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cedarboy2001
05-10-2001, 03:19 PM
If you could design a whole new element to a roller coaster, what would it be?
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<BR>I would make a coaster that would go into an underwater tunnel made of transparent glass. add some scenery, and you've got a pretty cool visual experience. The only problem with it would be the possible lack of air.

Tyler Eaves
05-10-2001, 03:20 PM
Air wouldn't be a problem, as long as it didn't stay under for more than say, 10 seconds.
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<BR>As for me, I'd love a coaster with totally inclosed cars and NO restraights. It would follow a gentele path of parabolic hills and be powered, and this generate sustained off-the-floor floatage.

Coasterama
05-10-2001, 03:26 PM
some kind of car that when you approached the end of the lift hill, there would be a 90 degree angle, the car would flip upside-down and you would experience a head-first drop!

Air-force-1
05-10-2001, 03:31 PM
That would be X...head first drop..

Coasterama
05-10-2001, 03:33 PM
Air force 1, it aint 90 degrees, and the car doesnt drop you straight down

HersheyGuy
05-10-2001, 04:13 PM
They could, theoretically, do a head-first dive drop on a 4D coaster.
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FreakEBear
05-14-2001, 05:41 PM
I'd like to see some new types of inversions designed. Seems like every new steel looper built has a cobra roll, some vertical loops and some corkscrews. There have to be some more creative ways of turning the riders upside-down.
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Goobie
05-14-2001, 05:49 PM
maybe a spiralling virtical drop, or a loop where you didnt go up and then round, but instead dived and followed round.
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<BR>The underwater tunnel sounds pretty cool as well <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

franklelock
05-14-2001, 05:52 PM
for the less stomach powerful rider(not me), why not make a coaster with cars like the 4d coaster that rotate on their own axis. that way, a loop would seem like a rotation on a ferris wheel.

Rollercoasterdude44
05-14-2001, 07:58 PM
I think after the first Drop... a 140 degree angle so u go upsidedown on a drop... weird... huh?

Longhorn
05-14-2001, 10:18 PM
Coasterama The coaster you described is Ultra Twister at SFAW.

slipknot8527
05-14-2001, 10:46 PM
Check this out: "The heart of the South"
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<BR>Basically you roar up into a standard immelman which dives down to the right all the way to the ground... then you shoot back up to the left and go through a diving loop. Sort of like the sea serpent manuever but the middle part touches the ground... B&M could pull this one off nicely... If you stand to one side and look at it it would look like a heart.

SIMStationMaster
05-14-2001, 10:55 PM
I have some drawings of a 90 degree inverted first drop for the inverted coaster. Now, the way I have it, it could work.
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<BR>First off, supports wouldn't be a problem; just use the type of supports vert. loops for inverts.
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<BR>For the track, it would have a little more gradient to the approach to the final 90 deg. angle of the drop.
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<BR>And, just to be safe, space the cars out further for the off chance that legs would get squished (ouch!).

Coaster Canuck
05-14-2001, 11:08 PM
A car which has the seats on a sort of spring base. Letting the seats float higher over hills, makeing airtime better.

Tyler Eaves
05-15-2001, 07:54 AM
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<BR>Actually, that would KILL the airtime, as all the negative g would lift the train up to a more natural course, thus negating any airtime.
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CoolCoasterKid
05-15-2001, 08:46 AM
I have thought of this for a while: A horseshoe element.
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<BR>You go down a near vertical first drop, then you go straight, and go up through what looks to be a loop. When you reach approximately 135 degrees, you instead go back forward over a hill. Then, you go into a drop that equals the uphill climb: 135 degrees! I doubt it would work, but it's just a cool idea.

Antuan
05-15-2001, 03:14 PM
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<BR>On 2001-05-14 22:46, slipknot8527 wrote:
<BR>Check this out: "The heart of the South"
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<BR>Basically you roar up into a standard immelman which dives down to the right all the way to the ground... then you shoot back up to the left and go through a diving loop. Sort of like the sea serpent manuever but the middle part touches the ground... B&M could pull this one off nicely... If you stand to one side and look at it it would look like a heart.
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<BR>I am feeling this idea. It is one of the more realistic ones I've read

franklelock
05-15-2001, 03:53 PM
rollercoasterdude44, that's a great idea, but you can kind of already do a 180 drop with the flying coasters.

rockman89
05-15-2001, 04:05 PM
How bout' transperant track on the top of a hill with airtime to make it feel and look like a jump? That would be so amazing! Or maybe they could put in on a barrel roll.

CoasterBill
05-15-2001, 06:30 PM
I think that the slanted loops are pretty cool, but, I would design a loop that would have a brake at the top of it, and hold you up-side-down for about 10 seconds, and then let you go again!

theriddler
05-15-2001, 06:54 PM
an overbanked turn that kept on turning until you basically did a barrel roll twisted into a U. I also think a cool kind of rollercoaster would be the inverted magnet coaster.
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<BR>it goes like this. each row has two seats, magnetically connected. breakers inthe track at certain points would break the rows into one seaters, and each half would do its own thing.

Chuck_E_Cheese
05-15-2001, 08:06 PM
I think it would be cool to put together a great drop and as the coaster would approach the need for more speed. A LIM would shoot the coaster back to 60+ MPH to finish the trip. Elements would be at your discretion.
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<BR>Or I would like to see a launched woodie!!!Wahoo!!!

Nosk8er
05-15-2001, 08:38 PM
I would create a corkscrew element but instead of rising into it.....drop into it.....with a quick zero g roll.....easy as pie

FreakEBear
05-18-2001, 05:48 PM
Did anyone see House on Haunted Hill (the remake)? I'm still waiting for someone to build THAT coaster!