So I haven't had the chance to post yet but figured why not, even though we're only one day away from the announcement.
DILinator and I were talking about how KI (and CF in general) has a history of introducing record-breaking coasters and that most large coaster investments either break a record or have a "first of its kind" feature. We don't believe KI would add such a huge investment that couldn't be flaunted as a record-breaker or first-of-its-kind. If we all pretty much agree now that it's not going to break Fury's height record or length record, then there must be something else about it that is unique. "The end of the world as we know it" meaning there's going to be something that's never been done before.
I finally got to go see the posters for myself a few days ago and noticed something interesting. All of the posters talk about "Test purpose" and all of the "tests" could be applied to a Giga except for a few notable exceptions. Looking to the posters, there are a few possibilities that stand out. I'll post them all and what they say and see what you think.
I'll start with the posters that I think are pretty neutral/self-explanatory to forces experienced on a giga with talks about gravity and speed
Rotor: Centrifugal effects, gravity
Zodiac: Centrifugal/Radial G Results, Imperative Mech. Tech, Advancement Testing for future initiatives
Could be a further hint to the theming, and possibly a hint that there is a tunnel.
Bayern Kurve: High Levels of Acceleration, Gravitational Pull
"High levels of acceleration." Possibly a launch? Or maybe just meaning the coaster goes fast.
Invertigo: Rapid Forward/Backward Motion, Effects of extreme gravitational pull
Could be another hint about a launch? Or just another red herring.
Vortex: Inversion effects of subjects
Vortex was the one that first made me question whether there was more to these posters. DILinator said his son brought up the idea of this being the first Giga with an inversion, and I think that's pretty credible. Correct me if I'm wrong, but we wouldn't necessarily be able to tell from the blueprints we saw if there was an inversion snuck in there.
This is B&M we’re talking about guys. If you think they’re going to pull some wild and crazy tricks out of their sleeves for this giga - inversions, launches... then you're going to be sorely disappointed.
southpuddle wrote:This is B&M we’re talking about guys. If you think they’re going to pull some wild and crazy tricks out of their sleeves for this giga - inversions, launches... then you're going to be sorely disappointed.
After about a year of basically no hardcore speculation on here I really appreciate the work and thought you guys have put into breaking this thing down. I for one can’t wait until tomorrow! I’ll be at the park as well; I’ll look out for you guys!
PKI Jizzman wrote:First of its kind? Then it's gotta be with a drop taller than the lift/heighest point for sure.
It's a lame 'first of' but I think it makes sense.
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