Laser for sale?

Wednesday, February 8, 2006 6:20 PM
This coaster looks to much like laser to just ignore it.....

http://www.italintl.com/detail_page.php?record_id=731

I looked up double looping Schwarzkopf coasters on rcdb and laser was the only one that came up.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2006 6:24 PM
Isn't Fire Dragon at Lagoon the same layout?

X Factor

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Wednesday, February 8, 2006 6:28 PM
It laser or that one..... I assume that it is laser becuase of all the talk of its removal.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2006 6:38 PM
That's the Conklin Doppel Looping! The picture match and the number of trains as well. Sad that Conklin is getting rid of it...
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Wednesday, February 8, 2006 6:47 PM
It seems to be a trend that carnivals are getting rid of the multi-million dollar super spectacular rides. Chalk it up to the ever-rising fuel cost, since some of these rides are in excess of 6 trailers, and can take 2-3 days to erect on sight. Balance that against the acutal profit they are bringing in on a small roller coaster or looping ride, and its no surpise.

If you need evidence of this look at Reithoffer Shows. A compay that used to boast itself as having more European spectaclars than anyone else, has now put up for sale its major coasters, their flume, and the Flip 'N Out, just because it is not feasable to move these giants. The more favorable rides are ones like Power Surge, Tango, and Speed, since they all occupy one trailer.

Lastly, to finalize my point, I bring up the Bloomsburg Fair 2005. For the first time that I remember Reithoffers did not bring the Gentle Giant (Chance giant wheel) but opted instead to set up the Century Wheel. This was a sad sight for many, used to the sight and flash of the Gentle Giant.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2006 11:59 PM
...Hm, wheres Knoebels :-D lol. *** Edited 2/9/2006 4:59:19 AM UTC by P18***
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Thursday, February 9, 2006 9:23 AM
Too bad... I was hoping the American fairs would become more like the German ones, not less!
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Thursday, February 9, 2006 10:55 AM
Hmmm...perhaps land will become cheaper than fuel ...
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Thursday, February 9, 2006 11:15 AM

Rob Ascough said:
Too bad... I was hoping the American fairs would become more like the German ones, not less!

You really think *lederhosen* is the fashion statement we want to make? ;)

:)

LOL, I totally agree about the RIDES, but as phoenixphan noted, the rising fuel costs makes a ride that requires a bunch of trailers VERY expensive to haul from place to place.

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Thursday, February 9, 2006 2:43 PM
But hasn't the price of fuel in Europe been more expensive for years? How do they get around that?
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Thursday, February 9, 2006 2:53 PM
In Europe, the concept of a POP bracelet like in fairs here doesn't exist. So, say Oscar Bruch, who owns Eurostar, sets up his coaster at a fair... Each rider will pay 6-7 euros, 6 euros x 28 riders per train: 168 euros a train load! If you have 60 trains going per hour (pretty easy on that ride!), think of the money made.
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Thursday, February 9, 2006 2:56 PM

Rob Ascough said:
But hasn't the price of fuel in Europe been more expensive for years? How do they get around that?

Umm... cause stuff isn't as far apart?

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Thursday, February 9, 2006 4:34 PM
Yup its conklin's Doppel Looping coaster. Ive ridden it every year it was in operation at the CNE in Toronto and was there the day a woman fell out of the train.(Mind you i didn't see it happen, I was in the other park). Anyways you can tell it's Conko's in the pic just look at the flags on the lift. *** Edited 2/10/2006 1:11:01 AM UTC by j_o_e_y__***
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Thursday, February 9, 2006 4:51 PM
Too bad Knoebels is in the process of building a new coaster right now anyway.
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Thursday, February 9, 2006 7:26 PM
someone fell from it?
how terrible...
how did it happen?
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Saturday, February 11, 2006 4:33 PM
I have to wonder how their insurance goes up with a large, mobile coaster. i can't imagine it's cheap.
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Saturday, February 11, 2006 10:39 PM
According to the Conklin Shows web site the coaster is transported on about twenty-six trailers. That's enough to transport a small to medium size carnival. The web site indicates that the ride is only set up at certain spots. Not surprising since it no doubt takes a while to erect.

I think the German Fun Fairs that have the big coasters may last several weeks. That would make it more profitable to transport and erect such a large coaster.

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