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Vekoma New-Gen Coasters

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  1. balrog

    balrog New Member

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    Vekoma has introduced the SLC with "new style" tracks almost a decade ago (https://rcdb.com/4328.htm). It is safe to bet they want to fully transition away from their old track design.
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    Yes, that is a batwing. :)
    Yes, but SLCs have been made after Battlestar that still uses the old track type, e.g: Mayan at Energylandia.
     
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    Because they were clones of the old ones. But Vekoma has no reason to introduce new models with the old tracks.
     
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    https://content.yudu.com/web/69r/0Aiy7l/PWFeb2018/html/index.html?page=24&origin=reader

    Great article in Parkworld Magazine about Vekomas up and coming projects. Aside from confirming Transmart have order an astounding 48 coasters (20 are now open)
    4 Mk1101 Hyper Space Warps are heading to Fantawild parks. (We have seen 2 installed already)
    Most excitingly 2 MK1101 Top Gun Launched coasters have been snapped up by Fantawild as well.
    And excitingly for the US a new major project there.

    The Top Gun launch coasters are another in the line of great looking launched rides Vekoma are producing like the Space Warp, Firestorm and Shockwave and I reckon the best of the lot so keep an eye out for those.
     
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    The Top Gun layout has been revealed on the Vekoma fb page. Look at that glorious top hat!

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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Go home Vekoma, you're drunk. :p

    Not only is the top hat mental, look at the downward sloping heartline roll that crosses over the launch track! That'll be fast.
     
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    Offride and POV. Looks amazing!!

     
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    ^I have to try one of this NOW
     
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    God, that looks insane. Hopefully more European and US parks will start ordering these soon.
     
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    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    That heartline roll will be :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing furious.
     
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    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    That second hill... is it a non-inverting sidewinder, or is the camera angle just wonky? Either way, this looks like one helluva layout.

    Also... two-car trains? That's unusual.
     
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    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    An eight-seater train at Fantawild is going to be amazing.
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    I like it... But why only 8 riders per train?

    Doesn't look as good as the Shockwave IMO.
     
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    Don't worry. I am sure Energyland has one lined up for 2022, besides the double launch Vekoma they are getting before that...
     
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    More acceleration from the linear motors at a fixed power output. It means a more "powerfull" launch and, more important, a shorter launch track for the same launch speed. This is how you make a more compact coaster, and a cheaper one. The trade-off, obviously, is that to keep the capacity high, you need to divide your layout into blocks, and add an MCBR.
    This is how Gerstlauer has been making it, and why their launches are so powerful compared to similar rides from other manufacturers.
     
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    That probably means the capacity of about 50 riders per hour, right? :p
     
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    Six trains an hour? Yeah, probably not far off!
     
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    That first top hat element is spectacular
     
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    Yep, if they stick to their regular operations of getting a train out every ten minutes, regardless of queue length.

    At least there'll be a second train to look at while you're waiting half an hour for them to clear the 24 people in front of you.
     
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    Anyone know what exactly the guys in Vlodrop have been drinking, and can I have some of it please?

    Of all their recently released layouts, this looks like my potential favourite. The speed it's taking some of those elements is lush <3
     
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