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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:33 pm

^Is the rest of the first turn done, or have they just put the 2nd hill back up?
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby imawesome1124 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:34 pm

From what I heard this was supposed to reopen without trims, but it looks like they are still there. Maybe they are going to remove them later.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:37 pm

^They might be testing the new layout both with and without trims to see what the difference in forces is between the two, just for future reference.
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby KDcoasterMAN » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:55 pm

From what I could see, the hill is complete until the ground, they have not begin placement of the turn's track from what I can see.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby braztaz » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:02 pm

^Agreed, if you look closely that's the only piece of track that's been put up.
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:43 am

A couple new pics are now on kdfansite,looks like the pullout of the curve going into the 2nd hill will be raised quite a bit.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:46 am

I'm actually about to head down there right now and I'll report back later with some photos.
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:27 am

Skycoastin Steve wrote:I'm actually about to head down there right now and I'll report back later with some photos.


That'd be great,just try to get some good shots & post them for us ASAP.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:11 pm

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Alrighty, as promised, I went down to KD today and snapped some photos of the progress of I-305's reprofile, and it looks like it's coming along well! From what I could tell, most of the track is installed, and there's only one visible gap. It looks as if there will be a flat stretch after the drop, then the turn starts out wider, and almost immediately starts climbing around the rest of the turn and into the 2nd hill. The entrance into the 2nd hill is much more drawn out than before, so it'll be interesting to see how this affects the airtime. If I had to estimate the height of the new entrance into the 2nd hill, I would say it's anywhere from 50-75 feet off the ground now. But anyway, here are the pics.
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Overview of the site.
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You can see how much more elevated this portion is now.
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Someone was working on the 2nd hill.
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And now he gets his own photo!
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I'm really intrigued by how this will change the experience and whether or not they will actually remove all the trims.
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Here's the gap I mentioned, it doesn't look like a normal gap that you would see during construction. That makes me wonder if there might have been some miscalculation there (which seems unlikely given the size of the gap). So who knows......
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Maybe it's a ramp!
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Here you can see that the start of the turn is installed already.
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And you can see how quickly it starts climbing.
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More of the beginning of the turn.
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The outermost portion of the turn.
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby KDcoasterMAN » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:17 pm

Definitely a new credit!

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