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Post February 14th, 2018, 10:56 am

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I absolutely love what’s going on here!

I’m happy to see that this is a possibility for coasters such as these.

I’d love to see their work on some aging Arrow/Vekoma coasters here like Vortex at KI or Viper at SFMM. There aren’t many of the mega loopers left, and it’d be kickass to see them renovated and modernized!

I’m stoked to see the new POV and finished design of this!
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^Viper at SFMM would be a great candidate for this type of rehab. The first half of Viper is freaking awesome and actually pretty smooth. The second half of the layout is cool, but has several rough spots. If they would just do the second half, Viper would become one of my favorites in the park. I like to make a joke that I wish they would let people get off at the MCBR :lol:
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Looks great so far! I can't wait to try out the improved ride.
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Post February 17th, 2018, 12:16 pm
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All that's left is the helix!

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Apparently the piece at the bottom of the drop that connects the old and new track did not fit and has to be remade.
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LOL piece needs to be remade. S&S much?
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Post February 17th, 2018, 10:41 pm
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Cant believe they are building the connecting piece on an unsupported angled plane. No wonder it went wrong...
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Is it just me or do those corkscrew look a little weird?
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Post February 18th, 2018, 11:44 am
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They look flattened. I hope the company didn't try to add a snap to them or something like that.
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That transition looks... a bit odd imo
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Looks considerably more gradual than most older Vekomas. I think the janky supports make things looks more odd than they are.
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I don't think the crossties help either, looks reasonable to me!


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Looks considerably more gradual than most older Vekomas. I think the janky supports make things looks more odd than they are.

The new supports make this thing a piece of art
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Well it's reusing the footers...
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Is it just me or the track looks quite smooth - so do the transitions! :)
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I'm honestly super curious to see the POV of this thing when it is done.
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Almost done!

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Post February 25th, 2018, 11:00 pm
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Should be great assuming they don't do anything stupid like tried to add whip to the corkscrews.

I do think "jr's first loopy ride" is a market that new rides aren't really created for anymore and it tends to fall on a parks Arrow/Vekoma built in the mid-80's
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^Weirdly enough a lot of GP think Python is scarier than Baron1898 because Baron doesn't have any vertical loopings :lol:
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Hope yall are ready for a good laugh.

So you might remember the track piece connecting the old and new track was too big originally, so they sawed off some of the old track to make it fit. However, they seemed to have sawed off too much and now the piece is too short! I wonder how they'll go about fixing this.

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Looks like S&S have some competition
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Wow, so much wow.

But in all seriousness they had a similar problem when they built Nessie. They installed the last track piece backwards so they heated it and molded it to the track. The nudge is slight but it's at braking speeds, this will be after a drop...making it
more painfull then it was.
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They started with "Push and Pull" tests on the new track
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I believe they push (or pull) the coaster through the track to make sure there aren't any immediate issues with the train and the track interface.


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The track is complete again, the trains are on the track, time for testruns

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The queue and station are being rebuilt as well

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