Hypersonic XLC

Monday, June 30, 2003 5:34 PM
I was wondering how Hypersonic has been doing... is it being reliable or is it still having a significant amount of downtime? I might be going in about 2 weeks so I just wanted to see how its doing. Thanks.
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Monday, June 30, 2003 6:41 PM
Well when I was there about 2 weeks ago for CoasterCon it was running pretty reliable. There was a short breakdown while I was in line for about 15 minutes but mostly it seemed to be running without too many problems. Hope this helps.

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Monday, June 30, 2003 6:47 PM
I was there on Saturday, it had a few breakdowns, but it wasn't down for long. I think it'll be just fine.

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Monday, June 30, 2003 7:04 PM
Hypersonic is running MUCH better this year than it has been.
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Monday, June 30, 2003 7:07 PM
I havent ever riden Hypersonic XLC. Is it any good?

I would think so seeing the park is owned by Cedar Fair and my home park is Cedar Point and seeing how great all the rides are there i would assume that the rides there would be good too. So I was wondering .Are the rides as good as Cp's?

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Monday, June 30, 2003 7:09 PM
I really liked hypersonic until it crested the top and I felt like I was going to break off at the thighs. Those restrainst suck.

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Monday, June 30, 2003 7:13 PM
So basically Jeff, what you are saying is, you got some sickening ejector air over the top?

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Monday, June 30, 2003 7:13 PM

Why3289 said:
I havent ever riden Hypersonic XLC. Is it any good?

I would think so seeing the park is owned by Cedar Fair and my home park is Cedar Point and seeing how great all the rides are there i would assume that the rides there would be good too. So I was wondering .Are the rides as good as Cp's?


Umm, am I the only one that is confused by his/her logic? Last I checked its at Paramounts Kings Dominion. Paramount....

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Monday, June 30, 2003 7:17 PM
Yup, PKD is definitly not a Cedar Fair park, but I was gonna let someone else tackle that:)

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Monday, June 30, 2003 7:17 PM
Launch and top hat are incredible after that the thing is a POS.

An honorary Vekoma if there ever was one.

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Monday, June 30, 2003 9:56 PM

I rode it for the first time on Friday, and while it could stand to be a little longer (ok, a LOT longer), it's not a bad ride. The launch alone is worth the wait. It did seem to have a little trouble though, broke down once for 30 minutes just before I got on for what looked like a bad sensor, and on my second ride later broke down just after I got off.
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Monday, June 30, 2003 10:10 PM

Chitown said:
So basically Jeff, what you are saying is, you got some sickening ejector air over the top?

That's putting it in a modest manner. He probably was more along the lines of having his torso ripped from his body.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 2:33 AM
I was just down at PKD about a week ago and rode Hypersonic for the first time - I loved it! Great air time.

It did break down off and on during the day but those break downs weren't long.

X Factor

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 6:38 AM
I found Hypersonic to be a lousy ride when I rode back at the end of April... the launch was fun and cresting the top of that hill was unnerving, but the rest of the ride (what little there is- just a turn and another dip before the brakes) felt "cheap." The structure rattled and the train seemed to bounce along the track, which contradicted the kind of ride I was expecting from something that ran on rubber tires. In other words, it just didn't do anything for me.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 7:11 AM
That's just it... launch is cool, but did Stan ever think that maybe, just maybe, the top of the tower is a little too narrow? Dodonpa has a much bigger top to its tower.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 7:22 AM
I guess he did and that't why Dodonpa has a larger radius. From what I hear, the airtime is still incredible, but is slightly more "comfortable" than Hypersonic because of the change. My nagging question is why Stan didn't build a "real" coaster after that initial hill?

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 7:31 AM
Because PKD didn't pony up the money for a 'real' coaster.

Remember, Hypersonic XLC is the same basic structure as the ThrustAir Prototype built in Utah. They just added some extra track to make it fit into the place that PKD wanted it.

Don't ever blame the manufacturer for something like a short layout. If they had their way I'm sure theyd've been happy to sell twice as much track to the park. The fact is thae manufacturer is delivering the ride the park asks for with the space and money available to build it.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 7:32 AM
"I really liked hypersonic until it crested the top and I felt like I was going to break off at the thighs. Those restrainst suck."

Amen to that!

I enjoyed Hypersonic's launch but the rest was just OK. I'll take Xcelerator over Hypersonic any day.

mOOSH

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 7:35 AM
I was there Monday 6/23 and it was down most of the morning. It seemed to run reliably when I returned in the evening.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 7:46 AM
Hypersonic has been running very well lately. I was just there sunday and exept for one breakdown that lasted about 30mins, it ran pretty good. My only complaint with its current state is that its still only running 2 trains. Back in 2001, i saw 3 trains run *perfectly*, with the line 30mins or less all day.

About Hypersonic's restraint....

Not to bring up a big flame war or anything, but isnt it always that maggie lovers that always say "sure its a little rough, but..." I find hypersonic hardly painful at all..a little sudden, but not painful. I ride hypersonic trouble free, but to enjoy magnum i even went to the extent of wrapping my sweatshirt around the lap bar of maggie just to make it less painfull.

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