2017/18: SW8 Speculation

Discussion in 'Future Discussion' started by TheBeast, 3rd Sep 2014.

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  1. UserDeleted

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    Cool. I just hope it's a little steeper and faster.
     
  2. bluesonichd

    bluesonichd TowersStreet Member

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    Meh !
     
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    I also think that looks very underwhelming. Also what's with the double lift/launch type thing?

    Hopefully this isn't representative of the final product in any way, as it's a long way off still as it is. That or the final product has plenty of elements that surround the ride to make it more exciting!
     
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    He's only going off a handful of high and low points labelled on an overhead picture so everything between is just guesswork.
     
  5. Leah

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    Can't be the final layout. It won't look like this... it's simply not gimmicky enough.

    Where's the world first? Where's the USP? Where's the temperamental element that will cost way too much in staff and destroy the throughput?
     
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    Officially with a launch, it would be the world's first fully wooden launch coaster. Lightning rod is just is launch on metal track or wooden supports.
     
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    No, it's not. Lightning Rod is a wooden coaster.
     
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    RMC track is not wooden.
     
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    I hate to break this to you, but rails on non RMC wooden coasters are not wooden either ;)
     
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    All wooden coasters have a layer of metal on the top of the rails, RMC just make that layer thicker.
     
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    RMC have two track styles usually, used "Topper Track" and "I Box". Topper Track is similar to the track on other wooden coasters, but there is a few differences to the top layer that the train runs on, I believe the top metal rails are thicker, as noted, and the wooden stacks are slightly different to that of usual, whereas I Box is complete steel, which allows for more extreme transitions than your average wooden coaster, with a wooden coaster feel..

    To sum it up...
    Topper Track - Wood
    I Box - Steel

    Hope this clears up any confusion, sorry if some bits are wrong :p I've gone into an off topic geeky mode. :p
     
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    If there will be a change in the pitch of the lift hill, I hope they theme the transition.

    As for the no limits pov it looks ok, I kinda hope for lower turns around the old flume station. It would be cool to have bridges over the track to the smokehouse and create a good head chopper moment on the ride.
     
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    I wouldn't base opinions of SW8 on a fan made POV based on very limited non finalised plans! It gives a rough idea but even with the high points on the plans it is hard to be sure of exactly what it is going to do. I'm sure there will be more of a drop than on that POV.

    I'm still baffled by the lift hill though, interesting thought presented in that video that the first part could be a traditional lift which transitions into a shallower incline for a small launch.

    :)
     
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    Mini Balder please.
     
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    Please not a mini Balder, I'll die of boredom through the corners.
     
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    Balder is one of the the biggest and most thrilling wooden coaster in the world.
     
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    Not sure what drugs you're on to make such a statement, but Balder is nowhere near the biggest or most thrilling; it's not in the top 10 for any statistical element such as speed, length or height.

    It may have been regarded as the best in the world in the mid 00's, but I'm still trying to deduce what planet the group of people who gave it such a status were from. It's a 'good' ride at best, but that is literally all I can muster for it. The corners are one of the dullest elements to any coaster I've ever experienced.
     
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    It's no El Toro, Voyage or Colossos, but it's pretty fun! InvadR doesn't look like it's going to be invading any Top 10 lists, but I'm not quick to judge based on a POV.

    I'm no fan of Intamin, but I'd be quite surprised if they don't go for a pre-fab wooden ride given Alton's (normal) operating schedule and our climate.

    From what I understand, Heide seems to relatively happy with theirs where parks with GCI/CCIs of a similar age are getting to the point where they are having to rebuild vast sections of track (HW triplets, Ghost Rider) or are giving up altogether (Roar, Gwazi, Medusa etc).
     
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