CCI Engineers form new Coaster Company

Friday, August 16, 2002 1:39 PM

I know this belongs in News (sorry Jeff), but I just couldn't wait! This is great news! Read on...PRESS RELEASE

August 15, 2002 - The amusement industry has a new source for roller coaster design and engineering services. The Gravity Group, LLC is an engineering firm specializing in wooden ride development and design. The group is
comprised of all four engineers formerly of Custom Coasters International, Inc.

The group has its roots deep in the design and engineering involved in the creation of wooden roller coasters. Over the past two decades, members of the team have been involved with the engineering of over 40 wooden roller
coasters. Members of The Gravity Group, LLC were responsible for many of the wooden coaster designs or that have been regarded as "top ten" rides, such as The Raven and Legend at Holiday World (Santa Claus, IN), Shivering
Timbers at Michigan's Adventure (Muskegon, MI), and CornBall Express at Indiana Beach (Monticello, IN). The diverse experience of the engineers behind The Gravity Group, LLC has allowed roller coasters to be built in
several non-traditional locations: swamps, mountainsides, and even overtop existing attractions.

The Gravity Group, LLC is made up of Lawrence Bill, Michael Graham, Korey Kiepert, and Chad Miller. The group has a strong background in civil, structural, and mechanical engineering, allowing the group to handle
foundation, structural, and dynamic design for a wide variety of roller coaster projects. The Gravity Group, LLC looks forward to bringing many more of its creative, crowd-pleasing designs to an amusement park near you.

Contact Information
The Gravity Group, LLC
P.O. Box 62050
Cincinnati, OH 45262
www.thegravitygroup.com
+1 (513) 774-0150

Cheers! Paula

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Paula Werne
Director of Public Relations
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa Claus, Ind.
JPWerne@holidayworld.com

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Friday, August 16, 2002 1:46 PM
........and from the ashes the phoenix shall rise

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God is Good!

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Friday, August 16, 2002 1:52 PM
Thank you Paula for this incredible news! I am so glad that these talented individuals have stuck together and will continue to provide world class thrills following the legacy they created with CCI. Also glad to see these guys rise above the challenges created from the CCI breakup.
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Brad Sherman
"Well sir, there's nothin' on earth like a genuine bona fide electrified 6-car Monorail!"
Model coasters and rides
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Friday, August 16, 2002 1:52 PM
Well, we knew it had to happen...! :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Friday, August 16, 2002 1:53 PM
YAY! I just got that in an email. It is great news because.....you can't beat their coasters! One question, who will be the president or will there not be one?

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Gas to get to PKI, $5.60. ACE card for walkback, $50.00. Meeting up with Beastnum1 and drinking 20 lemonjuice packets, priceless

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Friday, August 16, 2002 1:54 PM

Happy Happy Joy Joy

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Friday, August 16, 2002 1:59 PM
I'm with you Stimpy!

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Stengel quote: Ich sprich, denke und traüme Achterbahn!

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Friday, August 16, 2002 2:08 PM

Hurray...................Can't wait till one of their wooden creations comes to life!

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“If you give a enthusiast a footer.......He’ll want a coaster!!!"

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Friday, August 16, 2002 2:10 PM
This is great! I just hope it survives. So are they going to be essentially the same as CCI was? I hope so, a small company like that with "cheaper" coaster prices is what a lot of smaller parks really need.
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Friday, August 16, 2002 2:12 PM
Great news!...I wonder how much more expensive the rides will be or if they will be as cheap because there are just 4 of them...

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LocoBazooka--Sevendust, Nonpoint, Stereo Vent, Mushroomhead
Korn Tour (With no name)--Korn, Puddle of Mudd, Deadsy

*** This post was edited by CPgenius on 8/16/2002. ***

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Friday, August 16, 2002 2:22 PM

Wow... that was fast. Now start bringing some of your expertise to the east!

Patiently awaiting a CCI on the east coast

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Friday, August 16, 2002 2:22 PM

Waldameer's Ravine Flyer 2 will be designed and built as a Gravity Works, LLC coaster:

Read the article here. Gravity Works would be the undisclosed company that is mentioned in the story.

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Benjamin Jones

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Friday, August 16, 2002 2:41 PM
:)

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Thank You for challenging TOS: The Ride. We hope you enjoy the rest of your day, here at SFCB.

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Friday, August 16, 2002 2:56 PM
Its just like CCI except under a different title and without Denise. Anyways, I was kind of hoping these engineers would come and work for Denise in the S&S division, but I guess not. Oh well, I am happy that the engineers still have their jobs and formed their own company.

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The ice age killed the dinosaurs, we killed ourselves.

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Friday, August 16, 2002 3:03 PM
The nice thing about the familar team getting back together, is that parks know and trust these guys, and wont hesitate a second in choosing a company to build their new wood ride. Whoo-Hoo!
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Friday, August 16, 2002 3:11 PM
Cool.
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Friday, August 16, 2002 3:15 PM
Yeah, but Mr. Peck. Denise is now working for S&S with a few of her people too. So it's like a "let's see which one should we pick?"

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I hate Dippin' Dots

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Friday, August 16, 2002 3:27 PM
Yeah, but comparing the 2 companies, parks may steer away from Denise because of the reputation she got as the head of CCI. They may want to go with strictly the solution and not to part of the problem.

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LocoBazooka--Sevendust, Nonpoint, Stereo Vent, Mushroomhead
Korn Tour (With no name)--Korn, Puddle of Mudd, Deadsy

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Friday, August 16, 2002 3:36 PM
So what's going to be the acronym for The Gravity Group-- TGG?
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Friday, August 16, 2002 3:43 PM

Gavity sounds like a good acronym to me.

Just like CCI never left.

Hmmm could HW be dealing with these guys Paula? ;)

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All I need is 4.5 million bucks and a half a mile long sliver of land and maybe someone could build me my very own Shivering Timbers. ;)

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