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by RobJackson85
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 872
Views: 112564

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I think all along it was referring to a system similar to 'The Smiler'.

The old dog system is noisy, clickety-clack all day long, however, with the magnetic anti-rollback the noise will be reduced significantly.
by RobJackson85
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 872
Views: 112564

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Further to Cap'n Barnacle's post above, I was on park yesterday and got similar photos, however there is also this: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/xylyx/20171006_131221.jpg Which clearly shows the themeing object is going to be a horned wicker duck.  The curse of the rubber duck from the old...
by RobJackson85
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5016
Views: 513365

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I guess the name will be 'Wicker Man' as the logo is in the shape of a stickman. I have no qualms over that name, how many would've thought 'The Smiler' was a good name at the start? The logo I do like, it's so simple yet effective. As soon as you see it in the future, you'll know what it is for.
by RobJackson85
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 872
Views: 112564

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I agree with many on here, SW8 looks great in person. I think this could be a truly world class attraction once it's up and running.
by RobJackson85
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 872
Views: 112564

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

^I think it'll be more for aesthetics or theming, not a wall or fence for anything. Looking at the terrain levels, if it were for viewing or access, it wouldn't be as hilly.
by RobJackson85
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5016
Views: 513365

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

A short burst of flame as every other train passes will probably not affect a wooden structure. Only a constant source of heat will create a danger. Valhalla at Blackpool has massive, and relatively close to the ride vehicle fire effects - and that's indoor!
by RobJackson85
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 872
Views: 112564

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Could envelope one have been removed altogether? AS if there was a covered area there, akin to the old flume station it'll distract from the ride aesthetics, How they have it now, as in a big open area will look better and add to feel so much more.
by RobJackson85
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 872
Views: 112564

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

MakoMania wrote:
The ride should be called Wicker head & shoulders rather than Wicker Man.

In all seriousness, this looks like it will be very impressive!

I can see a sponsorship opportunity here. Replace a ride sponsored by Imperial Leather with one sponsored by another bathing product...
by RobJackson85
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 872
Views: 112564

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I've no idea as to why they don't use printed concrete. It's becoming more popular in driveways and the like. Surely it'd be much easier than laying them ugly bricks.
by RobJackson85
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 872
Views: 112564

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

It would've been nice to see it go into the trees more like the flume did. However, the height would've been an issue and no doubt they are under some sort of protection.
by RobJackson85
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 872
Views: 112564

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Great photos, Justin!  The wrapped up pieces... I wonder why those  pieces specifically need extra protection? Could these possibly be moving elements? Getting exited now! I'd be more inclined to say these are in the finished state or have had some paint primer already painted on. The protection th...
by RobJackson85
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 872
Views: 112564

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I believe that you are correct in that it will look like the figure is breaking out of the ground. On some higher quality photos that can't be posted onto the forum yet you can see some rockwork along the top of the structure, near the horns. This will add to the effect of the figure bursting out f...
by RobJackson85
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 872
Views: 112564

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I'm sure you have noted the complete lack of banking on the turn which would suggest a low speed at this point, hopefully this is for a reason or another banked section will be added on top,  rather than the coaster slowing down... :nervious: Hopefully, it's just an area where the speed will still ...
by RobJackson85
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5016
Views: 513365

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Thanks for the replies. From what I have seen regarding was that the train will be using wicker brown colouring.
by RobJackson85
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5016
Views: 513365

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Forgive me if I've missed a glaring sign, but where has all the Wickerman speculation come from?
by RobJackson85
Fri May 17, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1261561

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Just a quick question really.... Am I right in thinking this is the worlds first self-duelling coaster if it does duel? by self dueling do you mean that its the first one to duel without 2 tracks? eh I don't think it will be. There must be another one. Wasn't there duelling dragons, or as I believe...
by RobJackson85
Fri May 10, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1261561

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

also hints of a second worlds first here: http://www.behindthethemes.org/smiler-coaster/ " the second world first element has been kept under wraps since construction began back in September " Yes, but that report also said it was written on the 11th may... Perhaps not to be trusted ...
by RobJackson85
Thu May 09, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1261561

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

JayJay90 wrote:
Image


This must be one of the best images out there! Great shot.
by RobJackson85
Wed May 01, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 561170

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

All of which logically can only point to one thing: deliberate rolling back on the 1st hill and a freefall on the vertical, it's the only logical reason the fins are there in my mind But it doesn't. Please explain your reasonings to why you think this. You yourself have said that chain lifts can no...
by RobJackson85
Wed May 01, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 561170

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

All of which logically can only point to one thing: deliberate rolling back on the 1st hill and a freefall on the vertical, it's the only logical reason the fins are there in my mind But it doesn't. Please explain your reasonings to why you think this. You yourself have said that chain lifts can no...