G5 in Taiwan(WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Monday, April 24, 2000 11:22 PM
My god, the drop goes straight down, the second in the world but what really caught my attention was that the cars sit 8 people across. Is that not unbelievable or what. I thought 4 across was amazing when Iron Wolf debuted. They need to make a coaster like this in the U.S.. This ride in Taiwan is another B&M masterpiece.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2000 6:30 AM
Is this the new dive machine? Any photos of it out there? Check www.oblivion.com to see the first one.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Tuesday, April 25, 2000 6:45 AM
Yes, G5 is a new dive machine.

THIS is what Kennywood needs to replace the Phantom (a custom installation, not a clone or mirror).



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--Greg

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Tuesday, April 25, 2000 7:12 AM
The ride is called G5. There are 5 pics at:


http://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/new00/
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Tuesday, April 25, 2000 1:13 PM
I wonder why B&M doesnt make a dive machine that has more to it than one hill.

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The Samurai has spoken.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2000 1:35 PM
My guess (pure guess) is cost. Those things are expensive as is.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2000 2:10 PM
That is what CP needs more than anything else. Seeing as there are none in the USA. I would like to be sitting in one of the seats on the ends; just hanging in the air with no track beneath you. WOW

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Tuesday, April 25, 2000 5:27 PM
I'd be happy if they parked one at any location in the states. I do wonder if it's a one-trick pony, though. Any riders from the UK or tourists who would like to comment?

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Tuesday, April 25, 2000 8:33 PM
Jeff,through my job I deal with customers from the U.K. and Taiwan. I will see if I can get some info on these dive machines. *** This post was edited by Chitown on 4/26/2000. ***
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Wednesday, April 26, 2000 9:45 AM
Is the one in Taiwan a clone of Oblivion?
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Wednesday, April 26, 2000 10:35 AM
Apparently, it's a mirror-image, and the dive doesn't go underground.

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--Greg

http://www.pobox.com/~gregleg/
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Wednesday, April 26, 2000 8:36 PM
If they made a mirror image of it here in the states I would be happy considering the majority of us dont escape the borders. Taiwan and the U.K. are not in most peoples vacation plans.
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Thursday, April 27, 2000 6:57 PM

I would like to say that I have been on one but from what I see these coasters just don't offer that much of a thrill for the price that they cost I would much rather see B&M builing more floorless and especially some more Launched thrillers like the Hulk.
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Friday, April 28, 2000 6:34 AM
Think of it as B&M's version of a frefall ride, just like the new Intamin frere-falls and the power tower type rides. I'd wait an hour to ride Power tower, and I would wait an hour to ride a Dive machine
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Friday, April 28, 2000 7:15 AM
Well anyways, I see England's a better place to ride coasters, Taiwan is a pipe dream for me. I'm with Twolf, I'd take a floorless or inverted over that ride, but curiousity takes over...are they really that intense?? Who here has ridden Oblivion??? How was it??

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There's nothing like a woodie...
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Sunday, June 11, 2000 2:57 PM
I have ridden Olivion and it is AMAZING. I live in the UK and i visit Alton Towers quit alot.
Oblivion may be a short ride but its one hell of ride, the track falls into a pitch black hole. I have never been on anything as scary as this, the adrenalin rush is so amazing you come of it buzzing, the best bit is when you get held over the edge and all you can do is look down around 100ft into a misty black hole. The first time i went i qued for an hour and a half, the ride lasted around a minute. When i got off i was quite willing to get back in that very long que.

So yes oblivion is very intense and its well worth the wait. And G5 is a mirror of Oblivion but doesn't fall into a hole.

So if any of yall Americans come to the UK make sure you go to Alton Towers because not only it has Oblivion but it also has Nemesis.
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Sunday, June 11, 2000 8:14 PM
If you look at photo 6 of G5 on the ultimaterollercoaster site it sure looks like it falls into a hole.
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