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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

by tcw1993 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:39 pm

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[quote="Dan"]I'm well aware that it's using launch technology for the lift however if the sole reason for doing so is to make the lift incline silent then I'm sorry but it just isn't a launch.


To set all arguments aside, shall we just settle on saying its a "propulsion"?


No! I will not settle on propulsion. Its too fancy a word

But in all seriousness i'm really looking forward to seeing this be built and then to see it in person next year. After all these years AT are finally getting a woody, and despite the fact its not the cross valley that so many people were hoping its still a freakin' woody!!

As for cost, I'm sure they have a plan of what the money is actually going to spent on and which part etc, so its not really something we should be that worried about it. It ent our money (Although technically it is, All those nitrogenie's we've had has got to have somewhat paid for a plank at least).


I think a full on launch is still viable. I have a feeling the first turn around in the plans will be more of a curved drop like Troy or White Lightning to deal with those laterals ,but maybe a bit more drawn out[/quote]
The problem is the elevations. I don't think it'd be high enough to do a helix down. And the plans don't show that. The track layout that we know of won't change now too much, and in my opinion and experience it would be too much of an alteration to the plans to do that. Sorry to be a kill joy hahaha.

I'm personally going with a lift Hill maybe 15-20mph so it could be the world's first launched family woodie

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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

by OhShambhala » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:02 pm

Only time will tell... :lol
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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

by MakoMania » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:05 am

Is there any indication whether or not SW8 will have a single rider queue? I really hope it does!
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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

by lewis97 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:13 am

MakoMania wrote:Is there any indication whether or not SW8 will have a single rider queue? I really hope it does!

Only a Disabled and Fastrack queue, alongside the main queue, are shown on the plans. This seems to fit with the recent trend of removing SRQs.
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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

by MakoMania » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:15 am

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MakoMania wrote:Is there any indication whether or not SW8 will have a single rider queue? I really hope it does!

Only a Disabled and Fastrack queue, alongside the main queue, are shown on the plans. This seems to fit with the recent trend of removing SRQs.


Damn it :dizzy:

One can still hope they merge with the fastrack queue and somehow seperate later on like Th13teen.
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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

by Owen » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:51 pm

Here's a look at the updated banners, these are on a fence in the coach park! It should be noted the website is not live just yet...

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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

by S.J_O'Grady » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:54 pm

Nice. It would seem altontowers.com/sw8 doesn't exist yet though! Can't wait to see what that looks like when they get it up.
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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

by Tom170499 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:57 pm

The banner looks very Katanga Canyon, love it!
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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

by GThing64 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:58 pm

Looks like they're starting to hint towards a theme rather than fit into Mutiny Bay. I'd say the tribal style is looking quite likely at this point.
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by MakoMania » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:02 pm

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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

by Owen » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:10 pm

Maybe we are all thinking into it and theme is actually wood itself! :O

I say this as a joke but thinking about it I wouldn't be shocked if Alton did this honestly. Really emphasising that it's a wooden roller coaster... :lol
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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

by lewis97 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:18 pm

The URL is now live...
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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

by Liam.W » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:31 pm

SW8 will be going in Katanga Canyon, and themed like you would expect from Katanga Canyon. It's got nothing to do with pirates or Mutiny Bay. Just like we were told in the talk at the Summer Sizzler. Did you also not notice any of the speakers other clues? Such as "It's going to be a great coaster"? :D 'Great' obviously referring to Great Coasters International ;)

EDIT: Oh and in no way was Skin Snatchers related to SW8. I mean they both had wooden looking signs... that doesn't mean they're linked :lol
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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

by TheDuke » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:39 pm

This is all suddenly getting exciting, hoping towers document and give is peaks of the construction I think that would help the park quite a bit
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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

by Stan.H » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:45 pm

I don't know why, but I feel that the phrase "ground-breaking" is significant, similar to "watch this space"...
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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

by MakoMania » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:48 pm

Stan.H wrote:I don't know why, but I feel that the phrase "ground-breaking" is significant, similar to "watch this space"...


You've just set my mind off.......

What is in that space between the station and lift/launch hill!? Hmmmmmm

Probably nothing, but they have dug a rather sizeable hole.



EDIT: tell me if I'm being stupid but are these carvings of something? I can't quite make them out but they are exactly the same and look like wheat or something. They are placed exactly opposite the SW8 sign and are the only two planks like that on the whole page.

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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

by Liam.W » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:20 pm

Yea... I think that's just a piece of wood with no meaning whatsoever :lol
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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

by Stan.H » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:44 pm

I think your going crazy already !! :lol

Mind you, I'm already searching things like sw8.co.uk and stuff like that constantly, btw, its not currently an owned domain, so not sure what the mini-site will be unless there's a, not one, b, they haven't bought it yet, c, its a different name! :D
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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

by NemesisRider » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:18 pm

Honestly? I think we're reading into this a tad too much. Towers will undoubtedly begin to throw hidden hints in to us in the teasing process - but I don't think we've hit that point yet. I think this just tells us what we already know: it's a wooden coaster ;)

Perhaps if I was looking at this with a more intense eye then I might say that the idea it's a woodie will be featured in the thematic side of stuff, and that it'd fit with the wooden architecture of Katanga Canyon well.
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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

by Owen » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:48 am

Towers have given so little on the project that when they reveal a single image on a webpage people go into meltdown :lol (although I must admit this is my favourite type of speculation to read!)

In all seriousness I very much doubt we will find anything on that site hidden in the code or images. This isn't Ghost Train! ;)
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