giovanola hypers ??

Monday, September 10, 2001 3:29 PM
will giovanola build more hypers. i hope they do but they should do a totaly new layout maby an out and back
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Monday, September 10, 2001 4:06 PM
Who knows....Just wait....
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Monday, September 10, 2001 4:35 PM
If they do, build them steeper and much longer.  Goliath and Titan are very short rides, and the drop isn't what I would call steep.  You want steep?  Ride MF...it gives new meaning to the word, lol.  Also...only 1 airtime hill?  What's up with that?  We want at least 2 airtime hills!  Let us enjoy it.  The carousel turn is pretty good, but the pressure on your head can get pretty annoying and become painful.  Hopefully they will get into the out-and-back hypers.  Also, they should build different types!  They have 1 invert, 2 hypers, and 1 vertical drop.  They need to make sit-downs and many more inverts.  Anaconda looks like fun, even though it's almost an exact copy of B:TR.  They make pretty good rides....they just need to make more.
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If you see me running, try and keep up!

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Monday, September 10, 2001 4:45 PM
Keep in mind that Giovanola *did not* design the layouts for Titan or Goliath. Some bum named Werner Stengal did that. Giovanola built what he and Six Flags came up with.
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*** This post was edited by DWeaver on 9/10/2001. ***

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Monday, September 10, 2001 5:56 PM
Are you calling Werner Stengel a bum? He is rich. He has helped to make or made some of the best coasters out there. If it weren't for him, who knows where we would be.
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Monday, September 10, 2001 6:49 PM
It was a joke.  Hello? Do you think I would be foolish enough to be serious?
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Monday, September 10, 2001 6:56 PM
Giovanola is out of the coaster designing business....
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Monday, September 10, 2001 7:05 PM
Giovanola is not out of the coaster designing business....

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=10760

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Hey, SFGAm management, can I buy a couple cages of Sky Whirl?

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Monday, September 10, 2001 7:07 PM
Why are they out of the designing business?

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The SFMM Salvi:
"Goliath Jr. looks to intense for me"
"I want to go on something more exciting than X"

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Monday, September 10, 2001 9:23 PM
I personally would like to see more hypers from Giovanola. Goliath is a great coaster and if they managed to build that as their "first" coaster (note it's in quotes because I'm sure they built other rides under Intamin's name), I'd like to see what other hypers they can do.
But aside from hypers, I'd also like to see them build more of other types of coasters. Shaft of Terror looks great as does Anaconda. Maybe parks here in the U.S. could have them build something other than a hyper, though another hyper wouldn't be a bad thing..

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My current top 5:
1)Goliath 2)Vertical Velocity(SFMW) 3)Medusa(SFMW) 4)Stealth (PGA) 5)Riddler's Revenge

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Thursday, September 13, 2001 4:12 PM
What a good reputation they have. Not anything bad to say about any of their rides. Look at Goliath and Titan. They are the obvious highlights at their respective parks, plus the other two look nice as well.
I would hope they will build more, but I say let them go at their own pace.


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Knotts Halloween Haunt!!
29 years and still screaming.

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Friday, September 14, 2001 7:32 AM
Since when is 61° not steep? Last time I checked, that is steeper than about 98% of all full-circut coasters world-wide! Sure, there are a few (I can think of only 7) coasters steeper than Golaith/Titan, but not many. You should listen to non-enthusiasts getting off the ride. They say stuff like "That drop was like... straight down!" Obviously it is not, but tell that to your brain while on it.

Besides, EVERYTHING about Goliath's design was made to fit into the incredibly small (considering the height of the ride) footprint that SFMM had to work with. It is absolutely SQUASHED into the space around and through Colossus. Next time you go, check just how near the second drop comes to Colossus. It is amazing! Only one airtime moment? Sit in the back, you get air all the way down both the first and second drops. The camelback is the single most incredible airtime moment on a steel coaster I have ever encountered. Bravo Giovanola! I REALLY hope they continue desigining hypers!

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!

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Friday, September 14, 2001 12:28 PM
      I'm gonna agree with Soggy about that camelback, it's simply amazing, the airtime is insane. The drop into the tunnel was my favorite part, and since I'm kind of short, the lapbar doesn't go down all the way on me so I got air the whole way down. The helix is the most intense ride element I've ever been on, beating out the loop on X-Flight. I hope Giovanola makes more hypers, because Goliath is the most all-out intense ride I've ever been on. 
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