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Walibi Holland | Untamed | RMC Robin Hood Conversion

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by JoshC., Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Howie

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    You know what type of inversion doesn't get enough love these days? The good, old fashioned vertical loop-de-loop. Schilke's new fangled stalls and high-speed barrell rolls through dense wooden supports are all well and good, but you can't beat the original, up and over sensation of a vertical loop. I realise that that's easier said than done - the support structure of an existing woodie probably doesn't lend itself well to the inclusion of a loop-de-loop - but I'd love to see one on a built-from-scratch RMC one day.
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    I reckon they just do a big steel arch a bit like Wildfire's lift and slot the loop in that way. No need for all that messy timber in there!
     
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    Schilke said that he doesn’t want to make vertical loops because he believes that they are overused and are not dynamic enough. I do think that a vertical loop could work on a Raptor though, but definitely not an I-Box or Topper Track.
     
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    Would be epic to have the world's first double-zero-g-roll!

    Untamed is definitely on my 2019 to-do list. Wildfire and NTaG were so good I expect nothing less even if this is much smaller in size.
     
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    An interesting look at some concept art for the entrance of the new area that will come with Untamed, sourced from Looopings:

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    It's not the final design necessarily, but it's an interesting concept. I guess the idea is a rusted machine which will have been abandoned and taken over by overgrown wilderness? Looks very Smiler mind
     
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    Love the idea of nature taking back control - it's kinda Thirteen-esque and I dig it.
     
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    I feel like it's not necessarily a bad thing that Untamed will focus on inversions. This offers an opportunity to show us exactly how good Alan is at designing RMC multiloopers instead of RMC airtime machines.
     
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    It's the bowler hat from Meet the Robinsons![​IMG]
     
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    It’s the thing from outside the JCB factory on the way to Towers!

    Y’all know what I mean
     
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    Separated at manufacture
     
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    Four days to go until the next "Making of" video people. Thursday can't come quick enough.
     
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    Why have they got those separate metal beams under the ones connecting the track at the crest?
     
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    I do wonder, why the UK flag?

    US flag for RMC
    NL flag for Vekoma/Walibi
    UK flag for ?!?
     
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    I have a feeling i's for the chain return device and possibly some other gubbins at the top of the lift hill. You can see a platform on other RMCs at the top, which could be something similar.

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    I don't think it is a UK flag, though. Maybe just a bad angle, but there doesn't look like there's enough red for the UK flag.
     
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    Metaphor for the steep drop towards rock bottom.
     
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    It's not a UK flag but from the providence of Friesland in The Netherlands from 1 of the head members of Walibi
     
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    Oh dear, the Frisians are considering themselves foreigners again?
     
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    Can we just appreciate how lovely the Frisian flag is
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    Happy valentine's day!
     

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