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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Thom25 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:24 pm

As TXman correctly pointed out, I was comparing Skyrush's size to Magnums' and nothing else. Magnum's second hill is half that of Skyrush, therefore the train on Skyrush will FLY over the second hill producing significant airtime. I am not comparing the two rides, that are 25 years apart in age, and light years apart in design.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby TXman308 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:49 am

Thom25 wrote:As TXman correctly pointed out, I was comparing Skyrush's size to Magnums' and nothing else. Magnum's second hill is half that of Skyrush, therefore the train on Skyrush will FLY over the second hill producing significant airtime. I am not comparing the two rides, that are 25 years apart in age, and light years apart in design.

I think you meant Skyrush's second hill is half that of Magnum's. ;)
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Thom25 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:02 am

I did. Thanks for pointing out the error. At 80 feet, Skyrush's second hill is half the size of Magnums, so it will go over it at a significantly greater speed.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:10 am

Trainwreck! It doesn't matter how short the hill is relative to Magnum XL200. I don't want to hear about Magnum XL200 in the Hersheypark thread (no offense to those of you who like it)!

The hill is downright small period, and that coupled with the high heartline of the trains will probably translate to negatives over the entire crest of the hill. I'd aim for about a second or two. POSSIBLY a tiny bit more.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:23 am

I think the fact that Skyrush's 2nd hill is half the size of Magnum's is a great sign, cause you still get decent airtime on Magnum's 2nd hill. Now I try to imagine if Magnum's first drop went into its 3rd hill........ :airtimer:
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Oryp » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:09 pm

A.J. wrote:Trainwreck! It doesn't matter how short the hill is relative to Magnum XL200. I don't want to hear about Magnum XL200 in the Hersheypark thread (no offense to those of you who like it)!

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I can't wait to see testing videos of this thing. Considering the speed at which I305 tears through its first airtime hill, and with this being smaller (relative to the first hill) than I305's, this has the potential for rediculous airtime. But, as others have said, there's no way to tell for sure until it opens.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby PhantomNick » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:23 pm

Nice to see the completed track work on this gorgeous coaster! Those airtime hills definitely look like they're ripe with potential airtime!

I'm digging those turns on the far end of the course too, as the one looks banked pretty close to 90 degrees. The station is looking very elegant as well. Can't wait to see some testing!
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby UrbanLegend » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:12 pm

HOLY CRAP this ride is photogenic! :lover: I can't wait to see it in person in two months! Also, the station entrances/exit completely make sense now that all the railings are mostly all in. For some reason I was partly convinced that the station would end up being a confusing mess.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby chickenbowl » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:12 am

Such a huge beautiful coaster! Great shots!
So now that the creek wall is completely in (to my knowledge), when do you guys suppose they'll begin to let to creek fill back in?
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