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Carowinds | Copperhead Strike | Mack Dual Launch

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by GuyWithAStick, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Hyde

    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    I can’t wait for the color fade on Year 2. ;)
     
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    If you're trying to thank me for the extra effort just to give you a geography lesson, there's no need. It was absolutely my pleasure.
     
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    That Carolina sun can be unrelenting. I mean, a lighter copper won't be the END of the world.. right? RIGHT??!!?
     
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    The rendering was based on the ride in 2 years time.... just so people don’t get upset that it will no longer be rust coloured.
     
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    The rendering is definitely fainter - which is good! Looks more the part for the theme. Far better than Diamondback's formerly yellow lift hill supports.

    2008:
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    Now:
    diamondback6.jpg
     
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    That didn't fade at all!
     
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    I thought Diamondback opened in 2009?

    Sent from my G3221 using Tapatalk
     
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    They certainly are moving. This is going to be a beautiful coaster. <3
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Oh myyyy...
     
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    Oh my! Some of those transitions look amazing!
     
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    And people scoffed at the fact I thought this would be the best ride of 2019! Please son! This has delicious written all over it!
     
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    I love how old-school the loop is. It's like a circular, Schwarzkopf style instead of a modern teardrop.
     
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    Well I'm getting tears by just looking at it!


    Get it... cause it's a teardrop loop, and a lot of people think it's beautiful? :D
     
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    Quoted for solidarity. Can't wait to get on it!
     
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    Actually Schwarzkopf invented the teardrop shaped loop!
     
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    I agree; if Icon is anything to go by, then it should be amazing! Some of those curves look really fun, in my opinion; there should also be some good airtime and good forces in those circular loops! Combine that with Mack's usual high quality ride experience and they're on to a winner, if you ask me!
     
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    Never realized that! Now that I look at some Scharzkopf loops, I guess they do have a bit of a teardrop shaping. They always seemed circular to me at first glance, especially compared to some of the more modern ones.
     
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    Not sure if anyone noticed but the second loop will actually be clothoid (tear-drop shape), unlike the circular first loop.
     
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