Not that I'd be rushing to cross the Atlantic for a Gerst anyway, but I'm in total agreement on that one. We REALLY don't need another Smiler.If something like this is destined for CP, I can imagine the theme playing on 15 inversions / 150 years some way perhaps? An inversion for every decade!
However, I am really hoping that 15 inversions isn't what this record breaking coaster will be. I love Gerstlauer but The Smiler is AWFUL. It's so repetitive and sickly.
Meant to reply to this sooner, but there's a reason why FireChaser Express is my favorite Gerstlauer... it's actually smooth and doesn't have any awkward transitions.Sounds like a pretty good follow up to me.
Dare Devil Dive, despite the lap bars and smoothness, is actually kinda forgettable.
The combination of record breaking and gerstlauer, ending up producing a great top 20 ride is probably not going to happen. Although I was positively surprised by gold rush at slagharen. Solid fun ride imo. And there are quite a lot of karnan fans that think this is the greatest german ride. But somehow there is still a gap between gerst and big thrill rides from Mack, Intamin, RMC and B&M.....Haven't done the newer Infinity models after Smiler, but I haven't heard great things about Hangtime.
I've yet to ride a truly great Gerstlauer, so they tend to me among my least favorite modern manufactures.
Actually, I can change that for you...We're now in August and have heard no rumours, seen no signs of construction and there is little to no evidence pointing at a specific park this coaster is going to. Is it not a little strange that we haven't heard ANYTHING about this project recently? Cause surely they need to be starting construction/land clearing soon wherever this is going if they want to open it next year, given it's meant to be record-breaking?
I imagine you'll be in tears if it takes the record from your local park...Hmm ... what if it beats some kind of record at the other end of the scale? It could be the world's smallest coaster, and the big challenge is getting the pieces through the doorway of the restaurant whose play area it will adorn.