Wednesday, December 4, 2002 5:49 PM

This is a post about a coaster in Japan named Fujiyama, so if anyone reading this does not know what it is, here are the stats: 259 ft tall, 230 ft drop, 6700 ft of track, and 81 mph.

Now that you know the facts, has anyone here ever been on it? Is it any good?

It is made by TOGO, so it sounds painful. I was wondering because usually a tall, fast coaster like that usually gets a lot of publicity around here. It also looks pretty tight, and only a handful of twisting hyper/giga coasters exist in the world.

Any feedback is welcome.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2002 6:37 PM

Use the search feature, man. Myself and 2 or 3 others have been on it. It's a GREAT ride! My pictures of it can be found at www.CoasterGallery.com

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- Peabody

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Wednesday, December 4, 2002 6:39 PM
UTUKM: Togo's outside of the U.S. are completely different rides in the U.S. Just because their coasters in the U.S. doesn't make all of them bad.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2002 6:50 PM
It's one of my favorite coasters, if not the favorite. The ride is really twisted with great directional changes, and I found it quite smooth. It's out of control.

My pictures:

http://www.pbase.com/ptrapt/fujiq_highlands
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TOGO!

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Wednesday, December 4, 2002 7:10 PM
I think some site claimed that Raging Bull is the first hyper-twister coaster. Wouldn't that title go to Fujiyama though?
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Wednesday, December 4, 2002 7:25 PM

this guy may never understand that quoting an entire post is not necessary and wasteful of bandwidth, even though I make fun of him all the time for doing it... -J

You worded that post as if you're the first enthusiast to discover Fujiyama. I'm pretty sure many of us, if not all of us already knew about this ride.

It was the tallest lift-based rollercoaster in the world prior to Millennium Force, with the tallest and fastest drop prior to Goliath. And no, Fujiyama is quite smooth and exhilerating. Please don't generalize all Togo coasters with the painful trait, because you only get that pain from Togos with headbanging-inducing horsecollar harnesses, which Fujiyama doesn't need therefore doesn't have.

*** This post was edited by Jeff on 12/5/2002. ***

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Wednesday, December 4, 2002 8:28 PM

Fujiyama is a brilliant ride, with just a hint of TOGO madness, which to me is what makes it brilliant. The first drop is quite good, but it's the twists, and the incredibly low profile turns in the last sweep through the structure that makes it special.

Good stuff, there. Worth the price of admission alone. Granted, now they have Dodonpa, and according to Peabody, the hospital attraction is ungodly.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2002 8:44 PM
whats goin on with the top of the first drop? Does it accelerate through that little straight part? looks cool

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quit complaining about stupid things like spelling and abreviations. It's not worth it.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2002 9:13 PM
The flat section is to allow the train to completely disengage from the chain before accelerating down the drop, so as to reduce wear on the chain dogs (you don't want the thing bouncing up and down as the train accelerates). Arrow coasters commonly use a small drop followed by a turn-around, B&M use the mini-drop before the big one (often twisted), many coasters use a very gradual transition into the drop. A few Japanese companies use this plateau system to do the job.

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So what if the best coaster in Australia is a second hand Arrow?

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 5:35 PM
Nice pictures Peabody, that looks like a great ride!
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Thursday, December 5, 2002 6:21 PM
Thanks! :)

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- Peabody

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