The first one is a new Vekoma coaster to be built at Tibidabo in Spain. It's a non-looping steel coaster, and at first glance I thought it was a custom family coaster, a la Oki Doki. Then I noticed it has a 100' drop, so now I'm not so sure. I suppose it still could be, or maybe it could be a mine train. What do you think?
The other one is going to Drievliet, and is the first launched X-coaster from Maurer Sohne. Due to height limitations it is not very tall, and is very compact. It has two inversions and uses LSMs for the launch. Looks like capacity will be pretty low, as it will use individual six-passenger cars.
- Aaron K
Maurer Sohne looks to be building some crazy weird designs with their X-coaster. I wonder when we'll see more of these over here in the US (the only one is at Magic Springs).
The X-coaster restraint reminds me of S&S's new lap restraint system, like on their screamin' swing rides, only bigger. I think it may use the same basic concept, though. I wonder how comfortable they are?
Looks sweet, too.
The Vekoma looks like it could maybe be one of their booster bike models, only with a lift?
That's exactly what I thought when I saw that layout, but the description of the trains doesn't sound like one.
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