Djurs Sommerland Discussion Thread

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Re: Djurs Sommerland Discussion Thread

Postby KingRCT3 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:14 am

Henry M wrote:They are fixed. I have not seen a free swinging invert in a while.


The Vekoma family suspended coaster (Kvasten, Orkanen, Freedom Flyer, etc) is not a free-swinging coaster per say, but the cars do swing a little bit.
In fact, the train of Kvasten comes a bit tilted in the station due to the last transition:

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It might not be obvious as it's only a few degrees.
I tried to put it back in place, but it's actually hard (hence why it's not really free-swinging) and it stays titled during the whole unloading/loading phase.

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Postby Rill'o'beily » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:56 am

KingRCT3 wrote:It might not be obvious as it's only a few degrees.
I tried to put it back in place, but it's actually hard (hence why it's not really free-swinging) and it stays titled during the whole unloading/loading phase.


This is a conversation that we've been through before in another thread, but I think it's the best visible HERE

Yeah they definitely aren't static but it'd be interesting to know why vekoma decided to give them the ability to do this.

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Postby _koppen » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:38 pm

It's a bit of dampening to relief the steel frame from stress :)
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Re: Djurs Sommerland Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:59 am

Looks great. Good to see a new Intamin invert in action.
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Re: Djurs Sommerland Discussion Thread

Postby Mystic.TIMBR » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:42 am

This looks like such a unique coaster. I wish more Intamin Inverts existed :cry:

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Postby EliHorton » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:52 pm

Better change my user name to Vekoma Fanboy, but I think the Vekoma family invert looks better. Please don't kill me.

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Re: Djurs Sommerland Discussion Thread

Postby pryonisys » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:23 pm

cookiex wrote:Do the seats swing like on the Vekoma versions or are they fixed?

I think true free swinging inverts like the old arrow ones put a ton of stress on the track and supports making them not last as long (I believe that is one of the reasons rides like Big Bad Wolf are disappearing).

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Re: Djurs Sommerland Discussion Thread

Postby peptoabysmal » Tue May 16, 2017 5:23 am

Went on Dragekongen on opening day, it's a very fun ride with a surprising amount of force. It does have a bit of a rattle in some places, but overall a very successful addition to Djurs Sommerland.

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Re: Djurs Sommerland Discussion Thread

Postby Pear » Tue May 16, 2017 8:38 am

I assume the theming isn't finished yet due to all the blue walls around the station. Hopefully they finish it soon!
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Re: Djurs Sommerland Discussion Thread

Postby peptoabysmal » Tue May 16, 2017 8:57 am

Pear wrote:I assume the theming isn't finished yet due to all the blue walls around the station. Hopefully they finish it soon!


It looked intentional to me, though I thought it was an odd choice. It's more of a Nepal vibe than Chinese.

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