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.
Overview of the site.
You can see how much more elevated this portion is now.
Someone was working on the 2nd hill.
And now he gets his own photo!
I'm really intrigued by how this will change the experience and whether or not they will actually remove all the trims.
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......
Maybe it's a ramp!
Here you can see that the start of the turn is installed already.
And you can see how quickly it starts climbing.
More of the beginning of the turn.
The outermost portion of the turn.
THIS WATERMARKED PHOTO IS MINE!!!!!
Last edited by ernierocker on Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:27 am.
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