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Ok, so today me and my friend went by the Clermont Steel Factory to see what's cookin and we saw ALOT of B&M track sitting out front. Thing was, it's yellow. I was a little confused on that because I was not aware of any new B&M's being built for the 09 season, unless it's for 2010.

Anyways, I took LOTS of pics, but I decided to combine them into one panoramic shot.

 

Here you go...

 

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Interesting huh??

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Maybe its B&M track for Carowinds for next year. Although they have no confirmed coaster, there is a rumor they're getting a new one next year. This is based off a rumors posted by screamscape, but the rumored name is white lightenin' so yellow would fit the lightening theme.

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I'm just going to assume it is for Carowinds (even though I kinda doubt it is)

•Floorless

•Sit down

•Maybe a Hyper, the track looks too small but it may just be the picture.

 

It can't be

•Standup- already have one

•Invert- already have one

•Dive Machine- track too small

•Flying coaster- they have Nighthawk

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I tried looking up any new B&M's that are coming out within the next couple years. And I couldn't find anything at all. But I do remember hearing a rumour about Carowinds getting a B&M. Keep in mind, "rumour".

 

EDIT: calakapepe, We think SC means South Carolina.

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Seems a little too soon for Carowinds cause they are getting Carolina Cobra for 2009. I wish it was going to Holiday World, and I'm not saying it's going to HW; I'm just saying I wish it was!

 

We got Invertigo, a standbard boomerang roller coaster, in 1999, followed by a hyper of sorts in 2000. Why can't Carowinds do the same?

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It could be going to the new Universial park in Asia, they are rumored to get a clone of Hulk and of Dueling Dragons. However, yellow is an odd color for either of those. I am guessing Carowinds as the rumor of Log Flume has became true, so I see no reason the rumors of a hyper can't be. However, it does appear to be too small for a hyper, so maybe a floorless. Anyone ever get a photo of Diamondback's tags?

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I have 2 issues with the recent posts:

 

1. In an article a while back I read online, a journalist got a tour of the B&M plant. The tour guide told him they now code the tags so it can't be deciphered by coaster geeks; too many coaster geeks were figuring out where rides were going just by reading the tags, and ruining parks announcements. I can't remember where I saw that article, but it was very interesting. Thus, the SC isn't probably that obvious, and I'm guessing X-works is just more code.

 

2. Carowinds isn't in South Carolina. It borders it, but it's official address is in North Carolina. (Thunder Road does cross into SC however).

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The tour guide told him they now code the tags so it can't be deciphered by coaster geeks; too many coaster geeks were figuring out where rides were going just by reading the tags, and ruining parks announcements.

 

Wasn't really too many coaster geeks. Just one. Specifically, the article was referring to the Patriot roller coaster headed for Worlds of Fun.

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I remembered reading that they were coding the tags, so pretty much our only clue to what kind of coaster it is and where it is going is based on the size and shape of the track. The weight might give people a clue as to how big each track piece is to figure out exactly what style it is. If I remember correctly the weight on that tag is roughly the same weight at some of the pieces for Diamondback, but i'd have to look it up to be sure.

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Actually Carowinds has an address in NC and SC. The NC address is 14523 Carowinds Blvd, and the SC is 3900(sometimes shown as "1" but that is not it) Aveune of the Carolinas. If the new construction is on the SC side, the address on the permit is 3900 Aveune of the Carolinas, if on the NC side, the address is 14523 Carowinds Blvd. However, I didn't know they have changed the tags since DB.

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Based on the centermost piece, and the two pieces to it's right, I bet this coaster is going to have a few inversions. Just look how the place for the supports... it sticks out an an awkward angle... something you see when they can't easily attach the support... something that would only happen if the track is at a weird angle... something you'll see on an inversion.

 

Just my two cents.

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Flying coasters can have loops in them, but if I am looking at the same piece i would say that it likely is too steep of a loop for a flying. I'm guessing this is probably a floorless coaster, but it could be a sit down as well. Regardless there are no announced B&M coasters for 2010 that would fit the description. Then again, it could be a test track for some new type of coaster for all we know.

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If you look in the background, there is a loop track section. That rules out hyper, inverted, flying, and diving. So it is either a floorless or a sitdown.

Why couldn't it be flying or inverted? Although no B&M Flyers have had a vertical loop, this could be the first, and I think every single B&M Inverted coaster has a vertical loop.

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The loop would be going the wrong direction for an inverted coaster if the piece of track we believe is a loop is in fact a loop. I can't tell how thick this Dive track is at a park in china that has some interesting loops, but Happy Valley park in Shanghai, China is expecting a Diving Machine this year. Could be track for that.

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