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  1. I know one thing removed for 2020. Wish one more got removed so as to keep everything equal and balanced though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I’m not trying to be rude, but I feel like you’ve posted this video 4 different times now. I think most people that want to see it in this thread have seen it already. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. [mention=9354]harmony29[/mention] YOU may be happy, but there are a lot of pessimists. Prior to leaked blueprints, many people assumed it would be bigger and longer than Fury. Then the blueprints were leaked (whether real and complete or not) and pretty much all hell broke loose on here. I understand the “we’re still getting a coaster” argument as I’m part of that train, but the reactions months ago shows that if people start to believe that the coaster will be bigger and faster and it happens not to be, a TON of people will be disappointed and fell like KI/CF went the cheap route and that CF doesn’t actually care about KI. Get your hopes up for a bigger coaster than is shown on the blueprints, I honestly don’t care how you think. I’d rather assume the blueprints are right and, if not, be happily surprised if the coaster is bigger than we thought. The alternative is either assume it’s bigger than what the blueprints show, and either be happy if it is, or disappointed if it isn’t. Believe whatever you believe. I can’t and won’t try to stop you. Hopefully Thursday is very fun and exciting for everyone! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Wow this whole conversation makes me want to bash my head into a wall. Think it may be time to get of KICentral until the announcement lmao Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I know it’s been talked about before, but do you think KI will reveal something that sets this giga apart from every other one? I just keep having this gut feeling that what we see isn’t all that’s there, but I’m not sure what it is. I don’t think it’ll be, say, a 135 degree bank that they define as an inversion, but I do think it’ll be something. Maybe it’ll just the shed 2.0 (which I’d be perfectly happy with), or maybe the trains will have a gimmick to them (such as DC Rivals last car being backwards). I just want to know if other people think there will be some sort of gimmick, and if so, what it’d be. Also, in regards to the trains shown on the blueprints, is there any reason these would have to be accurate? I mean they themselves are not part of the area of work, and as long as the clearance envelope around them is the same, I feel like they could just throw in generic trains as placeholders so as to not reveal the gimmick with the trains (if there is one), such as a backwards last car. Thoughts? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. So KIs having a major announcement on Thursday. That’s a thing that’s happening... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I’d honestly prefer just Nova. Seems like that rolls off the tongue and sticks with the theme. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Idk why but this made me realize how great of a name “Shooting Star” would be for a FoF retheme. I’m not saying I think they will retheme FoF, I’m just saying it would fit really well if they wanted to, and it would pay homage to the coaster they say “started it all.” While I don’t think they will change it, it’s definitely a possibility (See Flight Deck to Bat when Banshee was built) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Sounds more of a flat ride name than a major coaster. Idk why but it sounds like a very clunky name, tho nothing can be counted out. See Steel Vengeance, Millennium Force, Copperhead Strike... you get the point. Just something about the name doesn’t sound... roller coastery enough. (Coastery is a word to me [emoji36]) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. ^I was thinking this as well. Probably Zephyr, Scrambler, and Dodgems too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. ^Whoever gets that box loses their dibs on the poster boards... Good thing I don’t have a Twitter to get that box and lose my dibs... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. ^Thats honestly the best thing I’ve seen in a LONG time lmao. Thank you for your gift to all of us. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. ^I get what you’re saying, but consider a few things: Crypt was, as previously stated, a massive prototype that was ripping itself apart. Not only that but it was themed completely around Tomb Raider. As stated before, the ride lost almost all charm and the theming lost all meaning once that theme was gone. They still kept a good amount of theming in there and did convert some of it, but if they were to pour even more money into it, while it was doomed to have a short lifespan, it wouldn’t have made sense. With Top Gun/Flight Deck, I agree it would’ve been nice to keep the airplane theme, but now it’s been renamed and repainted to The Bat. All the airplane theming would be obsolete at this point. Could they have maybe moved it to FoF or the new giga? Sure, but whats the point when FoF is already well themed and the giga will probably have brand new theming. 90s theming on a brand new 2020 coaster would look pretty bad imo. With BLSC, my only though about why the cars are just shells now is CF was worried about Mini filing a lawsuit due to similarities between the coaster cars and theirs. Keeping them plain colors gives CF a much better leg to stand on. As for fog/effects/etc. so far on Banshee and MT, they are still up keeping all the effects. I’m surprised Banshees fog/mist effect still works. Maybe CF is starting to put a focus on their themed coasters as they know they’ll last much longer (for the most part) than any current ride. