Key Coasters for Companies over the years?

Sunday, August 26, 2001 7:10 PM
Schwarzkopf-Revolution

B&M-Kumba

Arrow-Corkscrew

Togo-King Cobra

Giovanola-Goliath

Intamin-Volcano

CCI-Shivering Timbers

Wht do you think?

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Sunday, August 26, 2001 7:14 PM
I think Intamin's would be S:TE. It's just my opinion though. :)

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Sunday, August 26, 2001 7:18 PM
All of those are way way way off!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sunday, August 26, 2001 7:22 PM
Arrow - Magnum XL200

CCI - Raven

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Sunday, August 26, 2001 7:27 PM
Morgan-i would think steel force but i'm not sure
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Sunday, August 26, 2001 7:48 PM
arrow -matterhorn bobsled changed the industry like no other

giovanola - goliath, their first coaster was a HUGE success

B&M- batman the ride . blew away any vekoma slc

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Sunday, August 26, 2001 8:13 PM
I would have to agree with SFMM02 for B&M
B&M-B:TR first invert, think how many coasters are inverts now.
Intamin:MF
Premier-FoF
Vekoma-Stealth
Arrow-Corkscrew, Magnum, X
Togo-Windjammer-key in their demise in the US market that is.
Morgan:SD2000
Giovanola-Too early to tell IMO
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Sunday, August 26, 2001 8:18 PM

onekong said:
All of those are way way way off!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, since you think they are so off, why don't you enlighten us with your opinion to this question.
-Jeff
http://americacoasters.com

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Monday, August 27, 2001 8:35 AM
P>k Jeff,/P>
P>B>-Arrow- Magnum XL-200 /B>(No other hyper compares the first and the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)/P>
P>B>-B&M- Raptor- /B>(I think Raptor deserves it, Its the best invert I have ever ridden and will always be the best)/P>
P>B>/B>B>-Morgan- Steel Force- /B>(steel dragon 2k deserves nothing, this is a good hyper, not as good as magnum but it still delivers a very good ride)/P>
P>B>-CCI- Boulder Dash/B>B>?- /B>(there are many great cci's and this is proly the best, maybe)/P>
P>B>/B>B>-Giovanolva- Shaft f Terror/B>- (The best vertical Drop Ever, blows B&Ms version away!)/P>
P>B>-Intamin- Millennnium Force- /B>(The Best!)/P>
P>B>/B>B>-Togo-Fugiyama/B>- (its unique)/P>
P>FNT face=Verdana size=2>B>-Schwarzkopf- Revolution- /B>(yah have to give this coaster credit)/P>
P>B>-Premier- Flight f Fear- /B>(lims, this ride revoultionized the industry)/P>
P>B>-Dinn. Corp.- Beast- /B>(rough, tough, a classic wooden coaster)/P>
P>B>-GCI- Lightning Racer- /B>(The only dueling, racing woodie, GCI is underated and this coaster is too)/P>
P>B>/B>B>-S&S- Hypersonic XLC- /B>(the ride, Ithink will change the industry)/P>
P>B>/B>B>-Vekoma- /B>Well, we come to the last company "vekoma" and well......They have no signiture rides, there all clones. But Airace would be my choice, it dosent even look like a vekoma!!!!!!!!/P>
P>I hope this helped jeff!!!!!!!1/P>
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Monday, August 27, 2001 8:37 AM
This site needs new forums, my post is all screwed up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Monday, August 27, 2001 9:03 AM

Key coasters do not have to be the best. I do not know how anyone could argue that B:TR is not the signature, key ride for B&M, it brought them to the forefront and made them what they are, without it you would not have Raptor or Montu or the others. Vekoma of course would be their cloned Boomerangs and many iterations thereof, it made them their money, which is now gone because they could not deliver on a boomerang ironically. You could also argue that the American Eagle was the first key ride for Intamin, bringing them up in the world, MF just re-energized them as a company so it also could be a key. I agree that Lightening Racer would be the key for GCI, but for CCI, there are many, but I think ST is their most recognize and the most associated with them.
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Monday, August 27, 2001 10:20 AM
how about Philadelphia Toboggan Company?

Today they only make the rolling stock for coasters, but in the past decades, PTC was one of the biggest names coaster design and manufacturing.

