Hiedi Ho, People
Read that right and rhymes a bit lol.
Anyway, admittedly I've not taken the time to through and read everything on here, so forgiveness be requested if what I say has been brought up / discussed or maybe even "case closed" earlier. Much talk seems to be the trend of late concerning wickerman, wickerstuff, wickerwee in one case - very good. As speculation goes, what, prey think, could be the Secret of this particular Weapon...? We should expect a World (or at least European) first or record breaker, although being urinated on by essentially the same inanimate character that burned Edward Woodward alive would carry a tag of "World First" (I think), it's likely to bring a formidable challenge to the promotions and marketing teams.
So, way back when I became a member on the forum, during construction of the Smiler, I recall seeing someone posted a picture of a poster which back then strongly hinted at a replacement to the Flume and described it as "Ground Breaking"; a term which seems to have carried over to the fences surrounding our now muchly anticipated SW8. Apart from digging up some planet, what ground is being broken here.....? The choice of words seems too specific to simply represent their face value - there is likely some pragmatics involved here.
Honestly, I'm really not knowledgeable enough to look and take even an educated guess - apart from the metal thing looks a bit mental to me. It would be most lovely to hear you feedback on this though, especially those who have seen it in real life! (I don't mean It, but the coaster being built - let's leave child eating clowns out of this.)
Sincerely your fun-loving but occasional ranting SonicChips.