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      CommentAuthorskyasaurus
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2017
     
    i'm choking
    • CommentAuthorMaverick
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2017
     
    Really guys, this is what I come back to?
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      CommentAuthornolimiters
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2017
     
    ^it's a joke
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    Just got back to this thread. I'm ashamed to have been a part of this conversation lmao. I was indeed joking.
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      CommentAuthorjpaufsc
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2017 edited
     
    More Mean Streak photos with new ledgers in place.

    Every new photo makes that much more hyped for this.





    In other news, the OWA Tunderbolt 2.0 (Rolling Thunder) is vertical.

    • CommentAuthorPopFilms
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2017
     
    ^Rolling Thunder is a 2017 project, it is supposed to be open by July.
    • CommentAuthorteejaysyke
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2017
     
    Stall dive is pretty funky looking

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    Awesome looking*. The thing I love about these renovations vs. a new RMC from the ground up (although you can't go wrong with either) is that they do things they probably never would have even thought of without a predetermined template they had to work with. I recall Alan Schilke talking about that in an interview.
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      CommentAuthorskyasaurus
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2017
     
    Constraints breed creativity. Same goes for terrain coasters (although, for example, I think Outlaw Run is an excellent terrain coaster, whereas Wildfire @ Kolmarden is rather out of context to the terrain around it.)
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    I think Wildfire does pretty well with its surroundings. The drop goes alongside the cliff face, it plays with the hill as it goes back up and down and again over the cliff. It doesn't follow the terrain as well as Outlaw Run, but It does also go through what looks to be fairly dense woods, so I don't think it's essential that it follows the terrain. To me they did a great job of combining significant elevation changes without making it seem like it could be placed anywhere.

    I do agree though that some of the best coasters were some with the most constraints. Nemesis is another common and appropriate example.
    • CommentAuthorJAKool
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2017
     
    I prefer the general creativity of the Iron Horse rides, it's always fun to see cool wooden coasters transformed into cooler steel coasters. I still prefer the topper Woodies in terms of actual ride experience, but the layouts aren't as exciting.
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      CommentAuthorKingRCT3
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2017
     
    It's basically what we do with contests! :)

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    Wanda Guangzhou is planning a SFX coaster...


    (nice freefall drawing from Zierer)

    ... a spinning coaster, maybe Mack or knock-off...



    ... but the most interesting, the duelling triple-launch:



    And if you look at the NoLimits thumbnail on the right, you can see that the invert is Intamin (track and train like DrageKongen), but the sit-down is Vekoma (track and train like Formula 1)... Is this even possible?

    Both have their trains modeled in NoLimits, but they aren't publicly available...
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    Posted By: KingRCT3but they aren't publicly available...

    yet...

    I hope...
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      CommentAuthorintim305
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2017
     
    I remember hearing a while back that the NL2 team does private projects here and they're if asked, and provides custom ingame trains (furius baco did i think?), so I wouldn't expect these ingame anytime soon. I have no idea what's going on with the dueling triple launch, but they share a structure so reeeeeeeeally doubt it would be an intamin/vekoma collab, Its gotta be either full intamin or vekoma.
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    ^ I think they have done trains for Gerstlauer, Maurer, and Vekoma if i'm right. I recall the Vekoma rendering for the Energylandia Mega Coaster had Vekoma's own trains in NL2.
    • CommentAuthorTheBeatles
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2017
     
    ^I mean, we already kinda knew that considering all three of those companies have officially licensed trains in the game. Also Zamperla
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      CommentAuthorKingRCT3
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2017
     
    Though it's harder to tell with NL2 as companies can make their trains themselves.

    This Intamin train for instance seems low-quality for something the team would make (but maybe that depends on time, ressources and bugdet the team has, tho).
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    Posted By: intim305(furius baco did i think?)

    Does anyone have pics of these, if they existed?
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      CommentAuthorKingRCT3
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2017 edited
     
    There was a video (the track was red), but it has seen been took down. The link is still on some boards, but leads to an error.
    Unless someone got it saved on their computer, that video is gone. :(

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    EDIT: I don't know if it's for 2017 or 2018, but EOS Rides is manufacturing a spinning coaster on a roof, featuring the tallest animatronic on Earth - that's what they say (12 meter tall), and it's a King Kong (take that, Universal).
    Here's a video showing the layout on NoLimits, and here's one showing the animatronic in motion.
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    Posted By: TheBeatles^I mean, we already kinda knew that considering all three of those companies have officially licensed trains in the game. Also Zamperla

    Im beyond aware--intended to only mention the unreleased trains.
    • CommentAuthorteejaysyke
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2017 edited
     
    From here: http://www.cprundown.com/blog/276-rmc-construction-update-5-23-17

















    Bonus from IG: http://www.instagram.com/p/BUbv2QRFlmv/



    Overbank/Possible 3rd inversion under the lift supports
    • CommentAuthorI305
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2017
     
