Monday, April 24, 2000 2:16 PM
After reading many topics about arrow coasters being rough after a few years, I was wondering what will they do to stay in the coaster business. Lately when new hyper or giga coasters go up the name Arrow is not mentioned, instead B&M, or Morgan, or Intamin or Vekoma. My question is this. Is Arrow stepping out of the hyper and giga coasters or not. They do have there arrowbatic coaster. Lately they have seemed to go small. I may be wrong on that. Arrow back in 1989 brought the first hyper coaster and many parks went to them. But now it seems parks are going with others. So is Arrow still a player or not??
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Monday, April 24, 2000 4:06 PM
I was wondering that myself it seems that arrow has not built many coasters in the past couple of years.
Monday, April 24, 2000 6:15 PM
Arrow IS a good company (SP?) and I doubt they are out of the race to build the best coaster. I would think they are just trying to change their immage from a hyper coaster co. to a smaller coaster co. since all the problems with most of their large coasters.
Monday, April 24, 2000 8:15 PM
Right now they are working on a 300+ft coaster for some Japanese park thatll use an LIM launch system.I really dont know when itll be completed but for all you space junkies out there its the same project that NASA has an intrest in.
Monday, April 24, 2000 8:29 PM
Arrow definitely should go back to smaller scale coasters. It seems the coasters they built in the 70s and early 80s seem to still be popular among many where as when they started the bigger coasters(mega loopers) around the middle to late 80s it has just been a major disappointment. Obviously Magnum is the exception. If they want to compete with the likes of B&M, CCI, they better pull a rabbit out of there !@#%%^!!!!!
Tuesday, April 25, 2000 6:28 AM
The "Arrowbatic" coaster they showed at IAAPA looked interesting (it's an inverted wild mouse with three seats in the back and two in the front). Haven't heard about anyone buying one yet.
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