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Okay, so decoding is over and construction is in full swing.  When did Banshee and Mystic Timbers get their construction cams?  Didn't we have them up and running before vertical construction began?  Should we expect that very soon?

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44 minutes ago, LovinMeSomeBanshee said:

Okay, so decoding is over and construction is in full swing.  When did Banshee and Mystic Timbers get their construction cams?  Didn't we have them up and running before vertical construction began?  Should we expect that very soon?

Don't quote me on this but I believe Banshee came went up the next day after the announcement.

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49 minutes ago, thatguyfromohio said:

Track is on site. Will get pics soon. Just saw 2 trucks pulling in, station tracking

 

 

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Don was standing guard over it in the valley behind Invertigo... lol. It was station track with the guide wheels.

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They are working on the station in that picture. Wouldn't be surprised if if the main station track went in today or tomorrow 

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For all those focusing on the stats, let me chime in here because many think it's the Lite version of a giga.

 

I've road every giga coaster in North America and their parks hypers as well and know just by watching the rendering what type of giga this is.

Millennium force- focuses on speed and maintaining it.

I305- this is a 1 off. Unholy speed first few seconds then turns into Maverick.

Leviathan- 1st giga from b&m. First 2/3 of the ride, pretty intense then we have to ride over some brakes and it loses its giga feel then it just randomly ends...

Fury 325- first half, very intense, last half... replica of how hypers feel towards their end.

Orion- :) Very intense.... NO TRIM BRAKES, NO Mid brake.. just pure speed like MF.

 

But it's short? 

EXACTLY! GOOD!

 

Why is that good? 

Look what happened to Fury 325 by making it super long. At some point, it just meanders on along at much slower speeds just looking for the loading station.

 

KI wants you to feel Intensity to the max. This rollercoaster will NOT slow down to regain your thoughts on what just happened 5 seconds ago.

You won't be able to process anything after the pinnacle of the first drop until your completely stopped at the end cheering that this is a Speed Demon.  

Giga coasters are suppose to be fast because they are taller and because of this, their ride duration will be lower than a hyper.

 

Trying to match durational ride time to a hyper gives you the slow down effects Leviathan abs Fury 325 have.

 

Trust me, this is NO poor design.

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16 minutes ago, shizzzon said:

For all those focusing on the stats, let me chime in here because many think it's the Lite version of a giga.

 

I've road every giga coaster in North America and their parks hypers as well and know just by watching the rendering what type of giga this is.

Millennium force- focuses on speed and maintaining it.

I305- this is a 1 off. Unholy speed first few seconds then turns into Maverick.

Leviathan- 1st giga from b&m. First 2/3 of the ride, pretty intense then we have to ride over some brakes and it loses its giga feel then it just randomly ends...

Fury 325- first half, very intense, last half... replica of how hypers feel towards their end.

Orion- :) Very intense.... NO TRIM BRAKES, NO Mid brake.. just pure speed like MF.

 

But it's short? 

EXACTLY! GOOD!

 

Why is that good? 

Look what happened to Fury 325 by making it super long. At some point, it just meanders on along at much slower speeds just looking for the loading station.

 

KI wants you to feel Intensity to the max. This rollercoaster will NOT slow down to regain your thoughts on what just happened 5 seconds ago.

You won't be able to process anything after the pinnacle of the first drop until your completely stopped at the end cheering that this is a Speed Demon.  

Giga coasters are suppose to be fast because they are taller and because of this, their ride duration will be lower than a hyper.

 

Trying to match durational ride time to a hyper gives you the slow down effects Leviathan abs Fury 325 have.

 

Trust me, this is NO poor design.

I'm with you - people are hating on this ride because of its length.  I don't want the length to be so much that the ride becomes a plodding cow by the end of the run.  I want SPEED.  

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16 minutes ago, shizzzon said:

Orion- :) Very intense.... NO TRIM BRAKES, NO Mid brake.. just pure speed like MF.

 

Hope you're right...this is definitely what it seems like.. And MF may be my favorite coaster ever.

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Now we just need Don in the crane to lift it in place.

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Since the location of the track was unknown for about a day, I am wondering if there is another shop, on the way to the park, where they took it to have the guide wheels someone mentioned was installed, put on. I dont believe CSF does any type of assembly, they just build the track, and paint it.

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Just think how expensive that one piece of track is above that when crossed offers less than 1 second of excitement and you dont even realize it

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For all those focusing on the stats, let me chime in here because many think it's the Lite version of a giga.
 
