Are These Really World Records?

Sunday, May 14, 2000 4:02 PM
With all the new "records" set this year, I was just wondering if some are actually records. Two that I want to point out are on Millenium Force. One is "First roller coaster to top 300 hundred feet" The other is "First roller coaster to utilize elevator lift system". These are not records they are firsts. So in my theory Ohio has a lot more than 23 records now. It has the first coaster to top 290 ft. And 291 ft. And 291 ft 3 inches. Its stupid. Those two records are made up to make it look impressive. Why didnt they add first coaster to break 90 miles an hour? Are they gonna start having records now for everything? "First coaster to use Pea Green paint". Its time to set the records straight.

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"May the Force be with you"
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Sunday, May 14, 2000 6:09 PM
Well Rev, you know, better than I, that records and 'Firsts' are something for non-coaster freaks to oooohhh and aaaahhhh about. And THAT alone, gets them into the parks. I care about thrills, not records. Yes, 300 feet is cool, right now, no other coaster can do that, but that's not what is taking me there next week. It's all of the coasters + the big one, the atmosphere, the screams, the smells...records to us (on the forums) really don't matter, at least to most. The common man, the people who don't know the difference in manufacturers (hell, I don't know some of the time), what g-forces do to a body, or what a difference the ride is from the back to the front...these records or firsts mean everything to a family trip. "C'mon son, let's ride the tallest thing in the land." "Alright, Dad!"

I hope my record is straight, please hit me with a one liner to let me know you approve...or disapprove...

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There's nothing like a woodie...
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Sunday, May 14, 2000 6:11 PM
And another thing, look at the Villian at SFO. Buzzers are going crazy about it, I hear it's a great ride. But, it hasn't broken any sound barriers or huge figures to impress the public. It's a coaster that will probably be a favorite to me. Since....

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There's nothing like a woodie...
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Sunday, May 14, 2000 6:56 PM
i don't know about you, but i can't wait for a coaster to top 300 hundred feet... thats 5.68 miles tall!

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probie
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Sunday, May 14, 2000 8:48 PM
Yeah I know what ya mean woodster, but its just funny that CP would have to invent records to hold. Hey its also the "First coaster to be named Millenium Force" am I right? Add that one to the record books boys.

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"May the Force be with you"
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Monday, May 15, 2000 8:46 AM
Everybody does it. I agree it's not a record, just a first, but I can see why they talk in those terms. PKI still lists "Vortex" on their site as the first six-inversion coaster. But I do wonder what the industry will call the next big coaster. "The first rollercoaster over 316 Feet!"
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Monday, May 15, 2000 9:46 AM
It's all about marketing, baby, and the fact that we talk about it demonstrates that the intended effect is achieved.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Tuesday, May 16, 2000 9:46 PM
Agreed, it is marketing, but Revolutionary has a point...I never thought of it like that before. The elevator lift is a great example. That's not a world record sort of fact. It is just a first, I agree. But, Ohio can brag this year, that's for sure! No matter how the records are kept though, MF is the coolest ride ever! BTW probie, good one. =)
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