Finally we get a recordbreaking steel coaster! :). That 95 degree drop is going to be awesome. The boards on the ground make me think the lift, drop and loop are going to be enclosed. Can't wait to see the theme (BonBon always make outragous and offbeat themes for their rides :D)
a) How do you know this is being installed somewhere?
b) Why would a park enclose the ride's unique feature?
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#1: Amusement Today, Gerstlauer & BonBon Land themselves
#2 no idea but why else would the plates be on the model when they're not in any other parts?
*** This post was edited by Anders on 11/12/2002. ***
a) Has been reported in an Amusement Today issue, that's how it came up on rcdb and now confirmed from the park it says on rcdb.
Althought this will be a smaller version of the X95 coaster from Gerstlauer.
Really we have had coaster with 90+ degree drops for 100 years. All loops have more then 90 degree drops.
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"Can't wait to see the theme (BonBon always make outragous and offbeat themes for their rides :D)"
Maybe they'll name it Dog Fart 2!
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While I believe the coaster will indeed have a 95* first drop and loop I wouldn't take that model as a sign of the coaster's actual layout. That is merely a model from Gerstlauer's booth at IAAPA last year. One thing we've learned from the past it that often times the coaster differs greatly from the model once built.
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Ok now when i have seen the real layout of this coaster i can tell you that it's very different to that model.
It goes something like this, station, 90 right curve, 90 vertical lift hill, 95 vertical drop, StengelDive (turns right 90), loop, U-turn right, mcbr, 540 left helix and a 90 right turn to the final brakes, 90 turn to station.
(The numbers are degrees)
I hope it'll have a cool theming and not the Eurofighter name, doesn't really fit with the park's theme.
i didnt know that Gerstlauer actually designed coasters themselves....what a horrifying thought...anyway, that loop looks really eliptical, almost Scwartzkopf like....with such a quick drop, how many Gs do you think that thing will pull??
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Here is a link to the Eurofighter article in Amusement Today this past month.
Not only do they build coasters for some time, their factory is even on the old grounds of Anton Schwarzkopfs factory in Münsterhausen. Some people who used to work there are now working for Gerstlauer and Maurer Söhne as well.
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