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Postby BDG » Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:20 am

Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Tripsdrill, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

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Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!



Oct 9th, 2007 - Mammut, a new wooden coaster announced! (See Below)
Oct 13th, 2007 - Layout and renderings of Mammut!
Dec 18th, 2007 - Construction pic of the first drop

Jan 9th, 2008 - Construction pics from the park
Feb 5th, 2008 - More construction Pics

Mar 15th, 2010 - Tripsdrill focuses on nature with the 2010 season

October 22nd, 2012 - Park is adding a launched coaster with a dark ride section

May 30th, 2013 - Construction tour of Karacho

December 1st, 2016 - SkyFly announced for 2017

April 26th, 2018 - New coasters planned for 2019 and 2020 seasons

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German for "The Mammoth".

(both the animal and the tree (sequoia) have been an inspiration for the name, because of their impressive size)

• height: 30m / 98.4 ft
• length: 860m / 2821.5 ft
• top speed: 90 kph / 56 mph
• includes a tunnel and trenches

The ride has been designed by the Werner Stengel bureau and will be built by Cordes GmbH, the company responsible for the prefabricated track as well as general construction of Colossos, Balder, El Toro and the roller coaster under construction at Everland, Korea. This one (Mammut) will have a typical laminated track though...altough it will have some modern technology applied here and there.
Rolling stock by Gerstlauer.

The ride will also have a splinkler system to keep it flexible in the hot summer months.

The sequoia tree (also known as mammoth tree) will be the main theme of the ride, with the train representing a sawmill blade gone loose, the station and surroundings a saw mill.
A new themed area will be built around the ride, with a total area of 2 ha (roughly 5 acres), but all of that won't be completed until 2010.

Total cost of 6 million euro. The roller coaster is opening March 10, 2008.
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Park directors Helmut, Roland and Dieter Fischer.
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Postby ginzo » Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:39 am

This is awesome news. Another "Intamin woodie" on the 2008 Europe trip! Let's just hope the G-trains don't ruin it. I hope that Gerstlauer has learned how to make wooden coaster trains that don't suck.

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Postby Shockwave » Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:14 am

I'd be lying if I said I was only a little excited about this. Bring on next summer!

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Postby wrebbit » Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:59 am

Just to be sure: Intamin has nothing do to with this.
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Postby peteb » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:36 am

It's possible Intamin does not have exclusive rights to the pre-fab track system. Werner Stengel holds the patents and Holzbau Cordes fabricates the track; Intamin just developed the trains.

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Postby olimonn » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:39 am

Only Stengel filed the patent, there is absolutely no reason for Intamin to be specifically bound to this particular type of coaster except a good relationship between Stengel and Intamin, and some exclusive facilities Intamin offers, such as their trains, Cable Lift system etc.

And since Tripsdrill has a good commercial relationship with Gerstlauer, and probably doesn't care about a cable lift system, or fart coaster trains...

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Postby peteb » Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:17 am

Since many manufacturers work with Stengel for their design, I wonder if they will make this track system available to anyone interested (new design or re-tracking).

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Postby hyyyper » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:15 am

Does anybody have anything on the layout already?

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Postby robbalvey » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:21 am

So is this a pre-fab coaster like El Toro and Balder? Just because the track is coming from the same company doesn't mean it's the same type of track system.

Anyone know for sure?


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Postby peteb » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:39 am

I think it's safe to assume that whatever the specifics are of the track system it will be made from precision milled laminated lumber (that's what Holzbau Cordes specializes in) and not boards and nails. I think using prefab track on wooden coasters is such a good idea that there's no reason other manufacturers won't start using this technology.


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