Friday, October 12, 2001 1:53 AM
I was thinking about this at school the other day. If you could time travel back into the Golden Age, the roarin '20s, and you could bring one coaster with you to show people how far we have improved in coaster technology and engineering and howwild today's rides are, wha would it be? I would bring X, it has a new feature never seen, it has the height, and it loops, too. What would you bring back?
Friday, October 12, 2001 3:31 AM
I would either bring X, MF, or a B&M inverted
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Friday, October 12, 2001 4:27 AM
Since X is
...I would have to say X-Flight because of the whole flying concept. I think people would be afraid to even watch something like that, let alone ride it!
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Friday, October 12, 2001 5:54 AM
A skycoaster or Steel Dragon 2000
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Friday, October 12, 2001 6:09 AM
X is not a DUD!!!!!!!!!!!! she's just not cooperating with us at the moment, She'll get over it lol.
I would have to say MF,X and SOB would definitly be taken with me if I could travel back in time to the 20's.
Friday, October 12, 2001 6:14 AM
If you wanted to show them how far we've come, something like Volcano The Blast Coaster would be ideal: inverted and powered launch (and themed).
Friday, October 12, 2001 6:29 AM
I would bring V2 or a thrust air
Friday, October 12, 2001 6:33 AM
I think I'd prefer to take 20's coasters back to today...
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Friday, October 12, 2001 6:53 AM
Honestly, I'd take back Raven. The point would be that the simplest thing are often *still* considered to be the best.
Otherwise, I'd take Hypersonic and watch everybody pass out! heheheh
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Friday, October 12, 2001 7:01 AM
2Hostyl said: Honestly, I'd take back Raven. The point would be that the simplest thing are often *still* considered to be the best.
Good call. Either a modern woodie like the Raven or Boulder Dash, or better yet, maybe the Coney Island Cyclone to show them that something that was great back then is still great now.
Then again, the looks on their faces when they see an Intamin Impulse launch from a standstill and up a dead-end tower would be priceless!
Friday, October 12, 2001 7:02 AM
I don't think a metal coaster would be a success in the 20's. Most people preferred to watch coasters like Flip Flap and the Bob's and other "outrageous" wild rides.
How, by the way, can anybody know if X is going to be a dud or a hit when nobody has ridden it yet?
Friday, October 12, 2001 7:02 AM
Maybe bring back any GCI or CCI to show how much influence the designers of the past have on the designers of today.
Friday, October 12, 2001 7:59 AM
Although I am a certified CCI nut, I'd have to impress them with Millenium Force. Heck, the structure alone would have them rolling their eyes. I doubt that none but the foolhearty would take a ride.
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Friday, October 12, 2001 9:15 AM
Something BIG, like Millennium Force or Steel Dragon. Close to what they'd be used to (no loops, inverted trains, or anything like that), but much, much larger.
I also agree that I'd like to bring a few rides from then back with me to now...
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Friday, October 12, 2001 9:24 AM
Yes, there are plenty of Wildcats, Comets, Cyclones, and Bobs that should be with us right now but aren't!
Friday, October 12, 2001 9:58 AM
gatorwoodie said: I think I'd prefer to take 20's coasters back to today...
I couldnt of said it better! They were probably ALOT more intense.
Friday, October 12, 2001 10:49 AM
I would definitely take a looping coaster that was completely opposite of the way they think of riding coasters. Most likely a B&M standup, inverted, or floorless, just to let them see how crazy and twisted coaster layouts have become.
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Friday, October 12, 2001 11:04 AM
I would probably bring back Alpengeist, besides X, as I read in my previous post. Alpengeist shows off a certain amount of height, and offers inverted track and inversions. I don't think I would want to bring a woodie, since back then they already knew woodies through and through basically (except for new trains, like PTCs).
Friday, October 12, 2001 5:44 PM
CoasterGuy, PTC was around back then, even built coasters as well as trains...
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Friday, October 12, 2001 10:00 PM
I wouldn't take a wooden, probally Montu.
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