Friday, January 26, 2001 8:09 PM
Did CCI actually say they wouldn't go past 150 feet even at the customer's request? What about steepness?? To my knowledge most of their drops are at 53 degrees! And none of them exceeds that! What if someone wanted one at least 62 degrees to break the steepness record wgich Colosso at Heide Park is doing @ 61 degree?? Can they do it even it it is under 150 feet?? Is CCI willing to break the steepness record even if the Customer requests it??

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Friday, January 26, 2001 8:21 PM
I would guess if the money was right they might bend their own rules of limits but when you are trying to keep a reputation of one of the best coaster makers around you dont want to jeopardize it with something that might give you a bad reputation. My thought is that they might tell the customer(park) that they dont feel comfortable constructing something beyond their comfort zone.

On a related note, Jeff had mentioned that he heard B&M was approached about building MF but told CP they didnt want to construct something that tall. It makes good business sense because if you feel you cant perfect something of that magnitude then why take the risk because it would hurt both parties if it was a flop.

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Friday, January 26, 2001 8:59 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe I read an article about GCI in which Mike Boodley said he won't build over 100 feet. I believe all of his (absolutely HEAVENLY) creations are in the 90 foot range.

I hope I don't start any unnecessary debate, but I often wonder if there was a reason we didn't see CCI (or GCI) construct Son of Beast.

-Peabody

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Saturday, January 27, 2001 3:09 AM
Why not just turn to GCI for that ;)

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What is life without geniuses?
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 11:18 AM
Why not read our interview with Denise Dinn-Larrick of CCI:
http://www.coasterbuzz.com/news/news.asp?NewsID=802

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 2:46 PM
Done of GCI's are over 100 ft. All are in the 90 ft range give or take. Just proves bigger doesn't always mean better.

What is CCI's tallest coaster anyway? Off the top of my head I'm thinking the Boss. I don't know why.

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2000 stats: 135 coasters in 26 parks
Not Too Shabby For A Summer
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 6:48 PM
According to CCI's website, Shivering Timbers and The Boss both are 122 ft. tall, however, Shivering Timbers drops 124, while The Boss drops 148.
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 6:53 PM
The first drop on THe Boss is a massive double dip like the Jack Rabbit, but not as powerful. I believe the first drop is around 100 feet, you level off for a while, then decend down the terrain another 40+ feet. I haven't ridden it since May, anyone have a better memory of it than me?
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Monday, January 29, 2001 12:28 PM
Wild Adventure's new woodie was rumored to be 150 feet tall and over a mile longbut I don't know how much of this is true!

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PINK FLOYD FANATIC
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Monday, January 29, 2001 1:00 PM

PINK FLOYD FANATIC said:
"Wild Adventure's new woodie was rumored to be 150 feet tall and over a mile longbut I don't know how much of this is true!

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PINK FLOYD FANATIC"


How about...oh, let's say...NONE OF IT! Why do you ALWAYS believe EVERY rumor you hear! And there really are other options of punctuation for ending a sentence than an exclamation point. You always sound like you're yelling non-stop. Try to learn how to use periods. Or calm down, one of the two.

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If you are looking for trouble, you found it. -- Steven Hawking
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Monday, January 29, 2001 1:42 PM
It was rumored at one time PKI approached CCI about designing/building Son of Beast. Supposedly, CCI did not want the project due to the extreme height, and the inversion which PKI wanted this wooden monster to have. That's when PKI asked Werner Stengel, and Roller Coaster Corporation of America who agreed to design/build Son of Beast.
If this is true, it is probably a good idea CCI did not take the project. They seem to have a great coaster company just building 100 to 125 foot coasters. Why try and build something so massive, and it turn out poorly, hurting their great reputation. So I think CCI will continue building their medium range coasters, and have many more years of coaster building ahead of them.
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