How have Anton's rides aged?

Sunday, March 31, 2002 12:39 PM
How have the Schwarzkopf coasters aged? Revolution, the Wildcats, Jumbojets, Jet Stars, etc?

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 12:42 PM
Pretty good I must say. I was much more beat up on Viper than Revolution, a coaster 14 years its senior.

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 12:44 PM
Shockwave at SFOT has aged extremely well. After 24 years, it's still smooth (and running with lapbars!!!).
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Sunday, March 31, 2002 12:46 PM
Scorpion at Busch Tampa is very smooth.

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 12:52 PM
Providing they are maintained with authorized parts, they are timeless.
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Sunday, March 31, 2002 2:13 PM
Wildcat at CP was great when I went on it in 2000! Very smooth, very, and didn't loose it's bite (yes I know it isn't very intense, but it wasn't built to really be)

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 3:06 PM

...timeless....That's a pretty serious compliment there AJ, and I couldn't agree more! From the Wildcats to Lazer, the shuttle loops to the Mindbender, I get a great ride every time. The high-banked turns, the perfect vertical loops, the LAP BARS (shame about Revolution)...

I generally head for the back on Anton's rides, I love the high-G forces...shame is you don't get to choose your seat on Scorpion (which I *think* was true for Lazer too).

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 3:32 PM
Wildcat Not intense? I would argue that it's the most intense coaster at CP.

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 4:01 PM
It was the 3rd fastest in 1990, at over 50mph, believe it or not. He over engineered his rides, which is why they are smooth today, with the proper banking on the turns, transitions, etc. And the trains are still in great shape. Where would Intamin be without some of his stuff. And don't forget some of his other flat rides that are still popular, like the Bayern Kurve and the Enterprise.
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Sunday, March 31, 2002 4:27 PM

Schwarzkopf's enterprises rock! (Well, SFGAm's model, anyways.) Same goes for his Calypso III.

Whizzer is always getting stuck on the lift (I cursed it at some point in 1991, because every time I'm on the Hometown Fun Macine, it stalls.) Except for that, I think it's very smooth, with a few jerks here and there due to sudden transitions, the best being the first banked turn off the first hill.

On Scorpion, I noticed it was jerky, but not rough. I loved the ride, it was just too short, but thats not because of age. rollergator, whats the best seat on the train? I did get to choose my seat, I went front. Is back better?

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 4:54 PM
That's German engineering for you... durable, rugged, and for the most part, reliable.

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 5:02 PM
Part of the reason why Schwarzkopf's coasters have seemed to age well is because most of them only have lap bars. I do have to agree that they have aged well, though.

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 5:03 PM
It's not like Anton's rides were built in the 20's though.
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Sunday, March 31, 2002 5:12 PM
You can't compare the aging of woodies to the aging of steelies.

*** This post was edited by The Shy One on 3/31/2002. ***

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 5:16 PM
Schwartzkopft was the B&M of his time. Shockwave @ SFOT is very smooth. And when the park is crowded it's line is pretty long. I love that ride !!!!

*** This post was edited by TITAN_FAN_13 on 3/31/2002. ***

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 5:34 PM
I've ridden 3 Wildcats. The one at Cedar Point was the roughest and it wasn't bad. The other 2 were almost B&M smooth. Sooper Dooper Looper has also aged well.
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Monday, April 1, 2002 5:51 AM
Mindbender at SFOG is still one of the best (if not THE best) coaster in the park, smooth and reliable.
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Monday, April 1, 2002 5:55 AM
I will always love the Whizzer at SFGAm. It was and is a good, fun, family coaster and I am looking forward to the day when I can take my child on it for the first time.
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