After visiting Badnitrus and seeing the layout and POV video for the Crystal Beach Cyclone I was wondering if anything currently operating today could possibly match the intensity of this ride? Or is this just another ride by today's standards?
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The Crystal Beach Cyclone was EXTREME. If it was still running it would not be the tallest or the fastest, but it would be the most infamous. NOTHING can ever be built to match the intensity the Crystal Beach Cyclone provided. There was always a nurse and first aid statoin at the exit and more people came to watch the coaster than ride it. That is what eventually led to it's downfall. People died often from this ride. Maybe it's because the first drop was banked at 85 degrees! Anyway, I'm glad the Comet was made after the Cyclone was taken down. The Comet is an AWSOME ride and if you ever get a chance to go to Lake George, go to the Great Escape and ride The Comet!
"People died often from this ride"? Oh give me a freaking break! I'd be suprised if even a handfull of people died on the ride. But yeah, it wasnt profitable so that's why it closed...
Moreover, if it was actually running today, you'd hear whiny-pissy so-called enthusiasts complaing that it is "too rough" anyway. It's only because so few people have ridden it that it became Legendary (see Drachen Fire). ------------- "To get inside this head of mine, would take a monkey-wrench, and a lot of wine" ResHow I Do
i dont care how rough it could be, it still looked like it would be an interesting ride. and i say that for lack of a better word. but if by some god given miracle, i could risde this, i definitly would.
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Of course it could be built, and probably much more engineered, which ultimately would be safer, but why? Let the legend remain.... GCI is building twisters that are probably much more fun anyway, and I don't feel like I might be beheaded when riding one.;)
Well I'm glad you think you're so tough 2Hostly. So people didn't die "often." Sorry for the wrong info, don't bite my head off. I bet you would definetly complain about rough after riding the Cyclone. The only reason you think you're so big and bad is because the Cyclone doesn't exist anymore. If it did, you probably would be too scared to ride it anyway. Believe me.
If they did restruct this awesome monster, the smoothness would practically be chopped in half compared to the origonaly. With todays technology it could easily happen. It may not be the same EXACT thing but a designer could easily get this coaster as close as possible to it's origonal glory. Why one hasn't attempted to do it.....I don't know.
yeah, wasn't the death like after a few days of its operation? that's what hurt the ridership too. I wish I could have ridden that coaster, probably would have been #1 on my list. Unfortunately, though, I highly doubt anything like that would ever be built again, considering everybody kind of pansied out anymore and is soooo worried about smoothness. Maybe if we all start complaining about smoothness and start wanted rough and extremely intense coasters, we might see it sometime..........
LMAO rentzy! I highly doubt that the Cyclone would seem as insane if it was around today...back then, people had never seen or ridden anything with those types of drops and banking, therefore it seemed groundbreaking. Most of the stuff regarding the nurses and first aid station have been built up SO much, that people think the ride killed entire trainloads of riders daily, which I doubt was the case.:)
Raven, true, people built it up with a reputation, but it was really crazy too. If it was still around today, I know everyone around would be balling about how rough it was. Did you actually see any of the videos of it? That coaster really flew around those turns, and those drops, wow. I think it went about 60 too, if I'm not mistaken, at least close to it. Yes, it is overhyped, trainloads didn't die, but yes also, it was insanely intense, and i'm sure loads of people today would be scared to ride it.
If they did re-build, the only people it would please is us, enthusiasts. The GP would know nothing about it. But like nasai said, they should let the legend remain. Their never going to be able to recreate the original with every littlething like it was, and even if they could, they wouldn't because the same thing would happen all over again.
rentzy387 said: "Well I'm glad you think you're so tough 2Hostly. So people didn't die "often." Sorry for the wrong info, don't bite my head off. I bet you would definetly complain about rough after riding the Cyclone. The only reason you think you're so big and bad is because the Cyclone doesn't exist anymore. If it did, you probably would be too scared to ride it anyway. Believe me."
why is it so hard for people to get my name right? It seems like every other time I'm quoted, the name gets garbled. Maybe I should just switch to jeremy....
Anyway, I'm not "bad" and anyone who has seen me knows I aint "big". You obviously know NOTHING about me as their are maybe four coasters in my track record that I thought were "rough" and none of them to the point that would prohibit me from riding. Recall that HP Wildcat, Sonny, Hercules, and The Legend are all in my list of favorites.
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First off, the nurse was indeed there at the beginning as a necessity, however she eventually became decoration, mostly reviving people who fainted. When there were injuries, they usually involved the upper torso due to the forces involved. Ride ops were instructed to keep drunken riders off as they could harm or kill themselves believing indestructibility. The only death happened on opening day May 30, of 1938. The fellow is believed to have fallen or jumped on the first drop, and then hit by the train at the bottom. That was 11 years after its opening... It was demolished in late 1946, after the park decided that it was old, and required a ton of maintenance.