Additional details about Goliath (La Ronde)

Thursday, October 27, 2005 12:02 PM
I just read the newspaper here and it mentions 2 new things about Goliath.

It will have a 70 degrees first drop (beside Oblivion, Sheikra and G5, the most on a B&M hyper coaster) and an overbanked/"horseshoe turn". Looking at the rendering on La Ronde's website, I think it will be the turn into the final brakes.

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Thursday, October 27, 2005 12:42 PM
SWEET! Im loving LaRonde (Homeparkpride)!

70 is great! is it really the steepest?! i think the overbanked turn is the final one too. im wondering what the h alfway turn around is like *** Edited 10/27/2005 4:43:20 PM UTC by Canadian Dude***

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Thursday, October 27, 2005 3:51 PM
Well SF does have there facts right it WILL be canadas tallest coaster, just look at this email i got...

"First, please know that during our research on line and in Canadian parks,
we found out that Goliath's initial drop of over 52 metres (171 feet) will
be the highest available in Canada. And even with its 175 feet total height,
it will still be higher than the 186 feet from Dragon Mountain since this is
a height combined with the mountain it is installed on, is not calculated
for the ride only and doesn't possess a drop as high of our Goliath."

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Thursday, October 27, 2005 7:36 PM
In other words, "We don't really have the record, but we will nitpick and tailor the statistics to make our marketing of the ride sound better."
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Thursday, October 27, 2005 7:46 PM
In other words, "We do really have the record we're just already sick of hearing people say Dragon Mountain is taller, which it isn't."
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Thursday, October 27, 2005 7:51 PM
Regardless what the technicality is, it still seems too nitpicky to me. Tallest drop? yes. Tallest? Obviously debatable.
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Thursday, October 27, 2005 11:58 PM
Well, Marineland should stop advertising having "the largest steel coaster in the world" in the first place?

Marineland is doing the same with Skyscreamer... 450 feet tall! Too bad 150 feet is due to the mountain.

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Friday, October 28, 2005 1:49 AM
Well, Tim, technically, the Tallest coaster in the world is still High Roller at the Strat. Has been for years. And some how I don't see anything else going up 900' any time soon ;).
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Friday, October 28, 2005 1:58 AM
What about the coasters at SFEG. After all, they are a "mile high". ;)
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Friday, October 28, 2005 2:34 AM
I think we should relate coaster heigh (not drop) for the bottom of the lift to the top of the lift. THE END. Elevation like High Roller and coasters at SFEG, doesn't mean anything.
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Friday, October 28, 2005 3:09 AM
Wow, all this nitpicking about nitpicking. I'd be worried about any marketing team that didn't squeeze every bit of nitpicking they could out of every stat they can.

That's what they're paid for...

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