Update: Atlantis 10 Looper drop complete

Wednesday, August 29, 2001 4:53 AM
Submitted this, nothing, so here it is:

From the Thorpe Park Guide & Extreme Rides.

I wonder why they're using flat track & lots of supports for the turn & drop instead of triangular or box track. Perhaps it's to save on cost as can imagine the stronger track being more expensive & difficult to manufacture.

Wednesday, August 29, 2001 7:37 AM
(a post lunch ride on Atlantis)..........
and before you start flaming yes, I will be there opening day!!!
Regarding Taipan's comments on cost, maybe its just not necessary to use standard intamin tri rails on this ride, there aren't going to be many high G's, so the track will not be put under too much pressure at any point. Most coasters are up to 60% overbuilt anyway........

*** This post was edited by colin mcwilliam on 8/29/2001. ***

Wednesday, August 29, 2001 7:51 AM
What a great location for a rollercoaster!  Looks great so far...
Work like you've just gotten paid, Love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching!
Wednesday, August 29, 2001 6:02 PM
that's a relatively short coaster (height-wise) that reminds me of the flat schwartzkopf track.  In the one picture, i believe there's some triangular track (possibly for a loop?)
"Sadda Tay On The Tippy Tie"
Wednesday, August 29, 2001 6:20 PM
Intamin coasters IMO have all been glass-smooth, we want a TR Colin.  And who knew that RCT would one day replace AUTOCAD (j/k)?
Wednesday, August 29, 2001 9:02 PM
Looks like a wild ride. those inversion look cool but that heartline roll looks a bit excesive you'd be pretty disoiented after just half of it! I hope the station is padded they'll have a lot fo dizy people stumbling around.
All at once the ghosts come back reeling you in now.
Wednesday, August 29, 2001 9:59 PM
LOL! If the station is padded, they should change the name to "The Mental Asylum." :) Hey, this ride would fit well in any Gotham themed area if you know what I mean.

Yup, triangular track will be used for the Loop, Cobra Roll & the two Corkscrews.

*** This post was edited by Taipan on 8/30/2001. ***


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