Board index Theme Park Discussions Theme Park News & Construction! Worlds First Launched X-Car Coaster - Drievliet

Worlds First Launched X-Car Coaster - Drievliet

Theme Park Construction And News Forum

Post February 22nd, 2007, 10:19 pm
Dirk_Ermen User avatar
True Addicts
True Addicts

Posts: 13249
Points on hand: 3,508.50 Points
Bank: 42,000.00 Points
Location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
I went to drievliet today and I simply could walk onto the construction area from the coaster. No single german fellow or staff from drievliet did send me back... lol!
All these pictures are available on a resolution of 2816x2112 [;)] Just drop a PM if you want full size [:)]

Image
When arrived at drievliet i saw the coaster nearly finished in the distance

Image
Closed till april 2007... Allrighty then...

Image
Allthough the gate was kinda open... [lol]
Image
At the backside of the park, a nice shot... and then off to the closest location i could... Allthough it even became very close [pshades]

Image
At the side entrance, gate was half opened... so i couldn't be bothered to keep too much distance... [lol]

Image
It's fun to see how close you can get to a coaster without even being in the park [:D]

Image
Me @ trackpiece [pshades][8D][pshades]

Image
Many supports were lying down there, so i guess the first inversion will have some nice and high forces [8D]

Image
Gh�h�... ^_^

Image
Another trackpiece in the distance...

Image
Eventually i continued making the distance between me and the coaster smaller and smaller [:D] But the workers only were worrying if they where putting the right trackpiece together [:D]

Image
That launch is going to be fun [pshades]

Image
Nice turn is this going to be [:)]

Image
On other sites they where talking about the welding from some trackpieces. Well, you can see that they are doing some stuff there [:)]

Image
In the back they are placing another support. And in the front it's more welding stuff [:)]

Image
Close to the launchtrack, in the back you can see another fellow making pictures. Maybe is he the reason of that nobody is saying anything to me? [:D]

Image
W00t! LIMS! As far as i've seen you will be immediatly launched after that small turn out of the station [pshades]

Image
As you can see, no place to stop a car decently on the launchtrack. so yeah, turn and immediatly: WHOOSH! [pshades]

Image
Wonderfull view over the launchtrack. In a few weeks I get the same view since I signed up for testround of that coaster. [8D]

Image
Awesome overbanked turn [:D]

Image
2nd inversion and brake section. Seriously, I can't wait till i can ride this baby [pshades]

Image
Transfertrack!

Image
Station [:)]

Image
That great corkscrew/barrelroll combo, with the transfer track in front of it [:)]

Image
2nd piece of brakes

Image
Heartline from the overbanked turn. Seriously this looks awesome [8D][pshades]

Image
It's maurer S�hne allright [pshades][8D]

Image
Queuegates! [:D][:D][:D]

Image
The boosterwheels [:P]

Image
Transfertrack again. As you can see, the track has to turn 90 degrees to put a train on the storage [:)]

Image
Overview from the station itself [:)]

Image
Launch track seen from the small station [8D]

Image
Eventually i'd walked back since mom got impatient... [lol]

Image
A final picture a shot from some workers there [:)]

Wonderfull track, i'm seriously going to try to shoot an onride video from this ride when I get to ride it in a few weeks as testsubject. [:D]
All these pictures are available on a resolution of 2816x2112 [;)] Just drop a PM if you want full size [:)]
Coastercount: 1183 (I've seen the world and it's horrid contraptions... @.@)
- Wood: 136
- Steel: 1047

Post February 22nd, 2007, 10:57 pm

Posts: 1024
Points on hand: 3,448.00 Points
Location: Miami, FL, USA
Looks great! Can't wait to see more progress.
-Tony.

Post February 22nd, 2007, 11:16 pm

Posts: 2052
Points on hand: 4,898.00 Points
Location: USA

wow, I had no idea this was being built. great pictures!

Post February 22nd, 2007, 11:57 pm

Posts: 2145
Points on hand: 3,186.00 Points
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wow, thats hot! Never heard of it before either, but it's lookin great! Have fun testing [:D]

Post February 23rd, 2007, 1:45 am

Posts: 867
Points on hand: 4,385.00 Points
Location: Indianapolis, IN, USA
Wow, thats amazing they let you walk up there and take pictures like that. Looks to be a fun compact ride.

Post February 23rd, 2007, 2:26 am
hyyyper User avatar
True Addicts
True Addicts

Posts: 8705
Points on hand: 9,117.00 Points
Location: The Netherlands

Post February 23rd, 2007, 3:00 am

Posts: 296
Points on hand: 513.00 Points
Location: denhaag, zuid holland, Netherlands
maby i am going too watch next weak.
i life 5 min on the bike from it.
but how did you came so close last time i tryed i was send back

Post February 23rd, 2007, 12:18 pm

Posts: 89
Points on hand: 630.00 Points
Location: ME, USA

Post February 23rd, 2007, 2:48 pm

Posts: 484
Points on hand: 4,842.00 Points
Location: USA
You took some great pictures there Dirk. The coaster looks like it will be great. Keep us posted if you can!

