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Re: IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photos & Video!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:24 pm

It looks as though you get a choice if you want to ride floorless or not on those 4 seater X Car trains.

Re: IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photos & Video!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:37 pm

Is the flume-in-flume technology literally a slide that goes through the big side?

Re: IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photos & Video!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:47 pm

^I think the flume-in-flume thing is more like a small slide that has a drop into a much wider trough, so that boat rocks from one end of the large portion to the other as it goes through the course (which looks like it could be incredible).

I didn't think it was possible to love S&S any more... until I saw those new trains. I'm also dying to ride those looping slides.

Re: IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photos & Video!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:49 pm

^^Yeah, I want to see whats actually inside those Mega Tubes in the layouts and see how it works.

But if thats the case, why have such a long tube? I wouldn't think the raft would really utilize the whole size at that length. And the pic says "Tube inside a tube"
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Re: IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photos & Video!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:52 pm

Its look great what i can see over there!

Comes there an video? Or don't? i am verry impressed about the kmg Mission space ride. Is the kmg booth on the video??

Re: IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photos & Video!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:53 pm

chaos wrote:^I think the flume-in-flume thing is more like a small slide that has a drop into a much wider trough, so that boat rocks from one end of the large portion to the other as it goes through the course (which looks like it could be incredible).

I didn't think it was possible to love S&S any more... until I saw those new trains. I'm also dying to ride those looping slides.


The large tube is the Mega Tube. I believe the "flume in flume" is different than the mega tube (though possibly related).

Re: IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photos & Video!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:55 pm

^^Patience! The videos will be posted in due time.
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Re: IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photos & Video!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:07 pm

Update #5 - 3:10 P.M. - Martin & Vleminckx, the Gravity Group, and Food!

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Martin & Vleminckx had some very interesting wood coaster concepts on display.

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This is what they are calling the "High Five" coaster...

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Yes, this is exactly what it looks like and M&V say that if Shaq and Yao Ming ride, they might actually touch!

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And here is the ride layout.

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M&V are also responsible for the Zippin Pippin rebuild.

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And this...THIS is a launched wooden shuttle... I AM NOT KIDDING!!!

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They claim this hill will produce the longest, most sustained moment of airtime ever!

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Now this is what IAAPA is all about!

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The Gravity Group is showing off the Timberliner trains and FOUR wood coaster projects for 2011.

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Hooray! The Voyage WILL open with these in 2011!

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Yes, FOUR new Gravity Group woodies in 2011!

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NERD SHOT!

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Mmmmm.... MUST EAT PIZZA!!!

Re: IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photos & Video!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:11 pm

LcHg5265 wrote:
chaos wrote:^I think the flume-in-flume thing is more like a small slide that has a drop into a much wider trough, so that boat rocks from one end of the large portion to the other as it goes through the course (which looks like it could be incredible).

I didn't think it was possible to love S&S any more... until I saw those new trains. I'm also dying to ride those looping slides.


The large tube is the Mega Tube. I believe the "flume in flume" is different than the mega tube (though possibly related).


Flume-in-Flume just means that the flume has a large enough diameter to allow for another slide to pass through it. Much like the picture shows, a piece of green slide inside of the bigger one. I however, don't understand how this could be achieved from a support standpoint.

Re: IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photos & Video!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:18 pm

^Maybe supporting the FIF from the top part of the tube? I don't think the rafts will get that high...
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