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Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:26 pm

This makes the euthanasia coaster look gentle!
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:31 pm

I'd have to concur with boz, anything that puts your feet above your head. Realistically , that'd be anything above + / - 90 degrees. Personally though, that's too vague, and I'd say around at least + / - 100 / 110 degrees for it to be counted as an inversion.
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Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:38 pm

^Well, really, it has to feel like an inversion to be considered one. Inversion territory is really aroung 160-200 degress. Anything under 160, is often considered to be a drop of some sort. Of course, there are exceptions (Outlaw Run - 153, Swarm/Chang/Mantis - 145-150).
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:45 pm

AT just posted another picture on Twitter, doesn't show much of construction though...

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Looking to the left of the van in the corner, is that a new entrance to Oblivion or just a locker area of sorts?
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:49 pm

Evostance wrote:
AT just posted another picture on Twitter, doesn't show much of construction though...

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Looking to the left of the van in the corner, is that a new entrance to Oblivion or just a locker area of sorts?

Out damn Fanta advertisement, OUT!
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:39 pm

You can see the station building's walls and floor being placed now
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:48 pm

Evostance wrote:
AT just posted another picture on Twitter, doesn't show much of construction though...

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Looking to the left of the van in the corner, is that a new entrance to Oblivion or just a locker area of sorts?


Just above (slightly to the left) of the oblivions track you can see someone holding a massive piece of paper, I reckon he's say there like....
"Ok unt we have to connect piece A2 to B73 ja, but where is piece ZZ354 unt XY2167, we need less track LESS TRACK"

It must be absolutely insane trying to keep an idea of what piece connects to which and in what order..... Think a 1000 piece jigsaw where every piece was black :shock: haha
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Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:50 pm

N3m3s1s wrote:
Evostance wrote:
AT just posted another picture on Twitter, doesn't show much of construction though...

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Looking to the left of the van in the corner, is that a new entrance to Oblivion or just a locker area of sorts?

Out damn Fanta advertisement, OUT!

Looks like they were just installing some wifi.
May i just add what a brilliant place that is to put a wifi point.
EDIT: Actually that was there all along I have just looked at older photos, forget i said anything.
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Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:35 pm

N3m3s1s wrote:
Evostance wrote:
AT just posted another picture on Twitter, doesn't show much of construction though...

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Looking to the left of the van in the corner, is that a new entrance to Oblivion or just a locker area of sorts?

Out damn Fanta advertisement, OUT!

Dargh!!! I thought they were gonna get rid of it!  Really hate it! I hope it's gone soon!
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:48 pm

After the construction has finished, I would expect that ride testing would start not soon after to be ready for opening in May.
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:17 pm

construction is going quick! ;)
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Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:22 pm

M17 needs to get up in the air this weekend :)
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Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:24 pm

yup i would love to see wots gone on lately, probs not much, but still excited! :D this ride is certainly gonna live up to my expectations and past!
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Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:30 pm

Stuff it I'm tweeting towers about the Fanta logo. It's horrid
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Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:48 pm

if you can only see it from the top of oblivion for 3 seconds then whats the problem?
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Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:52 pm

clayj wrote:
GigaSurimi wrote:
clayj wrote:
Everyone seems taken by the intertwined staffordshire knott and cobra in the pit, and as aesthetically pleasing and intutive as it was to combine the two elements (4 inversions)


I see only 2 inversions in the staffordshrie knott...?
The 2 other interlaced thingy don't really invert, they're more like vertical banking curves to me, or am I wrong?


Tricky to comment on. Everyone is counting them as inversion although under closer inspection, one side doesn't apear to invert and the other is questionable :s

Still upside down though, even if its for a second
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:55 pm

JordyNemesis wrote:
clayj wrote:
GigaSurimi wrote:
clayj wrote:
Everyone seems taken by the intertwined staffordshire knott and cobra in the pit, and as aesthetically pleasing and intutive as it was to combine the two elements (4 inversions)


I see only 2 inversions in the staffordshrie knott...?
The 2 other interlaced thingy don't really invert, they're more like vertical banking curves to me, or am I wrong?


Tricky to comment on. Everyone is counting them as inversion although under closer inspection, one side doesn't apear to invert and the other is questionable :s

Still upside down though, even if its for a second


The definition of invert is to turn upside down. The Staffordshire knot puts you on your head 4 times, hence 4 inversions.

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if you can only see it from the top of oblivion for 3 seconds then whats the problem?


The problem is it's horrid.
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Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:10 pm

Wildboy wrote:
if you can only see it from the top of oblivion for 3 seconds then whats the problem?


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Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:18 pm

sully1311 wrote:
Wildboy wrote:
if you can only see it from the top of oblivion for 3 seconds then whats the problem?


Enthusiasts being enthusiasts.

Alton Towers sorta have to do it... otherwise they would get no money from fanta to build the smiler...
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:14 pm

Who cares what's on the roof...as long as they sort out what you can see at ground level.

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