Is Steel Eel A hypercoaster?

Wednesday, May 2, 2001 12:52 PM
Is Steel Eel A hypercoaster?

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If FoF got that great of a makeover than why can't I?
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 1:00 PM
No. I do not think any one would say this is a Hyper since the drop and the lift is only 150 feet.

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The Raging Bull #1!! *** This post was edited by SFGA_FAN on 5/2/2001. ***
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 1:19 PM
The park(Sea World Texas) *and* Morgan call it a "Junior hyper". Nuff said.

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Charles M Schulz(1922-2000) You were the best!
RIP *** This post was edited by OutKast on 5/2/2001. ***
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 1:19 PM
Yeup. It's just your typical 150 FT out and back steel roller coaster. What would we call it then? A wannabe hyper? Who knows.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 2:49 PM
I think junior hyper fits quite nicely.

I personally think any large non-inverting steel coaster is a "mega-coaster" some are bigger (MF) and some are smaller (Steel Eel). A height mark doesn't mean a specific title for me.
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- Peabody
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 2:56 PM
Yea, the brochure says it's a hyper. "Hyper Coaster" really isn't an official designation, in the same sense as "Looping". Though most people think the definition is "over 200 foot drop", it is, technically, open to interpretation. *** This post was edited by Kraken on 5/2/2001. ***
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 3:04 PM
There is no hard definition for "hyper" and there never will be. Who cares, they are all great rides!

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- Peabody
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 3:24 PM
o the 99 brochure it said it was a "hyper coaster". but i know its not!
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 3:38 PM
Good call, Peabody. Hey, we seem to agree on a lot of stuff lately. ;)

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"If we built a ride that everyone wanted to ride, it would be called an elevator, and that's not an amusement ride."
-Stan Checketts, S&S Power
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 6:16 PM
Like I said, open to interpretation.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 6:22 PM
There is a definition of a hyper, just go by the rules of the first hyper.

I have heard this topic before. Is it because of the park saying its a hyper or is it because it looks like a hyper that people think its a hyper?

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You are the Weakest Link, Goodbye.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 7:05 PM
No

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TITAN IS GONNA ROCK TEXAS
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 7:18 PM
The park(Sea World Texas) *and* Morgan call it a "Junior hyper". Nuff said.


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Charles M Schulz(1922-2000) You were the best!
RIP
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 8:05 PM

Jephry said:
"There is a definition of a hyper, just go by the rules of the first hyper."

Well, then, obviously a hypercoaster is a coaster over 200' tall with a drop shorter than 200'. Right?

There is no definition of a hypercoaster. Never has been, never will be. Don't force your opinions on others. I hate that. :)

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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