On Tuesday I went with a friend of mine up to Konebels to check out Impulse. The ride is more than halfway together and word was that they hope to have the track complete and ready for pull through testing in a several weeks at the earliest. The first impression I got when I started walking around was that it kind of reminded me of Fahrenheit at Hersheypark a little. I'm pretty sure the ride experience will be much different though. As for what's let, they still need to finish the lift and the two turns from the loop to the in-line twist.
It looks great looks to be a perfect for the park. Can't wait for spring to ride it!
Welcome to the arctic tundra of Knoebels!
Just picture looking straight down once this is in place.
Well hello Mr. top piece.
The test car was also present as well. Give how heavy-duty it looks, it wouldn't shock me if it eventually becomes a ride vehicle.
Side view shot. Sorry, no up-skirt shots! lol
That's going to be one intense helix.
Brake run is in.
Walking into the park is going to be really different for this coming season.
The fins are in.
You won't be able to miss seeing this while coming to the park (unless you take the super secret back road that I discovered last summer).
This will make a great photo spot for this year.
This was the lift as of Tuesday. As you can see from the above post, it is nearly close to being topped off.
Between this section and the cobra roll, it really kind of reminds me of Fahrenheit for some reason.
So many drive tires.
The workers were out to lunch when we first got there.
Looks to be a pretty unique cobra roll. Cabana Roll maybe (a cross between a cobra and banana roll)?
I love the design of the loop as well.
More drive tires to be installed. Maybe for the station?
Closer view of the lift track.
They were pouring concrete for the station while we were there.
While waiting for them to start work again, I started getting artsy.
They came back from lunch and literally got right to putting pieces up.
Up it goes.
...and here comes the next piece to take its place in the assembly line.
Piece number two.
It really took them about 10 minutes to put in each piece. Not bad at all!
Nerd question: what are the E shaped parts with green components inside for?
The grey layer on top of the right side's part must be the magnet for silent anti-rollback and the chain is close to the right rail. Could those be sensors? Also there seems to be more than one chains as there are gears for different chain sizes.
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