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Postby Jose Eber » Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:23 am

Did John Wardley design oblivion? This looks a lot like it in concept.

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Postby Shockwave » Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:19 am

It was Werner Stengel who was responsible for the Dive Machine, after John Wardley's idea for a flying roller coaster was put on hold - in effect, Oblivion was the stopgap for Air and the Superman: Ultimate Flight rides.

I think the notion that Dive Machines weren't capable of much apart from dropping like a stone is the stuff of net rumors.

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Postby Homer » Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:22 pm

If you still dont get the idea of how effing big the Immelman is... check it out with half of it's Carousel Curve completed;

http://www.johnnyupsidedown.com/sheikra/sh179a.jpg

Oh, and Johnnyupsidedown has posted another SheiKra update!
http://www.johnnyupsidedown.com/sheikra.html

Also, BGTGuide has posted a small update of SheiKra's queue and stations area (remember, this has one station for exit and one for entering like DD at IOA).

Station Update:
http://www.bgtguide.com/2005/stationwork.php

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Postby Real » Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:14 pm

Thats a big dude...

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Postby robbalvey » Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:13 am

Yeah....looks impressive:

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Postby Homer » Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:51 pm

Heres an interesting TV News Story on SheiKra from CBS 10 in Tampa. There is an ad at first, but you can skip it.

http://www.tampabays10.com/video/player ... 2060&bw=hi

Also, the video proves how wide the track is, how much it weighs and how many GP people will pronounce it Shee-Kra when I pronounce it Shay-Kra.

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Postby Real » Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:24 pm

Hey Robb, that pictures a little big eh? ;) just teasin...

I must say, it starts to uncork very early going up. I would have to imagine theres gotta be some nice lateral push in the outer seats. Should be a neat experience.

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Postby SharkTums » Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:16 pm

Which way does the train travel through this?

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Postby coasters 4 me » Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:48 pm

It travels up the Inmmelman and then twists.
Looks pretty funky!

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Postby Homer » Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:25 am

BGTGuide posted an exclusive update with 3 pictures including the test seat outside of the ride entry and the wheel assembly covers/fins.

http://www.bgtguide.com/2005/secret.php

Even more BGTGuide updates, the majority of the Carousel Curve after the Immelman has now been placed;

http://www.bgtguide.com/2005/carousel.php

Remember a few months ago, a new restruant that was a part of the SheiKra project? When I went in December, the outside part was the only one open, now the inside has been done and Busch done an alright theming job on this.

http://www.bgtguide.com/2005/indoor.php

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