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Chengdu Wanda City | All Speeds | Taron Clone | 2021

Hixee

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I wondered what that blue glow on the horizon was this evening...

I mean, that's incredible. But ****ing hell it's bright.
 

Pokemaniac

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At first I thought "It must be a long-exposure shot of a lit train going around the entire track for a minute or two, so of course it is bright". But if so, some of the details in the background would just have appeared as speed blurs too, wouldn't they? The reflections in the water, the swinging ship, and the searchlight beam at the top of the tower all appear to be standing still, and I think there are cars on the bridge in the background too. Do they really have a system for lighting up the entire track at once?
 

Jared

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^It looks as though it’s some form of LED lighting system installed onto the spine of the track as it moves with the rides banking. I hope they can adjust the brightness and colour. It’s far too bright and far too blue. Saying that, if it can be programmed to follow the train and pulse along the track, that’ll be so damn cool!
 

UP87

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Where's the meta thread on build topics?
We can tick the check box for looks slow on the POV!
 

Hixee

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It's funny isn't it? I watch that and (notwithstanding the fact it definitely looks slower than Taron) I can't really believe Taron is my #2. It goes to show JUST how good Klugheim is, in my opinion.
 

JoshC.

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It'd be interesting to watch POVs of this and Taron side by side to really get a feel for just how different it is.*

From those POVs it's hard to tell whether it is much slower than Taron, or if it's just Klugheim's built up nature that adds that extra layer and oompf to the experience.

*I realise I could have done this before posting, but I'm too lazy right now to faff about setting that up
 

UP87

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Will it keep the rolling launch? I feel like this just removes something from the ride... But it's less stress on the hardware for sure...
 

cocoa

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I still chuckle at the name. Does anyone know if it sounds more... elegant maybe? in Chinese? Like is there a pun we're missing out on?
 

roomraider

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I still chuckle at the name. Does anyone know if it sounds more... elegant maybe? in Chinese? Like is there a pun we're missing out on?
Not so much a pun but it certainly doesn't translate directly to All Speeds.

More something like Hurricane Speed I think.
 

Ries

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It'd be interesting to watch POVs of this and Taron side by side to really get a feel for just how different it is.*

I did this.
Put the original pov of Taron on pause. And when All Speeds launched I clicked on play. (Also too lazy to do this in editing software).
So I was a fraction of a second late on Taron, but Taron was way faster in the second half. First half looked about the same, but Taron was a little faster here. (Not science, but acceptable)

Agree with Klugheim Theming. This is so good.

Maybe All Speeds will speed up a bit, after more testing?
 

Dar

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So the theming on taron adds to the disorientation and head-chopper moments, and the proper launches add to the sense of speed? 😃

Edit: a word
 
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Dar

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Apparently, the speed adds to the sense of speed too, with Taron being 5.5 seconds faster in the second half. That's quite significant.
Oops, I missed a word!

I was properly surprised at just how much faster OGTaron was off the launches, especially the second.

I wonder how close to the theoretical minimum speed All Speeds was running in the POV?
 
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