04 year of the spinning mouse. 05 year of the splash coaster

Tuesday, January 18, 2005 12:10 AM
Powder Keg, Sheikra, Italian Job new trend?
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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 12:33 AM
Since when does spraying water have anything to do with the ride? It didn't do much for Anaconda at Dominion.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 12:59 AM
actually this is the year of the Tornado Slide
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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 3:41 AM

Cedar "Counter" Point said:
Powder Keg, Sheikra, Italian Job new trend?

Not a new trend. You're just looking way too deep into everything.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 7:47 AM
Powder Keg doesnt even have a splash, it just has fountains at the end that just go off on the brakes.

-Cal

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 9:45 AM
Isn't that what IJ and SheiKra have as well? They don't actually have a splashdown, since they aren't water coasters.

But anaconda has fountains at the first drop that 'just go off' on passing thru the tunnel, and AFAIK, that was what the other 2 have as well.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 10:10 AM
IJ:ST and SheiKra both have tracks that go into the water. PowderKeg only has three geysers that pop up when it goes down the magnetic brake section.

I agree with Zambezi Zinger that this is the year of the Tornado Slide.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 10:55 AM
Tornado Slide? Yikes...they better rethink that name...tornado season is approaching.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 10:58 AM
Actually, 2005 is the year of the Rooster.

I only know that because the last time we ordered chinese they gave us a calendar.

Hulk has the little water squirt feature too - doesn't help it either.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 11:02 AM
Both SFMM's Ninja & Gold Rusher go under water and people barely notice!

*** Edited 1/18/2005 4:03:30 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 11:20 AM

Mamoosh said:
Tornado Slide? Yikes...they better rethink that name...tornado season is approaching.

Shame on you!;)

I prefer to think of 2005 as Year of the Rocket (not rooster;)), since there are 4 being built, one being the tallest, one being the smallest, and 2 in between.

And swooshy, on IJ:ST and SheiKra, does the track actually go in the water? I was under the impression on both that they would be more like anaconda, and falsely go 'in' the water, with water jets that spray up on each side.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 11:30 AM

Swoosh said:
IJ:ST and SheiKra both have tracks that go into the water.
They appear from the drawings to go below water level, but it does not appear that the track actually enters water (especially seeing as how both must go up a hill after that).
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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 11:34 AM
That's what I thought as well, Jeff.

Either way, all 3 look cool enough, even without the water elements. I look forward to riding at least 2 next year.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 12:20 PM
Doesn't Silver Bullet have a section of track now where they spray you with water as you pass? Water effects on coasters for show are O.K. I don't even really notice them much while I'm riding anyway. I'm a bigger fan of mist tunnels.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 12:35 PM
^Yes, Silver Bullet has a water fountain, but it shoots under your feet and doesn't actually get you wet (thankfully).

I think this is actually the year of the rocket coaster. Kingda Ka, Rita and Kanonen. Three rocket coasters this year, when only three had been built previously.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 3:44 PM
If it's a trend, I'd say it started with Matterhorn Bobsleds.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 4:16 PM
Apparently according to http://www.coastersandmore.com (great site) Sheikra will have 'paddles' on the train which skim the water and create the splash. I suspect that the track will not be in the water but the paddles on the side will skim the water (I'm thinking the track will be embedded down in a trench like on Kumba)

*** Edited 1/18/2005 9:17:18 PM UTC by Marcus Sheen***

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 5:04 PM
I guess the thread should have been titled "05, year of the coaster that pretends to splash water but really doesnt cause it uses sensors or paddles on the sides"
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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 9:55 PM
I'm wondering if there isn't some water involved in the "sewer pipe" section of ST:IJ also. Jeff Seibert said they "puposely" don't show much of that area in the animation.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2005 12:08 AM

Jeff said:
They appear from the drawings to go below water level, but it does not appear that the track actually enters water (especially seeing as how both must go up a hill after that).

Well I thought that too and wondered how it would get back up the hill. Do you think that the track will just get really close to water or perhaps it will have a "dry canal" that the track dips into.

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