Sweet video does the PKD version have glass tunnels like this one. Is this the fastest as mentioned in a article. The article I listed below also lists a SFMM ride as having the fastest ride before this one is that true?
That is so awesome. I can't get enoug of those S&S trians. They are so wide open and the sleek design is amazing. They also do what I think is the best beast jobs on trains! ----------------- It's his turn to feast, when you ride the Son of Beast.
for those who have been on Hypersonic...does it shoot you straight out of the station right up the hill? Seems from the video, Dodonpa shoots you through a tunnel first then finally up the hill. It also looks a bit like it's not gonna make it.......
------------- "The only real limit to height is what people are willing to get on." - Ron Toomer
for those who have been on Hypersonic...does it shoot you straight out of the station right up the hill?
Yes, Hypersonic goes immediately from the launch up the vertical hill. Dodonpa launches to 107 MPH then DROPS down slightly (airtime!), enters a gigantic sweeping turn, then goes up the vertical hill :)
Actually on XLC there is a litte curve out of the station where you get to the "launch point" where it weighs the train so it knows exactly how much air to shoot. Also, XLC has no tunnels, it's almost too short to put any on anyway! lol ;)
Man, I wish one of the Parks in the Midwest would build a S&S Coaster. But one thing can be said about Parks in the Midwest, we sure as hell have allot of Intamin coasters. Thanks CP for adding to the list!!! - smart remark -
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First time I saw Stan Checketts on a coaster show, I thought THAT was someone I'd like to work for... ----------------- the buzzer formerly known as gatorwoodie Son of Drop Zone - PKI CoasterCamp I Champions!!!