Posted Monday, September 6, 2004 10:25 AM | Contributed by xbombman
Vertical construction is rapidly moving forward on Knott's Berry Farm's Silver Bullet. The zero-g roll and carousel turn have been completed, and pieces for the next element are already on site. View photos on ACN.
Preperations are also being made at the former VertiGo site for a new attraction.
Link: America Coasters Network
Monday, September 6, 2004 10:42 AM
If you look at this picture
, it appears the paint is already faded but it could just be the angle the shot was taken, or dirt.
Monday, September 6, 2004 10:45 AM
Yea, I noticed that on the lift hill as well, pretty bad paint job.
Anyone think that the Zero G Roll looks pretty unique?
Monday, September 6, 2004 11:13 AM
It's looks like dust all over the track. My car looks like that if it goes a few days without rain. SFGAdv lover, what's looks so unique about the zero-g roll? It looks like every other B&M inverted zero-g roll to me.
Top Thrill Dragster
Monday, September 6, 2004 11:17 AM
It looks like it goes up while it's "rolling", rather than it going up, leveling out and then "rolling", like on most of them.
Craig the Coaster Freak
Monday, September 6, 2004 12:50 PM
Plus it dives right into a tight turn which is a nice touch....
Monday, September 6, 2004 2:06 PM
I like the look of that. Its real wicked looking, as soon as you get out of the zero- G roll you turn into another dizzying turn. I bet thats gonna feel kinda crazy. After that Element is the corkscrew then theres another one following with a double Helix.So i think people would feel sick all that spinning.
Monday, September 6, 2004 8:02 PM
Lokking good! :)
Monday, September 6, 2004 11:24 PM
Thats just dirt...
AND DUDE, CALL ME if you come out ot SoCal for Bullet opening!
Tuesday, September 7, 2004 1:53 AM
So are they gonna hose down the ride before they open it, or are they just gonna let the dust sit on there like it has been. I think a construction worker even wrote something in the dust on the cobra roll...I would just think for opening day it would look nice if it was all cleaned.
Tuesday, September 7, 2004 9:55 AM
Hopefully they pass on the trim after the cobra roll. Most people think this is going to be a great ride because it looks like it'll pace very well, and trims might mess with that a little bit.
Edit: And also, I'm pretty sure most inverted zero-g rolls, like Raptor's and Batman's, start twisting before the track levels out to horizontal.*** This post was edited by mantis man 9/7/2004 10:00:53 AM ***
Top Thrill Dragster
Tuesday, September 7, 2004 10:07 AM
Then in that case, it's just tighter.
Tuesday, September 7, 2004 11:29 AM
People, it's a construction site. If you notice, there is a lot of dirt under the coaster, along with large vehicles. These 'vehicles' kick up this dirt, causing a phenonmenon what the natives refer to as 'dust.' Combine that with the fact there hasn't been a drop of rain since May, and we have a dusty coaster! I'm sure Knott's will take care of it before opening.
Tuesday, September 7, 2004 5:15 PM
It's part of the old west theming. ;)
Wednesday, September 8, 2004 5:59 AM
Well, since this coaster isn't slated to "officially" open for over three months, and like Danimales stated, KBF will make sure this baby is spic'n'span by that date. Sheesh, they still have a lot of landscaping and themeing to do even after the track work and painting is completed.
-it does look like it's going to be one hell of a ride though!!