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Bobbejaanland | Unknown | Gerstlauer triple launch coaster

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by JoshC., Feb 27, 2018.

  1. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

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    Is Cheetah Hunt the only triple launch coaster in the world to have a "normal" layout? I can't think of any more.
     
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    Okay, Walibi Belgium revealed their plans, Bobbejaanland now announced this new rollercoaster,...

    Glad to hear this park is finally doing something. The only ride I like in the park is Indiana River and that's it. Bobbejaanland is about a 10 minute drive away from my doorstep and I never felt the need to take a visit. Maybe in 2019 I should go back.
     
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    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    Sort of. There is this though
     
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    Isn't that techincally the only quadruple launch in the world?
     
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    I think so, but doesn't Mission Ferrari supposedly have like 4 or 5 launches?
     
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    You forgot the U-shaped shuttles. So there is 3 triple launch categories : Full circuit, semi-shuttle and shuttle.

    Cheetah hunt having three separate launches and not a triple launch, it seems wise to leave it out of the "triple launch coaster" category. Maybe we could call it a 3-launch coaster or something.
     
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    But, it is a triple launch? Just because it doesn't into the same bracket as the others doesn't mean it isn't one?

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    So yeah, it absolutely is a triple launch coaster - by that rule of thumb, any coaster that launches multiple times should be referred to as a '1-launch, 2-launch, 3-launch etc.' coaster. Which is just silly. I can't wait to ride Icon, the 2-launch coaster.

    If you're talking about categorising the coaster experience, that's different altogether and I get where you're coming from.
     
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    I agree that it can be confusing that a coaster with 3 separate launches and one which uses the same launch 3 times are both called triple launch coasters, but you can't just invent a new naming system.
    For me personally (knowing that many people would disagree) just the number of launch sections matter. You will rarely catch me calling Operation Enterprise or Gold Rush a triple Launch coaster. I just see it as one launch that needs multiple passes to build up the speed. But in the end it's the last launch that sends you into the layout.
     
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    Sorry to bump the thread, but it seems that plans have been unveiled for this:

    Looks like the ride might possibly be a shuttle coaster! On a side note, has it ever been officially confirmed that this ride will be an Infinity Coaster, or are we just going off if the 99% chance that it will be?
     
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    ^It's an Infinity coaster. It literally has it written on the 4th photo.

    Also, this looks just like Gerstlauer's Soaring with Dragon, like what should have been coming to Kennywood.

    EDIT:- Actually, upon analysing the layout further, it just looks weird tbh.
     
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    Ah, didn't read the blueprint properly, then. Thanks for pointing that out @ATI!
     
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    So it has a triple launch, then it has a triple brake too (or at least pass by the brakes, up the half loop, fall back down onto the brakes, up the previous element, then onto the brakes and transfer), by the looks of it.
     
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    ^My question is which way does it go round the course.
     
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    Obviously the triple launch takes the ride over the highest part? It’s pretty easy to work out from the blueprint.
     
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    I'm going to properly embed the images so they can be zoomed in and easier analyse:-
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    The layout doesn't interest me much at all, which is fortunate as it doesn't make me want to go back to the terrible park any time soon...

    What's worse is that this will probably end up being the park's best coaster though.
     
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    I like the layout, but I think I prefer Goldrush's layout because it doesn't look as weird and it looks to have more airtime. I think it looks good overall though, but not that I can really figure the out the placement of elements on the ride without a 3D simulation.

    But the question is, this or the Infinity at Walibi Rhône-Alpes?
     
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    It's really easy to work that layout out..?

    Leave station > turntable > forward launch, backwards launch into half-loop > forwards launch into highest point > drop into roll/turnaround over station > roll/turnaround > non-inverting/elongated loop thing > corkscrew > brakes > half loop > brakes > turntable > station.
     
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    Really? I mean a turntable would be pretty cool but it just looks to me like a sliding points system like on Thirteen.
     
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    Look at the ground plan, you can see two turntables :)
     
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