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As quoted from Screamscape:

"2009 - B&M Hypercoaster - Rumor - (5/12/08) As you can see the construction in the old Swan Lake has taken an interesting turn this week. You can see the forms being put in place to create the shape of a new artificial lake in the same spot, along with a very interesting formation running right down the middle. This is a clear sign that the lake will indeed have a Splashdown Effect, since the way B&M designs this is so that the track itself is not submerged underwater in any way, but rather sits down inside a narrow trench just wide enough for the wheels to stay dry, but allowing for scoops placed on the outer edge of the train to dip into the water just on the other side of the wall. For comparison you can see how it looks on SheiKra from the air. You can find a few more pictures from Kings Island posted here."

 

http://www.screamscape.com/html/kings_island.htm

Edited by xcaliber08

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Klocksta, you still shooting with that Kodak CX7300, you sir need to invest in a DSLR and get to KI more often this season! :D

What DSLR do you have?

 

 

TTDfreak

 

As far as DSLR's go, I currently own two. My first one was my Olympus Evolt E-500. Then this past Spring I upgraded to a Canon 40d and own a 70-200mm f/2.8, 28-70mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8, and 10-22mm f/3.5 lens. I'm in the process of getting ready to sell my Olympus (with Vertical Grip, 1 gig memory card, 8 mega pixels) if anyone is interested. Just drop me a PM.

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^ Sorry, I already have a Nikon D80 with an 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6, and an SB-800 flash. The 70-300 and flash is new this year, so no more spending, sorry.

 

Back on Topic: I hope that there isn't a splash down effect. I liked the calm that area always had. However I guess that even with a coaster over the lake it isn't going to be calm, so whatever. I guess the thing that got me is how Screamscape wrote an opinion in the form of a fact.

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^Calakapepe, I think Coaster_King was being sarcastic when he said that about the flume.

 

I'd like a Dive Machine, that'd be fine and dandy. I'm not too sure about a name though...

 

THANK YOU!!!!! :doh: it's sad when you can't tell sarcasm geezaloo..I think it's a dive-machine kinda like Sheikra me thinks this one will have a big splash effect thou.

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^Calakapepe, I think Coaster_King was being sarcastic when he said that about the flume.

 

I'd like a Dive Machine, that'd be fine and dandy. I'm not too sure about a name though...

 

THANK YOU!!!!! :doh: it's sad when you can't tell sarcasm geezaloo..I think it's a dive-machine kinda like Sheikra me thinks this one will have a big splash effect thou.

 

Hate to burst your bubble... but i do not think a dive machine track would fit in the trough that this water brake has, It just isn't wide enough.

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The more tree being clear off... the more naked the Beast will be.... Have you ever thought of that? The Beast is suppose to be hidden and tame!

 

Maybe Cinn is running low on paper so they use their own Cinn trees to use for the newspaper... Bad thought... Sorry.

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THANK YOU!!!!! :doh: it's sad when you can't tell sarcasm geezaloo

Haha, no problem. I like pointing out stuff like that. :lol:

 

Ooh, floorless hyper, I like that. I hope you weren't being sarcastic. :P

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^ I am sticking to the Hyper coaster theory.

 

Height is RUMORED to be over 250 and have Behemoth style seats. We will just have to wait and see....

 

I imagine vertical construction will start before the end of this season with the way things are looking now.

 

You guys have no idea how excited i am about the water brake!

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If you had floorless trains you would have the "Over-Head Shoulder Restraints"

 

They could do something like CP did with sky hawk, have the lap bars go under you.

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I just hope that size restrictions are not too bad. I am a large guy. I am not grossly overweight, but I am over 6'5" and about 325 lbs. I can barely fit on just about everything, but the height restrictions are killing me. I can't ride Drop Zone/Tower or Delerium. The little belt that they put on the lap bar for FOF also keeps me from riding becasue of how long my legs are.

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That must suck, someone should really find a car type that will go with any sized person, short or tall. and will still safely restrain them from falling out. But there should still be weight limits.

 

 

Isn't X car the closest to restraining any size?

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I have heard some crazy rumors from workers who dont know what it is. But none on dive coasters. I just want a B&M coaster. And KI is known for breaking records, so it could be something crazy.

 

One worker said he had heard rumors of the longest coaster in the world. YEAH!

 

But thats why they call them rumors.

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^

 

Well, they may or may not, post their weight limits, but they must have one. Right? Everything has a breaking point.

 

 

 

EDIT:Anybody know if the construction has progressed any more?

Edited by calakapepe

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ON B&M coasters... (ones with OSR's) look for the harness that has 2 belts going from the seat to the harness. these seats are located (on Kumba at BGT for example) rows 3 and 6.

 

I've only ridden one B&M hyper (Goliath SFOG) and i don't remember it having belts on the lap bars.... they fit snuggly but comfortable... and can accomodate larger people.

 

 

REPLY TO CALA: Id oubt much got done this week with the rain...

 

I will be going friday the 16th rain or shine!

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My sister is there today for a school field trip, still there actually. She might take some pictures, otherwise she'll just tell me about it, maybe.

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I went for a total of about 3 hours...

 

rode FOF and Beast.. i didn't expect that many people (kids) to be there, and the lines are really long.

 

they got the concrete "walls" of the splash pool constructed... but only where the wood was last week.

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If you went today, I think there was a total of 2-4 schools of 8th graders?

 

 

Anyways, thanks for the update, I guess, my sister didn't even go to look at it.

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Yeah, park was extremely crowded today. Line for The Beast extended outside waiting queues, just one example. The Crypt was closed- could be for low number of employees, or maybe they're doing something to the garage- er, building. :)

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