Yeah, well, if that's the layout, I'd hate to see what that kink is near Trailblazer. And that sharp left turn after the station? I'm going to go with Lift, left turn, drop, half-pretzel, meander. Finish with a matrix.
I'm 99% sure it's a rocket, and I'll be 100% sure on Sunday as to what it is. I'm guessing as far as the layout goes: launch, tophat, clothoid loop, overbank, s-cruve or corkscrew/in-line twist, then brakes.
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*** This post was edited by 3r1c 8/3/2003 11:14:23 AM ***
Now I'm not supporting the Rocket Coaster idea totally, but why couldn't there be a launch area outside the station? Dragster does it, why not have a turn then have a launch block?
I could see a rocket coaster in the layout, but the thing that really gets me is the element in the lower left corner. It looks like an Immelman/Diveloop.
Edit: Rocket coasters are essentially just like any other coaster. There are plenty of launched coasters out there that have inversions, why would rocket coasters be any diffrent?
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Why? Because TTD rolls one train length, approximately, out of the station and then launches. This ride would roll three or four train lengths out, turn left, and then launch? That seems a bit silly. Look at the radius of those turns with respect to Trailblazer and that'll help you to get an idea of the size of this ride. They're not high-speed turns.
If it's a rocket coaster, you're proposing a launch, vertical climb with a 90* counterclockwise roll, over the top and pull out straight. Followed by an immelman? Climb up the hill toward the Condor, high turn over the condor, maybe overbanked. . . then an S-curve into the breaks? That seems like a *radical* departure from the not-even-proven Rocket coaster formula.
I also got the site to work. See my post somewhere up there.
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I was responding to TalonJosh. The turn in back of the station could be a turn before the staging area, or launch block... Now I don't support that the launch would be in back of the station, but it could be, which is why I posted that. Apologies for the confusion.
Actually, I am going to retract my statement about the rocket coaster after looking at the satellite photo. I could definitely see a rocket coaster in that layout. The layout that 3r1c is describing is quality, and could definitely make for a badass ride. I don't see it as a radical departure from the rocket coaster formula either. It is a completely diffrent layout yes, but why not put in some crazy crap in there? If its an Intamin, it's gotta have something thats off the wall! ------------------ Corey "Afterward, services resumed for about 20 minutes until the congregation realized the church was on fire." - www.channel3000.com
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