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  PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:33 am
 
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^Think B&M airtime hills. They're almost perfect parabolas, designed to achieve the same effect. That's why the trims are there, to make sure each train is travelling as close to the ideal speed as possible.

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  PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:32 am
 
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Don't think that you could do it in real likfe - just too many variables.

The Simpsons' simulation ride pretends to leaves the track at some point. Perhaps one day similar technology could be applied to a real ride to trick you into thinking it was leaving the track. No idea how it would work though, and I'm not really sure there would be an improvement over the good old feeling of rails.

Or you could use a hydralic upward movement - as in the opposite to 13.

But would a coaster that leaves the rails still be a coaster any more anyway???

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  PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:23 pm
 
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It has already been done, look at the Mack Watercoasters, or don't you guys count these attractions as coasters? Of course, they end up in a water bassin, they don't fly in the air and reconnect with the track while flying, but the boats float on the water and can be taken out without problems.


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  PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:27 pm
 
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Don't think most people would count that!
See piccys earlier in the thread

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  PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:40 pm
 
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^Nah, not boat on a string... they're talking about the actual coasters, like the one at Plopsaland with the awesome indoor lifthill. In which case, most people do count them, yeah

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  PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:45 pm
 
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ohh sorry still learning :oops:

in that case I would count it and have done lol!

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  PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:32 pm
 
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Doesn't Avalanche at Blackpool and other Bobsled coasters do exactly this? They start on rails up to the top of the lift hill then the rest of the ride is loose running down the "chute" until it rejoins the rails at the end of the ride.

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  PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:13 pm
 
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Yeah, but you and Jake are the only people in the universe who count those as "CREDZ!"


Not true, I know a third person who does :wink:

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  PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:52 pm
 
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IIRC there was a coaster at Coney Island way back in the day that actually had a jump, but either it never opened, or it closed quickly due to problems.

I think it could be done, using a combination of regular and bobsled style track to 'catch the train and funnel it back into the regular track.

The question is why bother?

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  PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:14 am
 
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Would be cool Worlds First, Heres another one for you to think about, how about a coaster with floorless Cars, which has both normal and inverted track, and at random points of the ride the track switches from below you to above you and Vice-versa, i think that would be trippy, suddenly the track disapears from under your feet straight into a vertical loop then to suddenly come back and into a cobra roll, that would be my next dream coaster :--D

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  PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:49 pm
 
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where it sort of flies off the track


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  PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:04 pm
 
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I Have an idea Which might work for a coaster to leave the rails.

If you have a track with a sort of invisible very strong wires around the rails and have the train run along them and then the track can go and the wire will carry on going until the Track comes back.

it isnt technically jumping but it'll look like it.


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