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Casino Pier | Hydrus | Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by roomraider, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    A bit more from what appears to be the same time as Pink Panthers pic.
     
  2. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    All complete
     
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    roomraider Best Topic Starter 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    ughhh 3rd post in a row but still. Cars

     
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    Woo, lap bars only! Hope to get back to Seaside in August. Haven't been there since before all the hurricane and then fire damage
     
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    Those eyes are far too big on that decal.
     
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    It looks like an early 2000's robot off of Robot Wars, which is fab.
     
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    With this going up so fast I figured I would take advantage of the weather and head down to the Jersey Shore to get some filming done. Here are some photos I took to hold you over until I get the video posted:

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    Station construction is only starting, so the Gerstlauer engineer is flying back to Germany today and will return once the building is in place.

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    He can't lay out all the cabling, etc. until the station building has been constructed, so he temporarily removed a small section of the track to allow for easy access to the area.

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    In addition to Hydrus, a huge Technical Park Ferris Wheel is also being constructed right next to the coaster.

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    Edited to add the video - ECG
     
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    Any idea if a secondary coaster will show up? I don't know if their kiddie miler made it post hurricane/fire. Wouldn't be too shocked if they put in an SBF Spinner or something along with this.
     
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    A short video of the coaster testing:-



    All credit goes to Crusader Cat
     
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    Open today...



     
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    Looks like you'll get some decent air going into that brake run! :emoji_astonished:
     
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    this is literally the worst POV angle I've ever seen.
     
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    I was there for the opening, but had to drive straight down to Philadelphia to cover the game against the New York Red Bulls.
    I'll post some photos, etc. When I get home later tonight.
     
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    Sorry for the delay, but by the time I got home after midnight I had to get some zzz.
    Yeah, I didn't film a reverse ridercam video because the only place to attach my camera is the front bumper.

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    The only major differences since my last visit was the addition of the station, photo booth and fencing.

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    I think they did a great job with the station...

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    ...and the signage.

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    As for the ride itself...

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    ...the trains are comfy...

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    ...and the ride is very smooth.

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    In fact, it's probably the smoothest Euro-Fighter I've ridden.

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    However, like Iron Shark, the ride time is extremely short at only one minute and barely 20 seconds from the top of the drop to the final brake run.

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    Plus it's $10 per ride, so not a lot of bang for your buck.

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    Like the new Ferris Wheel, which will open in the next week or two, the coaster also has a cool light package.

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    It's similar to the one on Monster at Adventureland, where the coaster is lit up green when not in operation...

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    ...with various light patterns and LEDs following the train during the ride.

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    I'm going to return to the park to film Hydrus at night, once they extend their operating hours during the summer.

    So that's it for now. I should have the videos rendered tomorrow and will post them here after I upload them to Youtube.









    Edited to add the videos. - ECG
     
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    Hyde Matt SR Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Great photos Jerry! Exciting to hear they'll use the same LED light packaging as Monster. I really wish this trend will continue to catch on for amusement parks.
     
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    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Yeah, the more lights the better. <3

    Thanks for the coverage Jerry - it certainly does look great against that clear blue sky.
     
  17. GuyWithAStick

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    Yay! Monster lights! <3

    The sign looks incredible, but I can't say the same about the trains...

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