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California's Great America | Patriot | Vortex Conversion

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by CarolinaRider, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Oh damn that's one sexy shade of blue. I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out!
     
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    Sanchezmran Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Night and day appearance right there.
     
  3. CarolinaRider

    CarolinaRider Active Member

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    Well that was quick. From the park's Facebook:

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    owentaylor121 Well-Known Member

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    It looks so nice!


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  5. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    +1

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  6. CarolinaRider

    CarolinaRider Active Member

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    It looks like Patriot is officially done being painted. From Thrills by the Bay: [​IMG]
     
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    CarolinaRider Active Member

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    How is a dive machine a bigger investment than a hyper or giga? Surely a hyper/giga would be a lot more expensive than an average dive machine.
     
  9. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Dive Machine's have massive track which costs a fortune and makes them significantly more expensive on a cost per meter of track basis but you're right on the balance of things a decent length B&M Hyper or Giga is at best around the same price, at worst a lot more expensive

    Heres the rough cost of some rides for example.

    Valravn 22m USD
    Griffon 15.6m USD
    Shiekra 13.5m USD

    Fury 325 30m USD
    Intimidator 23m USD
    Diamondback 22m USD

    Either way they are both very expensive. Of course other companies hypers may be cheaper :p
     
  10. CarolinaRider

    CarolinaRider Active Member

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    Hmm. I would have thought Valravn would have costed around $18-$19 million. Has an official figure been released yet?
     
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    Some rides such as Krake, Oblivion (Gardaland), and Baron 1898 utilize the standard B&M track due to the 6-across train.
     
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    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    I do like the colour scheme on this coaster now. I think it's going to look excellent in the sun. :D
     
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    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    This is now testing:

     
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  15. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    So the ride's been open for about a week now, and a POV has been released:



    It appears to ride about the same as Vortex, but at least it looks nice!
     
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