Goliath clone in Texas will be Networthy

Posted Monday, October 9, 2000 5:18 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Here's a gem for you. There isn't much to see yet, but Six Flags Over Texas Coasternet will be documenting the construction of their new Giovanola roller coaster, much like Magic Mountain's Goliath.

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Monday, October 9, 2000 1:12 PM
And who said to be a Six Flags park you must have clones

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Monday, October 9, 2000 1:25 PM
Who cares, a great rollercoaster is a great rollercoaster, period. This board has become all about negative comments. I hope this coaster improves upon Goliath. A 5,200ft track should allow for more bunny hops, tunnels and a steeper drop. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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Best Steel:
1)Superman-SFNE
2)Goliath-SFMM

Best wood:
1)The Legend *** This post was edited by Simcoaster on 10/9/2000. ***
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Monday, October 9, 2000 3:56 PM
Most people from Texas aren't going to get to Magic Mountain. I think it's great they're getting a Giovanola.
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Monday, October 9, 2000 4:35 PM
Jeff's avatar Ditto... anyone who uses the term "clone" or "trim brake" excessively is an enthusiast for the wrong reason.

I'd give anything to have a Goliath in Ohio.

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Jeff
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Monday, October 9, 2000 7:43 PM
This is a bit OT, but what the hell.

I'm both for and against clones.

For: No matter if it's unique, or 1 of 1000, it is a roller coaster, and the more the merrier. Also, the point about Texans not going to Magic Mountain is a good one. Clones give more people an opportunity to ride a certain coaster.

Against: Clones thwart innovation, in my opinion.

I'm kind of annoyed by the number of boomerangs around, though.

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How dare you vanquish the Steel Phantom without his consent? Fear the Phantom's Revenge.
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Monday, October 9, 2000 7:57 PM
Soggy's avatar Why are people even using the term clone? This coaster will be taller and longer track length. It is NOT a clone. It is another coaster built by Gionavola. To be a clone it would have to be the same height and track length. Look at the S:ROS's around, none are exactly the same, not clones, this is the same situation. Yes, I know 2 of them a re VERY similar stats and mirror images, but you get the idea.

Lynch, good point about the Boomerangs. WAY too overdone.

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Gotta ride 'em all!
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Monday, October 9, 2000 8:08 PM
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magic mountain and CP rule

Jeff no offense i live out in cali and u have MF which to me is better than Goliath i mean im not saying that Goliath is bad but MF is so much better have u been on it?
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Monday, October 9, 2000 9:02 PM
i like that SFOT will have his first Hypercoaster,
they worth it, even if it is a clone or not of Goliath.

I think this coaster will have not much in common with Goliath.

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Keeping Coaster!!
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Monday, October 9, 2000 10:03 PM
We all knew that Goliath wouldn't be cloned, because SFMM's Goliath was designed to fit in a very small area. You Texans are gonna fall in love with Giovanola, you'll see.
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Tuesday, October 10, 2000 3:45 PM
That is exactly what I was going to write Superbatboy, Goliath was built to fit Six Flags Magic Mountain. That is exactly like saying someone is gonna clone Millennium Force. MF was built to fit in that area.
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Wednesday, October 11, 2000 6:18 PM
Sounds great to me. I agree that absolutely identical rides are a little tiring... but with the exception of the boomerangs, there aren't really THAT many PURE clones. Plus, if you LOVE Goliath, won't you probably LOVE the SFOT hyper??
And also, if it's true that once you've done a ride, you just can't bear to duplicate the experience, why do I see so many of us all running from the off ramp right back around to the queue line, over and over again????
For my money, they can put a Goliath (or just about any other hyper I've ridden)in EVERY park in the country!
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Thursday, October 12, 2000 8:57 AM
Good news......I am still waiting for Great Adventure to announce their Superman: Ultimate Flight ride. You can clearly see the track just sitting there and everyone pretty much knows how tall and everything. I say just announce it already! *** This post was edited by GreatAdventure Rocks on 10/12/2000. ***
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Thursday, October 12, 2000 6:24 PM
Chriss Senn,

Jeff's got more laps on Millenium Force then you can wave a stick at.

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Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it *** This post was edited by RandyHutchinson on 10/13/2000. ***
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Friday, October 13, 2000 8:16 AM
Soggy's avatar There are plenty of people who have been on MF. There are plenty of people who have been on Goliath.
There are not too many people who have been on both. I have, and I can tell you that they are quite different rides. Goliath = huge +G's, MF = massive sweeping turns and speed. They both have at least one massive airtime event and are both smooth as glass. Both are excellent rides IMO. I hope to make it to Texas next summer and try out this new one. It will most likely be yet another winner.

BTW, RandyHutchinson, I think Chriss Senn was asking if Jeff has been on Goliath, I think as of yet, he has not.

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Gotta ride 'em all!
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Friday, October 13, 2000 7:35 PM
AHH Goliath sweet sweet Goliath. When I saw it i was like um maybe i'll ride it laer, but i am glad i have a pushy friend who made me get on it at that time. i swear i wasn't impressed that is until i got in the train. my gosh that ride packs a punch i loved it.
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