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Next Gen Wiegand Alpine Coaster for Altmühlbob

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  1. TilenB

    TilenB Member

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    A rather interesting version of Alpine Coaster is taking shape in Bavaria. The ride is one of Wiegand's new model line, called Sport Coaster. It doesn't have any rider operated brakes (much like Dawson Duel in that regard), which allows it to have these huge hills all through the layout. Here's a rough translation and a few photos from coasterfriends. The ride is set to open later this year.

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    Source: https://www.coasterfriends.de/forum/12448-alpine-coaster-projekte-weltweit-3.html#post252765
     
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  2. Lofty

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    What the :emoji_zipper_mouth:. That's amazing - absolutely no debating if that's a coaster or not.
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Wow, that's cool!

    I will say, it did take me a little longer than I care to admit to realise that there are two alpine coasters in that picture. I thought the kid in the first picture was in for a wild ride!
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    Are there legit airtime hills on an alpine coaster, or is there some kind of optical illusion here?
     
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    peep Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Huh, I don't count alpine rides and I'm not really a fan of them but damn those hills will be terrifying. Will be interesting to see videos of this later in the year when it opens.
     
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    I hope those hills have good airtime
     
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    This looks cool. Really enjoyed the zipworld one and the dawson duel ones are decent. There must be a quite a drop somewhere to get enough speed to crest those hills. Maybe next they can make launched ones???
     
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    POV! It's a short ride but those hills are ridiculous.

     
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    Definitely much more "coaster" than "alpine coaster", I mean that the reasons that we don't count alpine coasters as a coaster (DO WE??? - YOU SHAMEFUL CREDHOs IF YOU DO) are a bit lacking in this one.
     
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    I was under the impression that alpine coasters did count as credits. They're on RCDB and Coaster Count.
     
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    I don't see the logic in dismissing them. It's in the name for a start.

    PS Looks great, always good to see new ideas.
     
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    I love this. I did my first alpine coaster at Snowmass back in March. It had a fun moment of airtime on some seemingly harmless hill. This looks awesome.

    Oh, and they're obviously creds. ;)
     
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    Only that it's not? They first started appearing in German speaking countries, where they are called 'Rodelbahn'. It's just the English speaking that see them as coasters, dirty whores.
     
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    Makes me wonder what Wiegand will make with this technology in the future!
     
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    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    It rolls, it coasts. It goes up, it goes down. They're roller coasters in my book!

    Those hills do look absolutely fabulous, though. I'd love to see more of those types of rides!
     
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    I think the "not counting them" argument was always whether it was user-controllable (like "normal" alpines which have user-controlled breaking on them) and whether it ever "coasts" uphill at all (normal alpine don't tend to do this, but this one absolutely does).
    RCDB only recently listed Alpines too, and coaster-count lets you record them but its one of the filters that you can set as to whether you "count" them (like you can exclude "powered" or "butterfly" too if you so wish) - coaster-count also includes things like skyline-express at skyline park and no-one should be counting that.

    (For the record, I ride Alpines - I like them, I record them on coaster-count but don't "count" them. I will count butterflys & powereds though - each to their own!)
     
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    Wow, it's short, isn't it? I was definitely expecting it to do a little more. How boring.

    "First of it's kind", I guess...
     
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    Both end in bahn, both end in coaster?

    Never understood that one. Would the brakeman of Rutschebanen not get the cred?

    That's a better one, but always exceptions to the rule.
    https://rcdb.com/8316.htm
    https://rcdb.com/9660.htm

    Butterflies... eww ;)
     
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