alpengeist zero car, why?

Tuesday, June 4, 2002 11:03 PM

Constepated Tester said:
It was B&Ms first inverter, and they didn't know if nine regular cars would work.

Alpengeist was not the first B&M inverter it was built in 97. I believe the first B&M inverter was Batman: The Ride in 92

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*** This post was edited by Phaethon on 6/5/2002. ***

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 11:28 PM

BATWING FAN SFA said:
If I'm not mistaken only one of Alpengiest's three trains is set up without any seats attached to the zero car.


All three trains on Alpengeist have no seats attached to the zero car

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Fear The two Apollo's Chariot, 825 feet of drops and Alpengeist The worlds tallest,fastest most twisted inveted coaster.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 5:08 AM

CPgenius said:

I'm pretty sure all those question marks at the end are lost data...



The "question-mark" passage is quoted in a later post, though, so you can still see what it said, which is good, because it's a very interesting point.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 5:36 AM

Constepated Tester said:
It was B&Ms first inverter, and they didn't know if nine regular cars would work.


Dude, I'm not being a jerk here. Welcome to Coasterbuzz and all, but do you just make your stuff up and post it?

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Sorrrrrrrry folks! Parks closed. The moose out front should have told you.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 8:49 AM

Of course, he's not making it up! B&M spends millions of dollars and uses cutting edge R&D just to decide they don't know if 9 cars will work or not.

Hopefully someday technology will reach the point where we can actually determine how a ride will run before it opens but until then the designers of the world will still have to keep guessing.

Do I even have to add the little winking face?

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 9:21 AM

Constepated Tester said:
It was B&Ms first inverter, and they didn't know if nine regular cars would work.


Yeah, welcome to CB, but get your facts straight before you post please!

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 9:23 AM

I'm pretty sure the zero car is for the stability of the train at high speeds and heights. If we ever see an inverted hyper, I'm sure we will see more train designs like Alpie.

Homey, you have the greatest signature on cbuzz.. there are some other good lines from that movie!

"The moose says you're closed, I SAY YOU'RE OPEN!!!!!"

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 9:30 AM

Thanks Chris.. That movie is loaded with em, but that part just kills me where John Candy comes out, stops and holds up his hand with that look on his face.

*Sigh* I miss John Candy 10x more than I miss Chris Farley.

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Sorrrrrrrry folks! Parks closed. The moose out front should have told you.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 10:01 AM

The zero car is there to support the chassis, the X even has one but it's at the rear of the train

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Saturday, February 17, 2007 1:38 PM

hypersonicxlc said:

Constepated Tester said:
It was B&Ms first inverter, and they didn't know if nine regular cars would work.


Yeah, welcome to CB, but get your facts straight before you post please!


Everyone else is right the first inverted coaster built by B&M was Batman: the Ride at Six Flags Great America in the year 1992(the year I was born).

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Saturday, February 17, 2007 1:41 PM
Why the hell did you bring a 5-year old topic back to tell us that Batman was the first B&M Inverted!
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Saturday, February 17, 2007 2:35 PM
Wow, almost five years, that's got to be a record.
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Saturday, February 17, 2007 2:43 PM
How did they find it, they must have done some heavy searching, Interesting though I guess. Wow, 5 years, oddly makes me think of what I was doing and where I was 5 years ago, I was a sophmore/junior in High School, yipes that wasa long time ago!!
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Saturday, February 17, 2007 3:50 PM
It was linked in a more recent post that I had brought back to answer the question that had been discussed, and re-discussed several times. Why that post was chosen instead of the one that I brought back I have no idea.
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Saturday, February 17, 2007 11:52 PM
Should be grounds for immediate BanHamma...
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Sunday, February 18, 2007 10:40 AM
Maybe it made the train go way faster than Busch Gardens wanted it to go?
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Sunday, February 18, 2007 12:49 PM
Please...let it die...
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 11:54 AM
When I talked to Claude at the opening of Superman in NJ and other B&M reps at Coaster Con XXVIII they both gave me the same answer. It has nothing to do with the functioning of the train,Busch jut wanted the trains to look differnt and thats what they came up with.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 2:27 PM
^ It makes the ride look as if there'd been an accident & the seats had somehow fallen off so,if it doesn't effect operations they should either remove the zero car,remove the last row of seats & add them to the zero car,or simply purchase an row of seats to complete the train.
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