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. From what it’s marked, no. Also, this wouldn’t be a good idea considering it would make Banshee, the current most expensive coaster in park history, pretty much obsolete. Why build a very big and expensive coaster, only to one up it with a bigger and more expensive coaster of the same type? Yes I know instances of this make sense, particularly with woodies. However, inverts are such a niche type that it wouldn’t make sense in this case. Also, before people say “this giga is just a bigger Diamondback,” no, it isn’t. If you don’t believe me, ride Fury and I232 or Levi and Behemoth. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. ^^Designed well is a bit of an exaggeration. Intamin has way too many problems with restraints breaking considering the the biggest safety feature for most people. Safety should take a much higher precedence than comfort. I personally love best restraints, but I completely understand why people hate them. I also like intamin blitz restraints. I’m just saying, if I rode a coaster 20 times a day every day, I’d prefer the safer option to the more comfortable option. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. ^ I’m all for that. I’m just saying, we know with about 99% certainty that this coaster won’t have a loop/a zero g/any inversion really. It sounds like people are upset at the given layout and are trying to find a way of making it better instead of seeing it for what it is. Just a fair warning: if you start convincing yourself of all these of what the coaster could/should be, you’re much more likely to be disappointed by the final product if it doesn’t have these things. Not saying anyone has convinced themselves that the given blueprints are wrong (which to be fair there’s a very very very small chance they are), but if someone does, and the blueprints do end up being completely accurate, it won’t be as fun as it would’ve been if they didn’t convince themselves of this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. This is the vibe I’ve been getting today from all the talk of inversions being added to the layout lmao Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. I thought you were Fitzcoasts14... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. That kinda goes exactly against what I was trying to say. They could design it so that the elements weren’t uncomfortable and felt no different than any other loop/corkscrew they’ve designed before. Just because it’s on a giga wouldn’t make it uncomfortable. The size of the element, speed of the train entering, and shaping of the element, among other things, would determine if it was comfortable or not. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. ^^^This conversation about loops brings up something that many people are forgetting/don’t know: not all inversions are created equal. For example, loops traversed at higher speeds can be made larger to reduce g forces, much in the same way pullouts and turns can be made larger. Putting a loop on a giga does not instantly mean it’ll cause blackouts or that the ride will be trimmed to heck. Theoretically, if a loop were to go on a giga, it probably wouldn’t go immediately after the first drop. It would burn some energy before reaching that point, such as what SoB did. Similarly, other inversions, specifically a zero g roll, wouldn’t cause blackouts due to positive Gs because, well, there are zero Gs in that inversion. In addition, thinking in terms of zero G stalls, say one was in the place of an airtime hill. The positive Gs experienced would be no more than the same negative Gs experienced on that airtime hill (and humans can take positive Gs much better than negative Gs). Overall, my point is that an inversion wouldn’t drastically change anything, specifically in terms of forces and speed. Most roller coasters don’t have hard braking to fit an element, the element is rather adjusted to fit the speed (or a slightly slower speed if a trim brake is present). Of course MCBR are different as the train has to make it through the rest of the course starting from a complete stop, so stronger braking may be likely, but it is still usually not drastic. Also, on a somewhat similar note, I’m not sure why a good amount of people want a loop on a giga. Imo loops are very bland and boring as they do little more than what a pullout from a large drop can do (never ridden a Schwarzkopf so I’m basing my experiences on other manufacturers loops). If a giga were to have an inversion, I think a zero g roll or a zero g stall would be much better as they provide unique experiences compared to what a giga has done so far. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Only difference is a massive B&M is what’s hidden this time as compared to some charming theming and music. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. I was talking more of the fact they had first aid stands at the exit because how crazy they were. Most Coaster manufacturers today know the limits of what can be done or how to safely make a coaster. The art of coaster design has improved drastically in 100 years. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. I doubt it would fail that bad, especially if it’s a B&M. Times are different. Engineering is much better and more accurate due to the vast multitude of computer programs to design and simulate said designs and the forces, stresses, and strains. It might not be popular, but I don’t think it’d be comparable to the Crystal Beach Cyclone coasters. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. May be a coincidence, but it should be noted that the lead designer for MT was Adam House. Possible proof that this one was KI and not some random person? Just food for thought. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. ^So about those sources... you got them? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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