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Category Site News \ Summer Heat 2017


Welcome to Summer Heat 2017! This year, you must select a Summer Heat contest from the past of your choosing and build your model according to the rules of that particular contest. That's it. Upon entry, you will be required to state what past contest you participated in.

 

Please note that flat rides have been omitted from the contest rules below. This year, we will accept any type of flat ride entry!

 

Entry Deadline: 9/30/2017

 

Continue reading for the different possible entry categories. Note that some years have multiple coaster types to choose from.

 

PS. You can view past Summer Heat contest winners here.



Clock Jun 27 2017 11:48 AM Author BGTKing Comments 4 comments

Category K'NEX News \ Massive Wooden Roller Coaster


Zorn, maker of some classic wooden roller coasters like Woodchip Racers and Bull's Eye, is back at it with the apply named Colossal Racer, his biggest roller coaster yet. These classic style racers start with a lift hill over seven feet tall and race through an out and back layout before returning to the station.

 

Who do you think wins? Red track or blue track? Watch the video in the database to see who wins!



Clock Apr 06 2017 06:37 AM Author BGTKing Comments 1 comments

Category Theme Park News \ Spaghetti's (Really Late) Trip Report from...


Alrighty, I have the time on my hands (finally!) to get this trip report over with. We started by driving from Portland To Medford, Ate at the In n' Out Burger there, and drove to Vallejo the next day. The drive itself on the first day was very cool, as the Oregon to California border is VERY visible. The trees virtually stopped on the state line! The next day, our drive to Vallejo was also very cool, as we were driving through the plains, and it felt as if we were in the Windows background. It got boring after a while so I decided to think of it as if we were in a zombie apocalypse and we were driving to see if anybody was alive, as the highways were empty. Eventually, we got to our hotel and got a sweet view of the park. (Courtyard Vallejo for all you who want to go)



Clock Dec 07 2016 11:38 AM Author Spaghetti Comments 1 comments

Category Site News \ Quick Winter Contest Update


For the Winter Contest this year, there are two possible categories to enter. Timing and other details will be released later.

 

Frozen
The predecessor to roller coasters were ice slides. In this category, you can only build incomplete circuit roller coasters with no inversions, but that still deliver a fun and exciting ride. Rides should have a icy theme of some sort.

 

Frosty the Snowman
In this category, you can build any type of roller coaster you want, but it must only contain loops for inversions (1 minimum) to be round like Frosty! It must also be themed with glorious amounts of snow (real or fake).

 

A big focus for this contest is creativity!

 

Please comment to ask questions!



Clock Nov 17 2016 08:04 PM Author BGTKing Comments 9 comments

Category Site News \ And the winner is...


For the first time, the Expert Panel has been used to determine the winner of the 2016 Summer Heat contest.

 

The score uses the weighted average of the Expert Panel's design, smoothness, creativity, and overall ratings for each model plus the weighted average of the community rating to give an Expert Panel score from 0 to 10.

 

Expert Panel Score
Design 20%
Smoothness 20%
Creativity 20%
Overall Score 30%
Community Rating 10%

 

Using this formula, the results broke down like this for the 2016 Summer Heat contest. Read more to see the winner...



Clock Oct 28 2016 06:30 AM Author BGTKing Comments 5 comments

Category Site News \ Vote for Summer Heat


We have four awesome entries into the Summer Heat contest this year. They need your ratings to factor into the overall decision and trigger which models will reach the Expert Panel! Only those models with a rating of 75% or more will do so! To see the entries, visit the official contest page. You can also see the current rating and number of ratings.



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