Intamin Rocket Questionaire

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 11:43 AM
1.Do you think that Intamin will continue using over-the-shoulder harnesses for all of their rockets?

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?

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 12:11 PM
1. Um

2. Yeah!

3. Huh?

4. Moo!

5. Columbia

;)

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 12:13 PM
1 - I hope not.
2 - NO!
3 - not unless another park wants to spend $25,000,000+ on one. (I'm sure CF and SF are finished with the big rockets and I doubt Paramount or Busch will buy one)
4 - A long time...the smaller ones are doing very well.
5 - Storm Runner
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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 12:13 PM
1) Yes
2) what?
3) I hope not, that would be disrespectful.
4) At least until the after Christmas clearance sales.
5) Saturn V
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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 12:14 PM
LOL..funny!
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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 12:19 PM
1.Yes
2.Yes (just don't make it so tight, I don't feel the airtime)
3.Nope. Doubt it whole-heartly (at least for the next 3-5 years).
4.I guess maybe for the next ten years, if they keep designing interesting layouts.
5.Storm Runner
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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 12:22 PM
1. Probably

2. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

3. Why? Why?

4. As long as the manufacturer wants.

5. Triumph Rocket III

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 12:31 PM
1.Of course.

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.

5.Apollo 13

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 12:37 PM
1. Yes.

2. Yes.

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

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 12:48 PM
Haha Moosh. Nice.

1. Yes.

2. Idk?

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!

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 1:02 PM
1. No - If they do that than they would probably also do it to future hypers and gigas, and I don't see that happening. They'll design a better lapbar, that's all. SR and KK are exceptions because of the inversions for SR, and SF's hatred toward Intamin lapbars.

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.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 5:42 PM

millrace said:
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! :)

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:44 PM
2. I suppose they're better than the over the shoulder boulder holder restraints I've heard about.
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Thursday, August 11, 2005 1:14 AM
1 Yes

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)

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Thursday, August 11, 2005 8:44 AM
1. Highly probable

2. Yes

3. No

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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Thursday, August 11, 2005 8:46 AM
Oh is that right? Who told you that?
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Thursday, August 11, 2005 8:49 AM
Actually, that secrets been out for a while. You can read all about it here:
http://tinyurl.com/73eus
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Thursday, August 11, 2005 8:51 AM
The link didn't work. It must be my computer.
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Thursday, August 11, 2005 9:18 AM
That was funny, millrace ;).
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Thursday, August 11, 2005 10:34 AM
5. Roger Clemens (on the real, Storm Runner) *** Edited 8/11/2005 2:35:35 PM UTC by coy***
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