New Talon photos highlight immelmann and inclined loop

Posted Friday, January 26, 2001 3:53 AM | Contributed by Joel Styer

January 23, 2001 photos of Talon construction show much of the ride completed with only two major track elements left to build. This is the best set of photos so far in the series and show just how tight of a ride this will be. 35 new photos.

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Friday, January 26, 2001 4:12 AM
Great Pics......Cant wait to ride it

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Dayuum, Your HOT!
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Friday, January 26, 2001 4:41 AM
Wow... best photos yet.

So should we be calling that turn after the immelman an inclined loop or an "over-banked" turn? If you think of the track as non-inverted, you have an Intamin over-bank.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Friday, January 26, 2001 4:59 AM
I don't think it goes more than a few degrees past 90, Jeff; maybe 95-100 degrees MF's turns are far more banked. I would definitely say that doesn't count as an inversion.

Jman

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Friday, January 26, 2001 5:52 AM
Man those pics are killing me. Hurry up Spring. I need to ride Talon!

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Bill Yost a.k.a. THE BEASTtmaster
www.geocities.com/byostie

Can you take me higher? (CREED)
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Friday, January 26, 2001 7:06 AM
Sorry Intamin, my heart still beats for B&M track!

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Thank you Disney, thank you...
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Friday, January 26, 2001 8:37 AM
Jeff: I've always been partial to the term 'inclined helix'. The photographer dubbed it an 'inclined spiral'; works for me.
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Friday, January 26, 2001 9:13 AM
Great Pics!!

I love the one standing right under the first hill!

"The Future of Roller Coasters"
Matthew Baughman
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Friday, January 26, 2001 9:41 AM
Doesn't Top gun at PGA have an incline similar to this one. It's one of my favorite elements!

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Thank you Disney, thank you...
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Friday, January 26, 2001 10:03 AM
...and I get to ride this thing. :)

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Friday, January 26, 2001 10:07 AM
As always, excellent pictures. Boy this is one tight coaster. Although it's hard to tell in two dimensions, it looks like this will have have some of the same foot-chopping feeling of the Vekoma SLC's.
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Friday, January 26, 2001 10:59 AM
Talon seams to be closer to the ground unlike Raptor.

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"Does anyone know what type of dog spot is?
A Cedar Pointer!"
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Friday, January 26, 2001 11:32 AM
I really like that design. It's very original and I hope it doesn't end up being cloned more then once.

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Millennium Force all the way!
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Friday, January 26, 2001 11:34 AM
Well much of Raptor is above walkways, and for the most part, it was confined to a small footprint.
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Friday, January 26, 2001 11:35 AM
Is it just me, or does the track pass othe rparts of track and the ground with minimum clearance??? I know there's snow, but look again at the track crossovers.
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Friday, January 26, 2001 11:37 AM
To echo basically everyone else, WOW. Talon is looking much better than I anticipated. The Immelman in the trench is genius and the inclined spiral is much smaller than I imagined. I'm pretty sure this will be a great, great coaster. Now if only June 17 was today...

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If you are looking for trouble, you found it. -- Steven Hawking
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Friday, January 26, 2001 11:38 AM
Wow, I can't believe how close that S-curve goes to the transfer-track metal supports. This might be the scariest leg-choppper moment on any coaster yet!

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Friday, January 26, 2001 12:36 PM
Great pictures. Talon is just going to rock 2001. Unfortunately I won't get to ride it.

I noticed that even the rails are orange. Is Talon the first B&M to have painted rails? Other B&M's such as Raptor, Mantis, and Batman the Ride have silver rails.
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Friday, January 26, 2001 12:53 PM
Well, they have had painted rails, they've just worn off. Look at the Medusa's, they've got painted rails. I think Kraken does too.

Talon is tight. I like how much whippage there's gonna be on this ride, lots of back and forth laterals.

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There goes the floor, you're out the door, see you back here in two thirty-four on RAPTOR!
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Friday, January 26, 2001 1:38 PM
Great Pics...Can't wait to ride Talon this Spring!!!
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