Crystal Beach Cyclone

Friday, August 23, 2002 9:53 PM
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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Friday, August 23, 2002 10:11 PM
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!
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Saturday, August 24, 2002 4:03 AM
hershey parks wildcats track is like the cyclones but in now way as intense. sadly i dont think you could find anyone that rode it
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Saturday, August 24, 2002 6:40 AM
"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).
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Saturday, August 24, 2002 7:00 AM

No in fact only 1 person died from this great roller coaster. And that was because he stood up.

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 9:23 AM

It couldn't still be running today, that was another reason they closed it. It was tearing itself apart, the wear and tear on this ride compared to most was very high.

And while the ride did not kill many people, it was rare to see anybody ride the ride more than once. The ride simply wouldn't last.

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 9:51 AM

My suggestion to everyone with questions about this ride should read the book, "Harry G. Traver Legends of Terror (Roller Coaster Designers Series : Vol 1)." You will actually find out what happened.

Fricking great!:)
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Saturday, August 24, 2002 8:42 PM
Thanks for the book tip. I'll have to pick it up. Does it say what kind of G's that thing pulled? Could they build an exact copy of that ride today? Or does anyone think it's TOO EXTREME?

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 9:18 PM

FireDragonLord said:
hershey parks wildcats track is like the cyclones but in now way as intense. sadly i dont think you could find anyone that rode it


On the contrary. I do know somebody that has ridden it. He's in FLCC too! And was a member of the record breaking "Oldest Coaster Run Ever" thingy...

http://www.xcoaster.com/guinness/MVC-022S.JPG

He's sitting up front pointing at the camera.

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 9:25 PM

Marky Mark said:
Could they build an exact copy of that ride today? Or does anyone think it's TOO EXTREME?

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They COULD but I doubt it would happen. But than again, we have plenty of successful SLC's, so who is to say what the GP will take as rough. :)

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 9:36 PM
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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Saturday, August 24, 2002 10:18 PM
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.;)

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Sunday, August 25, 2002 12:21 AM
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.
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Sunday, August 25, 2002 5:42 AM
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.

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Sunday, August 25, 2002 6:56 AM
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..........
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Sunday, August 25, 2002 7:36 AM
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.:)
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Sunday, August 25, 2002 7:51 AM
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.
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Sunday, August 25, 2002 8:04 AM
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.
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Sunday, August 25, 2002 8:29 AM

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.

..scared to ride a coaster....heh heh heh...maybe next time you should think before you type!
jeremy
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Sunday, August 25, 2002 10:32 AM

Okay, okay.... Here is what really happened....

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.

...there you go.:)

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