Intamins next big thing

Monday, October 13, 2003 5:45 PM
Over the past years Intamin has been a leader in bringing the industry revolutionary ideas, ans pushing the envelope. They have taken ride types and pushed them to the next level (hyper coasters turned into mega coasters, LIM coasters turned into inverted impulse twisting coasters, launched coaster into rocket coaster) I just want to know what people think intamins newest contraption will be. I can see it being a floorless of flying coaster. Dick Kenzle said in an interview for a foreign paper that he would like to seem them build those two types of coasters, and i personal think they will make one of them in the very near future. Please tell me what u think Intamins next big thing will be.
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Monday, October 13, 2003 6:08 PM
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Monday, October 13, 2003 7:11 PM
I seriously think Intamin will come out with there own Flyer soon. They don't have one yet and they might be able to pull it off pretty good, most likely better than the Vekoma's. But if they don't I think they will continue to improve there Rocket Coasters.

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Monday, October 13, 2003 7:16 PM
When did "revolutionary" begin to mean 'taking ride types and pushing them to the next level'?

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Monday, October 13, 2003 7:18 PM
The new LSM water coaster in Korea looks AMAZING....largly in part to the amazing theming!

If an american park could pull that off, I think it would be Intamin's next big thing

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Monday, October 13, 2003 7:33 PM
What "revolutionary" rides are those? I'll give you the rocket coaster, but that's about it. Most everything else they've done was done first by someone else.

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Monday, October 13, 2003 9:56 PM

Peabody said:
The new LSM water coaster in Korea looks AMAZING....largly in part to the amazing theming!

If an american park could pull that off, I think it would be Intamin's next big thing.


Silver Dollar City was considering a "Launched Water Coaster" on one of there surveys for future attractions.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2003 5:31 AM

Intamin said:
Dick Kenzle said in an interview for a foreign paper that he would like to seem them build those two types of coasters, and i personal think they will make one of them in the very near future.

When did he say that he hoped that INTAMIN would build those types of coasters? I recall him mentioning them, but not mentioning a preferred manufacturer.

Personally, I feel that Intamin's Rocket Coasters (especially the variations with inversions, like Hershey's new coaster) are going to be big, if they can prove them to be more reliable than TTD in its first season. They also have that "Aqua Coaster" that could potentially become pretty popular...

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Tuesday, October 14, 2003 5:32 AM

Jeff said:
What "revolutionary" rides are those? I'll give you the rocket coaster, but that's about it. Most everything else they've done was done first by someone else.

While this may be true, wouldn't this give them the chance to see what mistakes someone else made and attempt to correct them? First to market is nice, but it only lets people improve upon your idea.

And can we count the drop rides? Or are we saying those are Giovanolas?

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Tuesday, October 14, 2003 5:41 AM
Well, I can't really say that Intamin has taken the ideas of others and improved upon them. I would call an improvement to be an increase in reliability, which Intamin isn't exactly famous for!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2003 9:35 AM
I could see them doing a flyer sometime in the future,but a floorless no way.

Remember B&M have patented the floorless design,which means no rival company can market a similar product in any way,shape or form without first obtaining permission from B&M.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2003 9:38 AM
I hope Intamin's 'Next Big Thing' will be a hyper in the Midwest.

I know it doesn't seem too likely, but I can dream.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2003 9:40 AM
It'll be a new "u" coaster that will have elements shaped like a "y", "o" and "u" (cursive of course). :)

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Tuesday, October 14, 2003 9:48 AM

Rob Ascough said:
Well, I can't really say that Intamin has taken the ideas of others and improved upon them. I would call an improvement to be an increase in reliability, which Intamin isn't exactly famous for!

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Well ok, maybe improved was a bad word, maybe "expand upon"? And I dunno, I still looooove impulses and I can't really think of anything else out there like it.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 7:02 AM

BATWING FAN SFA said:
I could see them doing a flyer sometime in the future,but a floorless no way.

Remember B&M have patented the floorless design,which means no rival company can market a similar product in any way,shape or form without first obtaining permission from B&M.


What makes you think they didn't patent the invert? I think you need to go look at your intellectual property textbook...

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 7:08 AM
If patent law was that encompassing, don't you think B&M would have to ask Vekoma's permission to build a flyer first? My goodness...

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 9:08 AM
Vekoma never patented their flying dutchman design,if I'm not mistaken B&M never patented their inverted design.

It appears they didn't want to make the same mistake with the floorless design however,now their flyer is a bit different because the B&M flyer trains are just an advanced version based on the inverted train.

Vekoma got around any possible patent issues with regards to the inverted coaster by naming their model a suspended looping coaster(better known to us as an SLC) but of course it's a variant of B&M's inverted rides only with different a seating configuration.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 9:14 AM
http://www.delphion.com/details?pn=US05272984__

B&M's inverted patent

(note two underscores at the end of the url)
*** This post was edited by bit0mike 10/15/2003 1:15:33 PM ***

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 3:38 PM
Once read they're working on a 200mph 'Bullet Coaster' although most likely some sad person made that up! :)
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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 3:51 PM

janfrederick said:
It'll be a new "u" coaster that will have elements shaped like a "y", "o" and "u" (cursive of course). :)

Don't tell me you didn't see the word Hulk clearly spelled out....those B&M guys think of *everything*....;)

Of course, I'm so old-fashioned that *nothing* Intamin will do in the future will turn my head like the old RoSs....still find it hard to believe that all three of the US versions got crowded into the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast....

bill, thinking the LSM water coaster would fit QUITE well at a few parks.....and that I need to start getting myself some of those "all-encompassing" type patents...;)
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