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Postby PKI Jizzman » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:22 pm

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Postby Carnage » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:18 pm

BuschSchoe wrote:Its going to be interesting to see when testing will begin... especially since there is a splashdown.
Now I know that most parks usually do not test their coasters for the first time in the snow... but Diamondback is supposed to open in April, so I'm guessing that there will be at least some snow during testing.


Well there's still alot of work to be done before the ride can cycle. Lots of electrical work, etc to do. Also, unless I'm mistaken they don't even have the trains yet. ;)

I'd guess it doesn't cycle until March.
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Postby pyrocoasterkid » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:07 pm

Some aerial pix over at KIExtreme.com.... Definately check them out (hope this is allowed).

http://www.kiextreme.com/gallery/thumbn ... ?album=368

Looks absolutely amazing.

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Postby themeparkman25 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:54 am

I cant wait!!! It looks so floaty, and smooth and awesome

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Postby PKIDelirium » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:48 am

All the pics are here: http://www.kiextreme.com/gallery/thumbn ... ?album=368

Here's some highlights! It was pretty gray and snowy out, in case you didn't notice. :P
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Postby alpengeist04 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:18 pm

Is that 90 degrees before the splashdown? If so, 90 degrees!!!!

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Postby CoasterLover » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:35 pm

BuschSchoe wrote:Its going to be interesting to see when testing will begin... especially since there is a splashdown.
Now I know that most parks usually do not test their coasters for the first time in the snow... but Diamondback is supposed to open in April, so I'm guessing that there will be at least some snow during testing.


Most B&Ms with splash downs do a lot of their initial testing with no water at all so the cold weather shouldn't be much of a factor. Besides, those first few test runs the trains will be running at their slowest, no need to hamper that slow speed any more by running them through the splashdown.

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Postby themeparkman25 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:12 pm

Ok, I have a question. Im confused to whether they would test with the water or not. The splashdown definitely slows the trains down to a more appropriate speed into the brake run and if theyre testing it, wouldnt they want it to be testing real conditions? Or is initial testing ok to run at those higher speeds?

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Postby Turtle Wax » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:22 pm

The speeds aren't going to be that higher initially. It's going to be friggen cold outside. That's going to do enough to slow it down. After testing goes on for awhile and it warms up I figure they'll fill the splashdown pond and run it through that.

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Postby CreditCrazy » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:57 pm

Looks like a bit of straight track at the bottom of the drop. I wish they would add a tunnel or some other kind of effect to make it more exciting. That'd definately help :)

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