2013 wood coaster crop has been seeded...

Friday, July 6, 2012 11:46 AM

Wow. I haven't been following this at all, but it next year may be time to round up the central plains woodies I've been missing (SDC's new one, WoF's Prowler, and SFStL's whatever they're calling it). Too bad I missed Renegade by a week when I was up in Minneapolis in early May.

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Friday, July 6, 2012 11:53 AM

Um –– silver dollar city coaster with apparent zero g!!!! So, indeed, not the usual zero g, but a hill perhaps otherwise designed to be zero g but inverted. lalalalalalalalala

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Okay fine, I guess I'm a little late.

Last edited by cdude3, Friday, July 6, 2012 11:57 AM
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Friday, July 6, 2012 12:08 PM

Wow. What is more fascinating- that overbank/inversion or CDude3's response to it?

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Friday, July 6, 2012 12:18 PM

That pic of the SDC coaster reminds me of the Snake Dive thingy at the end of Storm Runner where you roll and turn coming out perpendicular to how you entered.

Or am I looking at that wrong?

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Friday, July 6, 2012 12:20 PM
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Friday, July 6, 2012 12:48 PM

I think this will be more like a traditional overbank or maybe a Stengel dive in the sense that you reverse the direction of your roll midway through the inversion.

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Friday, July 6, 2012 12:52 PM

Ahhh, you're right. It doesn't roll through. It tips you then comes back into the drop.

If the track exited to the right of that photo instead of to the left, it'd be more what I was thinking.

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Friday, July 6, 2012 1:15 PM

Some people are comparing it to the cutback on Drachen Fire. Looks like it enters from a different direction though. I think the Stengel Dive comparison is probably more accurate.

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Friday, July 6, 2012 3:49 PM

Two of the overbanked turns on NTG actually look very similar to the RCT inversion: half corkscrew, half inline (reversing the roll in the middle) except the inline portion has a significant change in altitude and the banking only gets up to 90*

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Friday, July 6, 2012 3:56 PM

It definitely looks like a Stengel Dive to me. I know one thing, this coaster will more than likely get me to SDC and any surrounding parks next year. If its half as good as the new Giant in Texas, I'm there.

Heck, I'm considering a trip to Texas over Xmas just for more Giant.

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Friday, July 6, 2012 4:39 PM

ApolloAndy said:

Two of the overbanked turns on NTG actually look very similar to the RCT inversion: half corkscrew, half inline (reversing the roll in the middle) except the inline portion has a significant change in altitude and the banking only gets up to 90*

Love that you used RCT terminology to reply to Vater because I was going to do the same.

The cutback was two mirrored half-corkscrew pieces.

And yes, I agree, looks Stengel Dive to me as well. I'd rather have seen the track exit the opposite way for the smooth roll-through. I'm all about flowing lines.

Although, I do get that it may very well have not been possible on a wooden coaster.

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Friday, July 6, 2012 4:40 PM
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Friday, July 6, 2012 6:30 PM

Vater said:
Some people are comparing it to the cutback on Drachen Fire.

Oh man! DrachenFire! Haven't thought about that coaster in forever!

Am I totally wrong, or is the kind of roll you all are talking about basically a modified Immelmann?

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Friday, July 6, 2012 7:26 PM

No. You're thinking about the wrap around corkscrew that was the first inversion. The cutback is this guy (weird bird's eye view):
http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110121031023/coasterpedia/i...utback.jpg

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Friday, July 6, 2012 7:27 PM

Now that I think about it, what ever happened to OzCat?

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Friday, July 6, 2012 8:17 PM

As of last year, OzCat was a dried-up, shriveled mess. The trains left for Valdosta a couple years ago, think they're still "in storage" at WA. OzCat itself is no more useful at this point than any other "parts" ride (chain, lift motor).

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Saturday, July 7, 2012 1:56 AM

I don't remember the cutback on DrachenFire, but then again, I rode that about 16 years ago. I know parts were reprofiled because people were complaining of the roughness...was the cutback part of the reprofiling?

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Saturday, July 7, 2012 3:39 AM

Nope, the cutback was always there. The first corkscrew was removed after one season--it was the inversion just before the cutback.

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Saturday, July 7, 2012 9:13 AM

The first regular cork. The wrap around cork on the first drop was always there.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012 12:31 PM

Here's an updated photo of the SDC coaster element.

Turns out it will exit to the right of the photo.

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Sunday, July 8, 2012 1:12 PM
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Sunday, July 8, 2012 1:32 PM

Wow.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012 2:10 PM

Awesome! That's ricockulous!

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