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Re: Nurburgring 2009: Worlds FASTEST Rollercoaster!

Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:15 pm

15th of August ring racer will now open, according to people on CoasterForce.

Shame it wasn't open for the race weekend, it would have looked great running whilst the race was underway.
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Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:20 pm

They will be killing themselves. 15th August is almost 2/3 of the way through the German/European summer holidays. They'll have missed out on a lot of ticket sales!
 
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Re: Nurburgring 2009: Worlds FASTEST Rollercoaster!

Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:38 pm

There is a picture on the F1 page of Michael Schumacher riding ring racer.

[url=http://www.formula1.com/gallery/race/2009/814/general/sunday.html" target="_blank]http://www.formula1.com/gallery/race/20 ... unday.html[/url]

Scroll down and you should see it. :D
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Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:52 pm

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There we go :D
 
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Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:18 pm

Has there been some sort of international legislation passed barring any photos of videos of the launch in any way? :lol:
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Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:19 pm

It's amazing the first day people are allowed on, no one brings a camera to film the POV to put onto youtube.
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Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:22 pm

Well, this is an F1 event. Tickets cost £hundreds. The ride is not open publicly until mid August. I am sure once it does open fully, E-Coasters/Coasterfriends/Tripsnpics etc. will be there to cover it for us!

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Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:09 am

People of TTF, I officially bring you the first video of the Launch!

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjDWiXoBdkw" target="_blank]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjDWiXoBdkw[/url]

Skip throught the talking bit to about 3.20 to see it, but if you feel like brushing up on your German feel free to watch the interview park as they show a few shots of the ride!
 
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Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:42 am

Crikey that's got a kick behind it! Should be good to see how it rides 1-2 years down the line..
 
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Re: Nurburgring 2009: Worlds FASTEST Rollercoaster!

Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:04 am

Word is, that is about 70kmph under the final launch speed. Apparently that was 130kmph but it should be 200kmph when it opens with the rest of the park in August. It still needs work, obviously demonstrated by the really shoddy station. If they don't work on that, I'll be disappointed.
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Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:01 am

"Matt.C" wrote:
obviously demonstrated by the really shoddy station. If they don't work on that, I'll be disappointed.



That isn't the station, that is just the launch area. The station is inside the main building, and as it leaves it does a few zig zag style turns to get to the launch, to simulate tire warming on an F1 car.

However I also think that the launch area will recieve some final work before opening.

Also, if that is not the full speed that thing is going to be a real G machine!
 
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Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:27 pm

Yeah that was knowhere near top speed launch, it crawled off the start. When you compare it to the likes of Dodonpa [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IElpwUxI0VI" target="_blank]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IElpwUxI0VI[/url] which is meant to be slower.
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Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:07 pm

I will offically be "****ting my pants" when I ever ride that at full speed.
 
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Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:29 pm

Bad news I am afraid..

There was a incident with the coaster today on final testing for the TUV (European ADIPS equivalent)

The catch car didn't release at the end of the launch and has caused extensive damage to the track, cars and launch mechanism.

Not a great start!
 
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Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:16 pm

S&S. How joyous.
 
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Re: Nurburgring 2009: Worlds FASTEST Rollercoaster!

Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:12 pm

Ooops #-o Looks as though it could be next year opening! I bet that turn will be good after the launch. Next time I get to Germany, I must take a wee trip to see this moster in action.
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Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:39 pm

There was an article in my weekly motorsport rag Motorsport News about this this week, whilst mostly motorsport related, I thoguht it rasied some valid points about the coaster's location:

Written by Simon Arron and published in MN

New furniture for an old house

Hockenheim is on its knees and the Nurburgring management repeatedly claims is can't afford to accommodate Formula One on an annual basis. For a nation that stage two world championship grand prix every year from 1995 to 2006 and spawned 25 per cent of the current entry list, post-Schumacher Germany's relationship with F1 looks incresingly brittle.

There was little overt evidence of financial strain at the 'Ring last weekend, though. When this was simply the site of a sublime racetrack, the 14.2-mile Nordschleife, it was infused with soul but but surronded only by trees and grazing pasture. It is 25 years since it become just another venue - albeit a touch more interesting than some that have followed in its slipstream. Its perimeter now contains a freshly built shopping complex, sports arena (the WBA middleweight title fight between Felix Sturm and Khoren Gevor took place there on Saturday ngiht). bars, cafes and, obviously, the world's fastest rollercoaster (at least, it is until Ferrari World opens next year in Abu Dhabi).

It is the result of a reported investment for 281 million euros [£242 million] that is designed to make the 'Ring an everyday destination, rather than somewhere you go occasionally to thrash the living daylights out of a Subaru Impreza. A fresh infrastructure cannot, however mask the fact that this remains the middle of nowhere. As a German colleague said, "Can you imagine how busy it will be in February, when it's minus 5? Who will want to come here then? We seem to be good at building things that are completely useless."

Sorry that was long winded until I reached the point that was relavent, but the article would of made little sense without it! I certainly wouldn't just go for one rollercoaster and I have no idea what this Ferrari World is but it sounds like it might make a mockery of this ride within a year! I hope I haven't wasted your time with that :D
 
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Re: Nurburgring 2009: Worlds FASTEST Rollercoaster!

Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:29 pm

Doesn't anyone think that making rides so quick is a bit extreme! Launch rides aren't my favourite rides in the world, but I don't think I want to go on that as I feel that it is too extreme for my liking!
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Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:26 pm

Looks like theres been another accident
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Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:45 pm

Oh dear. Things just get worse for S&S and the Nurburgring. What a debacle.
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