700 ft Coaster?

Tuesday, December 3, 2002 12:52 PM
Hey hey, I edited Arrow's video for IAAPA this year, and one of the segments was the drop coaster. I put all the video segments online, you can see em at the link below

http://www.thrillnetwork.com/gallery/Video

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 1:22 PM

Wow, that ride looks absoloutly amazing... Quite possibly the ultimate shuttle coaster. What I find hard to fathom is how a zoning ordinance can prohibit something like this, but not a giant pyramid, a (presumably noisy) fight between a frigate and a pirate ship, several strip joints, and various other insane things found on or near The Strip.

EDIT- Oh, my God! I just read that thread you pointed out, CoastsPlaya, and it was hysterical! I wonder if this E Stop guy has ever heard of a little thing called the Space Program, which dealt with heights and forces FAR greater than we're talking about...

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 1:44 PM

I know this is kind of on the opposing side - but a huge 700 ft. fish-hook coaster down the side of the Stratosphere would look kind of unsightly. I mean, Las Vegas is an awesome city to look at. On one side you have the Statue of Liberty, then practically right next to that is a huge black shiny pyramid, and then around the corner you see the Eiffel Tower! And then from practically everywhere in the city you can spot the huge Stratosphere tower. Altogether, this makes one of the most unique and interesting cities. But, seeing a huge roller coaster coming rolling off the side of the Stratosphere into a fish-hook not only decreases the balance of the city but ruins the symmetry of one of the best Las Vegas monuments!

Don't get me wrong - a 700 ft. fish-hook coaster would be freaken awesome, but I have to say - It would look kind of unsightly in the city just popping up like that.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 2:03 PM

It does pretty much ruin any symmetry that the tower has (had). Just like the big box attached to side of Luxor ruined the symmetry of the pyramid.

But really, in a city as hideous as Las Vegas, would such a ride really detract from the asthetics?

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 2:36 PM
Thank you CoastaPlaya for giving me a good laugh. I seriously feel sorry for E-Stop 2 that he was that confident in his knowledge. Anyway, if you look at the video, it doesn't look as bad as I imagined it could be.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 3:39 PM
Some of the most fun I've had on CBuzz is digging up old rumor threads and seeing what people had to say. I can't wait 'til CP announces to dig up all the rumor threads on that one, although I do think it will meet quite a few expectations.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 3:53 PM
IOA Pics: Great work on the videos. Remind me of Iain's, which is a big complement. Is the 2nd part of the X video available?

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 3:57 PM

Soggy said:
Tekno...

http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2001/Sep-07-Fri-2001/photos/news.jpg

It looks like this. This is the model version that was submitted to the committy that turned it down. BTW, what's up with the guy looking at it?


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Yup, that was it Soggy! Imagine that gracing the side of stratosphere. Be something to see.. hopefully it'l happen, key word is, "Hopefully." :(

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 8:00 PM

Think about it--that model was built with the intent of making it actually look good. Yikes.

-'Playa

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Wednesday, December 4, 2002 11:43 AM

Any machine that will safely drop me down 700 feet looks good, in my onpinion.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2002 11:53 AM

Playa says:

"See Moosh before he started asking for riders!"

I used to be innocent...then I met Bass, 'Gator, Nasai, and chris ;) Now look at me....look at me!

Moosh - who only had one post in that entire thread! LOL!

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Wednesday, December 4, 2002 12:38 PM

Don't believe it for a second....he was *that way* when the cat dragged him in....he didn't need us, he's self-corrupting. ;) (begin Cartman voice) I mean, look at him, jes' look at him, he's all like...ya know...(end Cartman voice).

On the PLUS side, 'Moosh now accepts Paypal, he used to do it for loose change...;)

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Wednesday, December 4, 2002 1:22 PM

Perhaps I was born that way, Gator?

Moosh - maintaining my claim that I was innocent before you guys ;)

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Wednesday, December 4, 2002 3:18 PM
Family site! Family site!

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Wednesday, December 4, 2002 3:38 PM

Mike E said:

Arrow is the most innovative (and I said innovative) coaster company there is. Anyone who's ridden X knows that. We're talking true innovation.

And look where innovation got them. Pff! Innovation? Riiighhhtt...

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 5:42 AM
SOOperGIR: How can you say that about Arrow? They had more "firsts-of-a-kind" than any other company. First modern inversion, first hyper, first suspended, the list goes on. Just because the 4D set them back a few notches doesn't mean they are out of the biz. Give props where props are due.

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 6:00 AM

Not to mention they've done 'bankrupt' before--even 'part of another company' before. Can anyone say Arrow Huss?

You also have to keep in mind that Six Flags has done bankrupt before, too....only as Trieco before they were Premier before they were Six Flags Inc. So their current state hardly means they're washed up or gone.

-'Playa

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 6:26 AM

Mamoosh said:

Moosh - maintaining my claim that I was innocent before you guys



Oh yeah, it's all our fault. ;)

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 7:27 AM

chris says:

"Yeah, it's all our fault."

Thanks for being the only one of the CPG man enough to admit that, chris!

Moosh

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