Kennywood announces launched steel coaster for 2010

Posted Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:23 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Kennywood has posted a video on their Web site for a new (and unnamed) steel roller coaster to open for the 2010 season. It appears to be a Premier Rides device, launched, with a vertical tower. The video says it will do 0 to 50 mph in less than three seconds.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 6:24 PM
The Mole's avatar

Who'd-a-thought that a bunch of coaster nerds would find complaint with the wording, grammar, and models of an announced coaster over what it's replacing, the layout, who makes it, or what not. We live in crazy times my friends....

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 6:50 PM

^ The layout in the link posted earlier looks terrible. The video and press release make it seem like the ride has a tophat, but this seems to pause at the top and go straight for a car lenght or two. It looks more like the drawing that ends up on the park map. I'd be really interested to see a better representation. But at the same time, that might be the fialized layout...it just seems weird.

I've loved every premiere launched coaster I've ridden so far, so I'm going to take a guess and say I'll probably end up really liking this ride.

kpjb said:
I really don't see the problem with "featuring many different features," and I don't think it is redundant. The words are being used as different parts of grammar.

It will be featuring i.e. showing, presenting, highlighting, including... this is a verb. Specifically a present participle, or gerund.

Many different features i.e. elements, characteristics, etc.... this is a noun.

It's the same root word, but they have "very unique" meanings. ;)

In this (and most) context it was wrong to use words from the same direct root. Think of it this way: Can anything that will be ?

And I know you were just making a joke based on the previous posts in this thread, but the meanings are not unique, but derivative.

Now, where's my giant cowboy hat and airhorn?

Last edited by mike okay, Wednesday, August 12, 2009 6:58 PM
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 6:57 PM

The key will be in the transitions, but inversions without harnesses, that should be good. Premier escaped my mind from even remembering that they were around, but I was out of it for awhile. Considering the location they chose and the fact that Kennywood did not have inversions it looks good to me. And for those that want new wood or B&M or Intamin steel, they have unused land for us to dream about. This should do nicely.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 6:59 PM
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The Mole said: Who'd-a-thought that a bunch of coaster nerds would find complaint with the wording, grammar, and models of an announced coaster over what it's replacing, the layout, who makes it, or what not. We live in crazy times my friends....

No kidding! Where's all the complaining about the park's choice of manufacturer, or ride placement, or paint colors, launch mechanism, track length, capacity, wheel size, support shape, station design, ride logo and other details we always complain about?

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 7:24 PM
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Just give it time. May is a long ways out.


Before you can be older and wiser you first have to be young and stupid.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 7:34 PM

Should be interesting. I'm ecstatic about the new coaster but if there's really two MCBRs (one at the top of the first hill(?) and one before the second vertical drop), why are there only two trains? My expert coaster-blocking knowledge says that should allow 4 trains. I get that the coaster's reasonably short and running 4 trains would probably result in stacking like mad, but the flipside then is why have two MCBRs?

Either way, looking forward to it. Go Kennywood!


Bill
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 8:44 PM

Power consumption of too many back to back launches, maybe?

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 8:54 PM

Lord Gonchar said:
In the end, my point was that it's not incorrect usage to give a modifier to the word, "unique" as a few of you were saying because it doesn't always have an absolute sense in modern use.

So, dumb people crap all over a dictionary and I have to eat it? Fine. But you're buying my five dollar Pepsi to make it go down easier.


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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 9:25 PM

bit0mike said:
Power consumption of too many back to back launches, maybe?

I don't quite see how block brakes help that? My only guess is that the plot of land is tiiiiny and there's not room for the traditional end-of-ride-long-straight brake run, so effectively the second MCBR would act as the "final" brakes, despite the fact that there's still half the ride between there and the station.


Bill
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 9:33 PM

Just a guess but I bet the "trims" on the launch arent trims but additional LIMs to kick it over the top. Mr. Freeze has a set of those.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 9:54 PM

They're probably just trims to control the speed of the trains going over the vertical drops. With trains so long (relative to other compact coasters with vertical drops), the riders in the back seats could get some serious whiplash if the train went down those drops too fast.

Last edited by PhantomTails, Wednesday, August 12, 2009 9:54 PM
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 9:54 PM
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I can't believe that Kennywood, which is generally beloved in enthusiast circles, announces a new roller coaster, and the best most can do is critique the announcement itself.

Must be some cosmic event going on.


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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:12 PM
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Nah, the announcement just sucked that much. :)


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:34 PM
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Yeah, I don't really know what else there is to talk about. The news about the coaster, in general, is great. But there's so little else to go on as far as the hardware itself and the general weirdness of the announcement is the only thing that's at all unusual or surprising, so there you go. Glom onto that.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 11:08 PM

Sounds like a great addition to an already great line-up of rollercoasters and rides.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 11:26 PM
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d_port_12E said:
So, dumb people crap all over a dictionary and I have to eat it? Fine. But you're buying my five dollar Pepsi to make it go down easier.

Ha! Yes. It's a deal.

Just keep in mind much of what you consider correct would have been crap to someone in the past. The true beauty of language is how it evolves.


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Thursday, August 13, 2009 2:53 AM

The Mole said:
Who'd-a-thought that a bunch of coaster nerds would find complaint

(snip)

You've not met many coaster enthusiasts, have you?


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Thursday, August 13, 2009 4:13 AM
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Wow. Look what a little comment from LK does to the CoasterBuzz message board.


Unless I misspelled something, I think my post make perfect sense.

I would have said that the ride featured many unique elements. It is redundant to say that it features features. It's not wrong, it just sounds silly and unprofessional, and written by someone who lack the vocabulary to be writing a press release.

"Joey got an A in his 11th grade English class last year.Ask him to write the press release when he goes on his lunch break."

And it's not just that. The whole thing shows a lack of professionalism. The layout doesn't seem like it has been designed yet, and what they did show could be built in No limits in less than an hour. The video is ridiculous in both imagery and script.

It would have been better if they would have just wrote a nice description in a well written press release and called it a day.

Last edited by LostKause, Thursday, August 13, 2009 4:33 AM
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Thursday, August 13, 2009 9:06 AM
kpjb's avatar

why are there only two trains?

The ride cycle is only 1:05. How fast can you possibly load/unload?

It would have been better if they would have just wrote a nice description in a well written press release and called it a day.

Yeah, then you'd complain that there was no video and say that you could have done one in No Limits in less than an hour so there's no excuse for not having one.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 9:32 AM

If we're left to complain about the quality of the announcement, it must mean that we enthusiasts have no problem with the ride itself.

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