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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:01 pm

So apparently the names of the four American Dream coasters were revealed @ Eastcoaster over the weekend and are as follows:

Shellraiser (Gerstlauer steep ass Eurofighter jawn, themed to TMNT)
The Shredder (Gerstlauer spinning puke machine, also TMNT)
Sandy's Blasting Bronco (Intamin LSM shuttle pretzel thing, themed to Spongebob?)
Slime Streak (Chance family coaster)

Other noteworthy details are that the eurofighter will be the steepest drop in the world @ 122.5 degrees and will have OTSRs, the spinner is 85 feet tall, and rcdb is reporting an Intamin half-pipe is also coming in addition to these four. Sandy's Blasting Bronco has lapbars on 12 person trains.

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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:20 pm

boldikus wrote:Sandy's Blasting Bronco (Intamin LSM shuttle pretzel thing, themed to Spongebob?)

Yep.

Other noteworthy details are that the eurofighter will be the steepest drop in the world @ 122.5 degrees and will have OTSRs,

It's because the Takabisha layout is already designed for those trains.
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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:43 pm

I'm not surprised, just pointing it out since some eurofighters do have lapbars.

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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:24 am

Sandy's Blasting Bronco is my new favorite thing.

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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:49 am

These names are interesting. :lol:

boldikus wrote:I'm not surprised, just pointing it out since some eurofighters do have lapbars.


I remember reading somewhere the launch hardware prevents them from using the lap bar trains. That being said, I'm sure they could do it if someone asked and paid.
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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby Rill'o'beily » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:51 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:I remember reading somewhere the launch hardware prevents them from using the lap bar trains. That being said, I'm sure they could do it if someone asked and paid.

Iirc specifically it's because Takabisha uniquely for Gerstlauer (along with FV Novgorod, also OTSR) uses both a launch system and a lift system so the underside of the already small train is being taken up by the hardware for both so a lapbar system wouldn't fit. So fitting everything in would require reconfiguring/redesigning the clone for the infinity coaster style with which lift+launch combo should be possible with lapbars if Mystic at Walibi RA is to have them. (assuming this is because the infinity coaster doesn't use friction brakes or traditional anti-rollback)

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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:16 pm

So an over the shoulder lap bar couldn't work?
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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:28 pm

I'd prefer lap bars for the added freedom, but I thought both my rides on Takabisha weren't rough at all. I had no issues with headbanging.
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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:09 pm

jarmor wrote:So an over the shoulder lap bar couldn't work?

If you're talking about an overhead lap restraint similar to Dare Devil Dive, those bars stick out to either side, and the ones equipped on Shell Shock in the Mall of America stick out on both sides. Those four-across Euro Fighter trains are a very tight squeeze.
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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:02 am

As is so often the case for me, I don't care one bit for the themes/franchises, but I love the names in and of themselves. Shellraiser. Badass.
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