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Warner Bros. Movie World AU | DC Rivals HyperCoaster | Mack

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Gazza, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. CrashCoaster

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    How many trains does it have? If it only has 2, won't capacity be a nightmare?

    And what do you mean, rattle? I thought these Macks were smooth?
     
  2. Gazza

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    2 Trains is plenty for the attendance MW gets, and pretty much all non B&M hypers run two trains anyway (The Intamins being the most notable example)

    It's not rough as I said, but it feels like it rattles a bit sometimes, which people have said about Helix.
     
  3. Gazza

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    If you want a sense of how much speed it carries through the bunny hops
     
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    Can the next post we get please be an Onride POV? ;)
     
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    Holy CRAP that is FASSSTTTT. UGH I NEED THIS RIDE
     
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    POVs

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    Got to love the color, this like a thrilling ride. :cool:
     
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    Can someone merge the two videos into one please?
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    I need this coaster. I think it looks excellent!
     
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    Quite interesting to see they use seat belts to secure the restraints unlike other Mack coasters.


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  12. CrashCoaster

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    And they can unlock themselves.
     
  13. Gazza

    Gazza Active Member

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    The seatbelts are only the secondary backup
     
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    Can't you do that on basically any B&M with a CYA seatbelt? Or any seatbelt for that matter? The restraints lock by themselves. The "seatbelt" is just in the 0.00000000001% event one were to come open.
     
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    So, kind of like Flight of Fear or other Premier launched looping coasters?
    (1st gen restraints, not 2nd gen [Sky rocket])
     
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    I think it's more similar to basically any other coaster with crotch belts, for example sky Rush, inverted coasters and so on. The belt comes from between your legs and goes into the main part of the harness.

    In Australia all rides above a certain speed and G-Force threshold require a secondary restraint system to meet the amusement ride standard here.

    It's also such that the guest cannot undo the seatbelt themselves. On the Intamins here a pin pops up after you clip the belt, preventing you from doing the pinch to unbuckle.

    On DC Rivals and Arkham Asylum there's a locking mechanism inside the slot.

    Also....Mack and VRTP CEO on it
     
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    tomahawk Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    This looks fantastic. Plus the colors are the best.

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    Omg, guys, I clearly know it's not there for security reasons and is literally a backup just in case. :emoji_zipper_mouth:'s sake.

    My point is: it's the first Mack Megacoaster to feature them as far as I am aware.


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    I wonder if Mack will use these belts for their future coasters or this is just a one-off. If the new system has been designed with quick dispatches in mind, I guess we're fine.
     
  20. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    It will be interesting to see, but if Gazza is correct here (which I have no reason to dispute), then this might just be a "local" thing for this particular installation.
     

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