Japanese TA2K

Saturday, April 21, 2001 3:13 PM
Does anyone have solid info, or at least an EDUCATED guess as to what park is installing the TA2K in Japan. S&S has said it's going to Japan, and will be 320 ft, 107 mph (Those may not be exact, that's just what I remember from various articles.)

Out of the many possible parks in Japan I think it might be narrowed to 3 or 4 likely choices.

The most likely seems to be Fujikyu Highland. They recently put in "Birdmen", a small flying coaster, but their last major coaster was Fujiama. A new coaster would bring their count to 13! (Someone on thrillride reported seeing construction at Fujikyu for a coaster supposedly opening in July, sounds promising to me.)

I'm going in August, and want to ride it. Hypersonic was AMAZING, and I'm dying to ride a real production model!

(Now I can't remember, is it Fujykyu or Nagashima that has 12 coasters? It was in the recent Rollercoaster magazine.)
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- Peabody *** This post was edited by Peabody on 4/21/2001. ***
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Saturday, April 21, 2001 3:18 PM
Who made "Birdman" andway?

I never heard anything about the Thrist Air, but it would be cool. BTW, would't 107 mph hit the top of the hill faster than normal?

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Saturday, April 21, 2001 3:22 PM
Birdmen (yes, that's Birdmen with an e. The full name translates as "The Jet Brothers present the Flying Birdmen Coaster")
was made by Hoei Sangyu (Japan).

About the speed question: A custom TA2K could do ANYTHING after the launch. Assuming that a similar hill is going to be used as Hypersonic has, 320 ft, 107 mph seems about right.

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