CB Cyclone, others recreated

Friday, August 13, 2004 12:30 PM
I just happened to be looking at a pic of the Crystal Beach Cyclone and wondered if coaster manufacturers like GCI would ever want to recreate this coaster or, at least build something very close. The closest thing to it that I've ridden just going by the look of them is T-head.
Also, what coasters would you like to see "remade" and what changes/improvements would you like to see to the original? I would love to see the Beast with more of a mix of what it has already and some airtime hills.
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Friday, August 13, 2004 12:51 PM
If I remember correctly, the CB Cyclone was too intense for the General Public. It caused many to black out during the ride. I doubt any modern manufacturer would rebuild it, and seriously doubt anyone could insure the thing. I'd love to ride it, but with our lawsuit happy country, I know it will never happen in the US.
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Friday, August 13, 2004 12:54 PM
Seems like some of the beasts they are turning out these days would be more fun that the CB Cyclone. I guess it's all just moot though.
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Friday, August 13, 2004 8:16 PM
I think a modern coaster company could build a recreation of the CB Cyclone where it would be more rideable. Remember Traver didn't have computers to help him calculate the effects of his twists/drops/turns on riders like we do now. After experiencing Thunderhead, I'm willing to bet GCI could pull it off and do it well!
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Friday, August 13, 2004 8:47 PM
If anyone could do it, than GCI could. They seem to model their coasters after Traver anyways. Back in the day, there was no real technology to build something like that, and not only were the G-forces excessive (some speculate 5 G's...off of a 90 foot drop), the forces of the trains were like a jackhammer to the supports underneath it. Low ridership and high insurance costs contributed to it's demise, but the maintenance itself was also just as taxing. The ride could in theory be recreated, but not in it's absolute original form (the track at the bottom of the first hill banked at 85 degrees). To do that would probably be a waste of money because it probably wouldn't be insured. With computer technology and some new measurements, we could have ride similar to, but probably not as intense as the CB Cyclone.

There are a few others that I would like to see. One in particular is the old Aeroplane Coaster from Playland. The structure looks just beautiful from the old pictures, and the layout looks fun too. Another one is the old Riverview Bobs by Traver. GCI could do it, barring all of the red tape.

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Friday, August 13, 2004 8:55 PM
Intamin could do it as well, but i bet that everybody would whine that it is too tame and not badass enough.


Thriller/Zonga alway reminded me of the CBC. I know, I might be alone with this observation (and I know its steel :) ) but the outrageous twisting, the 6+g and the many cases of whiplash it caused in its first season could probably live up to the impact the CBC had in its day.

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Friday, August 13, 2004 9:20 PM
I would definately like to see the ride Cyclone Racer remade. The original was a great ride, but was not destroyed because of intensity or injuries, but because long beach wanted to put the Queen Mary in and thought the Cyclone Racer had no historical significance. More info on the Cyclone Racer at http://www.cycloneracer.com
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Saturday, August 14, 2004 11:42 AM
I remember in a coaster show, I believe one produced for the History Channel, that Michael Boodley (co-founder of GCI) was a person interviewed. When they got to the CBC, he said something along the lines of "I've seen pictures, and I would guess it pulled around 6 gs. Today we only like to go up to around 3."

So who knows, CGI might not be willing to tackle a recreation... just yet. ;)

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Saturday, August 14, 2004 1:18 PM
CB Cyclone is nothing but a sadistic legend.
You might as well start to built cars again without seatbelts or design a new coaster with 7g loops or something.
Why not rebuilt Drachen Fire or all the other failed attempts at terrifying pain and limitscratching?
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Saturday, August 14, 2004 8:24 PM
I rode part of the CBC the other day... ;) (reference to GE Comet)

I would love to see it recreated.

Will it? No. Could It? Yes.

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Sunday, August 15, 2004 11:30 PM
I just love any thread in which someone finds a use for the word "moot!"
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Monday, August 16, 2004 7:33 PM
What the heck does the Cyclone Racer have to do with the CB Cyclone other than Mr. Traver designed both of them?

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Monday, August 16, 2004 8:06 PM
What the heck does Cyclone Racer have to do with CBC? Not much. What does Cyclone Racer have to do with this thread? Hmm... Let’s see (from the first post):


stuey said:
Also, what coasters would you like to see "remade" and what changes/improvements would you like to see to the original?
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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 12:03 PM
Ahh, missed that crucial part I guess.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 1:20 PM
I'd have to vote for the Puratis Springs Cyclone. Terrain drops, airtime, hidden in the woods... all the elements I like.

http://home.nyc.rr.com/johnmiller/part4.html

http://home.nyc.rr.com/johnmiller/part6.html

http://home.nyc.rr.com/johnmiller/part8.html

Indeedy do!

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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 1:51 PM
I agree with Dale Picolet, although I didn't know what that ride was called until just now. I had just seen photos of it in books.
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