Intamin Hyper for Korakuen in Japan

Saturday, October 19, 2002 2:15 PM

The track is nearly complete for this yet unnamed Intamin hyper. Look how the track threads the eye of the hubless ferris wheel.

Saturday, October 19, 2002 2:26 PM

This ride just keeps looking more and more amazing!

The lift hill structure looks very unique - almost like the mast of ships. Does anyone know the advantage of this kind of lift structure compared to that of MF?

Also, the two dives off the Mall's building (especially the second one) look like they are going to be awesome.

The Other Siebert

Saturday, October 19, 2002 2:28 PM
Those Japanese and their silly ferris wheels.

"My friend who works there said.." In enthusiast talk is,"The Lemon Chill guy said.."

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 2:49 PM
Even though I haven't talked with any structural engineers, I am assuming that the particular design will aid the coaster in an earthquake, being that it is on top of the mall. Regardless, I will be riding it next summer, so there!;)

----------------- - The future of music.

Saturday, October 19, 2002 5:53 PM
The structure is certainly unique for a coaster. I'm guessing that it was designed by local engineers as part of the mall design rather than by Intamin since it looks like no logical growth of their structural designs. I don't think that I've ever seen a structure with as many tension rods. It really does make it look like a ship. I agree that some of the motivation must be earthquake desing
Saturday, October 19, 2002 8:13 PM
Some of those supports are wild! Also worth noting are the shock-absorbers connecting the track and the supports, ala Xcelerator.

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 8:31 PM
Yeah, zero-g. Those suppoerts are really weird. Shock-abosorbers! Neato. This coaster is looking cooler and cooler. I like how it has these small bunny hops that are probably going to be taken at high speeds and it appears to have trick track!

I was asked to describe X in one word. The word? -- OhmygoshwhathaveIgottenmyselfintothisisthescariest

Saturday, October 19, 2002 8:40 PM


Can PKD PLEASE have an intamin hyper?!?

#1-MF #2-Apollo's Chariot #3-S:RoS

-Why a car if i could have a coaster train on wheels??

Saturday, October 19, 2002 9:23 PM
Yeah, those supports look pretty wicked!

LocoBazooka--Sevendust, Nonpoint, Stereo Vent, Mushroomhead
Korn Tour (With no name)--Korn, Puddle of Mudd, Deadsy

Saturday, October 19, 2002 10:06 PM

That is one bad-ass, mofo coaster. If you could judge by looks alone, I'd say it has the potential to be the best coaster anywhere.

Current favorite coasters:
Wooden: 1) Beast 2) Raven 3) Son of Beast 4) The Boss 5) Timber Wolf
Steel: 1) Raging Bull 2) Millennium Force 3) V2 4) Wild Thing 5) Mr. Freeze

Sunday, October 20, 2002 12:13 AM
Going through the Ferris wheel is a cool concept, since it is one of a kind and all, but it probably doesn't add much to the coaster because the gap is so big. Anyhow, that is one dope looking ride nonetheless.

"Hey, man! Is that Freedom Rock?! TURN IT UP!!!"

Sunday, October 20, 2002 4:42 AM
Looks really cool. That park has some pretty unique rides :)
Sunday, October 20, 2002 4:44 AM
That coaster looks absolutly incredible, and the way it goes on top of the building is amazing. This is definatly one coaster I would love to ride in the future :)
Sunday, October 20, 2002 6:30 AM
Ah man Nasai!!! I can't believe my dad changed jobs. Stanford sent him everywhere. Now that we're stuck in Mass, the only place that Harvard Medical sent us were Niagra Falls, and Washington D.C., and for some blatent reason to Bogota'!!!

Lake Compounce-So Fresh and So Clean Clean

Sunday, October 20, 2002 7:38 AM

nasai said:
Regardless, I will be riding it next summer, so there! ;)

I really do hate you, Rob. (Mostly for not coming to PPPP!) ;)

- Peabody

Sunday, October 20, 2002 9:05 PM

Oh, c'mon Jeff!;) I have made it a point to make it out to SRM. Isn't that what you wanted this year anyway? Based on you and a few shining others, SRM sounds like the event to beat. I can't wait for that. In fact, I have been trying to figure out how I am going to do it, but I will try my darndest. This is a promise (watch out!).

I will be going to Japan next summer for sure. Either on tour, or for my vacation, but Korakuen and DisneySea are calling my name. I...must...go!

Vertigo, at least you live near Lake Compounce. I haven't been even close to it, and you get Boulder Dash all to your lonesome, and probably a lot as well. I envy YOU.:)


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