Post February 23rd, 2007, 4:54 pm

Posts: 4356
Points on hand: 5,542.00 Points
Location: Cannock, West Midlands, United Kingdom

looks like another badly engineered coaster to me just like G-Forse at drayton. i can see there is going to be alot of bad forses and rough spots on it. to be honest i dont like the look of it but i hope it proves me wrong
Making screams come true

Post February 23rd, 2007, 5:25 pm

Posts: 46
Points on hand: 929.00 Points
thats true gazag, and with some restraints where you can hardly breath will make it worse.

Post February 23rd, 2007, 5:31 pm
hyyyper User avatar
True Addicts
True Addicts

Posts: 8705
Points on hand: 9,117.00 Points
Location: The Netherlands
Originally posted by gazag

looks like another badly engineered coaster to me just like G-Forse at drayton. i can see there is going to be alot of bad forses and rough spots on it. to be honest i dont like the look of it but i hope it proves me wrong


you'll find out yourself auhust 11
Image

Post February 24th, 2007, 10:22 am

Posts: 8
Points on hand: 1,806.00 Points
Location: Netherlands


Post February 24th, 2007, 10:48 am

Posts: 4356
Points on hand: 5,542.00 Points
Location: Cannock, West Midlands, United Kingdom

if your house is that close i hope you will join us on august 11th
Making screams come true

Post February 24th, 2007, 10:58 am

Posts: 17
Points on hand: 361.00 Points
Location: Maassluis, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Originally posted by gazag

if your house is that close i hope you will join us on august 11th


11 august? Ill be there! It's only 19 km away form my house! Yay!

Edit: Not. �'m going to the USA from 5 july till 14 august. Too bad.

Post February 24th, 2007, 11:34 am

Posts: 296
Points on hand: 513.00 Points
Location: denhaag, zuid holland, Netherlands
for me it is 2 miles[:D]
and untill 1.5 years ago less then a mile

Post February 25th, 2007, 12:05 pm

Posts: 296
Points on hand: 513.00 Points
Location: denhaag, zuid holland, Netherlands

Post February 25th, 2007, 3:07 pm

Posts: 904
Points on hand: 5,473.00 Points
Location: Norway
I think the lay out has changed since that picture. If I remember correctly, they have added a helix.

The ride definitely looks very interesting. But the reports I've heard about the cars and restraints are not very favorable, and I imagine some of those elements can become quite painful.
Coaster count: 153
Moving to Singapore in july!

Post February 25th, 2007, 3:20 pm
hyyyper User avatar
True Addicts
True Addicts

Posts: 8705
Points on hand: 9,117.00 Points
Location: The Netherlands
Originally posted by Nosferatu

I think the lay out has changed since that picture. If I remember correctly, they have added a helix.

The ride definitely looks very interesting. But the reports I've heard about the cars and restraints are not very favorable, and I imagine some of those elements can become quite painful.


the helix was shown in a tv-interview, yet on the construction site no helix was to be found
Image

Post February 25th, 2007, 6:10 pm

Posts: 904
Points on hand: 5,473.00 Points
Location: Norway
Strange. I guess they left it out after all then.
Coaster count: 153
Moving to Singapore in july!

Post March 4th, 2007, 1:32 pm

Posts: 5
Points on hand: 48.00 Points

Post March 5th, 2007, 5:35 am
Dirk_Ermen User avatar
True Addicts
True Addicts

Posts: 13249
Points on hand: 3,508.50 Points
Bank: 42,000.00 Points
Location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Originally posted by 12345

Yeah i live at holland so i go there in april :D


not as tester around the end of march like me? [;)]
Coastercount: 1183 (I've seen the world and it's horrid contraptions... @.@)
- Wood: 136
- Steel: 1047

Post March 8th, 2007, 12:38 pm

Posts: 296
Points on hand: 513.00 Points
Location: denhaag, zuid holland, Netherlands
the track is complete!
Image
when i was there after school i did not saw no crane any more so every thing is in place alsow the cars. i saw them still working at the station.

Post March 17th, 2007, 4:20 pm

Posts: 64
Points on hand: 922.00 Points
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
I've been there today, and i have a nice picture of the new Formule X FINISHED. I couldn't get any closer than this, because the fences were already locked. But something is better than nothing.

Image

Post March 17th, 2007, 4:27 pm
hyyyper User avatar
True Addicts
True Addicts

Posts: 8705
Points on hand: 9,117.00 Points
Location: The Netherlands

Next

Return to Theme Park News & Construction!

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post