A BLAST in the Wilderness

Thursday, April 22, 2004 11:39 AM
Scott - only if First Drop is 100% wrong.
Thursday, April 22, 2004 12:02 PM
Space shots dont have a splashdown at the end.
Thursday, April 22, 2004 1:58 PM
They do in RCT when you launch them off the top and they splash (crash?) down in the lake beside it.

Oh, and JWolg...the launch on Hypersonic is soooooo loud. What are you talking aboot? :)

Joe C.

Thursday, April 22, 2004 2:22 PM
Am I the only one that does not want to get drenched on a launched coaster?
Thursday, April 22, 2004 2:29 PM
Thursday, April 22, 2004 3:20 PM
*looking around*
*thinking - hmmm...no one seems to be objecting to getting wet on a launched coaster*

Yep, I would say that is affirmative RavenTTD


Thursday, April 22, 2004 3:25 PM
I am confused Legendary, are you saying the Hypersonic launch is or is not loud?
Either way I like the Canada-like aboot.
What I was talking aboot is SDC likes quiet rides and that is why Wildfire has the filled backbone.
Saw photo of Hypersonic's trains and now I am pensive about SDC getting an S&S coaster. Those giant infant car seats as some on RRC are calling them are UGLY.


Thursday, April 22, 2004 3:30 PM
Considering the LAUNCH is only gonna be 50mph, I don't think a splashdown ending is going to do any more in terms of wetness than BSF did....certainly not BSF in the back seat, anyway...;)
Thursday, April 22, 2004 3:39 PM
*Warning: opinions ahead*

No, RavenTTD is not alone - I hate getting wet on any rides, especially coaster rides. Talk about a ruining experience ...

A launch ride with a splashdown ending is one launched ride the Resident Launch Whore is not willing to ride ...

JW - I for one thought Hypersonic was very loud, although not as loud as a LIM launch can be. The entire TA2K coaster is ugly though, from the horrendous seats to the tangled mess called a support structure, to the carney-ride, falling apart look of the entire coaster - they're not the most eye-pleasing coasters.

Thursday, April 22, 2004 3:54 PM
Well this coaster more and more does not sound like a great replacement even for BuzzSaw Falls. I hope SDC has/is doing their homework on this attraction so as not to get stuck with a lemon.

wish they wood just call Sunbury

Thursday, April 22, 2004 3:58 PM
In my opinion....OTHER than the launch, which is *kinda loud*, but certainly no S:TE or even LIMs, the TA2K coasts almost silently through the course itself...

IF they really want "quiet", they're going to have to HOUSE the compressors...;)

bill, saying it is NEVER a bad time to call Sunbury...:)

Thursday, April 22, 2004 4:15 PM
"Saw photo of Hypersonic's trains and now I am pensive about SDC getting an S&S coaster. Those giant infant car seats as some on RRC are calling them are UGLY."

Right, since Interactive Rides has handled almost all of the retro-fits we should blame S&S for the new cars.

I find it funny that people are so quick to condem a company that has only built two steel coasters (Hypersonic, which worked marginally and Dodonpa, which was well-received and has worked almost flawlessly). God forbid we actually ride the thing before complaining about the experience.


Thursday, April 22, 2004 4:17 PM
You're no fun, Adam! ;)
Thursday, April 22, 2004 4:18 PM
Um, RG, which TA2K were you listening to? The one I experienced banged and clanged around the course sounding like bolts were going to fall off at any moment. At best, it sounded like a badly-maintained Wild Mouse ride.

And some of us DO have the right to complain by your standards Adam ;)

Thursday, April 22, 2004 4:25 PM
Well I stand corrected. I was not aware of the seats being from Interactive Rides.
I think there is a difference between somebody voicing their opinion that they have concerns over a new attraction and somebody condeming a company that has built two coasters. If you do not that is fine with me but I hardly condemed S&S. Just said I would prefer something from GCI is all.
Hopefully the new coaster will be awesome and I may even switch over from the Ozark Wildcat to work the new coaster next year if I can. I still say, in my opinion, those seats are ugly no matter who made them :)

lots of S&S stuff I would love to see at CCity *** Edited 4/22/2004 8:30:34 PM UTC by JWolg***

Thursday, April 22, 2004 4:29 PM
Brett, I've been at PKD (and ridden H:XLC) on three occasions since its install....maybe after the noise of the launch everything ese seemed quiet *in comparison*?

Adam, is this the same "Interactive Rides" that's responsible for Gr8 Sk8 and the other *teeter totters* at Rye and Stratosfear...?

Thursday, April 22, 2004 4:32 PM
Huh, well, maybe - my only time with HSXLC running at PKD, it was loud and annoying - not that the experience wasn't great, just an eyesore and an earsore for me ;)
Thursday, April 22, 2004 4:32 PM

Yes. They may know teeter-totters...but not coasters.


Thursday, April 22, 2004 4:48 PM
Maybe some of the arrow engineers can help them with all their experience making great steal coasters. Possibly they could add some tiny loops and corkscrews that bang your head.

Without a tophat it seems as if the eyesore point will become obsolete. Hopefully they can build this without destroying too many trees, giving it a similar feel to the middle of Beast. Or maybe they should just change their minds about this ugly loud wet peice of trash. ;)

Thursday, April 22, 2004 4:54 PM
What if the launch is enclosed? What if the supports are themed? What if it has a water landing that doesn't get anyone wet? There is alot about Powder Keg we don't know. Let's address the noise/eyesore issues if/when they present themselves.



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