Wow, that didn't look like Veko Track. I'm glad disney has had sucess with them, I think their layouts are great, and they seem to be addressing the roughness issues. Hopefully one day the will be(gasp!) B&M smooth.
About the Vekoma Track did anyone visit the booth at IAAPA? The POV of their motorcycle coaster concept showed track that looked like this. I asked the representative if they did this for any reason, such as smoothness or durability, and he simply stated that it was for the images only. Weird how now it is on coasters.
TeknoScorpion said: Wow, that didn't look like Veko Track.
It's because Vekoma has finally smartened up enough to put the guide wheels on the outside of the track instead of the inside. Compare, if you will the position of the guide wheels on Boomerang at KBF...
The new Vekoma's will have a wheel assembly more closely resembeling that on Superman: Ride of Steel, or any other Intamin or B&M for that matter. Not sure if it will make it any smother of a ride, but I'd think it would at least make repairs and inspections of the wheel assemblies a little easier... *** Edited 3/2/2004 2:18:49 PM UTC by Coaster Lover***
I might be going insane, but I kinda want to see Vekoma build a hyper with this track and see how it turns out. If its true about their redesigned trains, with this new track it might be smooth, and good. Vekoma does have some pretty intense ideas and layouts.