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Postby cgodsey » Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:23 pm

So, are we ready to start the 20 pages of stat predictions?!?
Here is mine:

~340 foot high lift hill with a ~320 foot first drop
~6,800 feet of track in length

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Postby rollercoastercraziness » Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:38 pm

Heres what i hope
399 foot first hill
399 first drop
Track length- 7500 ft
Airtime - EXTREME!!!!

Heres what is more likely
350 first hill
340 first drop
Track Length- 6850 ft
Airtime- Very good

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Postby griffon » Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:45 pm

I think we know it will be tall... and fast... probably a long layout. The main question in my mind is the trains. Intamin seems to be on this kick lately with short 3 car trains. Please don't make me wait in a line that moves like Fahrenheit's ever again.

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Postby Retro_Gaga » Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:54 pm

griffon wrote:I think we know it will be tall... and fast... probably a long layout. The main question in my mind is the trains. Intamin seems to be on this kick lately with short 3 car trains. Please don't make me wait in a line that moves like Fahrenheit's ever again.


Those 3 car trains are only on the Launched Blitz coaster types (Maverick) or the 95* drop coasters (Fahrenheit).

I think these trains will be normal length.

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Postby atem122 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:55 pm

^Thinking about it, Fahrenheit is a capacity nightmare, 3 cars and no MCBR= :butt:

But knowing Intamin and their tall coasters, there's a good chance we'll see a 9 car train

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Postby cgodsey » Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:03 pm

^Also keep in mind that this coaster could be 6,500+ feet of track and the coasters using the smaller trains are no where near that length. I doubt they would use anything other than the 9 car trains we know and love.

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Postby Erik Johnson » Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:51 pm

For something that is not related to the Giga Coaster discussion, I went through some of my older video footage and put together a ten minute video with footage from 2006. Lots and lots of Hypersonic footage is included as well as everyone's favorite former park "ranger".


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Postby Mike240SX » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:43 pm

The short trains are necessary on extreme drop angles and very quick transitions. Otherwises, the Gs on the last car/row would be too intense. On a ride like Maverick or Farenheit, if the train were to be 5 or 6 cars long the last car would FLY over the crest of the drop hill. Think about how much negative G you already get in the back row...yeah.

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Postby steel » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:08 pm

I like how the news clip says "Possible new ride." It doesn't get much more confirmed than shiny new track onsite and footers not far off.

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