Honestly, Smiler with lap-bars and a separate load/offload station would be a perfect ride in my book.
Yes, that is wrong. Kärnan does, and Smiler was originally designed to by Gerstlauer. Also doesn't Mystery Mine also have it?I'm sure someone will correct if I'm wrong, but I think the only Gerstlauer with a separate load and offload is Saw*.
Flying coaster Pretzel Loops say hello. I think the Superman clones curl more than 400 degrees before straightening out.Also I think the steepest a coaster drop can be is 135°, because anything over that would be an inversion in my book (closer to being inverted than vertical).
Yeah sure... both... Goldrush, Novgorod, Fury... Nice coasters.Has anyone done a launched Gerst? Or a Eurofighter/Infinity with switch track and a reverse section maybe?
This is key right - it says it’ll be a record-breaking coaster that will be known around the world, not that it’ll actually break a world record.Hopefully it’ll be a basic, worthwhile record, such as tallest, fastest, longest etc IN THE WORLD... and not something lame like “the longest red coaster above water in this county”
Are you thinking of Saw’s dual dispatch feature, where two cars are loaded and dispatched at once? I can think of numerous Gerstlauers that have load/offload, but I can only think of Saw where it does dual dispatch. The only other coaster I can think of that does this is Oblivion at Alton Towers.I'm sure someone will correct if I'm wrong, but I think the only Gerstlauer with a separate load and offload is Saw*. And I seem to recall that that caused quite a few issues for them and they've been put off doing it since. So it might very much be wishful thinking to see a Gerstlauer with such a set up again.
*Whilst writing this I remembered that their Bobsleds have a load/offload set up, so already I'm wrong. Maybe the issue was specifically with Eurofighters.. The Bobsled set up could be different making it easier to get such a thing to work?
But outside of Saw, I don't any other non-Bobsled Gerstlauer has load/offload?
I'm rambling, but yeah - I'd be surprised if whatever this is ends up having a separate load and offload.
As for what it is...one would hope that with the push of "one-of-a-kind", it's not just Smiler+1 or TMNT+0.5º. But those would be the front runners right now given such little info.
A few Intamin and Mack coasters also do it. Cheetah Hunt and Maverick come to mind, as well as Matterhorn Blitz at Europa. But yeah, duel dispatch is rather uncommon, often used when trains seat 16 passengers or less each.Are you thinking of Saw’s dual dispatch feature, where two cars are loaded and dispatched at once? I can think of numerous Gerstlauers that have load/offload, but I can only think of Saw where it does dual dispatch. The only other coaster I can think of that does this is Oblivion at Alton Towers.