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Postby jmicha » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:33 pm

^I'm not sure it will be a spinner. The reason being that if the car can spin, what's the point of a backwards drop? Any drop could be backwards or forwards on a spinner, so why go through the trouble of switch track in order to achieve basically the exact same effect as any other hill. Unless they just want the dead ends for theming purposes such as on EE...hmmm...now I don't really know what to think. Time will tell I guess.

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Postby Rct3Mike » Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:12 pm

Also some of the drive wheels seen on the last page look a bit too far apart for a one car spinner.

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Postby coastermoosh » Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:41 pm

DBru wrote:Is this the world's first coaster to utilize TWO tire-driven lift hills?

(Yeah, a bit of a stretch, I know.)


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Postby Crazy_Behemoth_Lady_Jess » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:21 pm

Well if it is, I guess it will be a spinner with a drop track in the dark then?
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Postby scottjenkins » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:27 am

Jmicha I totally didn't look at that! If they were spinners then there would be no point in having a backwards section!!!

I gotta say well done to AT for keeping this such a mystery but I'm bursting to know what it's gonna be :-(

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Postby Dobba » Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:51 pm

New update, again thanks to Altonator:

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From reading TTF it seems the lifthill is completely in place now, we just don't have any pictures of it. :lmao:

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Postby Dobba » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:37 pm

More photos of the "Dark Forest" section can be seen here:
http://forum.towerstimes.co.uk/viewtopi ... 18#p483918

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Postby BelgianGuy » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:12 pm

Is it me or does that look like a "soft" ride
I mean its a secret weapon and it looks like a kiddie coaster

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Postby Richard » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:10 pm

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It's proper out there in thw woods ain't it!

and ^ it is a family coaster, why are people expecting the new nemesis.[/quote]

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Postby Ed » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:21 pm

It's replacing Corkscrew, a family rollercoaster. You can't expect them to put up another Nemesis or Oblivion.

I think it looks excellent! A shame it's hidden by the monstrosity of Rita.

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