Rob Ascough said: Is it just me, or do the ribbon boards look very narrow? Those Intamin wood coaster structures always look a little weird to me... a little sloppy... not sure why, as I can't put my finger on it.
Looks the same to me, like there's not enough wood in the structure. I figured it's because the prefab track is stronger on its own, it doesn't need the dense structure you see on a traditional wooden coaster that's needed to support the hand-applied laminates.
The "sloppyness" of it seems also a little intentional to me... as if they would like to emphasise the "out of control"/"catastrophic" character that wood coasters have by letting the wood bars extend at random lengths or breaking horizontal lines by quasi-randomly displacing the bars. They should have gotten an architect to do a proper application of random for this purpose imho.
But they probably know what they are doing... the coaster will look absolutely amazing when it's finished.
I'm having a hard time figuring out the layout between the turn following drop #2 and the MCBR, which is parallel to hill #2. Seems to me there is still an entire section of this ride yet to be built as the turn following hill #2 is too wide to connect with the MCBR.