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California's Great America | Railblazer | RMC Raptor

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Jake Martell, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Antinos

    Antinos Slut for Spinners Social Media Team

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    Oh man, you guys...this thing looks like it...rocks :p

    ok I get it I'll leave!
     
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    This coaster looks stunning from all angles! And as it's RMC, I'm sure that it will ride stunningly as well!
     
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    Pear Active Member

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    Why are these things so fast!
     
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    Pear Active Member

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    Here's another angle

     
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    tomahawk Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    I'm sorry but those trains are :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing atrocious looking. Color scheme is better than WW, but that is ugly as :emoji_zipper_mouth:.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    The airgates confirm that it won't be a continuous loading station.
     
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    I love the way the whole area looks! They did a great job tying everything together.
     
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    I agree! Considering Cedar Fair apparently "don't do theming", I think this looks fantastic! Well done guys!
     
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    Catwalk's going in!

    [​IMG]
     
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    How come it's got wooden catwalks when this is a steel coaster?
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Theming?
     
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    Yeah Wonder Woman has steel catwalks so this almost had to be a requested thing. Also doesn’t have them on the first turn like this does.

    I feel it would look lovely but maybe not with that track color.
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    Wonder Woman has wooden railings on the brake run catwalks, but I've no idea why CGA would extend the catwalks to the first drop. I actually think WW might be better.
     
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    I suppose so! Gives it that sort of western/road trip type feel they're clearly going for.
     
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    Thanks, @ATI! Was not aware it had wooden brake catwalks. My inference would be that it’s cheaper for them to buy stock wood and turn it into decking than to fabricate catwalks for that part, but for the more complex lift catwalks it’s more efficient to just fabricate them, then make them wood if the park requests it. Could be several build factors though. Time, material availability, building codes, etc. I’d love to know for sure though!
     
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    Makes sense to me, if they’re going to stall anywhere it’s on that first turn.
     
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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Gorgeous photo of testing.

    Zooming in on the webcam, you can also get a good glimpse of the trains on the transfer. I must say, the color combo is really striking.
    Screen Shot 2018-05-22 at 2.22.07 PM.jpg
     
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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    More testing footage. Just like Wonder Woman, this thing is lit.

     
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