New Goliath pics posted on RCDB

Thursday, March 14, 2002 10:53 AM

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1565.htm?Picture=19

Sah-weet. That is one wicked turn. Click on the camera on the top of the page to see more pics

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 3:49 PM

Not important, but why do they call it a hyper coaster in the press releases?

Its only 153 feet tall!

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*** This post was edited by CoasterFanMatt on 3/14/2002. ***

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 4:26 PM

Why not? There's no "official" definition of what constitutes a "hypercoaster" anyway.

Goliath is a steel coastr that uses Intamin's "hyper/giga" trains, with a layout designed for the feeling of speed and (presumably based on some of these pictures) airtime. Sounds like a "hyper" to me.

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 4:28 PM
Wasn't the word Hypercoaster invented for Magnum XL-200 for any coaster over 200 feet? That's what I always thought, so in those terms, technically it isn't a hyper unless the company states it as that, which I'm not sure if they do, but in original terms, it isn't a hyper.

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 4:30 PM
Well, since the United States is the only country not using the metric system, I don't see why we get to define what it is. GregLeg said it best.

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 4:33 PM
If you ask me, I still think its barely going to make it over that second hill.

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 4:34 PM
If every hyper has airtime, then isnt every coaster a hyper? Plus, how do you define a hyper/giga train? When did that term get invented....it's a never ending debate...

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 4:34 PM

Glenn said:
Wasn't the word Hypercoaster invented for Magnum XL-200 for any coaster over 200 feet?

Ah, so define 200'. 200' drop? Then Magnum, of all coasters, is NOT a "hyper". 200' height? Then Phantom's Revenge isn't (and believe me, that's a very, VERY hyper coaster! ;) )

The point is there IS no "official" definition for a hypercoaster.


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Thursday, March 14, 2002 4:36 PM
That's it....I'm going to Barnes and Nobles and printing up a book of official coaster terms ;)

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