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    Energylandia | Abyssus | Vekoma Shockwave+ | 2021

    Well, Six Flags has still not been testing their new for 2020 ride, and their 2019 ride opened 2020, without COVID. EL on the other hand has opened 2 Hypercoasters + 1 Megacoaster in 2 years, not talking about the supporting rides they built along it. In addition, their other 2020 ride (Zadra)...
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    Walibi Belgium | Kondaa | Intamin Mega Coaster | 2021

    Don't forget the lack of Shinguards on the Intamin trains - My shins are shining in all colours of the rainbow after a few rides on a RMC >.< The Intamin restraint can hurt your legs as well, but it is the good kind of pain due to too much airtime :-) Kondaa has quite smooth transitions...
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    Do B&M hypers produce actual negative g-forces?

    I know the topic is a little bit old, but I think you deserve a reply. 1. Thanks, it really means a lot to us to see that our hard work is apreciated. It's not only money, but dozens of hours to get the project where we are today. 2. Once parks in germany are allowed to open up again, we are...
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    Walibi Belgium | Kondaa | Intamin Mega Coaster | 2021

    So... I had a couple of rides on it, here is what I think: Kondaa starts great, but tends to loose speed and therefore intensity during the layout. You can see this on the Video @Benni posted, where the hills get weaker and weaker. It is one of the rides you don't want to do first in the...
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    Walibi Belgium | Kondaa | Intamin Mega Coaster | 2021

    It certainly makes the measurement less accurate, as your body will likely move more, but the real forces do not change. You will feel them more, as your contact area to the restraint is smaller without you touching it + the exposed feeling of having your hands free.
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    Walibi Belgium | Kondaa | Intamin Mega Coaster | 2021

    After taking a closer look at the forces, I think they are completely manufactured. Not only that some forces just don't make any sense (-0,3g on the lifthill, +2g on a couple of airtime moments + brake run,...), but the whole curvature does not make any sense at all. Considering that the...
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    Walibi Belgium | Kondaa | Intamin Mega Coaster | 2021

    2 things I noticed: The overlay is pretty of in terms of speed and forces. The last 15m of the drop do not gain any speed, and the lifthill has -0,2g? I should be able to check the forces on saturday - stay tuned for more :-) And number 2: The pacing is >5 seconds slower than in Intamins...
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    Universal IoA | Jurassic World VelociCoaster | Intamin Blitz | 2021

    Agreed, wouldn't be the first time an Intamin Blitz eats its wheels :-) The sound sounds more "harsh" than I know it from Taron, but the frequency fits in well, and the bearings are quite tough and should not break after such a short time. That's not a normal sound of that train, that is for sure.
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    Lightning Rod Status

    The steel plates on a traditional wooden coaster have 3 purposes: - help to distribute the weight more evenly - reduce friction - reduce wear They do not support the track, and are actually supported by the wooden track below. The Topper track with its thick steel plate supports the wood and...
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    Lightning Rod Status

    Those pictures are good, and show why I never considered the Topper track to be a wooden one. It combines a wooden base and a steel top, making it a hybrid track. Neither the steel nor the wood alone are thick enough to hold on their own, but the combination is tough enough to support the train...
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    Lightning Rod Status

    It has always been a hybdrid, so we might call it a hybrid-hybrid now, but I think hybrid is still applicable. Maybe steel-hybrid, but yeah, hybrid is easier. Before you ask: It uses a Hybrid track and steel ledgers, which made it a clear hybrid. I don't know why ppl called it a wooden coaster...
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    New (temporary, hired) flat rides for Alton Towers

    As if Alton towers will close any later than 4pm. The opening times of Merlin parks, especially in the UK are really a joke. In addition, the lighting package needs power, which has to be paid for. Do you really think that Merlin is willing to pay for that additional lighting?
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    Energylandia's Future Additions

    Talking about the huge planned expansions, I am still waiting for the hotel which was originally scheduled for 2018, and is still not being build. I know that they are combining it with the karp museum, but it is getting really strange that they always postpone this project. I mean, we are...
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    Bollywood Parks Dubai | Bombay Express | GCI Wooden Hybrid Coaster | 2021

    They get quite often close to 0g, but rarely below. But I see why those transitions are considered airtime and I have to agree that they certainly feel like it. If you are interested in some numbers, this is a G-Force onride from Troy @ Toverland. Might give you a feel how Bollywood Park intends...
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    Bollywood Parks Dubai | Bombay Express | GCI Wooden Hybrid Coaster | 2021

    Most amount of airtime will be hard, rides like El Toro and Colossos have plenty of airtime and are huge, I don’t see GCI being able to beat those. But the most airtime moments sound reasonable. GCI likes to include those small pops anyway, and just focussing more on them is not impossible.
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