A brilliant vid from the park taking about the new area / coaster and breaking it down
Don't forget, S&S Sensei bought Vekoma so I can imagine they're sharing tech and common design ideas now.
Must say I’m not sure about this one from the POV - the first section seems a bit meandering. Compare it to, say, Pantheon, and it feels a little ‘beige’.
Look forward to riding, of course!!
So I guess Taiga just doesn’t exist now?I also don't think it will take Pantheon or Velocicoaster or even Maverick, although it might take all of them in theming. But in Europe it does have a shoot to be the best launched coaster. We will see how it takes on Helix and Taron. Abyssus is at least the first coaster who will have the theming to get close to Taron, no other intense coaster in the world is as well themed as Taron.
My personal guess it that I will prefer it to Helix due to the launches being more intense but Taron is too OMG.
If it's anything like the mockup I saw during my visit to the Jora Vision IAAPA booth, it's going to be amazing. If it's plagued with budget cuts, then hmmm, flat buildings and water it is.Also unless there’s some secret amazing theming work that hasn’t been revealed yet, it is leagues behind Taron for theming. Flat plain buildings do not a Taron make.
I feel this. The three Intamins you mention are huge AAA coasters, the cream of the crop. All three are pushing the envelopes of coasters forward. Velocicoaster takes a bit of Taron and Taiga and adds about 20% to it. It's a long bold layout and elements like the outer bank and final roll look amazing, the second half is an incredible set of elements taken at great pace. Pantheon is possibly the most innovative of the lot. It builds on Soaring With Dragon by putting the swing launch partway through the layout after an inversion which feels novel and the rest of the layout is huge elements that push the boundaries. The outer bank is enormous, there's a zero G stall and it hits the brakes with such speed despite having a long ride time. Finally Kondaa is a very innovative coaster. In comparison coasters like Geforce, Hyperion, B&M hypers seem so basic. It's a big step forward layout wise for a chain lift hyper.^Trains look good, ride looks good, area looks good... but somehow it's just not pumping my nads like the trio of big Intamins due to open this year. Well, the trio of Intamins in the Western world anyway - I'm sure there's a few more being built in Asia somewhere but I mean Kondaa, Pantheon and Velociwotsit.
Nah, not in any urgent rush to go back to Energylandia. Not for this.