Intamins new woodie

Intamins new woodie in Korea is almost complete and here are some pics of the new record breaker.

What's record(s) is it breaking?

It will break every bone in your body. Lol
It will have the steepest 'wooden' coaster drop.
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.
While they've made some fairly serious progress on it since I was there I don't believe it to be almost complete yet...

I had to look hard for this thread...

The coaster, which is now called "T-Express" is still under construction and it is at a very impressive stage right now.

Check the latest entry from january 15:

Looks like the best possible combination of El Toro and Balder on a hillside.

Those incredible steep hills and curves...mmmmh!

matt.'s avatar
This thing looks thoroughly insane. Completely.

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.

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crazy horse's avatar
Looks like a lot of fun.

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

All I want to do is ride this baby!
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
The randomness makes it look like a toothpick model. I kinda like it.

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

Here is another batch of pictures:

The ride will have a cable lift and the most insane second hill on any coaster. Ever!

It's interesting: The train on the nose of Pinocchio in the ads seems to be a red-colored version of the trains on Goliath/SFMM or Titan/SFoT

I wonder what that has to do with it / how it ended up there.

(Damn, I'm just catching myself nerding out about coasters again...) :o) *** Edited 1/25/2008 8:35:26 PM UTC by superman***

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Sweet, Sweet, SWEET!!
eightdotthree's avatar
Looks awesome. It does look like its put together with tooth picks though, very odd.

Looks deceivingly tame from the distance shots. Then I saw the close ups. Wow! I would love to see this thing in action if not actually on it. As if I'll get to Korea any time soon.

Is that green webbing temproary? That would be a distraction to me. It's just ugly to begin with anyway. Hopefuly it's just for safety purposes during construction.

And it does look very anemic structuraly.

Thanks for another great season, VF!

nasai's avatar
The green webbing is definitely for safety's sake for the building crew.

The Flying Turns makes all the right people wet - Gonch

Mamoosh's avatar
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.

Anyone seen a layout schematic or animation?

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