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Kennywood | Steel Curtain | S&S Multi-looper

Hixee

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This'll be a good one to occupy me this evening. I'm really curious.

I wonder how much trolling they'll do at the launch event too - they could have a good time with this. :p
 

Intricks

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Final guess is a gerstlauer with a 120 degree first drop at 197 ft high. 3 inversions.

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Jarrett

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Final guess time!

S&S air launch designed by Centerline with three inversions and a tallest drop bigger than the initial height. 6 4-person cars per train.

I want it to be Mack or Vekoma but I’m sticking with S&S or Gerst as more reasonable. I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a volley launch if it isn’t a compressed air S&S, in which case I’d guess a Gerst infinity like Gold Rush or a Mack with a layout similar to Star Trek or Hunger Games on a larger scale.
 

Jarrett

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What's that? ;)
I was referring to a “forwards, backwards, forwards” launch that volleys the train back and forth to pick up speed. Sky Rocket II clones, Gale Force, Goldrush, the previously mentioned Mack coasters, Soaring With Dragon, that concept.

Is there a formal technical term for that that’s been agreed upon in the industry?
 

Hixee

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I was referring to a “forwards, backwards, forwards” launch that volleys the train back and forth to pick up speed. Sky Rocket II clones, Gale Force, Goldrush, the previously mentioned Mack coasters, Soaring With Dragon, that concept.

Is there a formal technical term for that that’s been agreed upon in the industry?
Not within the industry, but every enthusiast I've spoken to uses 'triple launch', with the acceptance that there may be mild confusion from time to time.

Did a little bit of digging, and:
Intamin call it a "swing launch" on their page for Soaring with Dragon: "One of the unique features of this LSM Launch Coaster is a ‘Swing Launch’. Utilizing..."
https://www.intaminworldwide.com/soaring-with-dragon-wanda-hefei/

Gerstlauer don't really refer to it explicitly in their documentation, they just talk about LSM launches generically.
https://www.gerstlauer-rides.de/products/roller-coasters/infinity-coaster/

Mack call it a "halfpipe launch" on their site: "Optional Halfpipe Launch"
https://mack-rides.com/products/rollercoaster/launch-coaster/
 

Jarrett

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Not within the industry, but every enthusiast I've spoken to uses 'triple launch', with the acceptance that there may be mild confusion from time to time.

Did a little bit of digging, and:
Intamin call it a "swing launch" on their page for Soaring with Dragon: "One of the unique features of this LSM Launch Coaster is a ‘Swing Launch’. Utilizing..."
https://www.intaminworldwide.com/soaring-with-dragon-wanda-hefei/

Gerstlauer don't really refer to it explicitly in their documentation, they just talk about LSM launches generically.
https://www.gerstlauer-rides.de/products/roller-coasters/infinity-coaster/

Mack call it a "halfpipe launch" on their site: "Optional Halfpipe Launch"
https://mack-rides.com/products/rollercoaster/launch-coaster/
Heard it called a half pipe launch before, not heard it called a swing launch. That’s interesting!
 

Jarrett

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Watching the announcement streamed now, it's some kind of S&S hyperlooper with 9 inversions. No layout yet but it already sounds like something the park needs.

 

davidm

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oh, American Football themed?
"Steeler's Country at Kennywood Park"
Hmmm
"Steel Curtain" lol
 
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