Velocity Photos

Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:26 PM
Didn't see anything when I searched so I thought I would post the link to some photos.

Very cool looking trains.


{http://www.ukrides.info/flvelocity.htm}

-Tambo *** Edited 7/21/2005 5:26:20 PM UTC by tambo***

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Thursday, July 21, 2005 2:37 PM
I can't believe how fast this thing looks, and how well it keeps it's speed through out the entire course. Looks like a pretty fun ride with some nice moments of airtime. I'm wondering when will we see one pop up here in the states, i'd love to ride one. *** Edited 7/21/2005 6:37:52 PM UTC by westcoaster man***
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Thursday, July 21, 2005 3:53 PM
I got to sit in one of those at IAAPA last November, and I was surprised at how comfortable it is. Granted, that's not pulling a couple of G's or rolling over track, but it was overall a vehicle that actually fit the human body.
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Thursday, July 21, 2005 3:59 PM
How well could it accomodate riders of different sizes?
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Thursday, July 21, 2005 4:01 PM
What is the story with these and inversions? Is it capable?
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Thursday, July 21, 2005 4:08 PM
It looks pretty cool. It definitely looks comfortable. So when are we getting one of these in the states? :-P

-Tina

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Thursday, July 21, 2005 4:35 PM
Bethtoons would never let boblo on one anyway... ;)

The restraint system DOES remind me pretty strongly of the Disk'O..."kidney restraint"? :)

Honestly, by the APPEARANCE of the thigh restraint, I'd think an inversion isn't entirely out of the question...the GP might balk at that idea though... :)

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Thursday, July 21, 2005 5:10 PM
Well I could maybe see a single or double vertical loop maybe themed to the old stunt guy, I think it was Evil kanevil(SP) or something like that lol.

Anyways I really don't think inversions is what this type of coaster is after, when was the last time you rode a motorcycle and went upside down. If you did I'm surprised you'd live to tell about it, unless your like some big time stunt rider. Stunt riders even have accidents sometimes pulling stunts like that.

This coaster seams more about the feel of a somewhat real motorcycle ride. Quick directional changes, high speed turns, and dirtbike style jumps/bunnyhops. I'm not saying one day one of these coaster won"t be built with inversions. I just think it would look really stupid seeing a coaster with motorbike trains doing cobra rolls and corkscrews IMO.

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Thursday, July 21, 2005 5:44 PM
It "seems" as if this type of coaster would be inversion possible based on the current restraint system.
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Thursday, July 21, 2005 6:11 PM

rollergator said:The restraint system DOES remind me pretty strongly of the Disk'O..."kidney restraint"? :)

I hope they're more comfortable than the disks. I found the one at Dollywood to be pretty uncomfortable, even at low 'speeds'.

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Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:53 PM
What was your first thought before you got in and found them to be comfortable, Jeff?

I've never been in one, but my back hurts from just looking at the picture.

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Thursday, July 21, 2005 10:15 PM
Rollergator beat me to it, but the restraint system is almost identical to DISKO. And if it is it's very comfortable. Thanks for the video though, I've been watching this coaster for a while now, but that's the first video I've seen.

It does look fast, and sitting in that position would definently add to the thrill I'd think.

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Thursday, July 21, 2005 11:24 PM
Wow, I hope for rider's sakes that the end brake run never fails...

That sharp S bend right after the brake run would be so painful if taken at a high rate of speed.

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Friday, July 22, 2005 12:22 AM
Definitely a cool feature with the speed bikes.

Is it me, or has Vekoma gone the way of B&M with the track and supports?

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Friday, July 22, 2005 12:48 AM
Looks like a fantastic ride... and very thrilling i'm sure. I'd like to see one of those stateside.

-- alan jacyszyn

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Friday, July 22, 2005 7:49 AM
The pacing is amazing! A lot of coasters look slow from the ground and seem faster once you're riding them. This thing looks like is flying through every element. Reminds me of SFNE's Superman in that respect.
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Friday, July 22, 2005 9:54 AM
Totally agree with Matt.- the pacing looks great. Fast from go to stop. Takes off over the first hill, great pace around the helices and what about over the air time hill. If that were a coaster without those restraints- air time city.

Is there air time?? Anyone know??

Looks like a great ride from Vekoma- I know we cant judge smoothness from a video, but i will- it looked nice and smooth. Anyone know otherwise.

Thats the 2nd of that coaster out there now, am really looking forward to another maybe bigger version. Needs 2 trains for a larger park to improve capacity. Think a high speed s turn would be fun and some tunnels would be great, as the diameter of the tunnel would be smaller, than normal sit down trains, which could add some excitment to the ride.

Bring em on i say.

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Saturday, July 23, 2005 5:12 AM
I just read a trip report by someone who visited the park to ride it: It was closed!!!

modern day launchers are cursed!

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Saturday, July 23, 2005 1:11 PM
Re: the restraints vs. Disk'O....the thing that made those "kidney-punchers" less-than-comfy on Disk'O was that they featured a small surface area against the lower back and that you sat *near vertical* so that pressure was applied against those while the ride was spinning. Given the *near-prone* rider position on the motorbike, it seems quite likely that they'd be considerably more comfortable than the Disk'O. Just my guess... ;)

And no, these won't be inverting anytime soon...although it would be hella-fun! :)

Wondering what the *actual* capacity was....before going to zero that is... ;)

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Saturday, July 23, 2005 2:47 PM
I think the trains look ultra-cool. I am sure if it inverted we would be REQUIRED to wear helmets. ;-)

-Tina

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