Eight inversion coasters

Sunday, December 17, 2000 2:57 PM
I know that there are two coasters that contain eight inversions. I know that one is Dragon Khan, a B&M sitdown, and the other is an Intamin looper. I thought that it looked very cool, however I don't know much about it, or even the name or park name of it. I was wondering if anybody knew abything about this eight inversion wonder, and if you do then you could you please tell me its name.

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Sunday, December 17, 2000 3:23 PM
It is called Monte Makaya and is located in Terra Encantada park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Monday, December 18, 2000 5:31 AM
chances are that there will be a mobile/travelling coaster on the german fair circuit in 2001/2 that will have eight inversions.
This is not confirmed, but the plans and calculations are already done.
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Monday, December 18, 2000 6:38 AM
This may be B.S., but I read on another board that the new Arrow 4D, "X", will have 10 "standard" inversions as well as 10 additional "flips." That would shatter the current record by more than double!! Will this spark a new "What should count as an inversion" endless debate?

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
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Monday, December 18, 2000 7:04 AM
Soggy wrote: Will this spark a new "What should count as an inversion" endless debate?

I wouldnt be surprised. But 10inversions would be awesome. Although, I read on another website that Intamin will be building a 10inversion coaster in 2002.

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Monday, December 18, 2000 7:53 AM
The Arrow coaster will cause TONS of debate like the Superman: The Escape debates and the hypercoaster debates.

The question: Are the flips the cars do considered inversions?

I dont think they should be because in that case you could say a ride like Chaos has inversions :)
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Monday, December 18, 2000 8:36 AM
I think ace should draft some sort of standards for what is considered a roller coasters and whit is considered an inversion
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Wednesday, December 20, 2000 1:27 PM
There has been a debate that Stealth has Eight inversions, and again I have also heard 4.
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Wednesday, December 20, 2000 5:57 PM
10 inversions may be my limit, I don't know. It seems like a lot. For the whole Hyper Debate... Look at the original Hyper, it must be 200ft or more, lets not get into the giga thing.

Does anyone have pics of these rollercoasters with 8 inversions

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Thursday, December 21, 2000 2:20 AM
http://www.coasterglobe.com/coasters/coaster.cfm?coasterid=95
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Friday, December 22, 2000 1:57 AM
I was able to make a virtual coaster at Disney's DisneyQuest with 13 inversions. And yes, for those of you who have been there, I did ride it in the Cement Mixer.
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Friday, December 22, 2000 2:01 PM
A inversion is when it is completely 180 degrees! If it is 100 degrees, or 179.5 degrees it is not an inversion.

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Friday, December 22, 2000 2:09 PM
how many inversions does vortex at kings island have?doesn't it have 8?
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Friday, December 22, 2000 2:09 PM
Then Mantis would only have 3 inversions because the inclined loop isn't 180 Degrees.

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Friday, December 22, 2000 2:30 PM
I think the PR directors are the people really responsible for what's considered inverted and what's not. Look at CP as an example with Mantis and MF.....

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Friday, December 22, 2000 4:07 PM
True, about Mantis, I can never understand why they consider it to have four inversions.

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What is life without geniuses? *** This post was edited by coastergenius on 12/23/2000. ***
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Friday, December 22, 2000 4:10 PM
hothits: I think Votex has 6
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Friday, December 22, 2000 9:29 PM
"True, about Mantis, I can never understand why they consider it to hae four inversions"

There really is no true definition of "inversion". It is pretty much up to the park's PR department and/or ride manufacturer to decide what is or isn't an inversion. Many people think MF's overbanks could be called inversions. Take a look at the TN Tornado at Dollywood. One of its "inversions" is nothing more than a banked turn in my opinion!

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Saturday, December 23, 2000 8:28 AM
Want to hear my crazy take on MF's overbanked turns?

Yes, you do go upside down, but they're not "inversions."

Figure that out. ;)

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Saturday, December 23, 2000 10:24 AM
I like that one!
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