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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:56 pm
by thrillseeker4552
All of the animations and photos we've seen has this coaster placed in a grass field, so I'm excited to see how it fits in with the surrounding area and rides. Definitely my most anticipated roller coaster for next year even though I likely will not be riding it.

We typically know what to expect from B&M, Mack, and Premier, but Steel Curtain and Maxx Force are very different from what we've seen here in the US lately and are both huge steps for S&S.

Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:15 pm
by PhantomNick
Some awesome new shots of Steel Curtain's construction progress were just posted on the park's Facebook page!!
https://www.facebook.com/KennywoodPark/posts/10156289084099865

Looks like they took advantage of the great (and random) almost 60-degree January weather day, and are now onto the coaster's corkscrew!

The more I see of this ride, the more I really dig it!! =)

Courtesy of the park's Facebook post:

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Corkscrew time!

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The colors (to me anyway) seem perfect

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:28 am
by AndrewA86
Getting really excited for this!!

Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:40 am
by Too Fast For Comfort
It would be kind of cool if there was a pre-ride video, and immersive theming in the station and up the lifthill, but the twist that the park was hiding is that its actually themed to the Cold War and the fear of the Arms Race and Mutually Assured Destruction. Then the post-credit scenes shows Putin interfering with our elections and controlling Trump like a puppet, showing that the Iron ("Steel") Curtain never really went away.

Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:20 am
by xChris125x
Making good progress!

Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:07 am
by operative_me
Too Fast For Comfort wrote:It would be kind of cool if there was a pre-ride video, and immersive theming in the station and up the lifthill, but the twist that the park was hiding is that its actually themed to the Cold War and the fear of the Arms Race and Mutually Assured Destruction. Then the post-credit scenes shows Putin interfering with our elections and controlling Trump like a puppet, showing that the Iron ("Steel") Curtain never really went away.


I'm sorry... but what!?

Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:12 am
by Canobie Coaster
At least Pittsburgh has something positive related to the Steelers this month with Steel Curtain.

Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:00 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
Too Fast For Comfort wrote:It would be kind of cool if there was a pre-ride video, and immersive theming in the station and up the lifthill, but the twist that the park was hiding is that its actually themed to the Cold War and the fear of the Arms Race and Mutually Assured Destruction. Then the post-credit scenes shows Putin interfering with our elections and controlling Trump like a puppet, showing that the Iron ("Steel") Curtain never really went away.



Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:41 pm
by Invertalon
I hope this thing will look better in real life than what I am expecting. I just find the entire structure hideous and there is just an excessive amount of structure used due to the track design (and S&S or whatever not utilizing a deeper spine to allow for longer spans without support). I can't help but think that it's somewhat, sloppy engineering? Could be that support fabrication is just that much cheaper, given its just long pipe with welded flanges, versus track which is a bit more complex in fab which is why they designed it the way they did.

Anywho, looks like a blast!

Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:44 pm
by Canobie Coaster
The structure does look pretty busy, but I think it'll create some awesome headchoppers.