Now that PowderKeg is verticle. . .

Tuesday, August 31, 2004 1:56 PM
I was looking at the new pictures of PowderKeg at 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. ;)
Tuesday, August 31, 2004 2:23 PM
That's what I thought too, but I'm not an expert, so I can't really tell.
Tuesday, August 31, 2004 2:31 PM
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 least not that I recall.

See this picture for what I mean by I-bar crossties.

EDIT: Edited to add link to specific crosstie photos. Also a heads-up that several photos dont quite work right when enlarged. *** Edited 8/31/2004 6:35:50 PM UTC by beast7369***

Tuesday, August 31, 2004 4:42 PM

We are working on getting pictures 9 & 10 working again. I guess they got gargled when we uploaded them. They will be working no later than 8pm tonight. Sorry about the inconvenience.


Tuesday, August 31, 2004 4:59 PM

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***

Tuesday, August 31, 2004 8:38 PM
Tuesday, August 31, 2004 9:38 PM
I was wondering when someone was going to correct that type-o. :) Pictures 9 & 10 are now working, sorry about that. :)


Tuesday, August 31, 2004 11:01 PM
Zero G,

The track that PKI is using for IJ is very similar to the track that Buzzsaw Falls used. Perhaps that is what you are looking at?


Tuesday, August 31, 2004 11:23 PM
IMO That's gotta be Intamin. In picture 10 you can see box track that looks exactly like this.

Refer to these other pics.
Storm Runner

It's gotta be a rocket.
*** Edited 9/1/2004 3:51:20 AM UTC by rOLLocOASt***

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 1:04 AM
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***

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 1:20 AM
Perhaps it's an Intamin Aqua Trax?

*** Edited 9/1/2004 5:21:16 AM UTC by BullGuy***

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 2:27 AM
This may sound stupid but what park is this ride being built at ?
Wednesday, September 1, 2004 2:49 AM
^Silver Dollar City

They are building it partly on the site vacated by Buzzsaw Falls. (apparently the liquid coaster wasn't such a hit for Premier - now the only one operating is here in Finland)

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 9:58 AM
It's S&S, regardless of what the track looks like, it is S&S
Wednesday, September 1, 2004 11:31 AM
^ It was confirmed at IAAPA

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. :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 2:21 PM
I find it amazing that SDC still rents a big crane. With all the talented craftsmen and craftswomen around that park you'd think they would have a nice hand-crafted crane to use for such work.


Wednesday, September 1, 2004 3:13 PM
I hear its a whooping crane ;)
Wednesday, September 1, 2004 4:01 PM'll get a whooping!

bill, says engineered cranes are more reliable than *homemade* ones...:)

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 4:23 PM
I hope its a rocket coaster becaus eI want to see more of them and getting more twisted!
Wednesday, September 1, 2004 4:30 PM
It *is* an S&S "family-style" air-launch coaster....why all the confusion NOW when we settled this months ago! :)

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