Thursday, April 21, 2005 3:33 PM
About a year ago I was in a forum and I was reading a post of a guy who got a walk through of a coaster. Now I don't know if it was just being built or not but I bet it is less then 5 years old. Its a wooden coaster.
He posted pics of his walk through and one of the pics hes standing on a turn and it looks like the turn is banked at 90 degrees. It actually wasn't I believe it was actually in the neighbourhood of 60 degrees, but in the pic it looked like it was banked alot more.
Im sure theres more then one coaster your thinking of so, sorry I couldn't be of more help. I really would like to get a copy of the banking on this thing
Thursday, April 21, 2005 3:49 PM
Sounds like that was CoasterPunk's pics of his Dollywood Thunderhead construction tour [he worked on the coaster]. It has banking of over 70 degrees [78, I think?].
You can find pics here and here.
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Thursday, April 21, 2005 4:21 PM
Can't even *imagine* that there's going to be a coaster more heavily banked than T-head...
Considering it's NOT going to have c-punk's trains, Hades is going to be *hellish* to maintani...;)
Thursday, April 21, 2005 4:24 PM
Moosh- The numbers I read said 80 degrees. No clue if they were rounded up or not, though.
And, coasterpunk, if you're listening... I love your trains.
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Thursday, April 21, 2005 10:58 PM
I can't comment on Thunderhead, but another relatively recent woodie with high-banked curves is Gwazi at BGT (new in 1999). This picture (http://rcdb.com/ig533.htm?picture=7
) gives a rough idea of the banking, but I'm sure there were different parts of the track that are much more banked than this.
Friday, April 22, 2005 7:22 AM
hey moosh: I got a good feeling your right. I just hope I can get a good shot of the banking now.
Friday, April 22, 2005 8:06 AM
I too love the MF trains. Back in 2003 the day after PPP we were fortunate enough to tour the "factory" at GCI. Very informative and interesting.
Friday, April 22, 2005 8:25 AM
Yeah, that was C-Punk's stuff. He sent me incredible photos of the construction and the trains. Then he rode the beast non stop for days before it opened......lucky bastard!