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    RollerColt got a reaction from Hmrapp in Decoding 2020   
    Not a bad thought. Some might disagree, but I think some of the next steps will be ride replacements. Nothing lasts forever as they say...
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    RollerColt got a reaction from Melody in Decoding 2020   
    Not a bad thought. Some might disagree, but I think some of the next steps will be ride replacements. Nothing lasts forever as they say...
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    RollerColt got a reaction from Logan in Decoding 2020   
    Not a bad thought. Some might disagree, but I think some of the next steps will be ride replacements. Nothing lasts forever as they say...
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    RollerColt got a reaction from FoolCrzy in Decoding 2020   
    I like that we, as a collective community, are now referred to as “roller coaster experts”... 
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    RollerColt got a reaction from coasterfanatic83 in Decoding 2020   
    This site has come a long way in the speculation department. I remember all the ups and downs with the Diamondback thread back in the day. 
    It’s pretty awesome that we have so many different walks of life helping out with knowledge. Architects, engineers, mathematicians. 
    This ride may not be what some are expecting, and that’s okay. We’re all human! Personally, I’m just amazed to have something like this so close. We’ve got the whole summer still to go, and a lot still to uncover. Keep marching forward ladies and gents!
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    RollerColt got a reaction from MDMC01 in Decoding 2020   
    This site has come a long way in the speculation department. I remember all the ups and downs with the Diamondback thread back in the day. 
    It’s pretty awesome that we have so many different walks of life helping out with knowledge. Architects, engineers, mathematicians. 
    This ride may not be what some are expecting, and that’s okay. We’re all human! Personally, I’m just amazed to have something like this so close. We’ve got the whole summer still to go, and a lot still to uncover. Keep marching forward ladies and gents!
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    RollerColt got a reaction from Sixflags82 in Decoding 2020   
    I like that we, as a collective community, are now referred to as “roller coaster experts”... 
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    RollerColt got a reaction from Zayzayd13 in Decoding 2020   
    This site has come a long way in the speculation department. I remember all the ups and downs with the Diamondback thread back in the day. 
    It’s pretty awesome that we have so many different walks of life helping out with knowledge. Architects, engineers, mathematicians. 
    This ride may not be what some are expecting, and that’s okay. We’re all human! Personally, I’m just amazed to have something like this so close. We’ve got the whole summer still to go, and a lot still to uncover. Keep marching forward ladies and gents!
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    RollerColt got a reaction from Melody in Decoding 2020   
    I like that we, as a collective community, are now referred to as “roller coaster experts”... 
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    RollerColt got a reaction from Jallie79 in Decoding 2020   
    I like that we, as a collective community, are now referred to as “roller coaster experts”... 
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    RollerColt got a reaction from fryoj in Decoding 2020   
    I like that we, as a collective community, are now referred to as “roller coaster experts”... 
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    RollerColt got a reaction from Codyfryguy in Decoding 2020   
    I like that we, as a collective community, are now referred to as “roller coaster experts”... 
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    RollerColt got a reaction from Hmrapp in Decoding 2020   
    I like that we, as a collective community, are now referred to as “roller coaster experts”... 
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    RollerColt got a reaction from Logan in Decoding 2020   
    I like that we, as a collective community, are now referred to as “roller coaster experts”... 
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    RollerColt got a reaction from sikkinixx99 in Decoding 2020   
    This site has come a long way in the speculation department. I remember all the ups and downs with the Diamondback thread back in the day. 
    It’s pretty awesome that we have so many different walks of life helping out with knowledge. Architects, engineers, mathematicians. 
    This ride may not be what some are expecting, and that’s okay. We’re all human! Personally, I’m just amazed to have something like this so close. We’ve got the whole summer still to go, and a lot still to uncover. Keep marching forward ladies and gents!
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    RollerColt got a reaction from Logan in Decoding 2020   
    This site has come a long way in the speculation department. I remember all the ups and downs with the Diamondback thread back in the day. 
    It’s pretty awesome that we have so many different walks of life helping out with knowledge. Architects, engineers, mathematicians. 
    This ride may not be what some are expecting, and that’s okay. We’re all human! Personally, I’m just amazed to have something like this so close. We’ve got the whole summer still to go, and a lot still to uncover. Keep marching forward ladies and gents!
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    RollerColt got a reaction from Hmrapp in Decoding 2020   
    This site has come a long way in the speculation department. I remember all the ups and downs with the Diamondback thread back in the day. 
    It’s pretty awesome that we have so many different walks of life helping out with knowledge. Architects, engineers, mathematicians. 
    This ride may not be what some are expecting, and that’s okay. We’re all human! Personally, I’m just amazed to have something like this so close. We’ve got the whole summer still to go, and a lot still to uncover. Keep marching forward ladies and gents!
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    RollerColt got a reaction from Ben43065 in Decoding 2020   
    This site has come a long way in the speculation department. I remember all the ups and downs with the Diamondback thread back in the day. 
    It’s pretty awesome that we have so many different walks of life helping out with knowledge. Architects, engineers, mathematicians. 
    This ride may not be what some are expecting, and that’s okay. We’re all human! Personally, I’m just amazed to have something like this so close. We’ve got the whole summer still to go, and a lot still to uncover. Keep marching forward ladies and gents!
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    RollerColt got a reaction from KI FANATIC 37 in Decoding 2020   
    This site has come a long way in the speculation department. I remember all the ups and downs with the Diamondback thread back in the day. 
    It’s pretty awesome that we have so many different walks of life helping out with knowledge. Architects, engineers, mathematicians. 
    This ride may not be what some are expecting, and that’s okay. We’re all human! Personally, I’m just amazed to have something like this so close. We’ve got the whole summer still to go, and a lot still to uncover. Keep marching forward ladies and gents!
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    RollerColt got a reaction from Codyfryguy in Decoding 2020   
    This site has come a long way in the speculation department. I remember all the ups and downs with the Diamondback thread back in the day. 
    It’s pretty awesome that we have so many different walks of life helping out with knowledge. Architects, engineers, mathematicians. 
    This ride may not be what some are expecting, and that’s okay. We’re all human! Personally, I’m just amazed to have something like this so close. We’ve got the whole summer still to go, and a lot still to uncover. Keep marching forward ladies and gents!
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    RollerColt reacted to pkiknex25 in Decoding 2020   
    You nailed it. This is not gonna be DB2.0. And thanks for making and sharing those pictures, because it just saved me some work.



