intamin hyper/Gigga constuction in japan

Wednesday, July 3, 2002 11:56 AM

the intamin site says they are building the coaster with the steepest lift hill in tokyo anyone know anything abou it


http://www.webautor.ch/intamin/i_news.asp#top

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 12:01 PM

Its 80 meters [~240'] high and the lift is the steepest Intamin lift in the world at 45.5*. If I recall correctly the rest of the ride is on top of a mall. Interesting fact: the coaster actually goes THRU a ferris wheel! I kid you not!

Moosh

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*** This post was edited by Mamoosh on 7/3/2002. ***

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 12:04 PM
I saw the beginnings of the construction, and a model when I was there. It's a fun looking hyper that spends part of it's time on top of a shopping center, and does go through a new "spoke-less" wheel. Sounds pretty cool!

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- Peabody

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 12:07 PM

So 45.5 degrees... that's what, a half-degree steeper than Millennium Force?

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 12:11 PM
Yes, quite a unique hypercoaster. One thing I must point out though: This coaster's lift definitely is not the steepest in the world. Super Invertigos' lifts are 90 degrees, so is the lift of a Togo pipeline coaster in Japan, as well as Chance Rides' Toboggans. Heck, you could even consider elevator lifts like the Lost Coaster's to be vertical.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 12:16 PM
Heres a picture http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1845.htm?Picture=1

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- Chad

*** This post was edited by Chadster on 7/3/2002. ***

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 12:20 PM
Thats awsome! I have never seen a Ferris Wheel like that either...
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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 12:35 PM
Leave it to those silly Japanese to make such a thing! Seriously, it looks like I will have another coaster to ride on my next trip along with my attempt to actually get to ride Dodonpa.:)
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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 12:37 PM

And now people will add this to the list of Intamins innovations. As Jeff pointed out, it is a half degree steeper than Millennium Force's lift. I realize Intamin built both coasters, but that's how easy it is to surpass a record and claim to be innovative. This goes in conjunction with that other thread. ( http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=22529 ) Any company could design a coaster that has a 46 degree lift instead of a 45.5 degree lift, or a 319 foot tall coaster instead of the current record of 318 feet. Speed, Height, Degree of lift hill, that shouldn't count as innovation. It's the concept that counts.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 2:21 PM
If you would like a few construction pictures, just send me an e-mail. The coaster looks amazing, and the lift hill looks even steeper than 45.5. It fits into such a tiny space!
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TOGO!
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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 3:54 PM
That thing is going to be nuts. The bunnys on the mall are a nice touch.

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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! My dikfus.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 5:38 PM
That looks like a cool wheel though, looks like a good ride too.

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Can we change the name of Top Gun to your mom so no one wants to ride your mom?

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Thursday, July 4, 2002 4:01 AM
Let me get this straight, there's a gigga being constucted in Japan?

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Thursday, July 4, 2002 5:55 AM
S00perGIR, its not a giga, its going to be around 260ft according to RCDB. But it will have the steepest Intamin Lift at 45.5 degrees.

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----Chad

*** This post was edited by Chadster on 7/4/2002. ***

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Thursday, July 4, 2002 6:33 AM
Its something like 240 feet, I'd take it at Kings Island.

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Can we change the name of Top Gun to your mom so no one wants to ride your mom?

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Thursday, July 4, 2002 11:17 AM

Ozzy proves a good point, a degree higher in the lift isn't really anything special. The fun is in the ride. I have no doubt that this ride will be great(for those who get to ride it) and going through the ferris wheel will be fun. But topping something by just a little doesn't automatically make it special.

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Monday, August 19, 2002 9:11 AM
RCDB now has a few pictures up, compliments of...well...take a guess.
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TOGO!
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Monday, August 19, 2002 11:58 AM

MF never claimed to have the sleepest lift hill...

Anyway, that ride looks totally awesome! It looks like they just dropped MF into a huge metropolitan area! I hope to be able to see this ride on some Discovery Channel specials.

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Monday, August 19, 2002 2:19 PM
Blast coaster: non-contiuous track coasters dont count as anything in record breakers.

people say steel dragon is the tallest roller coaster. what about superman.
people say magunm was the first coaster over 200 feet. what about moonsault scramble.

same when MF came out people said it was the fastest, but what about superman.
i agree with the whole contiuous track arguement. i say steel dragon is the tallest too.
so deja vu doesnt really count


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Monday, August 19, 2002 2:49 PM
That ride looks crazy. I would love to ride that, Intamin does it again.
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