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Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:49 pm

looks awesome  :D
how fast would the launch? and how high would the tower be?
 
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Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:51 pm

Well the tower could be anywhere between 20 and 100ft tall. The launch would pull the same g's as a standard drop tower. :)
 
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Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:52 pm

Here is the leaked concept art found on the internet!
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Looks like some sort of scientific theme...
And a name too!
 
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Re: My NoLimits Coasters

Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:55 pm

Wow, that bike coaster.

Almost heartlined, about as right smoothness as that sort of thing would have, nice pacing, amazing amount of ride packed into such a small space, well done!

One thing though, don't do curved transport sections, as that would wear one side quicker than the other. Couple other little bits of track that could be improved, but you could probably identify them yourself.

Really nice stuff, keep it up!
 
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Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:59 pm

Thanks a lot, Blaze! Glad you like it. :D

I know which bits are dodgy but I thought I'd be best leaving them as it's my first coaster that I put through AHG and I'd probably just mess up what it did! :P The curved section before the station was done to speed it up for capacity as you may have noticed, but it's awful! :lol:

Have no fear, a newer version with a higher capacity and a sci-fi theme is on its way! :D
 
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Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:04 pm

Hey Alex I dunno how to say this but the concepts already been thought up by a company called
Coaster-Lab http://www.coaster-lab.com/www.coaster-lab.com/Home.html website
Video    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHmPpjB3oI8&feature=related

P.s I would still like you to make it though!  :)
 
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Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:07 pm

I was waiting for that to happen! :lol: Won't stop me from making something though! :P
 
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Re: My NoLimits Coasters

Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:09 pm

Oh my god, your joking me? Look what I drew a little while ago... On the 28th of November to be exact.

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Oh well, never mind. I guess I will have to think of something else to get me rich...  :(
 
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Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:10 pm

Oh come on!
Make it now before they tell more people!
It hasn't been made yet so it is technically still a world's first!
 
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Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:11 pm

Arrr... beaten to it. Twice! :P

What's that in the background of your picture, Dominoes? :P
 
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Re: My NoLimits Coasters

Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:15 pm

Well it's from a diary, so if I check.
Ah, it was me complaining about having to go to a fair, and it was a picture of a few middle aged women sniffing soap.  ;)
 
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Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:17 pm

dominoes wrote:
Well it's from a diary, so if I check.
Ah, it was me complaining about having to go to a fair, and it was a picture of a few middle aged women sniffing soap.  ;)

as people so commonly do...
 
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Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:18 pm

^I was making fun of middle class middle aged women, because they seem to have obsessions with soap, smelly candles ect.
 
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Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:20 pm

Well at least I still have my hybrid coaster concept. Nobody else has done that. And I actually checked that too! :P
 
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Re: My NoLimits Coasters

Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:40 pm

I'm making a new ride and I've got a bit of a problem. I don't know what to call it! :P I've thought of a selection of names and suitable themes that fit with them, but I just can't decide on one. Here are the candidates:

1) Bone Crusher
2) Interceptor
3) Overlord
4) Megasaur
5) Raider
6) Monstrosity
7) Wolverine

Some of them sound a bit cheesy, but sometimes cheesy is fun! :lol: I think my favourites are 1, 4 and 7.
 
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Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:32 pm

I like Overlord i think thats a good name for a dinosaur themed attraction?
 
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Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:52 pm

I was thinking about a dinosaur theme which is why I came up with names 1, 4 and 6. Wolverine would naturally be based on a big, nasty wolverine animal. Interceptor and Raider would have a more generic theme and Overlord would have a dark and eerie theme. I want to go for Megasaur or Bone Crusher and give it a dinosaur theme but are those names too cheesy for a 1.4m white knuckle inverted coaster? :?
 
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Re: My NoLimits Coasters

Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:59 pm

Zenraptor:New Breed
Good name?
 
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Re: My NoLimits Coasters

Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:15 pm

I love 6. Although, it sounds more like a horror name...
 
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Re: My NoLimits Coasters

Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:43 pm

I’ve been meaning to reply to this topic for a while. Been watching your stuff on YouTube but you always post it when I'm too busy to respond :P

Gulf Runner is really good although I think it drags out near the end. I'm not sure if you went a bit mad with the amount of supports too. Everything else though is great and you got praise from Blaze which I think has to be a first.

Now about this bouncing coaster car concept, I can't see it realistically happening. If a park had to choose between this coaster or a normal coaster plus a shot tower I think they’d go for the second option. Two rides for the price of one.
You see what is often forgotten about trick tracks is that they are there to trick riders (the clue is in the name ;) ). This is why the rides that have them always keep them small and out of site. The point is not what the trick track does but that it takes the riders by surprise. Case in point; anyone can take one look at Mystery Castle and realise it's a drop tower but would you realise Sub-Terra is one also?
If you know that you're about to be shot up to the top of a really tall tower the effect is lost and it just becomes another element of the ride. A very good element but then it could be a standalone attraction. The trick is to conceal it in a way that guests won't know what's coming (very hard to do with a tower of that size). I hope that helps with your design.

Finally the names. You’ve come up with some good ones, here are my thoughts:
Bone Crusher - classic, this could work
Interceptor - also interesting
Overlord - I think this is my favourite but it would better suit a theme like Oblivions.
Megasaur - bit overused
Raider - again overused
Monstrosity - classic, this could work
Wolverine - A bit cliché, not bad though
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