King Cobra sold?

Sunday, March 27, 2005 1:56 PM

pkidelirium said:
KC was the first LOOPING standup.

Thank you pkidelirium! I knew that there was some kind of catch to KC! I knew it was the first but I forgot that it was the First Looping! Problem solved!

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Sunday, March 27, 2005 2:17 PM
If i remember correctly Donguy at Gotemba Family Land was the first ever stand up (it looped as well) Picture here: http://ft.digital-coaster.com/open1/don%20guy.jpg
The RCDB lists Standing Loop coaster at Yomouri Land as being built before that but i belive thats an error. (i may be wrong but im 90% sure) Picture here: http://ft.digital-coaster.com/open4/YOMI%20STANDUP%202.JPG

Anyway King Cobra was Americans First Successfull Stand-up, Extreme Roller at WOF had Stand-up Trains fitted before King Cobra Opened i belive making it Americas First Looping Stand-up. *** Edited 3/27/2005 7:18:55 PM UTC by roomraider***

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Sunday, March 27, 2005 3:00 PM
IIRC, and it's been a WHILE.....ExtremeRoller and Railblazer did run stand-up trains, but were not DESIGNED to be stand-up coasters. Assuming I *do* recall correctly...KC was the first N American coaster built specifically as a stand-up...
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Monday, March 28, 2005 12:36 AM
You are correct Gator.

ExtremeRoller was an Arrow Corkscrew that they added the stand-up trains to. Not sure how long that lasted, but I know it wasn't long.

Railblazer ran stand-up trains on the mine train that still resides at SFStL. Didn't even last a full season IIRC, due to a death.

KC is, as far as I can tell, the first purpose built stand-up in America and the first successful looping stand-up in America. Or just plain first successful stand-up in America. Which makes me wonder, how many non-inverting stand-ups are there?

While I've only ridden three stand-ups, KC takes second behind Riddler's but ahead of Mantis. I sure liked it and join me to the list of people hoping that it could make a comeback (highly unlikely) somewhere. *** Edited 3/28/2005 5:40:13 AM UTC by Incidentalist***

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Monday, March 28, 2005 1:16 AM
King Cobra is THE only coaster where I almost lost my glasses on. I've never had a problem with them at all with no strap, but when I rode King Cobra the bashing was just too much, they slipped and fell and i grabbed them. KC & Drachenfire are my only defunct coasters..
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Monday, March 28, 2005 1:26 AM
i never got a chance to ride it, my first time to the park was in 03. I had to settle with riding delerium. I heard rumor about a launched standup coming to pki over the weekend.
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Monday, March 28, 2005 4:10 AM
Launched Stand-up? I think I'll pass.
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Monday, March 28, 2005 10:09 AM
Cobra has been for sale for 3 years. If no on has boughten it by now, then what reason do they have to sit on it? I assume they will ship the trains to the other Paramount Parks for spare parts and they will sell the steel to a recycling plant.

That's what I'm guessing

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Monday, March 28, 2005 10:21 AM
Launched standup? lol...Lemon Chill guy strikes again! It's coming right after Nephew of Beast, that 4-D racing wooden water coaster.
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Monday, March 28, 2005 10:31 AM
"boughten"?? Oy vey! ;)
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Monday, March 28, 2005 10:34 AM
Why they didn't combine Shock, Wave and King Cobra is beyond me.
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Monday, March 28, 2005 11:05 AM
Shocking?


-Jimvy! ;)

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Monday, March 28, 2005 11:16 AM
The launched stand up was a ride concept invented for the PKICentral Survivor game. the two tribes had to invent a concept, and that was one of them.
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Monday, March 28, 2005 1:00 PM
Invented?

Had you said 'mentioned without anyone laughing,' I woulda boughten that...

-CO

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Monday, March 28, 2005 1:16 PM
I hope it gets built again.

Don't kill me, but it's still my #1 steelie. I've got a pretty decent list under my belt, and IMO nothing can match the airtime it had in the back row.

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Monday, March 28, 2005 2:48 PM
I know it wouldn't be the most thrilling ride but could it be re-built with sit down trains? Then maybe a smaller park would be up to installing it. I think there is/was a Togo coaster in Japan that has stand up and sit trains.
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Monday, March 28, 2005 3:38 PM
I don't think anyone would want to buy the King Kobra. Wasn't it becoming a maintenance nightmare?

And, I don't think there's any such word as boughten, people. This is the 2nd time I've seen it used.

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Monday, March 28, 2005 3:45 PM
Next week on Amazing Discoveries: Fire--it burns stuff! :)
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Monday, March 28, 2005 4:57 PM

Darth Saambe said:


Don't kill me, but it's still my #1 steelie. I've got a pretty decent list under my belt, and IMO nothing can match the airtime it had in the back row.


Don't feel bad... I have lots of love for Vekoma Boomerang and SLCs! Can't say any of them are #1 to me but I'll marathon on most if you give me the opportunity.

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Monday, March 28, 2005 5:06 PM
And, I don't think there's any such word as boughten, people. This is the 2nd time I've seen it used.

Sure there is! It's spelled P-U-R-C-H-A-S-E-D ;)

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