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by adsyrah
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
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Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

"leroy2009jones" wrote:
Air was not a worlds first


I thought it was.

When I was following it being built I could have sworn it was the first ride to load people in a seated position to then move them into the prone position.

I technicality, but an important one (from an engineering point of view).
by adsyrah
Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 173716

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

Oh come on Chronos is a rubbish weak one, plus it sounds like the name of time travelling Rollercoaster :P Aether is so much better, Ophion too, except that would be a pain with Oblivion just down the path. Hemera would make me giggle everytime I heard it, And really, who would say "Would you ...
by adsyrah
Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 173716

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

"seanyboyuk" wrote:
what about the worlds first stand up suspended coaster?????


As cool as that would be, SW6 won't be suspended. The plans have confirmed that much.
by adsyrah
Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 173716

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

Is it really worth dragging this all out? It's getting really tiring - leroy's post above show's he's obviously trying to move on.

It seems like people other than him are prolonging the bickering.
by adsyrah
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 173716

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

"Danger Noise" wrote:
not the same as if you were to dump a rig where the ride will be and start cranking out techno, bass is what really annoys people ;)


Ooooh, now there's a good idea! A crypto-rave.
by adsyrah
Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 173716

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

I'd imagine AT are being very careful with the noise after the Roper case. Trees will mask a lot of noise (which is why you see a lot of trees by the side of moterways near built up areas). Plus there'll be whatever happens within the building that'll - noise from that will be pretty isolated. I ver...
by adsyrah
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 173716

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

I've just been looking closely at the theming for the ride on this plan ... The dark grey hatched areas are where there's new planting of roses, hazelnuts, oaks etc (it's in the key on the plan) and it says there's wood chipping on the floor in the queue line too. I'm thinking the whole queue will b...
by adsyrah
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
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Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v457/LiamG/tilt.jpg Hmmm - I'm starting to think the photo above is exactly what'll happen when you enter the building. The track you can see through the doorway is curving into the building just like the aerial view shows from the plans. Maybe there's another swit...
by adsyrah
Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
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Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

So I am wondering if there will be some sort of disorientation special effect whereby you feel like the room has not moved but the track tilts back, or suddenly falls. You would feel like someone was pushing on your chest if it tilted back, even though your eyes would think that relative to the roo...
by adsyrah
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 173716

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

Yes but why does it enter and exit on the same curve. If it went in one way and lower down onto an all new section, then it could just go out backwards and whatever it wants, but it doesnt. It follows the same line it entered, thus making me believe its going to go over a flip track section, before...
by adsyrah
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 173716

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

Last observation from the plans (it's getting way too late!). Both of the last documents have the right part of the plans cut off. Coincidentally they're both missing details from the same part of the building. Seems strange when all the other documents were scanned in full without a problem. I smel...
by adsyrah
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 173716

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

"Disco Ball" wrote:
Would I be right in thinking the helix goes downwards?

A few kick wheels could easily push a train down, wouldnt need any special launch system.


It goes upwards.

You enter the building on the first floor, exit from the basement, go up a helix until you're back level with the station.
by adsyrah
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 173716

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

Just had a look at the plans - didn't get a chance at work today. A few things I've noticed... 1) That first drop is IMMENSE! This is going to be a very fast coaster. With a lot of airtime by the looks of those hills. 2) You can see it'll be a fast ride by the hill leading up to the station building...
by adsyrah
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 173716

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

The only thing that I can't seem to explain is why there appears to be a gap between the helix and this part of track? I think it's just where the track comes out of the building. They may have purposefully kept this part of the plans vague as it'll be indoors and won't be affected by the planning ...
by adsyrah
Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 173716

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

An idea I've had... If you leave the indoor section a good 10-15m lower than you enter it, then does that mean the helix is underground? And something I've thought about just now too (letting my imagination run wild)... Imagine if you enter the indoor section and are told there's something sinister ...
by adsyrah
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 173716

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

@Gax I completely agree with everything you've said. SW6 has the potential to be on a par with Nemesis in terms of theming and maybe longer in ride time (depending on what happens in the indoor section). A ground-hugging, tree-dodging coaster with tunnels, switchbacks and interactive elements. What ...
by adsyrah
Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 173716

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

I'm sure Rita *could* be rethemed if need be. How about making Rita a witch? You could be riding on the back of her broom around the area. That'll explain the speed of the ride and the swooping up and down. Plus it keeps the name of the ride in context. That's of course assuming the area will be ret...
by adsyrah
Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part One
Replies: 2288
Views: 251450

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6

Hello! I've been a long time lurker on here and thought it's about time I reared my ugly head. I've watched two SWs take shape in the past (first one being Oblivion after I saw the big trench being dug and came online to search around) and I'm getting the same excitement seeing SW6 starting to becom...