SFNE New Floorless: Immelman or Dive Loop?

Wednesday, November 14, 2001 2:58 PM
I have been wondering this for awhile. Is anyone sure if SFNE's new coaster is going to perform an Immelman or a Dive Loop after the Veritcal Loop? TPNE's animation shows a turn into an Immelman but it appears the track could go right into a dive loop after the vertical loop? What are your thoughts?
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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 3:04 PM
Look at the trend:

Wildfire - Immelman
Superman: Ride of Steel - Immelman

I think you've got your answer.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 3:09 PM
If you look closely at the plans, its a diveloop.  Follow the line and you will see it.  The exit of it is straight, and on a diveloop, its straight.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 3:12 PM
Well, I didn't say it followed the trend...
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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 3:13 PM
It would be cool to have an Immelman instead of a diving loop.  I don't know what it will be.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 4:17 PM
It's really kind of up-in-the-air.  I designed the NoLimits version with an Immelman based on my interpretation of the plans.  It could go either way.  Once we find out for sure, I'll change the NL track if necessary,  Personally, I hope it's an Immelman, but no matter what happens, this will be a great coaster.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 4:27 PM
Dan, S:ROS doesn't have any inversions....
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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 5:01 PM
Cali, he's referring to the new B&M Floorless at WBMW Madrid.

I'm placing all bets on a Dive Loop. :)

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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 5:36 PM
Ever since I saw the animation, I've been wondering this aswell.  An Immelman would be cool but since no other floorless has one, I think that it will most likely be a diveloop.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 5:40 PM
What animation?
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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 6:38 PM
www.tpne.8m.com has an animation of what the coaster will look like.
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Friday, November 16, 2001 2:17 AM
There is Vekoma SLC in "The Whole Nine Yards", its way back in the background and hard see.
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Friday, November 16, 2001 2:23 AM
Earlier I was convinced that it was an Immelman because of the angles that the track enters and exits the inversion. Of the dive loops I looked at, they all seemed to exit 90 degrees from where they entered, like Mantis, for example. The plans certainly don't show it exiting 90 degrees from where it enters. The one that brought some doubt to my mind was Kumba. I was checking out those overhead satellite images from mapquest, and Kumba's entrance and exit of the dive loop looks exactly like the plans for SFNE's. I hope it's an Immelman since only 1 other floorless has one.
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Friday, November 16, 2001 8:22 AM
I feel like an idiot for asking, but what's the difference between immelman and dive loops?
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Friday, November 16, 2001 8:38 AM
dive loop rises while twisting, then drops straight.  immelman rises straight then drops while twisting.  and don't feel like an idiot, no one knows everything.
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Friday, November 16, 2001 10:12 AM
Kari, what does that have to do with an immelman or a dive loop? And besides there definately is no vekoma slc in that movie or in the park for that matter, thats "le cobre" an intamin stand-up (its painted orange/yellow) your probably talking about. The only vekoma product that they have is a boomerang, and thats by the rocketship and mcdonalds on the other side of the park.
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Friday, November 16, 2001 3:10 PM
If your talking about SFNE they do have an slc  Mind Eraser
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