Intamins new woodie

Friday, January 25, 2008 9:00 PM
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.

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Friday, January 25, 2008 9:07 PM
Does anyone know if this will really be open in March? I am going there in late April.
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Saturday, January 26, 2008 4:07 AM
Hey Moosh, break out the pink marker, and don't forget to label the airtime spots this time! ;)
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Saturday, January 26, 2008 11:52 AM
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***
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Saturday, January 26, 2008 12:58 PM
Yeah, it looks way better than El Toro and Balder. ;)
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Saturday, January 26, 2008 2:12 PM
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. :)

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Saturday, January 26, 2008 3:05 PM
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.
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Saturday, January 26, 2008 11:38 PM
^ LOL
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Sunday, January 27, 2008 3:40 AM
damn, it looks skinny!
I hope they made no mistakes when calculating the strength of the wood bars....
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Sunday, January 27, 2008 3:17 PM
It's an Intamin. What could possibly go wrong? ;)
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Sunday, January 27, 2008 4:40 PM
Hey Moosh, break out the pink marker, and don't forget to label the airtime spots this time!

I bent my pink marker!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008 4:43 AM
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.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008 9:15 AM
^ 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***
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008 1:07 PM
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."
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008 1:30 PM
Right, that does it. I will be going back to Everland this year.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008 1:49 PM
Wow, you're right. It really does look like a toothpick model! Scary!
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008 10:21 PM
^^ 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.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008 11:54 PM
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.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:21 AM
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.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:54 AM
El Toro has more of those "monster hills" than this one.
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