Hydra 8-09-04, Lift hill goes vertical

Monday, August 9, 2004 8:10 PM
http://xtremecoasters.com/index.php?act=construction/dorney

XC has just posted a brand new Hydra update from 8/09/04. The lift track is starting to rise. There is alot of track on the ground, Along with twisted track, so we might see a twist out of the station. Anyway, Check out the update.

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Monday, August 9, 2004 9:20 PM
I'll say... a twist indeed.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 1:10 AM
I think that track right there might be for the cobra roll? I believe that's what those footers are for.

Can't wait to see more progress!

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 1:13 AM
The Cobra Roll that's responsible for the 4th and 5th inversions, right? ;)
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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 3:41 AM
I suppose I saw two segments of Hydra's track sitting on a flatbed truck around here. As part of my daily commute, I go on this back road (that connects Rt. 136 to Rt. 30 near Adamsburg/Irwin PA, if you want to know) and this truck was parked in a driveway. There is always some kind of truck parked there, so maybe he is a contracted driver of some sort.

From Thursday-Saturday last week two green pieces B&M track were on the truck. They were both crests and one was the crest of the lifthill, I believe. It had the chain guide running in the middle of the track and the teeth along the side. I wondered where it could be going in August and after looking at these pictures, that track is the same color of the ones I saw on the truck.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 9:28 AM
I was at Dorney this past saturday, and checked out the progress. At the rate they are going they will have the track assembled before winter. It won't be no problem for them to have it ready for opening day 2005!

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 10:17 AM
I've seen a total of around 9 flat beds on I-71 here in Ohio with in the last 3 days. ALL trucks I have seen were all carrying straight section of track. Each truck had 2 pieces on it. None of the pieces looked liked they had much/if any arc or twist to them.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 11:04 AM
Wow, I'm surprised at how quick they are getting construction going. I'd say they are in really good shape for opening in 2005, heh.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 11:08 AM
It's got some nice Raptor colors....
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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 11:24 AM
We'll be covering the construction project closely from now on.

I can't wait to see this layout unfold, This is going to be a VERY unique floorless, Somthing we are in serious need of. I'm getting tired of traditional floorless coasters.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 11:52 AM
Well from my understanding its only 2 floorless clones out of the 11 world wide, and the clones are on opposite sides of the states. And beisdes, whats an UNtraditional floorless coaster?
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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 12:16 PM
Is Scream! a clone of Medusa @SF Great Adventure?
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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 12:34 PM
I'm talking elements, Most floorless coasters are,

Lift, Drop, Loop, zero-g, cobraroll/dive loop, MCBR.

Basically the same elemnts in a different arrangements that feel almost exactly the same.

Though superman in spain is a pretty cool looking floorless.

Scream, Is a mirror of Medusa at gadv. Its basically the same just mirrored.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 12:51 PM
Anyone have a guess as to how high the highest lift support is?http://www.xtremecoasters.com/photo_gallery/albums/hydra8-09-04/Dorney%20Park%208-09-04%20028.jpg

And do you think that that's the last/highest lift support?

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 1:07 PM
That is definatly not the highest support, Thats only about 50 FT high.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 1:13 PM
The highest lift support should top out at 95ft. I believe that will be the next support they erect.

YAY B&M's! :)

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 1:25 PM
Well, these pics along with the inversion order/placement info in the other threads and the height info Legendary just handed out - you should be able to pretty much start seeing how this one is going to go into place
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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 1:41 PM
Yes, but "nothing is confirmed" until the park announces it! ;)

Joe, who thinks Hydra has the potential to be an extremely good ride.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 3:27 PM
BTW, Is Hydra going to be the first coaster ever to have an inversion BEFORE the lift?
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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 3:30 PM
I've heard the lift approach will be quite "Hercules-esque" and not the standard lift approach seen on most floorless coasters.

mOOSH

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