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by King Sykes
Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Any future for the Wooden Coaster?
Replies: 86
Views: 11965

Re: Any future for the Wooden Coaster?

I'm not sure if this has been asked before, but with the elections coming up, is it possible that the policies on Planning permission would be different with different parties? Maybe a more relaxed party could make these plans more possible?
by King Sykes
Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride discussion Part 2
Replies: 641
Views: 93547

Re: SW6 Ride discussion Part 2

Im also pretty dubious as to whether theres any truth in it, Screamscapes like the transfer gossip in the sun. I prefer Surrender though.
by King Sykes
Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Construction Part Two
Replies: 766
Views: 155296

Re: SW6 Construction Part Two

If there was to be a SW7, id hope for another intamin! :wink:
... lovely pre-fab woodie
On Topic.
Well wow, incredible how fast this is going up, can't wait to see the site later this month! It'l be intresting to see how much is done before then.
by King Sykes
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: School Trips in October = Unusual?
Replies: 21
Views: 2580

Re: School Trips in October = Unusual?

Yeah, my 6th form are going on the 22nd, for a physics trip! Apparently where doing something physics related, but my physics teacher openly said that its lie just so he can get some funding. :lol:
by King Sykes
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride discussion Part 2
Replies: 641
Views: 93547

Re: SW6 Ride discussion Part 2

I read somewhere that Intamins new square supports make the coasters quieter, so I was thinking maybe the weaker Bi-rail/ more supports where quieter than the Stronger tri-rail/ less supports ratio. If you get what I mean haha, just a thought.
by King Sykes
Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 164510

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thank god its Intamin considering the layout, im looking forward to this more now!

Hopefully Alton will purchase another Intamin... in the shape of a pre- fab Woodie :lol:
by King Sykes
Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 164510

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Image
Also looks like the Intamin, Jet Rescue.

Tbh, we are kinda splitting hairs with the track, the supports will probably reveal more... I hope [-o<
by King Sykes
Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 164510

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Blue Fire has really brought them up to Intamin's level - they have shown they can easily match them at Intamin's own game. I can see what your saying about Blue Fire, I think that model definitely matches Intamin. However it depends what you call Intamins game, I think a lot of people don't look p...
by King Sykes
Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Construction
Replies: 658
Views: 122429

Re: SW6 Construction

The longest coaster in the UK? I really doubt it tbh, with The Ultimate at lightwater valley being 7442 ft long!
Good too hear that there sounds like there's a lot of workers on site.
by King Sykes
Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 164510

Re: SW6 Construction

Id put my money on catch car right now, they seem to be installing them on most of the rides that have lift hills, in fact, excluding woodies they haven't had a chain lift since 2006. Also, like the post above says, the gradient is pretty smooth, so wouldn't rule out an accelerated propulsion, but a...
by King Sykes
Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 164510

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

I know in the planning permission it said it would have hydraulics, and chances are, this will probably be in the special section. I was thinking though, if it was a drop, Intamin would use LSM technology, like in there drop towers, they can drop a platform under free-fall safely, its rare it would ...
by King Sykes
Thu May 28, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 164510

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

[I just don't see Intamin designing a drop section or a double-switchback if that's what it is. In which case I think it'll be Vekoma, an in-house design or some random hydraulics company, though the former would be preferrable. That the only thing that puzzles me... why? I know that Vekoma have do...
by King Sykes
Thu May 28, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 164510

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

I don't understand this, Intamin aren't the best for the job? Intamin are the kings of air time, there Hypers, Mega-Lite and Pre-fab woodies respected as the best in the world, for airtime I think certainly, T-Express, El Toro, Balder, SROS/Bizzaro, Expedition Everest, Kawasemi, Piraten, Millenium f...
by King Sykes
Thu May 21, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 164510

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Great new, in fact i couldn't have hoped for a better manufacturer for this kind of ride :mrgreen: An Mega-Lite adaptation as well... Wow, although i doubt this one will quite pack the punch as the existing ones, the hills will be great knowing intamin are pretty much the kings of ejector airtime! T...
by King Sykes
Thu May 14, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Roller Coaster Tycoon Competition
Replies: 117
Views: 13062

Re: Roller Coaster Tycoon Competition

Il tell you by tuesday mate! :wink:
by King Sykes
Thu May 14, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Roller Coaster Tycoon Competition
Replies: 117
Views: 13062

Re: Roller Coaster Tycoon Competition

I might be interested in this... but ive pretty much quit Rct3, dont have enough time to play it anyway, however can i get back to you on this, depending on what the task is ive probably got a half done project for it already!?
When the deadline for joining?
by King Sykes
Sat May 02, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three
Replies: 1311
Views: 147381

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three

^ The only problem I can see with that though would be the track sections. Yeah, they do use bi-track on EE, however on what looks to be the less intense parts, most of the track looks like this http://www.bigfloridacountry.com/Everest20040301Track.JPG Which would suggest to me that if the coaster w...
by King Sykes
Sat May 02, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three
Replies: 1311
Views: 147381

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three

Yeah, we have The threads here for for speculation.. which is pretty much over! No ones going to post fake viral videos, possibly revealing the theme because they know something any more because; 1. No one takes them seriously any more. 2. They could jeopardize the chance of AT making a real viral c...
by King Sykes
Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three
Replies: 1311
Views: 147381

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three

The poem was interesting! :clap:

But the video wasn't selling it to me, only in high quality... i have thought it would have put in HD, and the video of Nottingham... irrelevant?
Im pretty certain I could do something similar/ better in an hour with my camera and Sony Vegas tbh!
by King Sykes
Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three
Replies: 1311
Views: 147381

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three

^ Well.. the reasoning for having tri and quad tracks on Intamins are because of the forces the track comes under, so less forces they would have bi-rail, more forceful tri-rail, even more forceful quad-rail. So SW6 if it was Intamin (which i hope it is :wink: ) could have tri or quad track in the b...