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Postby rollermonkey » Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:46 pm

I think the overbank is taller than the full-full.

The video is pretty crazy. The first drop seems to have more than a full rotation. The first raven also seems to have more than a single rotation, as well.

If the first drop is ~260~ feet, and the IRT is also @ 200 feet, then there should be plenty of 'oomph' to get the cars through a whole bunch of extra spins as it travels through the course. I guess we'll know soon enough.
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Postby PhishyBrewer » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:05 am

Eunuch Provocateur wrote:^The whole six days thing sounds very... Jewish.


Actually... with the Japanese culture it is not uncommon for the man of the household to work six days a week, between twelve and sixteen hours a day and sleep all day Sunday.

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Postby IwantRevenge » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:09 am

[quote="Eunuch Provocateur] I guess the whole five car module was the only way to reduce weight. Maybe use a different type of metal (Rearden Metal! [anyone?]).
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They could always just mold the trians out of Fibergalss or Carbon Fiber.

If they make cars out of them why can't they make coaster trians out of them?

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Postby Dylan Dude » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:22 pm

Is this coaster actually operating??? And if it is, is there a POV of it?

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Postby SLUSHIE » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:42 pm

^ They just finished the track a few days ago, so no to both.

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Postby rollermonkey » Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:36 am

I have to apologize.
I have 67 pictures from my trip out there on Tuesday, but I've been insane busy with some personal business. To hold you off until tomorrow and I can put the pictures up, here's the juicy bits:

Track's done. (We knew that.)
Train is on site. (It's in the station and VERY hard to see.)
The whole ride appears to have been repainted, or at least buffed, cuz it's SHINY!
Fujiyama's trains have been repainted AGAIN. They seem to match EJ's train.
The Great Zaboon (shoot the chutes) is getting a new paint job.
Red Tower was down for some sort of maintenance.
Mt. Fuji still has snow on it.

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Postby PhishyBrewer » Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:59 am

^Cool! Thanks Chris ;)

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Postby aro26 » Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:46 am

That Ful-Full looks sick from da video. The trains goin upsidedown while the seatz are twisting and spinning and going upsidedow. Itz gonna be crazy. And it has a lot more seat effects and expieriences that X dosent have. :lmao:

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Postby rollermonkey » Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:27 am

Um, yeah. It's called Spell Check.

Anyway.

I'm going to try to put the update together, so here it goes:
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I was so excited to be here for the last time before opening, I started shooting before I even stopped the car!
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It's looking SOOO good!
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That section FINALLY looks finished!
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I'll say it now, there were more people working on the site this day than all the other trips combined!
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The brake run looks finished. (We knew it was.)
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There's the final twist.
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The ramps and walkways are done.
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Landscaping under the ride has begun and lots of the construction walls are coming down and new pretty fences are going up.
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George is standing guard over the entrance to the completed lift hill.
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Because the last photo had other stuff, this one's for the Lift Hill Enthusiasts. That guy is WASHING the stairs.
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There are valley escape platforms already in place on both sides of the overbank.
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They had some yen left over after spending 3.5 billion on the coaster, so they are making this building. It's probably the onride photo shop.
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This angle again because after 6+ months, the ride is finally put together!
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EJ through the trees! (I nominate EJ as the official abbreviation for Eejanaika.)
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Three sexy curves. Full-Full, Half-Half and a half flip. Yummy.
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EJ pays a little tribute to his older brother X.
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This is where Red Tower (S&S Space Shot) sat today. They also took off the tents over the queue area.
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I can't believe I stood between the rails and took pictures next to Floyd there just two months ago!
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Yes, much better idea to go Tuesday instead of Monday.
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I thought I had a closer view, but this little picture is the best shot of the work on the entrance gate. (It's not a white frame anymore.)
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EXTREME ZOOM of the final twisty bit.
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In case anybody was wondering about the big thing that Fuji-Q denied the existence of up until about 30 days ago.
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Yes, I can see that EJ isn't very big. See? It's barely twice as tall as the Mad Mouse! :roll:
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Perspective is everything. :P Nice looking coaster there, huh?
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Apparently even the locals have 'signature moves' now.
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Fujiyama's newly painted train. It's black with a rainbow flame job. Sorry for the lousy angle.
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It's Ferris Wheel time!
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Can you see the train in there? I'll post the video in a bit, it's easier to see it that way.
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This one's for Elissa.
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More than three months later, the outside raven turn is FINALLY connected at both ends.

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Postby rollermonkey » Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:48 am

Part Deux:
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This angle shows where EJ's entry plaza will be, right behind the mouse.
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Another angle on the last twisty bit and a little of the other evac platform.
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There's going to be a walkway right under the first drop.
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More tangly goodness.
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I liked this angle.
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Here's the spare yen/possibe photo building. Maybe some souvenier squid cookies, too?
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There seems to be a little contrast between the sides, back and front of the station building.
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Finally! Random piles of JAPANESE dirt. And Pizza: The Ride.
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Hard at work, cleaning (or painting) the brake run platform.
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Stanley is hard at work, too! He's making random piles of JAPANESE dirt.
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JAPANESE dirt, the last twisty bit and the top of Pizza: The Ride.
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The wind measuring device will shut down EJ in winds of over 5 miles per hour. (Probably not to far from the truth.)
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Cool picture. I took one like that, too. :)
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There's that evac platform between the Full-Full and the overbank.
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These girls either know someone I don't or traded something I don't have to get that close to EJ.
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This motor will probably be coverded in grease soon, too.
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Just in case you forgot when the ride is opening, here's another new poster for you.
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Overbank and a tree!
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I didn't climb the stairs this time. :P
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Here's the other evac platform.
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They painted the inside roof of the station with this cool design.
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EJ's brake run (again) through the trees!
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The King of Coasters and the King of Mountains.
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There is so much technogeeky stuff in here, someone is bound to wet themselves!
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There's a flat bit after the inclined brake run before going into the station.
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EJ! Your train is showing!
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