Is this the final layout, or just an educated guess? Either way, could this ride be shorter? If you think Goliath is too short, I can't wait for the complaints of short track length on Phantom's Revenge. Also keep in mind, this ride will most likely keep a high sustained speed, much like MF. It will be over before it gets started!!
Yeah I agree...this looks very short....not that the original Phantom was incredibly long, but I think they should have a full complete helix over itself near the end. I am not at all pleased with the ending according to this rendering. I can only assume that there are curves and twists that we cannot see due to the views. This coaster needs to have a uniqueness, not just new track replacing loops. It should make me WANT to come up from Florida to ride it!
well thats the layout as has been released, you can see them at http://kpu.danimation.com ... i also think it has a short layout and i would add a helix here and there but it still looks fun none the less
I think it looks pretty good personally. It could be alittle longer but oh well. Anyway, I've only got one question, how long is that third drop gonna be? It looks pretty big, but it's hard to tell? Does anyone know?
alright let's not all bicker about how close it is to the actual phantoms revenge... like i said, i based it off of the few screenshots from television.. my model is not meant to create any type of controversy, so just hang low until everyone knows for sure! in the meantime i will finish my highly scrutinized model and hope for my benefit that the layout doesn't change too drastically, if at all...
I really like the layout, but it does look short, and you have to remember about those trim brakes on the steel phantom right before the loop. They slowed the coaster down a bit. Those trains will fly through that course in no time. i thought there would be more bunny hops and stuff, but i guess we'll have to wait and see.
------------- Steel Phantom: A Decade of Thrills. (1991-2000)
No offense, KPU or Badnitrus, but I really don't put too, too much stock into these renderings. We've seen how they're not good quality (though better than nothing), and personally, I'm waiting for an official release. (Note: I will admit that I did see the renderings on Pittsburgh news stations, so they're not complete guesses by any means.)
A few of us have come to the conclusion that the "inverted camelback" between the 1st and 2nd hills will basically be a double-up. (Once again, mostly speculation.) To put it in Kennywood terms, I've heard the double dip on Jack Rabbit referred to a "camelback"... so if you were to go up the camelback, it would be reversed, or "inverted".
As for the bunny hops, I like airtime as much as the next guy, but it's really not my favorite part of coasters. To me, there was nothing better than a front seat ride on Phantom, hitting 80 flying through the turn at the bottom of the ravine. I'd rather have huge drops and smooth, high speed turns on a coaster more than airtime... looks like I'll be satisfied!
------------- How dare you vanquish the Steel Phantom without his consent? Fear the Phantom's Revenge.