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Plopsaland de Panne | The Ride to Happiness | Mack Xtreme Spinning Coaster | 2021

UP87

Member
It'd be stupid to design the ride in a way that it is likely to valley over water. You should not be able to force it to do that by adjusting the launch speed.
(Nowadays) It's common practice to have the tallest element of a launched coaster right after the launch and thus if it is cleared the train should be able to finish the whole track - as long as there are no unusual strong winds or some other unexpected events going on.
So... I agree fake news or really bad design mistake!
 

CrashCoaster

Well-Known Member
The only way I could see that stall being possible in testing is if the train is stopped on the second launch, then launched backwards just fast enough to clear the weird S-bank. But even then it would be unlikely.

On the bad launch coaster design front, I don't know what Premier were thinking when designing Mr. Freeze (and especially B&R TC), when it comes to stalling. They made the same mistake AGAIN when designing Yamaha RC. Even the FOF clones have the same issue. I can't think of any other companies who doesn't put the tallest element after a launch.
 

Peet

Active Member
On the bad launch coaster design front, I don't know what Premier were thinking when designing Mr. Freeze (and especially B&R TC), when it comes to stalling. They made the same mistake AGAIN when designing Yamaha RC. Even the FOF clones have the same issue. I can't think of any other companies who doesn't put the tallest element after a launch.
To be fair on a shuttle launch coaster it's pretty important to have the tallest element at the far end, otherwise:
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juicy

New Member
The only way I could see that stall being possible in testing is if the train is stopped on the second launch, then launched backwards just fast enough to clear the weird S-bank. But even then it would be unlikely.

On the bad launch coaster design front, I don't know what Premier were thinking when designing Mr. Freeze (and especially B&R TC), when it comes to stalling. They made the same mistake AGAIN when designing Yamaha RC. Even the FOF clones have the same issue. I can't think of any other companies who doesn't put the tallest element after a launch.
you are right thats exactly what happend and it was not intentional. it took a full day to take the train back in launch 2
 

TheCoasterCruiser

Active Member
Ah yes, that’s the sluggish Mack-pace we know and (love?)... I feel like Mack coasters (maybe with the exception of Blue Fire) often seem like they run a tiny bit slower than they’re supposed to. Just look at that airtime hill following the snake dive thingy, it looked great in the first test runs and now it looks like it - at best - will provide some weak floater. It’ll probably still be a really good ride, but it could have been great.
 

Enil

New Member
... and test rides with those riders. Interestingly only a few trims on the drop seem to be in use and it has a really good pace, in between the speed of the very first super fast test runs and the slow ones we saw later. I'd guess that this is the speed that they will be running it with when it opens. Looks like an awesome ride!

 
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