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Re: Carowinds Giga?

Post by RealisticTrain » 21 Aug 2014, 11:10

Yeah, not sure what's happening right now. I kind of expected 11:00am sharp announcement.

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Re: Carowinds Giga?

Post by xlcanada » 21 Aug 2014, 11:15

Fury 325 confirmed! Look at that drop!!!

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Re: Carowinds Giga?

Post by RealisticTrain » 21 Aug 2014, 11:28

That colour scheme though... Lime and teal :S

Also, new website is up: https://www.carowinds.com/swarm
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Re: Carowinds Giga?

Post by xlcanada » 21 Aug 2014, 11:31

Cedar Fair must love teal. Leviathan, Gatekeeper and now Fury.
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Re: Carowinds Giga?

Post by CoasterGeek64 » 21 Aug 2014, 11:47

That's a rather...interesting colour scheme.
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Re: Carowinds Giga?

Post by sal123 » 21 Aug 2014, 12:02

I want to say leviathan is better...... But I can't ..... This ride kicks leviathans a**. Sorry Canada's wonderland I still love you. :'( :'( :'(

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Re: Carowinds Giga?

Post by sheldonmans14 » 21 Aug 2014, 12:53

Yep, that looks awesome. Interestingly, similar colour scheme to the newly re-named Charlotte Hornets basketball team. Both Carolina based, so I wouldn't be surprised if the colour scheme was intentional.
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Re: Carowinds Giga?

Post by miller240 » 21 Aug 2014, 14:59

So they got the world's tallest like Leviathan should have been

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Re: Carowinds Giga?

Post by BlackBirdSR1 » 21 Aug 2014, 15:32

I feel like levithan should have been this, but instead we got a * watered down version.
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Re: Carowinds Giga?

Post by miller240 » 21 Aug 2014, 17:20

BlackBirdSR1 wrote:I feel like levithan should have been this, but instead we got a * watered down version.
At the very least they should have made leviathan longer. A couple helix's to end it off like behemoth. Instead of the world's tallest and longest brake run (a record I just made up. Don't quote me on that)

But still. After I renew my season pass I'll be taking that fast lane plus and riding it at least a dozen times

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Re: Carowinds Giga?

Post by sal123 » 21 Aug 2014, 17:32

I feel like we are due for a world record. My hopes are now high.

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Re: Carowinds Giga?

Post by ThrillFan » 21 Aug 2014, 17:38

Looks like fun... Can't wait to try it. I think this helps me decide in getting a Platinum Pass for next year (not that I really had any question... )
BlackBirdSR1 wrote:I feel like levithan should have been this, but instead we got a * watered down version.
Guys, newer coasters are always going to be bigger. Be glad for what Leviathan is -- and that we've had it for a few years -- and don't expect it is going to stand up to the latest and greatest. Maybe in 2015/2016 we'll get another latest and greatest.
xlcanada wrote:Cedar Fair must love teal. Leviathan, Gatekeeper and now Fury.
Do we say "paint sale?" I'm not sure if the colour is through Cedar Fair or B&M, but you would think similar colours might give economy of scale in maintenance. Also somewhat interesting in terms of "generation" of coaster ... Although Banshee breaks the pattern.

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Re: Carowinds Giga?

Post by miller240 » 21 Aug 2014, 17:40

sal123 wrote:I feel like we are due for a world record. My hopes are now high.
A behemoth size inverted or wing would be perfect. The record for either of those types of coaster is under 200 ft if I'm not mistaken?

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Re: Carowinds Giga?

Post by sal123 » 21 Aug 2014, 17:50

^
I could actually see us getting the fastest wing coaster now that B and M can do launch coasters. :D

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Re: Carowinds Giga?

Post by miller240 » 21 Aug 2014, 17:55

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOttIisulUs

The only straight pieces of track are the lift hill and the brake run. Nice and long and twisted

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