Intamin Drop Towers

Friday, January 18, 2002 11:03 PM
Are these things any good since it seem like SFMM may get one within this year or next year.  Which is better Sitdown or Standup.
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 2:05 AM
The sit downs are scary enough, esecially as in the states you can build em so high. The standup at Drayton is nowhere near the height, but the tilting motion on the way up is very nerve racking. I been riding coasters for 25 yrs now, and I feel pretty secure in them, but Apocalypse is a little too much for me, and if I hadn't been doing the usual showing off in front of friends, I wouldn't have ridden a second time!
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 6:05 AM
Drop Zone at Carowinds is pretty awsome even though its only 160 some feet.  I feel that the stand-up ones like Acrophopia at SFOG are scarier. But they are both awsome.
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 8:56 AM
I've been on a few drop towers and these are my favorites...

Pittfall @ Kennywood - 251 feet, on top of a hill, and perched on the side of the hill.  Very scary the first time around

Drop Zone @ PKI - 315 sit-down gyro drop, by far the scariest one i've been on.

I have plans to ride SFOG's Acrophobia this summer and can't wait to see how scary it really is.  Intamin drop towers are worth it.  Its the only way freefalling towers should be made.

Coasterman Mike

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Saturday, January 19, 2002 9:14 AM
Collin if you think Apocalypse is scary.  You should ride Acrophobia @ SFoG.  Its a standup that tilts out.  The catch is there is no floor.  Your feet dangle freely.  I love Acro to death.
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 9:32 AM
Acro for me wasn't really THAT different from Drop Zone @ PKI.  The seat-tilt idea is cool, and the view of the rapidly-approaching ground is a little...better?!?  I'll take ALL the additional height and drop time.  Carowinds'/PGA's were good, if a little shorter.  Didn't do KW's Pitt Fall, saw folks get stuck up there for 20-25 minutes and decided "not for us"...LOL.  The seating in the round is a considerable improvement in capacity, and a better overall experience IMO.  But then again, compared to the first-gen Intamin drops, ALL of these are great rides...
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 11:47 AM
I think they should make the car spinn when falling.....that would be even more scarier.:)
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 11:49 AM
Which is the tallest in the USA????????????
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 11:55 AM
I think PKI's Drop Zone is the tallest gyro drop in the world at 315 feet.
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Derek McBride
PKI Dude
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 12:27 PM
As far as I know, Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, a popular theme park near Tokyo, boasts the world's highest free-fall ride, a 107-meter (350-foot), 35-story plunge called Blue Fall. It takes riders about 40 seconds to reach the top and only about four seconds to drop back down at a top speed of 125 kilometers (78 miles) per hour.  That is fast, and intense.  I haven't been on Pitfall or Drop Zone, mostly because I tend to just hit coasters, but I have ridden both Blue Fall, and Supreme Scream at KBF, and Blue Fall was just insane.  INSANE...  There is a site in Japan that has video of the drop.  Check it out.  It is an English page too.  http://www.asovini.com/screamer/e/mainhome_e.html
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 12:58 PM
Giant drop in Australia is 39 stories.  Thats the tallest.
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 1:09 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed Pitfall, though if you're facing away from the park, the view is a bit... industrial.  I'd love to go ona  standup though, they sound/look/are awesome.  If only they'd tack another 50+ feet on the next one... I can dream.

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Saturday, January 19, 2002 1:26 PM
I REALLY wanted to go on Drop Zone at PKI, but when we went there, it had lost a motor and it was hanging off the side of the tower... lol. The only one I've been on is Drop Zone at PGA... it was pretty good for being so short in duration and small in height. I could only imagine how freaky the Gyros, stand ups, and GryoStandUps are...
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 1:26 PM
Giant Drop over in Aussie is 390ft tall and is the tallest. Then its Blue Fall as you said. As for the tallest Gyro drop i think its still Giant Drop although it could be UFO at formosa in Taiwan

I will have a list fo all Intamin freefalls up soon with info and pics. (well as many as i can get) ill let you know when i get the lists finnished

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Saturday, January 19, 2002 1:46 PM
I forgot all about Giant Drop!  Yep, that's right.  I knew I was saying something wrong.  Thanks for setting me straight.  ;)  Regardless, check out the link to Blue Fall.  Pretty cool...onride, no less.
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 2:58 PM
Personally, I prefer Intamin 2nd Generation freefalls over Gyro Drops...Drop Zone at PKI was really good(and REALLY high:)), but the drop itself was a little disappointing.  2nd Gen. drops just feel faster to me.
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