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Blackpool Pleasure Beach | Icon | Mack Multi-Launch

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Temleh, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. ATI

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    The circuit is complete!
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    Double post, but Blackpool Gazette livestreamed the whole thing:-
     
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    Hard to believe that's a genuine comment...
     
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    That's far from the worst...
     
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    Put your hand up if you hate the GP. :emoji_hand_splayed:
     
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    Here's ICON being featured on BBC News, including an interview with Amanda Thompson:
     
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    I'm glad they are pushing the interactions as a selling point rather than speed/intensity. Even though the presenter at the beginning had to say the obligatory "as much g force as a race car" line :p
     
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    ^^ Scott on TV there!

    And some graffiti on the ride already;
     
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    Well, they can't exactly push speed or height considering one of the coasters it interacts with is faster and taller...
     
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    You can hear from the Thompson's and BPB's techincal director on the subject of Icon here;
     
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    Ah she's so passionate - I love it! That's what you need from an owner.
     
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    She's excited because the sooner the track is done the sooner she can start work on the fountain
     
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    So according to an onsite engineer, Icon will actually reach a top speed of 85kph at the end of the second launch. The current 80kph statistic is the minimum speed needed to crest the (sort of) Immelmann to prevent a rollback.

    Go to 1:00 in the video.
     
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    He actually said 85km/h is the 'maximum speed on launch 2'. Not sure if this means it will reach that though?...
    Anyone know more about this? I haven't heard of launched coasters varying between speeds tbh.
     
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    I'm pretty sure LSMs are adjustable depending on weather conditions etc, so yeah 85km/h is probably just the maximum it will go when the conditions mean it's more likely to valley.
     
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    "We've got to put all the theming in"

    Interesting. #zengarden
     
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    It's something like 80kph on Launch 1, 85kph on Launch 2. I'm sure they can go faster than that if they ever needed to though.
     
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    Nick Thompson has seen too many Carlsberg adverts, “this is probably the best rollercoaster in the world”.
     
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    Nick has clearly had one too many shandies :p

    I am clinging onto the hope that Mandy kits it out a bit though. A giant wicker middle finger would suit me.
     
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    Does The Wicker Finger or The Finger Man sound better?
     
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