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Nagashima Spa Land | Hakugei | RMC I-Box Conversion of White Cyclone

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  1. Howie

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    Did someone say Japan Live, 2020?
    Yes please!
     
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    tomahawk Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Do I get to meet Howie finally?!?!?

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    Howie Active Member

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    You're doing Japan next year? Well that's it then, I'm definitely coming now! Where do I sign up? :)
     
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    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    Gotta make sure I get there this year. Imagine how basic I'd be if you lot got there first. Mortifying.
     
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    Antinos Slut for Spinners Social Media Team

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    That stall is going to be the mother of all stalls. That's a fact.
     
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    Serena Miss CoasterForce 2016 Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Don't worry, I'll let you guys know how it rides in May :p
    (For all my gloating it probs won't be open by then just to spite me!)
     
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    Gavin v Serena : The Race
     
  8. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    Just one more piece of track, and the ride will be complete:-

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    As a side note, it appears that parts of the coaster will feature catwalks. Isn't this due to a certain Japanese ride safety law?
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Those pictures... <3
    It could well be. Japan sits in a very active seismic zone, so often times things seem hugely over-supported (see: the original White Cyclone structure), but it's perfectly plausible that this would also introduce catwalks as part of a safety regulation. Possibly to help recover guests if the train gets stopped up there, or maybe to give any maintenance workers a more stable platform. Hard to say for sure!
     
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    Lol that double down looks pathetic
     
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    I will probably be proven wrong and the ride will be awesome, but to me a lot of the elements look quite drawn out and not very snappy compared to other RMCs. Might just be me though.
     
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    tomahawk Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    They could've made it at least a triple down.

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    Might the reason that Nagashima have gone for slightly more drawn out elements be in order to make Hakugei have a wider appeal? Now, I know that many of you will argue that RMCs have a wide appeal as it is, which is definitely true, but what I mean is that if Nagashima had built a ride like Steel Vengeance, I'd imagine that quite a few park guests would come off it going "Oh god. That was horrific; I'm never riding that again!" due to the sheer amount of elements that a ride like that chucks at you in such a short space of time. We enthusiasts love that sort of thing, but to a non-enthusiast, it might almost be a little too much to handle. I'd be interested to know; how have non-enthusiasts recieved Steel Vengeance?

    The point I'm trying to get at is that Hakugei might be trying to be more drawn out in order to give riders time to process each element before the next one comes in order to give it a wider appeal and strike a balance between being a good ride and being too much to handle for the average park guest, if you get what I mean.
     
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    It should have been a quad-down.

    That's the best element ever created.

    Period.
     
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    Quint-down. If they had balls, they would have done it.

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    Actually, per stated in Coaster Studios' IAAPA interview with Alan Schilke, Nagishima were originally taken aback by the sheer intensity of Hakugei's original design proposal. They had never seen anything so wild and intense so perhaps this is why Alan toned the coaster down a bit, by stretching out elements.
     
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    Ah right, I never knew that! Thanks for telling us @Kw6sTheater!
     
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    This could have been better than SV if Nagashima Spa Land had played their cards right... but oh well, it¡s the park's decision that actually matters in the end.
     
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    Yeah it all seems a bit drawn out tbh, and I agree with whoever said the double down looked pathetic. This might ride similarly to Wildfire or something like that, perhaps?
     
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    Y'all could have just posted "looks slow" and left it at that :p
     
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