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Walibi Belgium | Pulsar | Mack Power Splash

Ben

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That is so weird!

I'm still not convinced it'll ride that well but it's cool?
 

_koppen

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Well, dosen't this looks fabulous!

peep said:
Mack have worked some sort of engineering magic on this attraction. Seriously had concerns about the refilling. I just still don't understand how they've pulled it off.
I would imagine it's just floodgates that opens and then it's pumped out between cycles. Very old and tested technology, so no reason to worry about being spited ;)
 

Hyde

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It is a perplexing cool-looking ride. You wouldn't anticipate there being much to it, but those mild pops of airtime mixed with the splashdown could turn into something quite fun.
 

gavin

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Take away the splash and it's basically RC Racer, but a bit taller. I honestly can't see why people are excited for this.
 

nadroJ

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^THIS!!! And by all intents and purposes it's not a **** cred. Seriously if we're not counting DiskOs but we're counting this then just **** everything.


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JoshC.

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Surely the difference between this and a Disko is the fact that Diskos are powered? This has launches and actual 'coasting' sections, and just in general seems very "coastery", unlike a Disko. To be honest, if this isn't a cred, I wouldn't class Shuttle Loop coasters as a cred either.

(I know me saying this could make it sound like I'm saying that all powered coasters aren't creds, but I'm not trying to say that, just Diskos :p )
 

Lofty

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But, this is 'powered' by means of LSM's, DiskO's are powered and then free roll for a slight time, the same as RC Racer which is also classed as a coaster...
 

owentaylor121

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But this is quite clearly a coaster, a Disko isn't. It's hard to explain why because they are basically the same thing, but they aren't as the same time, if that makes sense.

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Lofty

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owentaylor121 said:
if that makes sense.

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No, it doesn't, but sometimes it does, but on this occasion it doesn't.

Get the point?
 

owentaylor121

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Lofty said:
owentaylor121 said:
if that makes sense.

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No, it doesn't, but sometimes it does, but on this occasion it doesn't.

Get the point?
It's the same way Superman and Tower of Terror 2 are classed as coasters, same for the old shuttle coasters.
 

Lofty

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This is the thing though - there can't be one rule for one and not for the others. Do Disko'O's move portions of the track without the aid of a power source? Yes. Do Mack powered coasters? No, yet they're classed as coasters. It's all very fickle.
 

TheCoasterCruiser

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Lofty said:
Do Mack powered coasters? No, yet they're classed as coasters. It's all very fickle.
The thing with Mack powered coasters is, that on downwards slopes, their speed will increase because of gravity.
 

Ben

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^That happens on the Disk'Os as well.

I've still never heard a valid argument against the Disk'O coasters (avec hump) counting.
 

nadroJ

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Oh Yh, only the avec hump versions would count, obviously.


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Lofty

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TheCoasterCruiser said:
Lofty said:
Do Mack powered coasters? No, yet they're classed as coasters. It's all very fickle.
The thing with Mack powered coasters is, that on downwards slopes, their speed will increase because of gravity.
Yeah, that's still not a valid point to what I'm trying to say though :lol:


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