Coasters are "Fresh Gear"

Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2001 10:53 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The coaster building boom can't escape anyone's attention, not even TechTV, the computer and technology oriented cable channel. The network takes a look at the technology pushing the limits of our favorite past time.

Visit TechTV for the whole story.

Wednesday, July 18, 2001 10:57 AM
This is kind of what I call a "cookie cutter" article, but good nonetheless!

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CDNSN
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 11:07 AM
Dang, I wish I got TechTV.



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I'm an adrenaline junkie.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 11:15 AM
They talk about LIM and mention V2, but not Superman: Ultimate Escape. Superman came out last year and it seems that no one heard about it and it's LIMs.

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Don't Fight It: Ride It! Raging Bull
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 12:31 PM
Superman Ultimate Escape? Where's that? LOL..just kidding, couldn't resist.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 12:52 PM
They profile V2 because TechTV is based in San Francisco. Why send a crew to Ohio when you've got the same thing just down the road at SFMW.

I'm sure that is a cookie cutter segment but I'm still gonna watch. Just the fact that TechTV is even bothing with it says something about it.

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CoasterTal

Flying over metal is a beautiful thing!
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 2:45 PM
Superman uses LIM's, not LSM's! They didn't do their research!
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 2:53 PM
I missed Sumi Das talking about coasters? Ugh!

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 5:05 PM
I saw a show for Gamespot when they were at PGA. They showed Stealth and a few other coasters in action. I was hoping they would do something on RCT.

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"Villain-Once You Drop, The Fun Don't Stop!"~SFWoA Rules In 2001~X Marks The Spot In 2001(SFWoA)~With SFWoA ANYTHING Is Possible!
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 5:36 PM
Haha, the minute I saw this I said to myself "Sumi Das talking about coasters, mmmmm." Lynch knows all about my love for Sumi Das.

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Joe Cernelli
Head Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 6:08 PM
Kraken, Superman: The Escape (which they featured) does use LSMs. Superman: Ultimate Escape (which they did not mention) uses LIMs.

I just watched it, it was better than I thought it would be, but it came after the commercials, and then after the commercials, and then... well, it was the last thing! They made it sound like they would tell you right after the LED segment.

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6 Days left.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 6:09 PM
That footage of V2 really gives me a craving for S:UE, I suppose I'll have to make a trip to SFWoA next week sometime.

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Joe Cernelli, who really liked Sumi's shirt
Head Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Thursday, July 19, 2001 5:41 AM
Difference between LIMs and LSMs.

LIMs use eddy currents in a metal surface to create the force for propulsion. The metal surface is the fin on the train, sometimes vertical similar to a brake fin and sometimes horizontal like airplane wings. The type of metal determines how well it reacts to the magnetic field created by the LIMs.

LSMs require permanent earth magnets to be installed on the train or car. They have a greater efficiency than LIMs but cost more.
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