Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Temleh, Aug 3, 2015.
Finally, something to be excited about. That is some serious shoehorning!
I've just spotted the scaffolding on Infusion's 3/4 helix (at first I thought it was on the brake run but look closely and you can see it is on the turn). I wonder if it will be getting the repaint it badly needs in time for Icon's opening day?
This ride looks better by the day, that's some seriously snappy banking!
Hoping I'm wrong, because as a general rule, I'm very excited about this project - but that sequence of corners we've just seen does not look Will-friendly.
Don't see it matching Helix though.
The section after the immelmann looks more Taronesque than Helix in my opinion, hopefully it's a nicely paced moment.
Shame they aren't to your taste, luckily that's the very last moment of the ride, so shouldn't impact the preceding layout.
Oh I say.
That's exactly what I love about BPB.
Still a shame the colour is so drab though.
I really liked the colour scheme on paper but admittedly it does look a bit drab against the grey Blackpool sky. Maybe it will look better on a sunny day.
The interactions with the other coasters are going to be awesome though. I am looking forward to seeing the bit around Steeplechase.
^ I, on the other hand, actually quite like the colors! It's quite "Unique" for a coaster to have black and grey supports. Usually coasters with black or grey have more colors to them, not just both.
Can't believe the UK is going to have more than 1 actually good coaster.. the colours are very dull though.
To be fair re:colour scheme, out of the 2 photos that Lofty posted, it only really looks dull in the first photo because of the angle facing the dull sky. In second photo facing away from the sky, the silver/grey looks pretty bright and fresh to me. Bad cameras at bad angles probably exacerbate the dullness, which I guess is good as it might be a pleasant surprise up close in person.
The second half of the ride could either be really good or mediocre depending on how fast the launch ends up being. I really hope this doesn't suffer from Star Trek syndrome.
I've heard good things about STOE. It apparently runs through the layout a lot faster than it looks from POV/off ride and actually has some nice airtime.
Jeez, I thought my standards were unreasonably high!
More than 1 world class coaster, I'll grant you, but despite Merlin's best efforts, the UK's not that bad!
That's true. It looks like it crawls through it offride, but on ride the pacing is just right for a coaster of that size.
No pics I’m afraid but the Immelmann is very near to completion, it’s tall enough to be seen from outside the park. I’d say it’s one track piece off being max-height.
I've ridden it and I can tell you it is quite slow and boring.
I wonder how tall the top hat will be, considering the Immelmann is the tallest point of the ride. I'm guessing around 85ft, because I think that 82ft drop is the drop off of the top hat, not the Immelmann. There doesn't appear to be much of a height difference between the two.
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