Tuesday, January 29, 2008 9:00 AM
How Tall? New in 2009, Germany. S&S Power, Compressed Air Launch. RCDB.COM
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 9:21 AM
How hurt? Mind, hurting. Feel dumber, after reading post. http://rcdb.com/id4146.htm (<-- Only new for 2008 steel coaster listed for Germany, with no info listed for it.)

edit: ( err. duh... 2009 :) whoops!) *** Edited 1/29/2008 3:45:04 PM UTC by Isca***

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 9:22 AM
Links are helpful...

http://rcdb.com/id4161.htm

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 9:35 AM
Wow.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 9:37 AM
Article in German here:

http://www.parkscout.de/artikel/neues_fahrgeschaeft_am_nuerburgring_ist_weltpremiere

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 9:44 AM
Yeah, 134.8MPH in 2.5 seconds.

That's nuts!

Translated Article

It appears that it will be in the shape of a racetrack. It won't go up like an Intamin Rocket Coaster does, instead it's going around a racetrack. The picture of the train is pretty nifty. Hopefully none of the themeing elements fall off ;).

~Rob Willi *** Edited 1/29/2008 2:48:31 PM UTC by HeyIsntThatRob?***

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 11:03 AM
WOW!
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 11:15 AM
People are always talking about how the race to build the tallest and fastest coaster is pretty much done, to work with more innovation and the fun factor. It will be interesting when this title for fastest coaster leaves the US, to see if it might spark an interest in bringing the title back...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 11:31 AM
Looks like a new track style as well- the wheels on that train rendering are facing inside the rails, ala Arrow/Morgan.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 11:33 AM
I never thought I'd see the day when coaster enthusiasts are excited about a coaster with NO HILLS! So this'll have an exciting launch...then what?
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 11:46 AM
So basically it's a really awesome launch, then coasting around a flat track.

And people said those rocket coasters were one trick ponies. ;)

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 11:54 AM

Mamoosh said:
I never thought I'd see the day when coaster enthusiasts are excited about a coaster with NO HILLS! So this'll have an exciting lunch...then what?

Maybe it's a snackacoaster - L-BLT-B...

;)

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 12:05 PM
Only the track and the aircompression technique will be provided by S&S. The trains will be manufactured by SAT-rides, who also built the new lapbar-trains for Viennas Vekoma Boomerang.

What a boring concept! After the extreme launch the train will go straight and then right INTO A Brake that will slow it down to 100 km/h! That means they will reduce the speed more than 50% right after the launch.
The train will then pass a ascending curve and will go back for another 500 meters to the station. There will be no hills or s-curves or whatever!!!

If you want to ride it, i would suggest you go soon after opening, because the whole concept for this "park" is so half baked, that it will be most likely a big flop.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 12:47 PM
I went that fast in an Opel station wagon on the autobahn last May. Granted, it took a lot longer than 2.5 seconds to get there. But it was probably as exciting as this ride will be.

It just seems like this ride wouldn't do so well at Nurburgring, where the whole purpose is to drive at speeds dwarfing 135 mph.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 12:52 PM
tricktrack,

I'm guessing that this is an attraction that will offer ordinary people the experience of what it's like in a race car - I don't think this is the first of many coasters to come.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 1:14 PM
Not to open a can of worms here, but is this ride technically a roller coaster? There have been arguments over whether rides such as Superman: The Escape are coasters, but even those rides utilize gravity as a mean of propulsion... this ride certainly does not. If anything, this ride is nothing different than those drag racing rides (such as at Malibu Speedzone), with the only difference being that the track returns to where it started.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 1:18 PM
^ If it walks like a duck...

I consider Disk-Os as coasters, though many do not. It's all subjective stuff. :)

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 1:46 PM
If a Disk-O is a coaster then so is a Tilt-o-Whirl, Zipper, Chaos, Breakdancer, and Frisbee.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 2:03 PM
My drinks sit on a coaster.

Are there any artist renderings of the actual coaster track, or is it just like a straight-out oval, and nothing else (ie, no bunny hills or any elevation changes aside from 4-left handed banked turns)?

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 3:01 PM

Mamoosh said:
If a Disk-O is a coaster then so is a Tilt-o-Whirl, Zipper, Chaos, Breakdancer, and Frisbee.

Subjective. As i said.

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