2.In your opinion, should they continue?
3.Do you think that they will ever have another rocket coaster that could possibly surpass Kingda Ka? If so, in what way? (i.e. height, speed, length, etc.)
4.How long do you suppose rockets will stay on the market?
5.What's your favorite rocket?
3. Why? Why?
4. As long as the manufacturer wants.
5. Triumph Rocket III
2.Lap Bars all the way.
3.Most inversions and the first Intimin rocket to kill someone. (Time Span of 3-7 years)
4.Rides like Storm Runner/Rita/Kanonen, I hope so, One trick ponies *cough*TTD/KK*cough* I hope not. Two are more than enough.
3. They already have rocket coasters that surpass KK. Storm Runner and Xcelerator are far superiour to KK [and Dragster!] and offer a more complete and superior ride experience.
4. Until someone comes up with a similar ride that is more reliable.
5. Pocket Rocket
3. Possibly, after they figure out how not to have major accidents. ;)
4. A long time for the smaller ones, but not too long for ttd and kk look alikes.
5. Storm Runner and TTD!
2. Of course they should continue, they are a blast.
3. If a coaster surpasses KK it will likely be done by CP and they aren't going to make a 2nd rocket coaster. It will be more like a giant MF.
4. Rocket coasters will stay in the market probably the same time as hypers did, probably 10 years or so, maybe more. They've obviously been more popular to build than the impulses.
5. TTD is my favorite because it's the only one I've been on but I'm going to HP tommorow and maybe SR is better.
3) I hope not, that would be disrespectful.
Ya know, today basically "blew chunks" from 9am-5:30pm....and then I read that. Thanks millrace! :)
2 No - (Too restraining)
3 Yes - But it should be with additional elelments (One big hill and a followup is a lot of wasted energy)
4 A long time - People like being launched and a lot of money has been invested in them (Despite their reputation for lots of "downtime" and required maintainance)
5 - Dragster - But I was never on Storm Runner (though I''m going towards the end of the month)
4. Traditional hydraulic rockets should be on the market for a while, but I have some highly classified and confidential info for you: my sources tell me that in late 2008, if all goes according to schedule in terms of research and development, Intamin will introduce to the public the production model of their special "VerticalPerformance50000" (VP50000)project, a new nuclear powered coaster!
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