    Those are going to be some major head choppers!
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      CommentAuthorskyasaurus
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2017
     
    So glad it's keeping the original layout configruation.
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    ^I bet they want to have the record for longest hybrid coaster, whats Cedar Point without the records!
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    Is the Ultimate not the longest hybrid coaster? It has steel track and wooden supports, which sort of defines it as a hybrid. And if we're not counting that for some reason, The Voyage is still a very long coaster. Mean Streak would have to add a huge amount of length to be longer than either.
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      CommentAuthorMillennium
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2017
     
    Twisted Colossus actually holds the record at 4,990ft. I also thought it was The Ultimate when SFMM was advertising for TC. Technically RCDB doesn't list The Ultimate as a hybrid, which may be because only the lifts have wooden supports while every other part of the coaster has full steel supports. I'm not completely sure but it's safe to say TC is currently the longest hybrid and MS has a shot at breaking it.
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    The Voyage is still longer than Twisted Colossus by a long shot, and that is listed as hybrid on RCDB (Wooden track, metal supports). So SFMM were definitely lying with that record.
    • CommentAuthorDelay
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2017
     
    Amusement parks lying about their records would be nothing new, though.
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    Voyage I would classify as a woodie even with its metal supports.
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    Yeah but that's because you're wrong. It IS a hybrid. Metal track, wooden supports = Hybrid. Wooden track, metal supports = Hybrid. Why would you classify it as anything else? Do you think only RMCs are Hybrids??
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      CommentAuthorOlmisery
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2017 edited
     
    Because we're talking primarily about steel tracked hybrids I feel like Voyage is out of the question as well. Cedar Point would still make the claim that RMC MS is the longest hybrid, even though Voyage exists.

    Also since when has Six Flags not lied about records? They do that with a concerning amount of their coasters.
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      CommentAuthorCrazycoaster
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2017 edited
     
    Does that not seem like you're clutching at straws though :/

    And we're not talking about Six Flags, we're talking about Cedar Point, and their records are usually legit.
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      CommentAuthorOlmisery
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2017
     
    They are, but amusement companies lying to get publicity (like any other business, really) is nothin' new.
    • CommentAuthorDelay
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2017 edited
     
    Then MS is the longest RMC made, but that wouldn't get as much attention as saying "Longest hybrid coaster ever made". I understand why they'd lie about it.

    Plus, I'd say they're doing it to give the conversion a bit more value. Having a "new record" makes the conversion sound more valuable.
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      CommentAuthorMillennium
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2017
     
    I guess I did forget about the Voyage...and so did Six Flags. RMC would have to add 1,000ft more length from the old layout to take the award, which at this point I'm sure CP is dying to get. Or for our sake, let's hope so.
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      CommentAuthorskyasaurus
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2017
     
    they'll say longest Iron Horse then. only enthusiasts care about the definition of records. the park just needs to make money, and the more superlatives, the better.
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    Just market it as the world's longest steel hybrid coaster and call it a day. People that don't know what "hybrid" means will completely ignore it and will just end up calling it the longest coaster in the world anyway.
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      CommentAuthorKWTbolt
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2017
     
    I'd prefer a "most airtime" record, but that too would be difficult to chase.
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      CommentAuthorKingRCT3
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2017
     
    Silver Dollar City track is being installed:



    Also, on the following picture we can see the track will have the thicker spine at some point. But as Mack already used it on both spinning and non-spinning coaster, this teach us nothing about the coaster type...

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    Whats up with mack and Black or Grey rides...
    • CommentAuthorDelay
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2017
     
    It's not their decision, is it? It's the decision of the park.
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    ^ Yeah the customer picks the color.
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    Plus, they're building a pink hypercoaster.
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      CommentAuthorParadox
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2017
     

    Wildlands Emmen in the Netherlands has announced a dueling Vekoma family boomerang.

    • CommentAuthorBullero
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2017
     
    ^ I like it, a dueling family boomerang.

    This will be the first roller coaster at a zoo in the Netherlands. Let's hope Wildlands continues this trend and adds some more rides in the future!
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      CommentAuthorlamewad
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2017
     
    Dueling coasters should be more common. This look like a great idea!
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      CommentAuthorKingRCT3
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2017 edited
     
    Hi, my name is Mean Streak, and Welcome to Jackass.



    First 90° drop on a wooden? If not, at least a new world record...

    • CommentAuthorA113
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2017
     
    could very well be 90 or at least a little more or a little less. we don't seem to be very far away from the lift topping at this point, and overall it's definitely appearing to be more exciting as construction moves along.
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    I am hoping they go beyond vertical. Show Maverick what a real beyond vertical drop is! Maybe they could do 117 degrees and beat Cannibal's record.
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    I'd rather them stay at vertical. The steeper a drop is, the more pullout it needs. Given the structure I don't think it'll go past vertical anyways.