Photo TR: Opening day Karacho at Tripsdrill

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Photo TR: Opening day Karacho at Tripsdrill

Postby Hhappy » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:11 pm

Today was the opening day for the new coaster Karacho at Tripsdrill

Some specs:
4 trains for 2x4 passengers gives it a capacity of 960 persons/hour
The ride has a launch, darkride bit, airtime hill and 4 inversions
Launch accelerates you to 60 miles/hour in 1.6 seconds
Length of the entire coaster is 713 meters
No shoulder restraints but lapbar/clamshell's

This coaster is the first one with inversions for the park, extending the available range of attractions (and thrill factor) to include teenagers and people that are young of heart (with strong stomach as they said)

Theming for the ride and area is not finished yet but knowing the park and seeing what they've done so far regarding theming at their other attractions I can't wait to see what the area will look like next year (when theming is done)

Regarding the ride itself.. fun ride and a great addition to the parks attraction line-up.
No headbanging (due to no shoulder restaints) plenty of inversions and a couple of pops of airtime
all in all, nice fun ride.
Looking forward to riding it again in the future.

Here's a few pictures of today's opening event (and the coaster itself)
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so today we are visiting Tripsdrill
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hmm, loud sound warning?? this could be interesting
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opening hours
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first thing you see inside the park
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but this is where we are heading to
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yummie
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it does change the skyline a bit at certain spots
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I guess we're there
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stomp like music setup?
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nice looking name
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follow the arrow's to the entrance
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yeah, there's still plenty of dirt laying around.. but at least the ride is open. Theming will follow.
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twisty
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plenty of crossings here
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and the last bit (and station "bunker") This view will change with the to be installed theming
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test run?
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hmm
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minimum ride height.. 125 cm
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put your hands up if you can hit the drum but are not planning on riding the coaster
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almost opening time
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interesting vehicle
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lots and lots of people were invited and showed up. Something like 300 guests
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ribbon cutting
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let's ride
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first riders, is it fear? is it joy? Are these real "suits"?
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woooooow (there goes a nametag (almost))
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inversion time
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a flying tie
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fly eating time
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everybody is trying to get that one shot
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plenty of photographers around
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red train
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love the hair
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more riders and I guess there's an interview in the back row?
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wheee
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almost back at the station
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plenty of steel
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lovely photo op (location)
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only in Europe would it be ok to take pictures this close to a ride without ropes/fences shielding it from access for the press..
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silhouette like
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here they come
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happy faces
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the back of the red train
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just rollin
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love the colors on the trains (they also have a green one but that was not running while we were there)
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joy? fear? you tell me
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gravity is fun :) (and for some reason the back row reminds me of Italy)
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inversions can require dressing requirements...
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up-side-down
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up-side-down
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bottom after the launch
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midcourse brake (with "guys" still working on the station building)
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lovely sky today
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2 thumbs up? thanks
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close up for all the tech "junkies"
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more big smiles
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that last inversion is fun (and easy to get pictures of)
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train theming inside the station
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happy riders returning
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and yes.. there is something to loo at (below) while waiting in line
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station impression
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let's have a beer before riding ;)
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don't you just love Tripsdrill's theming department? :)
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just chillin.. with my beer
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more blue train riders
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going down..
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it's twisty I guess?
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it's also pretty tall
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and there are plenty of spots (at this time) to get some fun pictures of trains and people having a great time
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so many small details on a train (and I think i'm spying some aitime)
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going down
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happy riders
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awesome neighbours
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"take the tunnel"
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highest point of the ride
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dive dive dive
Last edited by robbalvey on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:04 pm.
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Re: Photo TR: Opening day Karacho at Tripsdrill

Postby cfc » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:24 pm

Karacho looks great! Plenty of inversions, without going too crazy about it.
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Re: Photo TR: Opening day Karacho at Tripsdrill

Postby Jew » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:19 pm

^Agreed. Love the train design too!
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Re: Photo TR: Opening day Karacho at Tripsdrill

Postby Erik Johnson » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:33 pm

I simply love the trains. Thanks for posting this!
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Re: Photo TR: Opening day Karacho at Tripsdrill

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:20 pm

Great-looking coaster and ride POV.

Thanks for sharing it, Hanno! :airtime:
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Re: Photo TR: Opening day Karacho at Tripsdrill

Postby ernierocker » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:25 pm

Great report, Hanno! I love the little drop before the launch, don't think I have seen that before on a launched coaster.
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Re: Photo TR: Opening day Karacho at Tripsdrill

Postby robbalvey » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:23 pm

ernierocker wrote:Great report, Hanno! I love the little drop before the launch, don't think I have seen that before on a launched coaster.

Takabisha has it too.

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Re: Photo TR: Opening day Karacho at Tripsdrill

Postby Angle O. Descent » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:32 pm

Looks like we have a new bucket list coaster :b

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Re: Photo TR: Opening day Karacho at Tripsdrill

Postby I305KD » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:55 pm

Great Report! The coaster looks perfect in that park. Great size coaster for a park like Tripsdrill. I love the trains and I can't wait until the ride's theming is done.
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Re: Photo TR: Opening day Karacho at Tripsdrill

Postby robinschroder » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:28 am

Great pictures as usual Hanno!

Can't wait to ride this in September!
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