Wednesday, March 6, 2002 8:17 AM
Check out the "overbanked hill" at
This one is gonna rule europe, and maybe the world ! Small as it is !
Straight from the Netherlands... the overbanked hill !
Wednesday, March 6, 2002 8:25 AM
This is...... poetry. And it looks bloody awesome too :)
Wednesday, March 6, 2002 8:54 AM
Am I seeing things right? Does that camelback before the helix turnaround almost invert the train at the crest of the hill?
Wednesday, March 6, 2002 9:09 AM
That's what it looks like to me.
--Greg, who's considering the $250 change fee on his airline tickets (in addition to any fare differences) to be able to do both weeks on the ACE Europe trip.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 9:11 AM
Thought I was going crazy there for a minute...
Although spending the money to go to Europe just to ride that thing is sounding less and less crazy with each new picture!
Wednesday, March 6, 2002 10:19 AM
Man, I hope Xcelerator has some wicked twisting like this on turns!
Wednesday, March 6, 2002 10:20 AM
Sorry, Draco. It's not going to.
Greg: DO IT! :)
Wednesday, March 6, 2002 10:31 AM
Even though Xcelerator won't feature anything like that over banked hill, don't think for a second that the non-inverting top hat isn't going to be 100% freakish. This thing is going to turn a lot of heads when track starts going up, just like Goliath has.
If the shoe fits, find another one.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2002 10:35 AM
I know, Ravenguy. I'm just saying it won't have this element :( . Nonetheless, I can't wait to ride it in a few months!
Wednesday, March 6, 2002 10:46 AM
It looks kind of short, much longer than Xcelerator but still.
Wednesday, March 6, 2002 11:13 AM
I like to call that little hill a vertical camelback :)
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Thursday, March 7, 2002 4:36 PM
Actually, I didn't mean the hill, I was talking about the banked turns at the bottom. I've only seen a drawing of Xcelerator, and it doesn't really give a good indication of how extreme the banking will be on the turns. If they almost invert like Goliaths or the first turn on MF, that'll be sweet!
Friday, March 8, 2002 4:03 AM
Goliath is looking absolutely insane...just looking at some of the pics has me salivating madly. The twister portion of the layout looks very similar to the divine middle portion of SROS @ SFNE and the overbanked flip turn hill (or whatever you want to call it :-) looks like it'll deliver some wild (and strange!) sensations.
Count me in for the second half of ACE Europe...Goliath has really put that portion of the trip completely over the top for great rides. Expedition Ge-Force, Tonnere de Zeus and now Goliath...it must be nice to be European right now :-)
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Friday, March 8, 2002 4:50 AM
Bah who cares about Xcelerator, Goliath is incredible. The turns, the curves, the hills!
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Friday, March 8, 2002 5:38 AM
Wow it looks like its really gonna crawl over that second hill.
Friday, March 8, 2002 6:18 AM
I would call that third hill a mutated hill
*** This post was edited by Alex Nagel on 3/8/2002. ***