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Post October 5th, 2008, 2:24 pm
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Post October 5th, 2008, 2:30 pm

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Das sind so genannte "track connestors"...
Wieso fragst du?

Looks awesome!
That overbank looks so sick...

Post October 5th, 2008, 2:47 pm
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yeah, that is what I thought, but it seems very high up the supports... is there a second launch? Or does the track immediately turn back round and go up there? Because any more than that and the coaster surely won't have enough speed to get back up that high?

PLUS, more to the point, the other track connectors appear to have square plates on them, not round ones.
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These "things" are no track connectors. It's possible that they are going to build up a wall on the connectors to reduce the noise if it's too noisy in the village next to the park.

BTW: You can see the layout of the ride here in this video:
http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=2FeTNwRVqGw

Post October 5th, 2008, 3:38 pm

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Yes indeed, I watched it the other day. There's a NL coaster somewhere going around on the net which is inspired by this lay-out.

I dont really think the lay-out is that special, to be honost. But I do know Mack is not going to throw some default thing in Europa Park. They never do, so what are their plans? They where talking about a world exclusive thing?
The lay-out isn't world exclusive, and a launced coaster aint exclusive either. So what is it then?

Is it going to be a launched spinning inverted flying coaster or??

Mack is pretty innovating, so I see them build something pretty spectacular. I would be disapointed when they say the new world exclusive thing would be the part that Mack is going launched plus Mack is going to use inversions for the first time..

Ow by the way, here's the onride of the NL coaster I meant.

http://www.cshare.de/file/9e6103d8a16f0%20...%20i.MOV.html

Post October 9th, 2008, 9:27 pm

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K so well basically I'm going to go spill some blood in the sink for not being able to ride this.

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Post October 11th, 2008, 12:19 pm

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I just found this over at Coasterforce:

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The top of the loop didn't fit correctly! How did that manage to happen?

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Post October 11th, 2008, 12:50 pm

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Miscalculating.. But it looks pretty funny[:D]

But as far as I know it wasn't the angle of the picture. It didn't fit..

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Post October 15th, 2008, 11:48 am

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Nice teaser!
This ride looks very neat!
I'll try to arrange a trip there in May!

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Same for me.. I'm going in April with some friends. Hopefully the coaster is done!

Post October 22nd, 2008, 1:29 pm

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Sorry, dp again..

Today Europa Park made it official. In April it's going to open it's new coaster. It's going to be 44 meters high with a 40 meters high looping, making it the highest looping of Europe.
It's going to have 4 inversions in total. The coaster will be launched from 0 - 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds and will offer a +/- 45 seconds dark ride before the launch.

More important, the coaster is going to use some new technology ( I'm not sure what they are going to use ) so the over the shoulders restraints are not needed!! So NO OVER THE SHOULDER RESTRAINTS!

What do you guys think? Cool or not?

Post October 22nd, 2008, 3:46 pm

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No need to Double post like you have been, the front page updates when you edit your post^

Anyway, It's very cool. I wonder what the Dark Part will be like.
Also, the loop is completed, with fireworks of course: http://www.epfans.info/bild.php?c=14&ord=2240&vor=



Also, there's an airhill now through the loop: http://www.epfans.info/bild.php?c=15&ord=2240&vor=

That was the reason of the loop "not fitting correctly." They needed to put in another piece under the loop, it fit fine, just a misunderstanding.

Post October 22nd, 2008, 4:24 pm

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Ok, thanks for the information..

I made a mistake about the height though. It's going to be 40 meters high and a 32 meters high loop.

_edit:

Ok, a teaser is up..


Post November 5th, 2008, 4:36 pm

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The ride has been announced by Europa Park!
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The ride's layout looks fantastic, nice job Mack.


Ride Facts: (translated as best I could)
Type: Launch Coaster (catapult launch) with linear motors
Height: 38 meters
Length: 1,056 meters
Top speed: 100 km / h.
Circulation: about 3 minutes 20 seconds
Acceleration in 2.5 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h, 1 G
Acceleration distance: 80 meters
Max G Force: approximately 3.8 g
About elements: 1 x looping, 3 x 360? Screws
Number of Trains: 5
Riders per train: 20
Capacity: 1720 passengers / hour
Minimum age to ride: 10 years
Weight per train: approximately 10 tons (fully occupied)
Total weight of steel: approximately 620 tons
Weight: about 650 tons
Thoughts: approximately 120 rail segments
Manufacturer: MACK Rides GmbH & Co. KG
Specialties: A combination of Dark Ride and launch Coaster.

For more information: check out Europa Parks website, http://www.europapark.de and also http://www.europapark.de/lang-de/c51/m2 ... fault.html
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Post November 5th, 2008, 5:24 pm

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Love the capacity! [:P]
Yeah, this ride is looking great... That barrelroll should be sick with no OTSRs...
I'm allready planning a trip there for the next year!

EDIT:
http://www.epfans.info/?id=2261&
The heartline roll park is complete now...
That's not your usual barrelroll, is it? Reminds me of the barrelrolls you can do with FVDs... (Take a look at dcs221's Breaking point...)

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Yeah that's definitely a similar concept. Part of the point of the shaping is to kill the approximately -1g you'd get on a normal heartline roll, which, if you also have fast rotation, can be uncomfortable it seems.

btw yeah you could do that with FVD, and that's probably the best way to do it now, but for Breaking Point I made the roll with probably some combination of HSAK or one of redunzelizer's wizards and AHG.

Post November 6th, 2008, 3:47 pm

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Mack! We may have a new favorite company after this.

Post November 6th, 2008, 5:10 pm

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great ride... going to visit it next year. It would be a shame if they would fit a soundscreen on top of the sort of horseshoe. Europe in general finally gets some great rides!!!

Post November 6th, 2008, 5:57 pm

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A wall for decreasing the noise would be weird. The looping is almost just as high, so then you need a wall there as well. I don't know where the connectors are for, though.

The noise decreasing wall could be needed for Rust ( the vilage that's near ) and if you look at the position of the turn and the connectors and then think Rust is in the right spot for the wall, it could be more then possible that some sort of wall will be build.

We shall see!

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Wow this looks incredible. And is it just me, or does the teaser video remind you a lot of Maverick's first commercials?

Post November 7th, 2008, 9:22 pm

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Where does everybody see the layout? Just from that one picture up there?

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