Goliath goes vertical at Six Flags Holland

Posted Monday, January 28, 2002 8:50 PM | Contributed by ColumbusCoaster

A few supports have been placed for Goliath, the new Intamin junior hypercoaster at Six Flags Holland. Most of the footers are in place, and many track and support pieces are on site.

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Monday, January 28, 2002 9:03 PM
I love the color scheme!
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 1:49 AM
Beats me why they didn't name it the Incredible Hulk. ;)
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 2:05 AM
How tall will it be?
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 2:46 AM
150 feet, I think.  It will be in that same ambiguous category as Steel Eel: not quite a true hyper, but still boasting that hyper-feel, and hyper-style layout.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 4:32 AM
Nice color sheme!
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 5:24 AM
rollergator's avatar LOVE the classification, a "junior hyper"...sounds kinda like Arthur Andersen Accounting, LOL...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 6:55 AM
Das Intamin, ees goot, ya?
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 7:31 AM
The term "Junior Hyper".    Having a problem with that.  How can anything 150 feet or so tall be a "Junior" anything.  Okay... a hyper is 200 feet, so that makes this a "Junior".  I guess my question is why then consider this thing a "hyper" at all.   Why not just admit that it is simply a "steel coaster"... no record breaker, no hyper, no nothing... just a steel coaster. 

I guess the question is, who has labeled this a "Junior Hyper."  The park?  Or coaster "enthusiasts".  If it was the park, then it smells like a marketing ploy.  If it was "enthusiasts", it sounds like just another term to throw around that means relatively little.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 7:55 AM
SLFAKE, I couldn't agree more. When I first saw the headline, I thought, "What! A 200 foot kiddie coaster? How does that work?" Why does a 150ft coaster need a name? I just don't get it...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 8:16 AM
Jeff's avatar Does it really matter?

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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 8:41 AM
Let's all refer to the name 'Megacoaster'. Or at least, that's what Intamin does. Anyway...this coaster's gonna rock! And to imagine that its only 40 miles from where I live...yummie!!!
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 10:58 AM
The term generally used before weas "baby-hyper."  doesn't junior hyper work just as well?
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 11:00 AM
Awesome colors!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 11:41 AM
Well I'm going start refering to ALL coasters as giga-coasters...none of the words mean anything anyway.
jeremy
--who has a strange interest in etymology..entomology too
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 11:47 AM
I guess my point was this...

If some like to refer to a 150 foot coaster as a "junior" hyper, what is to stop some from refering to a kiddie coaster as a "tiny baby hyper" or something just as crazy.  Point is, how come all of a sudden a 150 foot coaster is considered a "Junior" anything?  Can't a coaster simply be a coaster?   To be even more rediculous, why not just throw out the name "hyper" and call what we now call a hyper a "Junior Giga".

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As Shakespear said, "A coaster by any other name..."

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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 12:11 PM
or a half-mile a "junior mile?"

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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 12:19 PM
It has to be called the "junior hyper" because human nature makes us want to categorize and label everything.  It's the same reason we ask someone what they do or where they live as soon as we meet them - so we can apply the stereotypes associated with that job or city and "know" them better.  Labeling a ride a "junior hyper" puts it into a category in our minds, instead of letting it float around, untethered.

That's my quasi-sociological take, anyway. ;)

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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 12:41 PM
Here. I'm going to try and make everybody happy. Lets call a hyper/mega coaster a steel coaster with no inversions, containing excess height, speed and airtime. In my mind that is what a hyper is. Doesn't have to be 200 feet tall. Therefore I would refer to a 150 foot hypercoaster like Goliath and Steel Eel at Sea World Texas, moderate sized hypers. Most likely the only thing moderate about this ride is going to be the overall size. It is still going to be a fairly intense ride with great speed and airtime. This is just my opinion and speculation on the subject. Hey, if you think about it, under critical qualifications, Magnum XL-200 is not a hyper, it is only 194 feet high!
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 1:14 PM
HAHAHA!  Den, beautifully said. Living here in California I can certainly understand what you mean. *Everything* here is based on a status, education level, car you drive, sexual orientation ect.

I can't stop looking at the colors of this coaster, they are stunning!

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