Colossos at Heide Park

Friday, October 25, 2002 4:54 PM

I just checked out some pictures of this ride, I didn't know that Intamin had wooden coasters. For anyone who has been on this ride, how is it? Looks pretty fun to me.

~Nick

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Friday, October 25, 2002 4:58 PM
From what I've heard and seen about this next generation Intamin Wooden Coaster, it is VERY smooth and could definately be a top ten wooden coaster. Just look at the thing!

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Friday, October 25, 2002 5:36 PM
Intamin has been making wood coasters for 20+ years. (At least as a collaborator). This new one looks great, and they are building a second right now.

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Friday, October 25, 2002 5:40 PM

This coaster by Intamin is the first of it's kind. It's a plug n' play wooden coaster. It's supposed to be extremely smooth and require very little maintenance.

From what I've heard, if you close your eyes on this type of coaster, you wont be able to tell if you're riding wood or steel.

This kind of defeats the purpose, but it looks like a great coaster nontheless. It's almost a hyper!

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Friday, October 25, 2002 6:02 PM
It's a very good coaster, bordering on greatness. I mean, it has a great first drop, some incredible airtime, and awesome speed throughout. As stated though, it is REALLY smooth, and no real "out-of-control" sections, which is what (IMO) gives a wooden coaster it's character.

It also makes a strange buzzing sound, each and every hill you go over as it rides the upstops. It's still a fun ride though.

Jeff

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Saturday, October 26, 2002 8:08 AM

It does kinda ruin the idea of a wood coaster. Wooden coasters should be rough and tumble, not silky smooth IMO.

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Saturday, October 26, 2002 8:25 AM
It is definately an excellent ride, but for a woodie, it's a bit too smooth. I wish it were just a little bit more bumpier. It actually felt too much like a steel coaster, IMO. Looks like a woodie, feels like a Intamin steel hyper, but still an excellent ride that I still absoutely love. I wish an american park would get one.
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Saturday, October 26, 2002 8:34 AM

When most people say they like an "out-of-control" woodie, what exactly do you mean? one with laterals and some shaking, or one that rattles your head around causing a headache before your 3rd ride?

Hurler, Grizzly, and Rebell Yell are all just too rough to enjoy. Rebel yell shatters your back, Grizzly is just plain rough and doesnt supply enough airtime to give any reason for taking it. And, last of all, Hurler is just plain out boring with some extreme lateralls.

Yes, i would deffinately take that intamin woodie, regardless if its silky smooth or not. The sounds and feel of freedom should still remain the same. So yea, it being silky smooth doenst bother me...i would actually like it ;-) but hey, what do i know? im 16 in the age of steel coasters.

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Saturday, October 26, 2002 3:54 PM

I'm very neutral to this new inovative Intamin plug-n-play system of construction. Its really a double-sided sword. You can achieve newer greater heights on wooden coasters sans the violence and roughness that wooden coasters of this height in the past have been associated with(Rattler, Mean Streak, Hercules, etc..). While Intamin has found a system that eliminates these normal forces associated with wood(i.e. shaking, rattling), what they have ultimately done is completely done away with the normal forces found on a wood coaster and have created one as smooth as glass, therefore making these new Intamin wood creations really steel coasters disguised as wood. Me, being a person who loves the feeling of an out of control shakey woodie, Intamins new woodie invention gets a thumbs down for me.

Dante, who is still waiting for someone to build a woodie over 150 ft that isnt too violent yet isnt smooth as glass,,,,theres a happy medium right?

*** This post was edited by DorneyDante on 10/26/2002. ***

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Saturday, October 26, 2002 8:12 PM

Eh, I'd still rather have this than Son of Beast.

Too smooth is WAY better than too rough. Wooden coasters shouldn't be above about 130' anyway, so a wooden coaster the size of Colossos is really too big to even have 'normal' forces, as those would just be magnified SO much to the point of unnecessary roughness.

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Sunday, October 27, 2002 8:07 AM
Different strokes, different folks.
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Sunday, October 27, 2002 8:19 AM
where is the next woody being built by Intamin?

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Sunday, October 27, 2002 8:23 AM
Sweden, Germany, and hopefully Washington state.
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