Gravity Group tests coaster-train prototype at Holiday World

Sunday, April 19, 2009 5:55 PM

I think Paula might mean she got no info while she was inside. Maybe she got some info while she was outside!

-insert conspiracy theories here-

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Sunday, April 19, 2009 6:43 PM

I think the point here everyone is missing. For the first time in almost a century. Unless a In House woodie is built, PTC has NO NEW CUSTOMERS.

Intamin, Kumback, GCII, TGG, Gerstlauer all have their own trains now and all but Gerslauers are fully articulated.

I've never been anti PTC but I was always for improving their product as the writing has been on the wall for about ten years that superior handling and comfort trains were needed and being developed.

I myself was kinda shocked to see their solution of taking their existing trains and making one bench cars out of each of them

Last edited by Charles Nungester, Sunday, April 19, 2009 6:44 PM
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Sunday, April 19, 2009 6:49 PM

Also if anyone noticed the two guide wheels per axel on the TGG's? Not only articulated but steerable.

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Monday, April 20, 2009 8:08 AM

Charles Nungester said:
Unless a In House woodie is built, PTC has NO NEW CUSTOMERS.

Oh, snap. You're right. Is PTC still in the business of things other than coaster trains and parts?

Also, do we have any word as to whether or not TGG is going to do what GCII does with the Millennium Flyers and only sell them with a coaster? If they sell them ala carte how many parks do you think would buy them? Could this end up their biggest money-maker ever?

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Saturday, May 23, 2009 12:03 PM

A close up of the Splinter car is on Gravity Group's website. The lapbars do look interesting.

http://thegravitygroup.com/gravitycast/splinter-secret/

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Saturday, May 23, 2009 2:26 PM

What lapbars? All I see is grab bars. There is nothing across their waists.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009 3:48 PM

Indiana Beach is calling. They want a retrofit.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009 3:44 PM

I was thinking that somehow the grab bars would come down and lay on their waists... Most likely, I am wrong, though.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009 4:25 PM

s'OK Andy...we love ya anyway :)

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Sunday, May 24, 2009 5:49 PM

Aww, it's getting rather mooshy in here with all this love!

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Monday, May 25, 2009 10:44 PM

DantheCoasterman said:
Indiana Beach is calling. They want a retrofit.

I love LoCoSuMo just the way it is! Got two rides on it this weekend and laughed the whole time! :)

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