I've road every giga coaster in North America and their parks hypers as well and know just by watching the rendering what type of giga this is.
Millennium force- focuses on speed and maintaining it.
I305- this is a 1 off. Unholy speed first few seconds then turns into Maverick.
Leviathan- 1st giga from b&m. First 2/3 of the ride, pretty intense then we have to ride over some brakes and it loses its giga feel then it just randomly ends...
Fury 325- first half, very intense, last half... replica of how hypers feel towards their end.
Orion- Very intense.... NO TRIM BRAKES, NO Mid brake.. just pure speed like MF.
 
But it's short? 
EXACTLY! GOOD!
 
Why is that good? 
Look what happened to Fury 325 by making it super long. At some point, it just meanders on along at much slower speeds just looking for the loading station.
 
KI wants you to feel Intensity to the max. This rollercoaster will NOT slow down to regain your thoughts on what just happened 5 seconds ago.
You won't be able to process anything after the pinnacle of the first drop until your completely stopped at the end cheering that this is a Speed Demon.  
Giga coasters are suppose to be fast because they are taller and because of this, their ride duration will be lower than a hyper.
 
Trying to match durational ride time to a hyper gives you the slow down effects Leviathan abs Fury 325 have.
 
Trust me, this is NO poor design.


Fury AND Leviathan didn’t have trim brakes in their animation so don’t get your hopes up. Apparently on the blueprints, there’s a trim on the huge camelback hill. But, at least there aren’t as many trims as Leviathan.



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2 hours ago, shizzzon said:

Just think how expensive that one piece of track is above that when crossed offers less than 1 second of excitement and you dont even realize it

That is station track, so the train will be parked on it quite a bit.  

 

3 hours ago, kissfan4 said:

Since the location of the track was unknown for about a day, I am wondering if there is another shop, on the way to the park, where they took it to have the guide wheels someone mentioned was installed, put on. I dont believe CSF does any type of assembly, they just build the track, and paint it.

This isn’t the same piece of track that we previously seen loaded up at CSF.  That piece was transfer track and was painted on the ends.  The piece that arrived today with Don standing in front of is station track.  It’s a different piece.

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Now we just need Don in the crane to lift it in place.

I knew I was seeing the track today, boy it looks so awesome!!!


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5 hours ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

Now we just need Don in the crane to lift it in place.

Have you ever ridden in a car with Don? Dude isn’t gonna be driving a crane any time soon.


 

Totally kidding.

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The blue track near Don looks darker than in the animation.  The animation shows more of a lighter baby blue color with some green hues, but maybe it’s the lighting.  I know it will fade a bit too.  I do really like the light blue color in the birdseye view, looks sharp.  Also hoping for some green lighting.

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The blue track near Don looks darker than in the animation.  The animation shows more of a lighter baby blue color with some green hues, but maybe it’s the lighting.  I know it will fade a bit too.  I do really like the light blue color in the birdseye view, looks sharp.  Also hoping for some green lighting.


It’s called shadowing, the sunlight is behind Don.


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I moved the B&M roar discussion to the general Orion announcement thread.

I don't know about anyone else, but I'm excited to see some blue track at the construction site get posted here. Please follow all park rules getting pictures to post. 

I have updated our Project X page to Orion which has the announcement photos, and construction photos. I would love to include members photos as well, so send me a PM if you have photos you would like to contribute to the gallery. 

https://kicentral.com/rides/orion/

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33 minutes ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

I moved the B&M roar discussion to the general Orion announcement thread.

I don't know about anyone else, but I'm excited to see some blue track at the construction site get posted here. Please follow all park rules getting pictures to post. 

I have updated our Project X page to Orion which has the announcement photos, and construction photos. I would love to include members photos as well, so send me a PM if you have photos you would like to contribute to the gallery. 

https://KICentral.com/rides/orion/

I'll have some after today

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1 hour ago, THE_BEASTmaster said:

 


It’s called shadowing, the sunlight is behind Don.


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I will agree, the actual color of the track is slightly darker than the animation. But I'm sure it will look just as great towering 300 feet in the air. (286 from what I have heard).

 

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I’m at the park today. Sitting at the brew house now having an orange agave beer, but I’ll head up the tower when I’m done and snap a pic or 2. If anyone is at the park today, shout out on here and we can hang. I’m here by myself again today. 

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I saw someone on YouTube said that Orion is going to have DMX lighting on the first hill and the second hill from the blueprints they saw.  I hope that is true! 

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1 minute ago, Imperial79 said:

I saw someone on YouTube said that Orion is going to have DMX lighting on the first hill and the second hill from the blueprints they saw.  I hope that is true! 

What is that??

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