Mega...Giga...____?

Tuesday, November 19, 2002 8:53 AM

While I'm not convinced that the mystery coaster at Cedar Point will be over 400' as some have stated, it does rase a question. What will we call this new breed of complete circuit 400+ foot coasters? Mega are 200' coasters and Giga are 300' coasters. Can we begin to think of a name for the first complete circuit 400' coaster.

Now I know that SFMM already has a 400' coaster and we haven't needed a designation for it, but CP's ride may be the first of a new breed of coasters. Any thoughts?

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 8:55 AM

'Bigga' or 'Jigga'

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 8:57 AM

Oh man...I wish I could find our discussion of this very topic from a few months ago...we had names for 500', 600', and so on up the line.

FWIW, 400' seems to be commonly referred to as a "tera" coaster although I'm not entirely sure where that term came from.

Moosh

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 8:57 AM
Or Godzigga
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 8:58 AM

Sorry that I missed that discussion.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 8:59 AM

A "biggacoaster".....I like it! It's all just *marketing hyperbole* anyway, why not just be "up front" about it...

Of course, then we have to think of the appropriate marketing term (ploy?) for M:TR....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 9:00 AM
Terra Coasters. I think this has name has been floating around for a while. And, S:TE at SFMM does not break 400 feet. The structure of the coaster (yes, it is a coaster, in the same way that a shuttle loop or boomerang is a coaster) reaches 415 feet, but the train itself "only" reaches 330 ft. Still very high and fun, but it does not reach 400 feet.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 9:04 AM
I think terracoaster suits the description of a four hundred footer
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 9:05 AM
Megacoaster is a steel, non looping coaster between the range of 100 to 199 ft. in the air. Hypercoaster is a non looping steel rollercoaster between the height range of 200 and 299. Giga is 300 to 399. Tera is 400 to 499.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 9:08 AM

rollergator said:

Of course, then we have to think of the appropriate marketing term (ploy?) for M:TR....

Junior. That was too easy. ;)

Or maybe TOGO (and not like the company).

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 9:13 AM

Didn't we agree it was "snorgacoaster?" ;)

All these names are stupid and not really descriptive at all.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 10:36 AM

Den - Snorgacoaster was one of the terms, as was jiggacoaster.

Goons, chris....goons!

Moosh - definitley NOT junior [or mini, or kiddie to snub future jokes]

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 10:42 AM

Real simple...

FAST!!!

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 10:44 AM

People with their "giga" and "terra" prefixes can stick them where the sun don't shine, because they're nothing more than stupid made up marketing terms. These prefixes are for indicating various powers of ten, not multiples of 100.

I dub thee... the BAC (big ass coaster).

And if you aren't convinced the ride will be over 400 feet...

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 10:56 AM
I thought we got mega, giga, and tera from computer drive sizes.(Megabyte...)

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 10:59 AM

I'm just wondering why enthusiasts feel the need to classify every last detail of these rides in such an almost anal retentive way.

I don't think I've ever had to use any of the aforementioned terms in this thread in actual conversation. Most enthusiasts know the size of the ride you're discussing and non-enthusiasts don't care, they just want a number. (i.e. This ride is 255 feet tall)

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 11:04 AM
LG - Because we're geeks, and that's what geeks do. ;)

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 11:19 AM

flora, fauna, animal, vegetable, mineral, vertebrate, invertebrate, protein, fat, carbohydrate....what on Earth are you talking about chris.....geeks don't feel the need to "classify" everything....or then again, maybe we DO...:)

"Snorgacoaster", IMO, should refer only to the one true "underwater" coaster....since the name sounds SO close to *snorkel*.

YMMV, but of course, as marketing people, you already KNEW that....;)

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 11:32 AM
I think Jeff just put an end to the question as to whether the coaster will be 400 feet or not for you non-believers.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 11:42 AM
I think i hard somewhere that thy would be called Hepacoasters.
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