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