Hypersonic problems revealed......

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 5:58 AM

Forgive me if this was posted prior, I could not see a recent topic on it anywhere...so......

Screamscape now has an article online revealing the true issues with Hypersonic at PKD. I don't usually reference Screamscape but this seems to be on the up and up.

It is interesting to note that S&S is no longer involved. That would leave me to predict that we will not see another Stan Checketts (sp??) ride at a Paramount Property for a long time.

Check it out at...


You may have to scroll down to get to it.


A.K.A. John K.

*** This post was edited by Shaggy on 4/17/2002. ***

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 6:22 AM
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Thanks Shaggy. Sounds familiar, a coaster company being formed by former employees of an existing company...

But I think it would be a serious mistake on Paramount's part to completely end their relationship with S&S. IMO, their innovation, past and present, is something NOT to be ignored....also, noting that in the linked photo, the guy seems very happy with his ride, while the young lady next to him seems "less than thrilled"...LOL.

Any resemblance between this post and humor is purely coincidental. No robots were harmed in the filming of this episode...The sarcasm filter default has been left ON for your enjoyment.

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 7:16 AM
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It looks like the cars are 6 seaters now. If that's the case, capacity is going to be even worse than last year.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 7:50 AM
Ah, but if the ride is more reliable, effective capacity will be MUCH better... Also, one picture shows 4 seats, and another shows 6, so it's quite possible that NEITHER represents the entire train.

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*** This post was edited by GregLeg on 4/17/2002. ***

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 7:51 AM
Soggy's avatar Maybe I missed the official reason... What exactly is "wrong" with H:XLC. I know it suffered rollbacks and downtime last season. I thought those were just bugs to work out of the design, not actual "flaws" that needed fixing.

I humbly apologize if I missed a whole topic on that subject.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 9:30 AM

I posted a topic about this new from Screamscape this morning and someone deleted it. Why can Shaggy post a topic about this but mine was deleted 5 fours before?

I also had a topic about why Twisted Sisters name was changed and that there are also lawsuits against Lake Compounce for using the name. This topic was also deleted.

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 10:42 AM
You're not allowed to post copyrighted text, Vertigo. It's all in the TOS.

- Peabody

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 11:15 AM

Only part that was from the site was what I qouted, which told at the beginning where it was from. Plus, I submitted the news about Twisted Sisters because it had threatened lawsuits against my home park. Those were in terms really my words posted.

Do the moderators here even check to see who it may belong to or correct it? I'm a mod at two coaster sites and haven't seen strictness like this before. It was also revised since I added and changed many parts that they forgot. This happened before when they deleted a thread about the Comet frm Coasternet. Didn't even occr to you guys that I'm a staff member on Coasternet and that I was a co-writer of the article.

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 11:22 AM
Jeff's avatar

Well, you aren't a mod at a site that's as well visited by media and industry folks then, because if I miss something I get e-mail asking me to remove stuff. That won't change.

Not only that, but it's a waste of bandwidth to quote other articles anyway when you can just as easily link to them. Don't flatter yourself by thinking I've got something personal with anybody.

Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 11:27 AM
Where's the article?I looked over at screamscape and cannot find anything relating to H:XLC other than the fact that it is closed until further notice.
Wednesday, April 17, 2002 11:35 AM

click the link at the top... and scroll down... its a small screamscape section with a few pics...

i cant wait till someone posts some pics on the actual ride (not the trains) getting fixxed

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 11:47 AM
Since there is no apparent work on the tower, and the problem was the trains, I think it is fairly safe to assume that the tower will remain "as is".

- Peabody

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 12:10 PM
yay! what are they doing to the trains anyways? Now im debating whether to go to PKD this year or next year... but atleast I get to go to PKI in June!

*** This post was edited by GhettoCoaster on 4/17/2002. ***

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 2:51 PM
Thanks for the words, Shaggy.

I'll be @PKD May 11-12, so maybe I'll be seeing something. Although, I'm sad we have to wait to ride H:XLC again.

That Interactive Rides site has some neat things on it. From the sound of what they can do to other S&S products, they may increase capacity instaed of cutting it, they have lots of retrofits for rides like Parachutes that look amazing.....
anyways, I'd LOVE to see this 'interactive seating' applied to an existing coaster.......

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 3:00 PM
ahhhhh... i thought it was the top of the tower that was causing the g-force probs... ma bad
Wednesday, April 17, 2002 5:45 PM
did they also fix the Invertigo problems at MM?

Texas Coasters... wow I'm lucky... IM me if you feel like talking about coasters.

Thursday, April 18, 2002 4:57 AM
the front on those new trains are pimp. Low front like appollo chariot. I can't wait. And that is just a temp fix. The 2003 season they are having all new rides.
Thursday, April 18, 2002 10:48 AM
I really liked the ride the way it was. I found no problem with the trains or the tower. Some people say that the g's at the top were bad. I didn't feel it much. Also, what exactly did they do to the trains. Other than a few cars missing they look the same. I know the article was talking about it but could someone explain for me.
Thursday, April 18, 2002 1:07 PM
I agree with Limwarrior, those new trains are phat. That low front is awesome. I hope that they don't put that stupid windshield back on it though.
Thursday, April 18, 2002 1:47 PM
Shortening the trains will not really hurt capacity much from last year if they are able to get all four trains running. Last year the trains did seat 8, but they only ran two of the trains for almost the whole season until they stepped up to three right at the end.

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