4d's Built By Other Companies

Thursday, October 4, 2001 2:02 PM
the flying was built by vekoma, with b&m having their's built now. i was wondering if other companies would make 4d's.
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k
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Thursday, October 4, 2001 2:05 PM
Arrow has a patent. Did vekoma patent the flying?
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Thursday, October 4, 2001 2:10 PM
Flying is more of an idea rather than a specific patent.

If that were true, then you'd see no inverted coasters by any other company other than Vekoma probably (assuming they were the first)...

The flying coaster: It's just a whole new way to ride a coaster... in a laying down position relying on the restraints to give you the true sensation of flying. B&M's design is altered slightly, but it's basically the same concept. Who knows what their trains look like or what their version will be, but rest assured... it'll be somewhat similar.

As for the Fourth Dimension design... I am willing to bet that Intamin or B&M could come up with something similar that's more intense, but I am not sure what they'd have to change in order for it to not be a carbon copy breaking copyright infringement & creating lawsuits from here to eternity!

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Thursday, October 4, 2001 2:11 PM
um... i think they did. they might have, why don't you go check.
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k
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Thursday, October 4, 2001 2:13 PM
oh, that was directed at bigkirby. just wanted to clarify that. heehee.
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k
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Thursday, October 4, 2001 2:27 PM
I don't know how to search for patents. Either way, we don't know; Arrow may have made a smoothie here (not the drink ;) )
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Thursday, October 4, 2001 3:17 PM
Arrow may have made a smoothie but I think B&M will build 4d's that are smoother faster and better.

*** This post was edited by Medusafanatic on 10/4/2001. ***

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Thursday, October 4, 2001 3:22 PM
Dawgbyte II, B&M invent the invert and B:TR was the firast inverted coaster ever. Vekoma did not make the first invert! i believe that Arrow would patent the 4-D design considering it is pretty unique and might become the signature coaster type for Arrow in the future. BTW, the B&M flying will difinitely be different in how its loads compared to the Vekoma Dutchman in the station. the vehicles are preobably going to be slightly different but the harnesses should be pretty similar.
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Thursday, October 4, 2001 3:54 PM
hey, sorry i was being so mean earlier, it's unlike me. it would be cool if b&m did make a 4d, also i'm wondering if 4d's will be made in other countries other than the u.s. maybe alton towers will get yet another b&m prototype...
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k
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Thursday, October 4, 2001 3:58 PM
Arrow patented the 4D, I remember when they had that video on their site a while back.
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Thursday, October 4, 2001 6:04 PM

lord shashire of bubbaland said:
hey, sorry i was being so mean earlier, it's unlike me.

Just wondering, were you talking to me?
What I can't understand is that now *everyone's* homepark *needs* a 4D and yet the first one still hasn't opened yet.

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G.Bush:We will find those who did it, smoke them out of their holes, get them running, and bring them to justice.
I pray that I will never see a Six Flags Conneaut Lake

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Thursday, October 4, 2001 6:06 PM
bigkirby, i meant to everyone, i was mean. so just chill til the next episode. :)
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k
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 11:49 PM

lord shashire of bubbaland said: 
i'm wondering if 4d's will be made in other countries other than the u.s. maybe alton towers will get yet another b&m prototype...
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k

I certainly hope so, although 2006 seems a long way off right now!!

*** This post was edited by colin mcwilliam on 10/7/2001. ***

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Sunday, October 7, 2001 6:17 AM

colin mcwilliam said:


lord shashire of bubbaland said: 
i'm wondering if 4d's will be made in other countries other than the u.s. maybe alton towers will get yet another b&m prototype...
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k

I certainly hope so, although 2006 seems a long way off right now!!
*** This post was edited by colin mcwilliam on 10/7/2001. ***


That would be brilliant. Alton Towers is my home park and already has some amazing rides. Air is gonna be amazing too. I'm going on Wednesday so i'm gonna check out the construction but i can tell B&M will get it working straight away - not like Arrow.

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