SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

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Postby Superbatboy » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:43 pm

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Postby Animal » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:45 pm

Why is the hammerhead not considered as an inversion on this ride when the cutback on Hangtime is?? That looks more inverted than Hangtime’s element.

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Postby coasterbill » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:50 am

Animal wrote:Why is the hammerhead not considered as an inversion on this ride when the cutback on Hangtime is?? That looks more inverted than Hangtime’s element.


Because there's no rhyme or reason to this at all and people just make it up as they go. Example: Dorney says that this is an inversion.

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I wouldn't try to make sense of what is and isn't an inversion since everyone has a different opinion including the parks and I'm not even convinced that THEY believe what they come up with. :lol:
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Postby joelwee » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:32 pm

I’m surprised this hasn’t been posted already, but Emperor hit two major milestones on Tuesday. Track work was completed AND the first train was put on the tracks.
I’m stoked to finally have a B&M dive machine here on the west coast - and only 2-3 hours away.


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Postby chickenbowl » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:41 am

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Here's a picture I took of the completed layout!

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And one of the new train in the maintenance shed.
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Postby joelwee » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:48 am

So they went with vest restraints after all. That’s fine with me, though. They didn’t bother me on Valravn.
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Postby thrillseeker4552 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:27 am

Looks great. I don't mind the vest restraints too much either. They also make much more sense on these dive coasters with inversion-heavy layouts that include wing coaster-esque elements, like slow zero-g rolls and corkscrews. If the ride's drop was the only feature, it would be more irritating.

Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the B&Ms with vest restraints have a slightly lower height requirement, so maybe that was favorable to SeaWorld.
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Postby KBrylczyk » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:37 am

Is this the first dive machine with the vest restraints? That third row airtime is gonna be wicked.
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Postby PKI Jizzman » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:43 am

KBrylczyk wrote:Is this the first dive machine with the vest restraints? That third row airtime is gonna be wicked.


Nope. Cedar Point's dive opened in 2017 with vests. Seems like if there's a slow inversion on the ride they'll get the vests. Yukon Striker has em too.
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Re: SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD) Discussion Thread

Postby pǝʇɹǝʌuı » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:08 am

This thing's looking awesome! I love the look of that last turn into the break run, I think that'll add a lot to the ride.

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