Judging from the videos and the overhead layout, it looks like this coaster may have 3 launches (?).
Clip 3 seems likely that it's the beginning of the ride and there is a launch before the hill / figure-8 element. Then if you go to Clip 1 which is the section immediately following clip 3 it appears as if that's a 2nd launch up a long, gradual incline before the switchback hill. I don't think the ride would have enough speed to make it up there just from the drop out of the figure 8.
Now we haven't seen the back part of the "out and back" type layout, but looking at the overhead it seems like the far end of the ride will have the signature Intamin s-curves before a tight turn into a very long straightaway which imo has to be a 3rd launch.
Last edited by MrX, Monday, September 27, 2010 7:43 PM
The elements seem kind of boring and uninspired tbh, but the scenery / trenches combined with possibly 3 launches should be exciting.
With the new video posted, I can't say I'm thrilled about this layout. I'm not going to cast judgement on a coaster before a single piece of track is laid, but I hope it rides better than it looks. This is a ride I've been eagerly anticipating since there were murmurs about it.Last edited by BullGuy, Monday, October 4, 2010 12:58 PM
What's the latest clue word?
Code #4: POWER
Looking at that thing with all four clips now, I can imagine this coaster being even better than Maverick. I love all the troughs and underpasses. And that waterfall in clip 4 is reminiscent of the water feature that Maverick was originally depicted as having. Looks like fun.
I just hope it does not make those annoying noises at every turn.
That trick track section looks a bit barfarific to me...
I found this on You Tube where all four clips have been combined in the correct order. I can't wait for this unique ride.
If it has the hard OTSR's, I can't say that canyon with the all of the turns is going to be very comfortable. If they use the soft ones, or none at all, it could be incredibly awesome.
Very cool, RCMAC! I was trying to figure out the order. (well, I wasn't trying too hard, really.)
I am so on the fence about weather or not this ride looks like fun or not. Cool animation work though.
One thing we can be pretty sure of from the clips and judging by the amount of real estate the ride covers in the layout pics, this ride will be hauling some serious ass at times. Unless, of course, they're exaggerating the speed in the clips, in which case my point is null.
My overall impression is that these animations turn out to be fairly accurate, and for that reason a marketing department would be foolish to release clips of "the ride" that over-promised. I suppose it's possible, though.
There's one thing that makes me just a wee bit nervous here. Four launches is about three too many on an Intamin ride for my comfort. And I'm speaking strictly from a reliability point of view. On my visits to Cedar Point I've witnessed a bit of downtime on Maverick and i guess for the most part it's launch related, right?
I'm glad the Intamin coaster has evolved from high flying thrillers to include versions that are speedy ground-huggers. A selling point would be less steel to fabricate, a down side is the land space required for a ride of some length. BGT seems to want the grand daddy of 'em all, what with the launches, length and sustained speed we can expect.
And is it to appear as if you're speeding through the animal's habitat back there? Kept at a safe distance, of course, but "interactive" some kind of way? It would be cool if they could pull off a seamless experience, but I bet the animal rights activists are having a heyday with this one.
I think the ride itself looks like a gas - i just hope and pray for them that it works as expected!
I'm with Jeff on this one: lap bars as the only restraint could make this ride truly elite.
Agreed. OTSRs will kill the ride regardless if they are hard or soft. That is the one thing I hate about Maverick.
If this coaster were built on flat land, I think it would be unexciting. But, with the theming BGT will give it, I think it will make the ride that much better.
Final code word is SPEED. Clip shows the train in action from a 3rd person perspective in addition to the heartline roll again.
Well... unless they change it, I distinctly see OTSR in that last video... :-/
I'm with Ensign...now that we can see all 4 clips, this ride does look to be incredibly fun. Like Jeff noted, though, the type of restraints used could make or break this ride.
Let's hope the heart-line roll sticks around! :)
Maybe they'll have learned from previous failure. *chuckles*
For anyone who doesn't have it bookmarked, or doesn't want to click to the beginning of this topic over and over, here is the link again.
This is one ride that I'll have to wait and see before I make final judgment. It could go either way with me.
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