Intamin Impulses

Sunday, October 31, 2004 6:29 PM
What is you favorite impulse, and has anyone ever rode Linear Gale and how is it.



Sunday, October 31, 2004 7:20 PM
Well, Wicked Twister is the only impulse I have been on, so I have to go with that one. It was a very fun ride, but would be so much better if they put it back up to full power.
Sunday, October 31, 2004 7:30 PM
TOS, my friend. Favorite topics are not allowed.

In response to the legitimate part of the topic, No, I haven't.

Sunday, October 31, 2004 7:32 PM
Sorry about that. To answer the question though, no I have not. I really have no desire to go to Japan just to ride an Impulse that goes up and down with no holding brake...
Sunday, October 31, 2004 7:56 PM
I have a question... Why do they call it an impluse coaster? Does it use special LIM's? Also what is the difference between LIM's and LSM's?

*** Edited 11/1/2004 12:57:12 AM UTC by razore86***

Sunday, October 31, 2004 8:28 PM
An impulse coaster is called such because it repeatedly gets impulses of energy via the LIM's (as opposed to FoF which just gets one shot of energy at the start). It doesn't use "special" LIM's but I'm sure they're continually being improved.

As for question 3, there was a pretty long topic about that a couple of weeks ago. Search function will find it for you.

Sunday, October 31, 2004 8:33 PM
There is a lengthy topic about LSM and LIM systems here.

I wouldn't go to Japan to ride Linear Gale, but Thunder Dolphin, one of the most original coasters built is also in LaQua.

Sunday, October 31, 2004 9:04 PM
I flew to Tokyo, got on a train to LaQua, rode Linear Gale, and went home. How was it? Pretty fun.
Sunday, October 31, 2004 9:23 PM
I know you've been to Japan because seemingly every post you've ever made has to do with mentioning it. Somehow, even if the thread is talking about something entirely different, you find a way to interject it.

However, IMO even if you're infinitely wealthy, if you did what you said you did in your post, you have no life.

Sunday, October 31, 2004 9:47 PM
Geeze homey it was a joke! Who the hell would ever fly to a country for one ride?
Sunday, October 31, 2004 9:52 PM
I don't know, I rode Wicked Twister, and I didn't think that it was anything overly special. I liked the launch and the twists, but again, nothing that made me say "I wanna ride it again!". I'd rather ride a full-circuit coaster I guess, because it was a walk-on when I was there and I didn't take a second ride.
Sunday, October 31, 2004 9:53 PM
If I had the money I would.
Sunday, October 31, 2004 9:53 PM
My bad then, PT300. You have to admit that a smiley woulda helped though.
Monday, November 1, 2004 1:03 AM
Of the 3 I've ridden (WT, SFWOA's SUE - yeah I know it's GL now, and SFGAm's V2), I prefer WT. One I'm not crazy about holding brakes and the jerk they give you. Two I love the scenery on WT. Three I like both of the spikes being twisted.
Monday, November 1, 2004 1:09 AM
Ive only been on Wicked Twister and I thought it was pretty fun, but I think that Linear Gale would be sort of boring with just 2 straight spikes...
Monday, November 1, 2004 1:24 AM
Homey G., if he's anything like me, he boycotts smileys.

Is it me, or do the Japanese coasters have the most hilarious names. Thunder Dolphin is my favorite.

As for the impulses, I've never been on any of the earlier ones with non vertical twists, but no one really speaks highly of that. Of the 3 I have been on, my favorite was Cedar Point's before the tone down. As of now, they are all basically the same, although watching people unaware of the holding break on the one in chicago is hilarious.

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Monday, November 1, 2004 2:00 AM
I Boycott dumbasses, but you're still around. Darn. Must not be working.
Monday, November 1, 2004 7:09 AM
Boycotting Dumbii (plural of dumbass) would make living a whole lot harder considering your average joe. Seriously though, lets restrain the vain personal attacks to your American Idol fan club website.
Monday, November 1, 2004 7:58 AM
Only been on Wicked Twister and I don't have much of an intention to ride anything else. I love the ride and is my is in my top 5 after TTD, MF, and Raptor. The beach location for the ride makes it very cool and also very cold on a cloudy day.

What is the reason that no other park built another double twister. It is and looks like the better one by far out of the two different types (3 if you count Linear Gale, but what park would want one of those).

Monday, November 1, 2004 10:24 AM
Linear Gale was very fun, but not as "intense" as other impulses. Still great, though

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