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Monday, August 27, 2001 11:20 AM
I fully agree with skysox. Without Batman:TR, there would be no Raptor, or Alpengeist. There probably would be no Mantis or Riddlers Revenge either, as they use the same basic design idea on a standup scale. CCI seems to be throwing up Superb Woodies all over, but the first one to go up and make rave reviews would be considered their "key" coaster. Raven, one their first in 1995, is still considered a top wood, where Shivering Timbers was erected in 1998. Intamin has been kind of hit & miss throughout their history until they began using the new "box" style track design. Their standars steels have a flatter, 2 rail system, hypers have a triangular box, and gigs have a quad box. I do not know what coaster started using this new tyrack design, but it should be their key coaster, making way for S:ROS and MF. Arrows Matterhorn used tubular track and has revolutionized rollercoaster technology like no other. Without tubular tack, their wouldnt be 80% of the coasters there are today. Though Arrow has never really been a fan favorite, they have re-energized the entire rollercoaster community with their remarkable ideas. Tubular track, corkscrew inversions, Hypercoasters(Magnum, Desperado), suspended, and now 4D. These particular rides may not have been rider favorites(Magnum exception) but certainly paved the way for other companies to improve on Arrows innovations. Inverteds are direct descendants of suspended coasters, Corkscrews are used on most inversion filled track layout,  Tubular track will probably be used for the rest of time, though the wheel assemblies continue to improve.
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Monday, August 27, 2001 11:33 AM
It is really hard to say for a lot of companies.  My guess would be this.

Arrow:  Introduction of steel coasters (I forget which was the first, sorry).  But now, it would be X.  The company is really relying on that coaster to really work.

B&M:  Kumba.  It broke them into the market when everyone saw how fast, smooth, and reliable it was.

Vekoma:  Boomerang, sad but true.

Premier:  Flight of Fear.

Intamin:  Superman at SFMM, without it, they would never have kept into the Linear stuff.

Morgan:  Steel Force.

CCI:  Raven at Holiday World.

GCI:  Lightning Racer.

S&S:  The towers did it for them, not really a coaster, but it would bve Hypersonic if so.

RCCA:  Great American Scream Machine

Mack: Euromir

Schwarzkopf: Revolution

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Monday, August 27, 2001 12:27 PM
but there probally would be no B:TR if there was never a kumba

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Monday, August 27, 2001 12:42 PM
I have to agree with SMM02 on Arrow: 
Arrow -matterhorn bobsled changed the industry like no other
B&M - even though I haven't ridden it (YET), I think got started with Iron Wolf  
CCI - Raven (after that every park wanted a CCI, and BAD).  Now they have THE ride at most every park they build in.  Good genes make for good rides? LOL 
GCI - Lightning Racer, Gwazi - 2nd 
Togo - King Cobra 
Schwarzkopf - my fav in US is Mindbender at SoG, "key" was probably the Wildcat line, the JetStars/JumboJets, etc., and the compact loopers.  We will miss you for a LONG time, Anton!
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*** This post was edited by gatorwoodie on 8/27/2001. ***

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Monday, August 27, 2001 3:27 PM

CoasterSaurus said:
but there probally would be no B:TR if there was never a kumba

Wrong, Coastersaurus. Other way around. B:TR at SFGam was B&M's very first coaster in 1992. Kumba was their first standup in 1993.
Remember, LoadedG is ALWAY right. USUALLY.

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Monday, August 27, 2001 3:39 PM

LoadedG said:


CoasterSaurus said:
but there probally would be no B:TR if there was never a kumba

Wrong, Coastersaurus. Other way around. B:TR at SFGam was B&M's very first coaster in 1992. Kumba was their first standup in 1993.
Remember, LoadedG is ALWAY right. USUALLY.
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Actually you are wrong. Iron Wolf at SFGAm was their first coaster. B:TR at SFGAm was built in 1992, and Kumba, which is a sitdown, was built in 1993.

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Monday, August 27, 2001 6:47 PM
I would also like to Shockwave at SFGAm to the Arrow list to go along with the Matterhorn, Magnum, and X.   Shockwave opened as a record holder (for most inversions, and I also think that it might have been the fastest at the time) and led to the other two megaloopers, as well as with Magnum, sparked a new renaissance, if you will, of coasters that is still in effect today.

 

On a side note, Arrow has always seemed to have had "key" coasters throughout the last half-century, proving just how fine a company it is.

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Monday, August 27, 2001 9:21 PM
But I want to ride Kumba standing up - I've ridden it too many times sitting (if that's possible), and want a fresh "perspective".
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