    I wanted to share my thoughts on some of the elements on this coaster. I think before with the blurry overview, there was a misconception on what elements would be, and unfortunately, those seem to have stuck with the public. So, I want to give my opinion after seeing these detailed prints.

    Picture 1: This is not a reverse treble clef. The top point is not on a straight section like it is on Fury, and there's no large gap between banking and turning. I think this turnaround is going to be a non-inverting cross of an overbank and a dive loop. If you can imagine what a normal dive loop would look like from an above view like this, the high point would be very similar to what we see on our blueprint. An element like this would also explain why, from a top view, the turn would appear to get sharper as it decreases in altitude (assumption based on moving away from an early high point). It's not taking a sharp turn, but a steep downward turn.

    Picture 2: Now this looks really similar to the banked floating hill of Fury's treble cleft. While lacking the full turnaround that helped give Fury's element its name, this will still give us that amazing sideways airtime it's known for.

    Picture 3: I don't think this will be the ampersand we see on Shambhala. It actually looks really similar to the helix on Apollo's Chariot. We have the entrance low point (745 ft) at the very start of the turn, and it seems that the curve is getting consistently tighter until we hit the top point (854 ft) nearly 360 degrees later. We then quickly drop while turning 135 degrees where we hit the bottom (747.5 ft) after leveling and straightening out. Now at 110 feet from low to high, I can see a little bit of ampersand influence, but if this were to be more like Shambhala's, I'd have expected to see the high point be closer to the middle of the helix. I expect something closer to Apollo's helix.

    Of course, I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts on this as well. That's the point of discussion afterall.
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    RollerColt reacted to Magenta Lizard in Decoding 2020   
    During his speech at Coasterstock, Jeff Gramke mentioned that the reason for the tunnel at the bottom of the first drop of Beast was that they realized they needed more drop length to make it through the rest of the course they were planning. The two options were to increase the height of the entire rest of the coaster (expensive) or drop down below ground level (less expensive, and way cooler in my opinion :)).
    Since there’s been the discussion in the price of steel going up, I was just thinking it would be a good way to make for a coaster with a longer drop, while saving quite a bit of money on steel.
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    RollerColt got a reaction from TimeMachine in Decoding 2020   
    Oh Dustin, now you’ve done it... John Matarese is gonna be all over this!
    Looks great! 
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    RollerColt got a reaction from Jallie79 in Decoding 2020   
    Oh Dustin, now you’ve done it... John Matarese is gonna be all over this!
    Looks great! 
  25. Haha
    RollerColt got a reaction from MDMC01 in Decoding 2020   
    Oh Dustin, now you’ve done it... John Matarese is gonna be all over this!
    Looks great! 
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