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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:37 pm

There's the thing - I don't see twisty bits. I see fantastically-shaped hill followed by sweeping curve followed by fantastically-shaped hill. None of it's twisty, it's all smooth and it all flows.

Opinions are subjective, I know. But I just don't think you'll be able to compare it. I just feel like it's going to be completely different.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:41 pm

And then there's a quick directional change after the overbank/Stengel dive-esque hill, then as far as we know a twisty bit, a turnaround, and another twisty bit before two final airtime hills. Sound a little familiar?

Also, I305 has two of these fantastically-shaped airtime hills as well, and flows perfectly. It whips you, but it flows pretty flawlessly. And we haven't seen anything to tell us that we won't be thrown to the side on this either - not a single piece of track has gone up other than the first turn.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Jakizle » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:52 pm

A.J. wrote:There's the thing - I don't see twisty bits. I see fantastically-shaped hill followed by sweeping curve followed by fantastically-shaped hill. None of it's twisty, it's all smooth and it all flows.

Opinions are subjective, I know. But I just don't think you'll be able to compare it. I just feel like it's going to be completely different.


The parts of the ride after the first 2 hills is pretty twisty- and it's going to be absolutely flying.

Just because it doesn't have the same shaped twists as I-305 doesn't mean it's not the same style, right?

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby djw44 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:55 pm

Synshine wrote:Seriously, what is wrong about saying there are features that seem and look a lot like I-305, especially when it is a fact that Skyrush is actually inspired by that ride? It is not about judging the ride on it's merits, it's an observation! That's all...


I mean seriously, I don't understand why everyone is getting so defensive. I am very excited to ride Skyrush this summer, I just don't understand the whole defensive aspect on the part of the fanboys.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:06 pm

Jakizle wrote:The parts of the ride after the first 2 hills is pretty twisty- and it's going to be absolutely flying.

Just because it doesn't have the same shaped twists as I-305 doesn't mean it's not the same style, right?

I don't keep tabs on the "style" of coasters (for example, "old-school vs "new-school" B&M). What I see in Intimidator 305 is a bunch of wide turns, one after the other, with two hills in a row built in between. I don't see any of that on Skyrush.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:26 pm

You just exactly described the first half of Skyrush.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Ccron10 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:32 pm

New update on the first drop:
http://keystonethrills.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/hersheypark-skyrush-update-61-121411/
Approximately 130 feet tall and climbing...
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The station is going up as well.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby djw44 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:35 pm

^Pressed the Like Button. http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en ... 9,r:2,s:16 Gimme a break that looks extremely similar.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:36 pm

Holy hell that turn looks beautiful.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Justice » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:37 pm

A.J. wrote:
Jakizle wrote:The parts of the ride after the first 2 hills is pretty twisty- and it's going to be absolutely flying.

Just because it doesn't have the same shaped twists as I-305 doesn't mean it's not the same style, right?

I don't keep tabs on the "style" of coasters (for example, "old-school vs "new-school" B&M). What I see in Intimidator 305 is a bunch of wide turns, one after the other, with two hills in a row built in between. I don't see any of that on Skyrush.

Okay. So Sky Rush isn't like Intimidator 305. Who woulda thunk it? Two obviously different coasters....are different.

Can we move on now....

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