Weird looking supports on Coasters

Wednesday, November 27, 2002 11:55 AM

What supports on coasters do you think look the most odd? The Oddest I've yet to see is most definately This one . Pure Craziness, what do you guys have?

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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 12:00 PM
Hey! I thought B&M didn't build over water! ;-)
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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 12:03 PM
WOW, those are crazy supports. I think B&M builds coasters over water if the price is right.;)

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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 12:07 PM
What do you think B:KF is? Its Completely built over water!

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery632.htm?Picture=1

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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 12:26 PM

The Dueling Dragons are also over water... :)

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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 3:18 PM

B:KF is very much on land, just sitting next to Geauga Lake.

Having been on (and loved) Great Bear, I can assure you that those supports actually add to the ride itself, giving you extra footchoppers during the back half of the run. They were forced to build it like that so it wouldn't interfere with the water, or SooperDooperLooper, which is also quite interesting when dodging GB's structure.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 3:25 PM
look at Nitro...Those look weird
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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 3:27 PM
I like the looks of this Arrow shuttle over at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. You don't see this very often.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 3:36 PM
I- Nar, B:KF is very much over land AND water. Unless someone spilled a very large Coke in the queue the three times I rode it this past year, Its over water too.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 6:44 PM

I have to say any of the premier spaghetti bowls are weird supports. You really can't figure out where they are going. Though the Great Bear ones are rather unusual.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 11:58 PM

If you want to see weird supports, look at the true work of art Intamin uses to keep the looping of this inverted in place!

http://frank.drnk.net/gallery/?gal=pda&img=039_35A.jpg

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Thursday, November 28, 2002 1:15 AM

DRNK said:

If you want to see weird supports, look at the true work of art Intamin uses to keep the looping of this inverted in place!

http://frank.drnk.net/gallery/?gal=pda&img=039_35A.jpg

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which coaster is that?

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Thursday, November 28, 2002 1:56 AM

One of the Intamin Tornado's. I believe that it's the one in Spain, because the other one (Finland?) was a rather dull grey colour.

I'd personally say that B&M's latest efforts, aren't to my liking, such as on Nitro. The old Arrow lattices to me are the finest out there (except when they change tubular with lattice: http://rcdb.com/installationgallery1415.htm?Picture=1).

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Thursday, November 28, 2002 4:45 AM

Anders said:
which coaster is that?


That's Tornado, at Parque de Attraciones in Madrid.

http://frank.drnk.net/gallery/?gal=wbmwg&img=010_08.jpg

Vekoma doesn't use strange supports, they just use a lot!

The supports of some darkcoasters are rather nice as well. Vogel Rok (Efteling, NL) offers some great headchoppers when you ride her with the lights on. This is even surpassed by EuroSat (Europa-Park, DE), which provides true handchoppers. You might want to keep your arms inside of the vehicle here. Revolution (Bobbejaanland, BE) and Temple of the NightHawk (Phantasialand, DE) also have their supports very close to the track. These coasters are great with the lights on. :)

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Thursday, November 28, 2002 4:59 AM

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery293.htm?Picture=1

Are there enough suports on this ride?

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Thursday, November 28, 2002 5:57 AM
I can't believe nobody has mentioned LaQua!http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1845.htm?Picture=2

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Thursday, November 28, 2002 6:07 AM

swimmerkev said:
I can't believe nobody has mentioned LaQua!http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1845.htm?Picture=2

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Technically speaking, what you see on that photo aren't all supports. Most of them are steel wires to prevent supportpieces or track falling down on innocent people in the case of an earthquake. :)

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Thursday, November 28, 2002 6:15 AM
These are the weirest in my opinion. But with a weird coaster, comes weird supports, I guess.

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Thursday, November 28, 2002 5:47 PM

They're not weird but they're just a ton of supports in the cobra/top hat of chiller.

Also, the supports for the hill before the first helix on S:RoS SFNE are pretty interesting as well.

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Thursday, November 28, 2002 5:56 PM

I have always thought this coaster had odd supports http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery254.htm?Picture=2

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