Hyper Coaster - What is it??

Tuesday, May 8, 2001 2:57 AM
It is remoured my home park is considering an Intamin Hypercoaster. Can anyone define what this is, ie Height, Length etc. Do they generally have inversions? What are some examples of Intamin hypercoasters?
Thanks, much appriecated.

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Home Park: Wonderland Sydney, Australia
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 3:02 AM
Ok, a "hyper" coaster is merely a 200-foot+ roller coaster.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 3:24 AM
can anyone give me the name of some Intamin Hypercoasters and at which park they can be found??
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 3:25 AM

MFRULES said:
"Ok, a "hyper" coaster is merely a 200-foot+ roller coaster.



Does anyone know how much 200-feet is in metres??
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Home Park: Wonderland Sydney, Australia


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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 3:27 AM
With a 200+ft drop as well. They usually don't have inversions & feature lots of airtime. track length is 5000+ft.

SFNE's Superman Ride of Steel is said to be the 'perfect' (Intamin) Hypercoaster. It has a 221ft drop & one overbanked turn. Photos - http://www.angelfire.com/nh/scubanrollercoasters/sros.html Stats - http://www.coasterbuzz.com/coasters/coaster.asp?CoasterID=219

One foot = 0.3048 metres. 200ft = 61m.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 3:52 AM
Millennium Force can be classified as a hypercoaster. An Intamin hyper, I'd say, is just about 75 feet shorter than the Force.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 3:57 AM
Yeah MF is a big Hypercoaster! I prefer to call it a Gigacoaster.

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The Buzzer formerly known as CoasterG-d
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 3:59 AM
200ft. is about 63meters. Hypercoasters generally are all aout speed and massive drops.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 5:27 AM

Taipan said:
"With a 200+ft drop as well. They usually don't have inversions & feature lots of airtime. track length is 5000+ft.



200ft drop is incorrect. Look at the first hyper coaster and get the definition from it. Magnum's drop is 194.8ft.

A hyper coaster is 200ft or more. The drop can be any length. As for loops, there used to be a rule that a coaster couldn't be a hyper if it had loops (heard it on a coaster special) but I am not sure.


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You are the Weakest Link, Goodbye.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 8:23 AM
The real point is that's it's a big coaster. Who cares how many inches above or below 200 feet it is?

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Jeff (who thinks that anyone who spends a lot of time thinking about this doesn't spend enough time on more important things in life)
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 1:29 PM
A coaster doesn't have to be 5000+ ft long to be considered a hyper. Look at Phantom's Revenge. Good point Jeff. *** This post was edited by mamba on 5/8/2001. ***
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 3:31 PM
Hyper 200+ i think and i think that X will fit in the category..

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RCman4
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 3:38 PM
Oh gosh, I almost lost sleep over that! eh.. just kidding! it was a good question, I didn't really know what one was either!!

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LoveToRide,
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 3:52 PM
Here is how I think of the different categories.

1-99 ft-Coaster
100-199 ft-Mega Coaster/Junior Hyper ie. Steel Eel
100-199 ft (with loops)-Mega Looper
200-299 ft-Hyper Coaster
200-299 ft (with loops)-Hyper Looper
300-399 ft-Giga Coaster

All of them are different, so the category Hyper Coaster is different than the Hyper Looper category.

And by the way, all these terms are just made up for marketing. For me, they just make classifying coasters easier.
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There are currently 11 coasters with the name Batman, 8 with the name Superman and 22 with the name Boomerang. Batman and Superman: The Ultimate Chiller Knight Flight Krypton Escape Ride. *** This post was edited by PT300 on 5/8/2001. ***
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 3:54 PM
I would have to say that to classify a coaster as OFFICIALLY a hyper or giga-coaster, the coaster must not have any inversions and instead, depend on speed for the main thrill...

If it had any loops, then it'd be called a 'steel looper' instead of a 'hyper'.

What would you call a coaster that is under 200 feet but has no inversions and is steel? Just a steel coaster? What if it was 180 feet? I'd still call it a hyper... possibly a mini-hyper?
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 3:56 PM
Ok, before I posted... looks like I have been corrected... as the term appears to be a "Mega Coaster". But is that what you call it, PT300, or is that the official terminology?
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 3:59 PM
Dawg Byte-It is nothing official, its just what I call it :). Oh, I also edited my post and put Jr. Hyper.
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There are currently 11 coasters with the name Batman, 8 with the name Superman and 22 with the name Boomerang. Batman and Superman: The Ultimate Chiller Knight Flight Krypton Escape Ride.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 8:45 PM
Actually, doesn't B&M refer to their hypers (Raging Bull, Apollo's Chariot, Nitro) as "mega coasters?"

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Matt Lynch, muddying the waters, just a little bit...
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 9:07 PM
Intamin refers to their hypers as mega-coasters
B&M called Apollo and Bull "speed coasters"
It really doesn't matter what their called!

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- Peabody
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 9:20 PM
Amen Peabody!!!!!

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"SAVING THE WORLD BEFORE BEDTIME" Powerpuff girls
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