I think we've possibly got ourselves some overhead lap bars. Not a design that they've used on any of their coasters before, although a few of the Sky Fly's have them. Their normal OTSRs do not look like this from the side.
Infinity trains are a little bit bigger, which will make them more expensive. It also means they can't do quite as tight of maneuvers as the Eurofighters. So, if a park is particularly concerned about space constraints, then it might make more sense to go with a Eurofighter.Can someone help me here. Why would parks choose euro fighters when there are 2 row infinity coasters? Are they cheaper or something?
That's a great question. Shellraiser is probably mostly due to the fact that it's a clone of a ride that was developed prior to the lap bar trains. Therefore, it's cheaper and easier to simply buy the off-the-shelf product rather than re-evaluate the dynamics and clearance envelope for the entire ride and potentially have to alter the structure/layout as a result. It also might have to do with the timing of when the ride was purchased. American Dream has been in development for a long time and some of these rides were purchased several years before the park ever opened.
Vertika was a park request for OTSRs, TMNT is because there isn't enough space under the trains for the hydraulic cylinders used to lock the lapbars due to the coaster having both a lift hill and a launch - there are only so many components the underside of a train can fit so OTSRs were used as the hydraulic cylinders are located in the seat backs.
It's literally like 10 seconds from drop to brakes cause it runs that fast. Short but sweet for sure. The real question is will it ride like glass or like it's falling apart.Testing alert...
I don't think anyone can reasonably call it slow tbf
I'm classing these as OTSRs for sure. Looks like there's the same potential for some signature Gerst hangbanging as there is on their old Eurofighter trains, at least from what I can see.Yeah, these definitely appear to be a new variant of Gerst restraints. Can’t decide if they’re OTSR Lap bars or just simply very roomy OTSR’s.
Waves in pain:But Monster is an Infinity Coaster. And all Infinity Coasters have lap bars