I was looking at the new pictures of PowderKeg at www.midwestinfoguide.com and I have been trying to place my finger on the track style. Can anyone look at it and tell me who is building it? I know we have heard its S&S but we don't know for sure. Is that S&S track? I know though that this is looking amazing and I can't wait to ride this Bad Boy next season. Now only if SDC would make an official announcement. ;)
Well to me it dont look like Intamin. It looks more like a hybrid of the old Arrow track with some updates that might have been done since S&S bought them. It is the I-bar crossties that have me thinking it is not an Intamin design. But it sure would make one go hmmm....because even Arrow did not have track styles like that...at least not that I recall.
Look at those pictures, and you will see that Arrow has apparently used that style of track in the past. (Assuming that the building around the coaster wasn't removed, because there are two styles of track in those outdoor pictures; one which looks like Intamin, the other Arrow) While I can't find an entirely Arrow coaster that uses it, they must have had the capabilities to produce a track style with cross ties similar to the ones in the pictures from Midwestinfoguide. *** Edited 8/31/2004 9:02:01 PM UTC by CoasterKrazy***
Arrow had experimented with that track a long time ago, its shown in the suspended prototype video. In that video, they use their suspended track, along with the "intamin" style track (which is really schwarzy), and another type, I think. So this isn't 'new' for them, if it is Arrow S&S, just something we haven't seen in a while.
One thing I didn't see on that track is the strips Intamin uses on thier rails. I doubt it is a rocket, why would they use rocket tech. for such a slow coaster. Course I've been wrong before, but so far not about my new coasters;). *** Edited 9/1/2004 5:07:42 AM UTC by TeknoScorpion***
Drift it is being built completely on the site that BuzzsawFalls vacated. The parks says that the rest of BSF will come down when they bring in the big crane to help put in the larger supports and track -- that helps keep costs down. :)