce problem

Postby KDcoasterMAN » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:05 pm

Yeah, it just looks like the entire wheel assemblies just incenerated :shockr:

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Re: Expedition GeForce problem

Postby Kennyweird » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:07 pm

Damn. Looks like either a wheel bogie or the train's chassis somehow failed. I would not want to be Holiday Park right now.
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Re: Expedition GeForce problem

Postby iplf » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:09 pm

Apparantly this happened on the camelback after the overbanked turn (translated from onride.de, I never rode this coaster).
Short video in German van be found here:
http://www.swr.de/swr1/rp/nachrichten/rheinland-pfalz/-/id=1533608/nid=1533608/nid=1533608/did=6314120/pv=video/ci7sla/index.html

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Re: Expedition GeForce problem

Postby robbalvey » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:29 pm

KDcoasterMAN wrote:Yeah, it just looks like the entire wheel assemblies just incenerated :shockr:

I'm sorry, but I'm just kind of getting slightly annoyed with the 'everyone is an expert' when it comes to accidents lately.

How would you even POSSIBLY be able to make that claim based on the very blurry picture that has been released so far???

Stop be so dramatic and making stuff up. Seriously, it's REALLY annoying!!!! :angry:

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Re: Expedition GeForce problem

Postby Roosevelt » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:31 pm

iplf wrote:Apparantly this happened on the camelback after the overbanked turn (translated from onride.de, I never rode this coaster).
Short video in German van be found here:
http://www.swr.de/swr1/rp/nachrichten/rheinland-pfalz/-/id=1533608/nid=1533608/nid=1533608/did=6314120/pv=video/ci7sla/index.html


Yes, according to the video, the train stopped at the second camelback, after the first turn. The video says further, that the ride stays closed until the real source of the accident has been found. Multiple guests where slightly injured meaning they suffered contusions etc. All riders on the train also suffered from shock. No wonder.
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Re: Expedition GeForce problem

Postby ntweisen » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:16 pm

Wow, Intamin can't seem to get a break. Even if this has nothing to do with them and is solely the park's fault it is still going to be looked at as another Intamin ride failure.

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Re: Expedition GeForce problem

Postby DBru » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:25 pm

Roosevelt wrote:All riders on the train also suffered a shock. No wonder.


May be a stupid question...but do you mean that they suffered from shock, or that they actually experienced...a shock?

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Re: Expedition GeForce problem

Postby B-RadG » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:39 pm

This is quite scary. I hope it's not the fault of Holiday Park... seeing as they've had another accident on the same coaster within a year's time. Wonder if it was the entire axle or just the guides or what.

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Re: Expedition GeForce problem

Postby nitrofan » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:31 pm

At first I thought it looked like a brake fin, but I really don't know. It doesn't look good though.

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