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Weird, Wacky & Strange Coaster Bits

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  1. ECG

    ECG East Coast(er) General Administrator

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    Ever noticed something out of the ordinary about a coaster? Whether it's a part of a train, track, support, queue, station or some other bit of uniqueness - this is the place to post it for others to see & discuss.
    I'll start it off with one of my favorite all-time supports found on Great Bear at Hersheypark. I've never seen one like it on any other coaster.
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    It looks diferent in almost every way than the other supports, WHY would they do that?
     
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    ^It's because they weren't allowed to built anything in the lake, but the coaster layout went over it partially, so they had to get creative.
     
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    Goudurix's spine when the track is vertical in the butterfly:

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    It looks very strange to me.
     
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    It's more like a small river. :)



    http://rcdb.com/71.htm?p=142

    Vortex as KI's banking after the first drop.. nice job Arrow.
     
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    Man, there are lots of examples of Arrow doing weird things.

    When I read the first post in this thread I immediately thought of the section right after Anaconda's MCBR at Kings Dominion.

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    What exactly was Mr. Toomer going for here? These two 'rings' (for lack of a better word) aren't exactly helices and they combine poor heartlining with an awkward semi-drop in between. Combined with the fact that the MCBR pretty much brings the train to a dead stop, the element is altogether pretty forceless and pointless. The ride is effectively over after the sidewinder, which is a real shame because the drop under the water and the first two elements probably make one of the best Arrow looper beginnings. :?
     
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    The zenith of Arrow's bonkers design teamed with their horrible attempts at heartlining is the legendary Drachen Fire:

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    The second corkscrew shown was removed it was so badly done. Saying that, I'd LOVE to have ridden it just for the mad layout.
     
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    The Cobra roll on Cobra at Tivoli Friheden is completely insane and oddly shaped. In fact, the whole ride is.
     
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    here's nessie!

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    Wraparound corkscrews are quite cool, shame it was on a badly designed ride...
     
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    Especially the heavily banked cobra roll. I find it quite weird.
     
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    Annoyingly, this pic doesn't show it off that well:

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    But them helix' are pretty messed up!

    Edit, here's some better pics:

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    And oddly the front of the train reminds me of a kitten...

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    Arrow.. Gold Rusher - SFMM
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    So basically this is just an Arrow topic :p



    Just to change that theme, here's some more unusual supports on Great Bear:
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    Way too late martin already been posted. In fact is was post 1 in this topic. :razz: ;)
     
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    Read before posting Steven.
    I only find the one on the far right unusual, as all these supports should be like the other two since Great Bear is an invert.
     

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