Intamins new woodie

Okay, I have to ask; Isn't the necessity of the running boards on a coaster for the maintenance crew to do their daily check ups, and to unload passengers in case of of an unfortunate ride stoppage?

If so, then how the heck are the running boards on both sides of the first drop on this bad boy ever going to be used? It looks like the use of actual ladders would have been the better choice.

Does anyone know if this will really be open in March? I am going there in late April.
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
Hey Moosh, break out the pink marker, and don't forget to label the airtime spots this time! ;)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

Looks like a decent coaster. I don't believe it should be put in the same league as Balder or El Toro, but it looks like fun. *** Edited 1/26/2008 4:53:35 PM UTC by manofthechurch***

Top 5, in no particular order: 1. MF 2. Maverick, 3. Kraken 3. El Toro, 4. TTD 5. Superman Krypton Coaster Top overrated coasters: 1. Incredible Hulk (Boooooring!) 2. Nitro 3. Expedition G-force 4. Goliath(SFMM) 5. Any Dive Coaster
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
Yeah, it looks way better than El Toro and Balder. ;)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

rollergator's avatar
Something I haven't ridden *looks* better than something else I haven't ridden? ;)

Hehe, if it's anything like Toro, the "sustained" airtime will be fantastic. :)

Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
I didn't say it IS better. It just looks better. It won't be hard to top El Toro. Despite it's few moments of extreme airtime, it is far from perfect.

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

^ LOL

Top 5, in no particular order: 1. MF 2. Maverick, 3. Kraken 3. El Toro, 4. TTD 5. Superman Krypton Coaster Top overrated coasters: 1. Incredible Hulk (Boooooring!) 2. Nitro 3. Expedition G-force 4. Goliath(SFMM) 5. Any Dive Coaster
damn, it looks skinny!
I hope they made no mistakes when calculating the strength of the wood bars....

airtime for everyone
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
It's an Intamin. What could possibly go wrong? ;)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

Mamoosh's avatar
Hey Moosh, break out the pink marker, and don't forget to label the airtime spots this time!

I bent my pink marker!

Construction is now complete. The green tarps have gone and I am still having a hard time to see where the track goes after the second hill.
http://www.themepark21.com/t-express/

Could it go directly into the block brake? That would be a big letdown and totally unlogical.

Hmmm.

^ I believe after the second drop it goes into a low right hand turn followed by a left hand turn (sort of a half figure-8) and then up into the block brake. Then drops into the balder-like ending. Hope that helps. *** Edited 2/12/2008 2:17:38 PM UTC by 40belowbeef***
Mamoosh's avatar
That's correct. I finally solved the layout between the second hill and block brake: following the second drop the track makes an elongated S-turn (or, a 1/2 fig-8 as 40belowbeef mentioned) crossing over the bottom of the first drop and up into the MCBR, which is quite obviously placed much farther forward than "mid course."
Right, that does it. I will be going back to Everland this year.

janfrederick's avatar
Wow, you're right. It really does look like a toothpick model! Scary!

"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
^^ If you need a drunken-American riding partner, lemme know. I'm ready to go right now.

I stopped travelling long distances for roller coasters a couple years ago, but my god - I can't imagine anything else I'd want to ride... At least that isn't female.

I'm probably riding that thing in june... AWESOME! Can't think of a better 1-2 coaster combo.. the best Arrow coaster (in my view) and T Express.
The second hill is a monster! I cant imagine the airtime on that. I need someone to pick me up on their way over seas to ride this thing.

Top 5, in no particular order: 1. MF 2. Maverick, 3. Kraken 3. El Toro, 4. TTD 5. Superman Krypton Coaster Top overrated coasters: 1. Incredible Hulk (Boooooring!) 2. Nitro 3. Expedition G-force 4. Goliath(SFMM) 5. Any Dive Coaster
Mamoosh's avatar
El Toro has more of those "monster hills" than this one.

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