NITRO almost complete!

Thursday, March 1, 2001 12:16 PM
Hey everyone, if anyone has seen the new pictures of Nitro over at thrilride! then you also see how Nitro is almost complete. The ride looks amazing, and I can't wait to ride it on April 28th. I have high hopes for this coaster, and beleive that it might have a chance for the best of 2001. What doe everyone else think?
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Parks for 2000: CP, Great Escape, Great Adventure, SFA, Islands of Adventure, Kennywood
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Thursday, March 1, 2001 12:24 PM
Yes, I saw the pictures. It's coming along wonderfully! I was kinda suprised how far they had gotten in those pics. Just goes to show that B&M's are literally "a snap!"

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Jes
Webmaster, Jes's Roller Coasters
http://www.jesms.cjb.net
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Thursday, March 1, 2001 2:19 PM
I just saw those aerials on Thrillride....I'll have to say it looks to me like it could be the best ride ever created.
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SAVE NAPSTER! *** This post was edited by punk on 3/1/2001. ***
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Thursday, March 1, 2001 2:47 PM
WOW!!!!Awsome pics!!I can't wait till Aprill 7th. I'm gonna go on it 50 times...

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NITRO! The Next Sphere of Thrills!
April 7, 2001
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Friday, March 2, 2001 6:05 AM
Is the Hammerhead really overbanked like MF? Also the guy at http://www.coasttocoasters.freehomepage.com/SFGAdv-new.html said Raging Bull's 2nd hill is overbanked. This true? Doesn't look like it in either case. Nitro's looks like it's set at about 90 degrees compared to MF's 122 degs.

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Home Park - Wonderland Sydney, Australia.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2001 1:05 PM
For the most part, the hammerhead track on Nitro and Raging Bull are roughly 90 degrees. But if you look at the photo's closely, the turns leading into-and-out of itself overbanks slightly. If a turn breaks the 90 degree barrier by -1- degree, for as little as a second, it becomes an overbanked turn. This makes park owners happy as they can then claim they have the first "overbanked turn" on the East Coast, and so on. I quess if the drop on these two rides was 300 plus feet, we'd be looking at a 122 degree overbanked turn similar to Millennium Force.
www.CoastToCoasters.com


CoasterGod said:
"Is the Hammerhead really overbanked like MF? Also the guy at http://www.coasttocoasters.freehomepage.com/SFGAdv-new.html said Raging Bull's 2nd hill is overbanked. This true? Doesn't look like it in either case. Nitro's looks like it's set at about 90 degrees compared to MF's 122 degs.

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Home Park - Wonderland Sydney, Australia."

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Wednesday, March 7, 2001 1:17 PM
Oh right, thanks Spinal. I had another look, yup, the turns are slightly overbanked & the track inbetween not. You'd think B&M would make the whole Hammerhead overbanked at, lets say 100 degrees, i.e. same style as MF's turns.

Speaking of Intamin Overbanked Turns, do any of the Supermen have any?

And how is progress going on Nitro?

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Home Park - Wonderland Sydney, Australia, featuring;
1) The Demon - 1988 Vekoma Boomerang
2) The Bush Beast - 1985 KEC Woodie (Clone of PKD's Grizzly)
3) Beastie - 1985 KEC Junior Woodie
4) More steel coasters please!!! Preferably a B&M Masterpiece!
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Wednesday, March 7, 2001 1:27 PM
Nitros Hammerhead is overbanked. Got to talk with Claude at the press event, and he did say that it was overbanked.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2001 1:29 PM

Camel said:
"I have ridden Raging Bull lots of times and never thought they were overbanked. If you look at pics ( http://www.geocities.com/timhagestad/SFGARagingBull1stTurn.JPG ) it doesn't even look close to 90 degrees. Maybe in some of the final turns in the figure eight section it is closer to 90 degrees, but the ones high in the air are clearly NOT overbanked."


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Home Park - Wonderland Sydney, Australia, featuring;
1) The Demon - 1988 Vekoma Boomerang
2) The Bush Beast - 1985 KEC Woodie (Clone of PKD's Grizzly)
3) Beastie - 1985 KEC Junior Woodie
4) More steel coasters please!!! Preferably a B&M Masterpiece!
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Wednesday, March 7, 2001 2:06 PM
Yes, Superman Ride of Steel at Six Flags New England has one overbanked turn after the drop and first hill. Here is a picture from Alex's Place.
http://www.alexsplace.com/Photos/Six-Flags-New-England/Superman-Ride-of-Steel/Superman-Ride-of-Steel-21.htm
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Wednesday, March 7, 2001 2:09 PM
Thanks NoRulz2k! I have a Homer Simpson drool on my face & my tougue sticking out limply, 'sigh, drooool'
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Thursday, March 8, 2001 9:29 AM
I was driving home last night and decided to take a U turn and drive by the park. That ride is huge. Also very beautiful. I was in awe as I sat in the parking lot by the lake near the park. You can see most of the ride from this point. I also would love to point out how much bigger this ride is than anything else in the park. I think the Parachute drop is about the closest thing in the park. Nitro will be one of the biggest assets in the Six Flags New Jersey arsenal...See you in a couple more weeks...
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Thursday, March 8, 2001 11:33 AM
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Camel said:
"I have ridden Raging Bull lots of times and never thought they were overbanked. If you look at pics ( http://www.geocities.com/timhagestad/SFGARagingBull1stTurn.JPG ) it doesn't even look close to 90 degrees. Maybe in some of the final turns in the figure eight section it is closer to 90 degrees, but the ones high in the air are clearly NOT overbanked."




The 4th hill on Raging Bull is close to90 degrees, but the rest of the turns aren't even close.
go to http://www.joyrides.com/sfgam/full/raging_bull1.htm you can see the 4th turn.

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Get wrapped in the coils of Viper at SFGAm. *** This post was edited by geicu on 3/8/2001. ***
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Thursday, March 8, 2001 12:14 PM
Chiller is about 30 ft. smaller than Nitro from the peak of its slopes.

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Parks for 2000: CP, Great Escape, Great Adventure, SFA, Islands of Adventure, Kennywood
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