Intamins new woodie

Thursday, November 8, 2007 11:10 AM
Intamins new woodie in Korea is almost complete and here are some pics of the new record breaker.

http://blog.naver.com/fl0621/80044518017

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Thursday, November 8, 2007 11:15 AM
http://www.rcdb.com/id3938.htm

What's record(s) is it breaking?

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Thursday, November 8, 2007 11:42 AM
It will break every bone in your body. Lol
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Thursday, November 8, 2007 11:58 AM
It will have the steepest 'wooden' coaster drop.
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Thursday, November 8, 2007 12:19 PM
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.
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Thursday, November 8, 2007 2:05 PM
While they've made some fairly serious progress on it since I was there I don't believe it to be almost complete yet...
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Friday, January 18, 2008 4:51 AM
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:
http://www.themepark21.com/t-express/

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

Those incredible steep hills and curves...mmmmh!

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Friday, January 18, 2008 8:41 AM
This thing looks thoroughly insane. Completely.
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Friday, January 18, 2008 9:15 AM

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.

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Friday, January 18, 2008 2:32 PM
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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Friday, January 18, 2008 2:53 PM
Looks like a lot of fun.
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Friday, January 18, 2008 5:51 PM
All I want to do is ride this baby!
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Saturday, January 19, 2008 2:17 PM
The randomness makes it look like a toothpick model. I kinda like it.
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Friday, January 25, 2008 2:58 PM
Here is another batch of pictures:
http://www.themepark21.com/t-express/

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

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Friday, January 25, 2008 3:33 PM
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
http://z.about.com/d/themeparks/1/0/N/B/sfmmGol2.jpg

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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Friday, January 25, 2008 4:21 PM
Sweet, Sweet, SWEET!!
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Friday, January 25, 2008 4:53 PM
Looks awesome. It does look like its put together with tooth picks though, very odd.
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Friday, January 25, 2008 5:46 PM
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.

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Friday, January 25, 2008 6:36 PM
The green webbing is definitely for safety's sake for the building crew.
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Friday, January 25, 2008 6:58 PM
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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