Most wood ever used?

Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:12 AM
What's the most wood ever used on a coaster? I know Son of Beast used a TON, but I think White Cyclone may have it beat..... http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1174.htm?Picture=2 . You can't even see through the structure! Anyone know for sure?
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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:14 AM
Well I know Ghostrider needs about double the wood for it's structure because of the earthquakes.

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:17 AM
Yeah same with White Cyclone..........Japan.

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It's his turn to feast, when you ride the Son of Beast.

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:19 AM
Yea, its probably white cyclone because of the earthquake precautions.
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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:22 AM

Oh ok, now that I look at your pic of White Cyclone, that is a lot of wood!

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:50 AM

I think THIS is the pic of that coaster that were are looking for!

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1174.htm?Picture=3

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 10:50 AM
I've heard of a wood coaster built in Germany recently that had an enormous amount of wood used in it. TUV standards are tough!
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Saturday, June 8, 2002 6:47 PM
Maybe in Non-Earthquake Places, American Eagle at SFGAm
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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:30 PM

Man those are some sweet pics of White Cyclone ;) ;)

It rides wonderfully! Even better than it looks!

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*** This post was edited by Peabody on 6/9/2002. ***

*** This post was edited by Peabody on 6/9/2002. ***

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:39 PM

the most wood ever used on a coaster is The Beast at PKI according to my record book thinggy i got for sale at a garage sale last week, made in 2001. the book isn't guiness, its some other thing but its just called World Records 2001

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:44 PM

Dutchman said:
I've heard of a wood coaster built in Germany recently that had an enormous amount of wood used in it. TUV standards are tough!

Is the coaster you are thinking of Colossos at Heide Park? Hmmm......another choice possibly, that coaster does have a lot of wood! Or it appears that way anywho

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*** This post was edited by WCS4488 on 6/8/2002. ***

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:51 PM
Wow, that White Cyclone coaster looks beautiful. Too bad I'm like 30,000 miles from there ;)

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:51 PM

Peabody said:

Man those are some sweet pics of Whits Cyclone

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Aren't you just a little biased?

But, you are correct, of course!

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 9:06 PM
Jeff, you might want to retract the previous statements for obvious bias:)
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Saturday, June 8, 2002 9:27 PM

Let the statment stay.... it is a great picture.

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 12:04 AM

Joel, I agree. It is a great pic. If only I had gone on the wheel. It rained so much on my day there that I just wanted to hit whatever coaster was open.
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Sunday, June 9, 2002 2:42 AM
I took a bunch of White Cyclone pics while on Steel Dragon's lift hill. That thing takes so long to get to the top, I could have used a whole roll each ride. Yes, that is a lot of wood.
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Sunday, June 9, 2002 3:02 AM

Get rid of the sky so there isn't any reflection from the sky in the water that over-meters the photo and increases the contrast. Pathetic photo... utterly pathetic Jeff. :). Actually, you're Japan collection is my personal favorite, especially the White Cyclone ones. Just gotta get the nice blue days that Joe always seems to get at Joyrides.com, and then it'll be perfect. ;)

I say everyone with a coaster site should take it down, replace it with a coaster photographers site. Instead of coaster reviews we can have photographer review, people vote for top ten photographers.

CoasterPhotographerBuzz.com is the source for news (just checking whois now, I call it) regarding the amusement photography industry.

Hehe, slighly more on topic...

We've got the most wood pretty much nailed. I'd personally say it is Son of Beast personally for the height and length reasons, however, the earthquake factor might push White Cyclone over the edge. What about Beast, I suppose it'd be nearly up there.

What about least wood on a wooden coaster. Anyone know what the skimpiest coaster is? I'd love to see a wooden caoster with modern Intamin or B&M beam supports, each spaced 5m apart. I'll wager that maybe some of the wooden wild mouses come close, although probably don't count as they aren't exactly supporting multi-tonne trains with heavy vertical g's. Still, the one near me has about as much wood as your average steel one has steel. And it does show in the rattling of the whole thing when there is a single car on there with one person in it.

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 5:36 AM
Before I mentioned the Son of Beast uses a lot of wood but the fact is that White Cyclone is so much more dense. Son of Beast's pattern is just the straight down supports with giant X's through it. Not dense at all, compared to White Cyclone with looks to me like wood goes in every way possible! Plus White Cylcone has a lot of the coaster high off the ground, the helixes.

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 11:18 AM

nasai said:
Jeff, you might want to retract the previous statements for obvious bias
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Nuts, I had a couple of winking smiley faces after that originally! They must have gotten lost with I edited to correct my spelling. It was a joke. Hope no one took me seriously. :)

The truth is, I'm no photographer, and will probably never be one. I just got lucky that day!

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