Posted Wednesday, February 6, 2002 7:48 AM | Contributed by CoasterGuy
Six Flags New Englad, known for its famous Superman: Ride of Steel megacoaster, announced their new for 2002 coaster, Batman- The Dark Knight. The statistics aren't clear, but they do confirm the coaster will be 117 ft. tall, over 2600 ft. long, and will last 140 seconds long.
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SFNE 2002: Bigger is not always better.
"140 second!" I thinks Six Flags does good in they're English skills.
My wishlist for the 2002 season includes 121 different coasters, 92 of which I have not ridden.
Isn't Batman: Knight Flight at Worlds of Adventure over 4600 feet? That is non-stop fun, and seems to be a quick coaster once you get off the drop.
Take off 2000 feet, and then something has to be missing. Are there midway breaks?
BKF is 161 ft. tall, and 4210 ft. long. Divide that out, and you get about 26 feet of track to every foot of height.
BDK is 117 ft. tall and 2600 ft. long. Divide that out, and you get about 22 feet of track for every foot of height. That's still a big difference, but not as big if you are just comparing length alone.
Here's another way to look at it. If you proportionally increase BDK to BKF's height, the track of BDK ends up being about 3,578 feet long. Now consider this: BKF has a good length section of trackage that not a lot is really happening that BDK won't. On BKF you got the trip to the lift hill, you got the turn into the station from the final breaks, and will BDK have a MCBR? If not, then there's a another piece of track. None of those sections are really long but take them out of BKF's 4,210 ft. or add them to BDK's theoretical 3,578 and BKD gets even closer. Also, lets not forget that while BDK still lags a bit in track length, BKF is hilariously long but most standards, one of the ride's most positive aspects.
So, as a result of my sheer boredom and fun with the calculator: BKD's length is not bad at all considering its height. Hopefully, this will be much like the B:TR of floorless coasters, and bring a new elemtent of really fast paced, hard core thrills to floorless rides, something I currently think is sorely lacking in the genre.
Idle hands were orient to her.
-banking first drop
-zero g roll
-2 interlocking flat-spins (Edit: or corksrews, whatever you prefer to call 'em :-p)
No blocks... just constant intense speed, like Batman the Ride & Talon.
*** This post was edited by IslandKG on 2/6/2002. ***
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WAY TOO FUNNY!!!!! I hope you know I'm just joking with you....but good try anyhow. I understood it, but I'm sure most novices on this site will not. Thanks. You're calculator needs a break.
About the ride though, Knight Flight was my first floorless and Kraken, my second. No matter how much I enjoy inverted, Floorless coasters provide an incredible feeling of flight. Floating out of the stations, B & M creates a soaring, or floating feeling. MY GOD, I NEED HELP, I'm becoming horny over coasters!!!!!! I have to make a Spring break trip or something......LATER!
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