on 07-09-2011 07:30 AM
Attempting to advertise once again, though if I attract another creepy stalker... I will cease again.
Irabella Ice Jam
Welcome one and all to the Irabella Ice Jam! This track winds it's way down a frozen river bed and out onto some sculpted glacier ice for one wild ride! This event pulls quite the crowd, with exploding snowmen traps and tricky leaps over the freezing water. Don't underestimate this track, as it is one cold costumer.
Now for a tour!
The starting grid is set into a cliff face and immediatly dives into an icey tunnel. Building up speed here is crucial for the end of the tunnel ends in a jump to clear a gap!
Clearing the gap lands you onto a path of glacial ice! This path winds around as it makes its way to the highest point of the track. Risky racers can cut a corner short by forgoing the safety of the snow covered ice by taking an ice only ramp. However they will miss out on a chance at a game changing item!
At the highest point of the track rests a small mountain base for maintaining the track. One quick turn and a hop later and we're on to the tracks most complex section.
The track leaps out onto the frozen riverbed! Racers have plenty of side routes to choose from while on the river, you can go for maximizing speed, or go for items to wipe out the pack. Be wary of wanding to the sides however! Those snowmen appearing around the river aren't made with snow alone and an explosive surprise awaits inside for reckless racers!
The first hairpin of the river. This turn can be cut if one runs over the button further up the river to open the gates in the archway. The track then splits in two as it tumbles over a short drop so be wary of how you land afterward or you may careen into an exploding snowman.
The second hairpin on the river section. This section can also be cut by diving under the archway, but explosive snowmen gaurd the way. Blast them out of the way or raise your shields and barrel through to shave a second off your time.
All things must come to an end, and so too must this river! The falls ends with a jump so make sure to get your speed up as high as you can on this straight before the falls.
The race now takes to the lake! Where the Ice Breakers and countless crew members have sculpted half pipe track sections for the racers to blaze across. Don't worry though, they're solid and can take a beating. You might want to water proof your outfit though, as they are slightly waterlogged.
Don't think the trials have ended however! You still have gaps to clear from one section of the ice to another! The second glacial half pipe splits into two equal routes. Choose wisely!
The second glacial half pipe also contains Ice Cannons! Be wary as these cannons do their best to take you out with their nitro packed snowballs. The end of this section contains a super jump up to another taller ice section.
Oh no! This section seems to have been covered in the devious snowmen. Avoid them all to avoid getting burned by their explosive personalities. These are not your mothers snowmen.
Surviving the snowmen dumps you out onto one more section of glacial ice. Choose one of the thin paths to take and aim for the Igloo at the end to get back up towards the finish line!
The final turn into the finish! The Irabella race center in charge of the maintainence for this great track can be seen behind the grandstands. Snowmen line the inner corner, but surely they didn't have enough explosives for this many snowmen, or did they? Take the corner and make a dash for the finish line for one lap of the Irabella Ice Jam!
Download if you please, and let me know if the track does something stupid so I can fix it if need be.
on 07-09-2011 09:34 PM
This track looks good! I'll race it...... as soon as I have time... wow. I now feel jealous because I don't have any time to practice tweaking my creations while everyone else can make AMAZING tracks like this for example....
07-09-2011 11:02 PM - edited 07-09-2011 11:04 PM
If you're playing at the elite speed setting, even karts with +2 acceleration should have no problem making it. It's the setting I run all my tracks on for testing.
Being with the clump however and bouncing around can kill your speed and make you miss though.
I got motivated and made a movie of the track.
If you watch the video you'll see it yourself. First lap in the pack, I make it with a foot or two to spare, but both subsequent laps I clear it with yards to spare, and I use nuetral settings for both options for recording.
on 08-09-2011 12:19 AM
on 15-09-2011 11:44 PM
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