ANy one heard of this 106 MPH coaster?

Saturday, August 11, 2001 10:50 AM
look at this site:http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail1423.htm
i think i might have to travel to japan to ride this sucker
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 10:51 AM
Yea, that is Dupana. The trains are the coolest things ever!

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My favorite Coaster is named after Poop, and I actually like Boomerangs! What is wrong with me?
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 10:55 AM
does anyone have a ny pictures of the construction i havent seen any.
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 12:52 AM
www.asovini.com/screamer/e/mainhome_e.html & click on "Dodonpa Photo Report."
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 8:23 AM
It's an S&S Thrust Air, only a lot faster. I don't think it's much taller than TA2K or H:XLC.

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Do your own homework!
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 8:36 AM
Yeah.....I bet its gonna be fun but i don't like it with the tower in the middle and it also looks like its no gonna give as much airtime the crest doesn't look severe as much. But still it'll be an awesome ride goin at 106 mph.

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It's his turn to feast, when you ride the Son of Beast.
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 8:46 AM
You have to imagine though, Hypersonic gives loads of air on 80 MPH. Dupona will be going over that doing 106 MPH. Even though the crest isn't as severe, doing that speed, over that hill will give EXTREME air!

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My favorite Coaster is named after Poop, and I actually like Boomerangs! What is wrong with me?
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 9:32 AM
Peabody will be riding it, or perhaps already did. I imagine he will be letting us know EXACTLY how it felt really soon. It wasn't open when I was there a few weeks back. By the way, it is called DODONPA.

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;)Rollercoasters are like parrots...if you take care of them, they should outlive you;)
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 9:49 AM
Does anyone know what DODONPA means? The trains kind of look like there is a dragon painted on them. Is DODONPA a dragon?
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 10:00 AM
Dodonpa is named after the sound traditional Japanese drums make, or something. I read that some where.

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Benjamin Jones | Yet another coaster-craving yuppie
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 11:37 AM
It can mean any number of things. The problem is reading the Kanji. Kanji can be interpreted many different ways. My wife is Japanese, so I am fairly good with this...

Coastercraver, yes, as far as I know that is certainly one meaning. The Japanese love to name things after sounds i.e. jyori jyori (pronounced JODY JODY) is the "sound" that hair makes when you scratch your scalp...I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP! In the case of Dodonpa, my wife said the thing it is 'probably' referring to is the sound of your "heartbeat" after you ride it. Sounds like a good answer to me. Again, until Fujikyu can show a kanji set, or give their own definition, it is going to remain a mystery.

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;)Rollercoasters are like parrots...if you take care of them, they should outlive you;)
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 1:52 PM
some of you people may not know, but 80mph on hypersonic is too fast. they use brakes on the hill. so dadonpa isnt going to go up the tower and over the top that fast.
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 2:01 PM
i saw the pictures, but the side picture of the tower makes it look like it doesnt even have a vertical drop. i have seen and been on hypersonic, and the tower on this one doesnt look as intense.
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 3:07 PM
The ride goes through a straightaway and a turn after the launch before it gets to the hill anyways, so you will lose a bit of speed. And TRBiggar, TA2K and H:XLC are the same ride. Hypersonic is actually the prototype TA2K. They just added a few turns to it.

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The Pens will win the Stanley Cup in 2002!
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 4:47 PM
Actually, it sounds to me like both nasai and coastercraver are right. Remebmer, drum sounds are "heartbeaat rhythms". Anyway on to the more important topic: the coaster. Stan Checketts, owner of S&S, wanted TA2K's first installation to be the world's first 100+mph full-circuit coaster, but no US park wanted to go all out on the first attempt (until it gets to the GP, it's basically a prototype and therefore risky financially). So, PKD got the first S&S coaster, but a somewhat smaller version. Anyone who gets to ride this beast, please post...Thanks!
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 5:46 PM
Mr. Checkett's also indicated that he wanted to build one 400 ft tall!! When will that happen?? Hopefully soon and on U.S. soil so I can ride it.
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 6:07 PM
The Japanese are always trying to out do America's Roller Coasters with 10ft higher ooh 10 ft higher like 10 ft. really makes a difference.

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MF#1
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 6:10 PM
Actually it does. I don't know why everyone hates SD2K...Geez, it beat MF. Oh well...Life goes on...GET OVER IT!!

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My favorite Coaster is named after Poop, and I actually like Boomerangs! What is wrong with me?
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 6:14 PM
Kristy,

They have the record, don't they? Besides, who cares? A record is only important to the reputation of the parks' owners, and teenagers....How old are you Kristy? (not that it really matters.) If you can't contribute anything valid, why even post? I hope that you respond to this question, and please refrain from something like Nyah Nyah Nyah....

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;)Rollercoasters are like parrots...if you take care of them, they should outlive you;)
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 6:16 PM

CoasterCrazed647 said:
"some of you people may not know, but 80mph on hypersonic is too fast. they use brakes on the hill. so dadonpa isnt going to go up the tower and over the top that fast."


The brakes are for rollbacks, not slowing the train down going over the hill. They are not closed until after the train crests
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