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Kennywood | Steel Curtain | S&S Multi-looper

Lofty

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Ahh ok. It does look incredibly drawn out, I think the track style really affects it, too - it's deceiving.
 

Hyde

I Lied About My Age!
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OOOOHHHHH, the water element is where the sky coaster is!! The computer rendering was confusingly vague, and really makes Steel Curtain look like it’s being built in 300 year old growth forest.
 
That name comes from ECG's interview with Joe:
Not exactly Drachen Fire-style, but the inspiration is obvious.

(Also a big thanks for this interview, it was great to finally put a name to a face!)
 

bob_3_

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Interestingly, rcdb is now calling the first inversion a "Drachen Fire Dive Drop": https://rcdb.com/16479.htm
But oddly, Steel Curtain is the only coaster with this element. Drachen Fire doesn't have it: https://rcdb.com/r.htm?ot=2&el=16781
Drachen Fire's drop didn't have to be called "Drachen Fire Dive Drop" because it was already on said ride.

God knows why they want to pay tribute to Drachen Fire on this coaster, that ride was the definition of infamous. I never got to ride it but just a reverse POV showed how horrible alot of the elements rode. I know times have moved on, but S&S still doesn't have a decent record with track shaping, maybe they seek inspiration from other sources.
 

SilverArrow

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Drachen Fire's drop didn't have to be called "Drachen Fire Dive Drop" because it was already on said ride.

God knows why they want to pay tribute to Drachen Fire on this coaster, that ride was the definition of infamous. I never got to ride it but just a reverse POV showed how horrible alot of the elements rode. I know times have moved on, but S&S still doesn't have a decent record with track shaping, maybe they seek inspiration from other sources.
Couldn't find a backwards pov on youtube, is it still around?
 

Snoo

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That name comes from ECG's interview with Joe:
Not exactly Drachen Fire-style, but the inspiration is obvious.

(Also a big thanks for this interview, it was great to finally put a name to a face!)
Joe is also just a great guy btw. As he doesn't interview often, getting to know him at IAAPA was definitely great. He also loves Mine Blower as I do so good man. :D
 

Antinos

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The low elements seem to be oddly shaped, but surely they'll ride fine. The uniqueness of this ride is going to give it quite a bit of charm.
 
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