New Intamin Hyper

Wednesday, February 28, 2001 8:39 AM
This is the first I heard of this... this link was posted on RRC.
http://www.expedition-ge-force.de/
Does anyone know more about it? There are some vague stats on the page, but if anyone knows any specifics I would love to hear them.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 8:41 AM
Other than it is an Intamin Mega Coaster that is being built at Holiday Park in germany, I do not know.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 9:09 AM
I've heard about this ride as well. Judging from the construction pictures, it's got black supports and fire red/oragne track. Interestingly, the track is MF style with the full box track shape, and it may be just me, but the lift hill track looks mysteriously elevator-lift cable style. Could this be a european giga? I guess I'll have to wait for the next First Drop...
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 9:18 AM
According to the technical stats on that page, it'll be between 55-62 meters, or 180-203 ft.

110 km/h is only 68 mph, so I don't think we're looking at a giga.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 10:55 AM
That's an elevator lift for sure. The I-beams for the lift sled and flywheels make that for certain. Interesting that we've heard little to nothing about it.

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Jeff
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 11:54 AM
This coaster gets a cablelift, because it will use only 2 trains. To increase the capacity of this coaster, Intamin will use the cablelift.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 12:07 PM
I also thought it looked like the cable/sled system judging by those pics. It is weird that we haven't heard anything about this. Does anyone know of an official announcement?
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Friday, March 9, 2001 4:10 AM
Looks like Intamin is getting away from unreliable chains.

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Friday, March 9, 2001 8:19 AM
Yeah, should be a little more difficult to snap a cable! ;)

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Friday, March 9, 2001 8:20 AM
I heard there will be details about this in the next issue of First Drop. Does anyone know if this is the case?
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Friday, March 9, 2001 9:35 AM
I don't know, but I just heard from Justin of ECC that it'll be a double issue and it should return from the printers early next week.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Friday, March 9, 2001 9:57 AM
{shameless plug}
Speaking of the new First Drop, keep an eye out for some of my X-Flight pics :)
{/shameless plug}

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Scott W. Short
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http://www.midwestcoastercentral.com
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Friday, March 9, 2001 5:52 PM
It can't be a clone of SROS as it's a cable lift. Just to verify this, none of the SROSes have cable lifts?

Ge-Force's lift looks to be set at 45 degrees like MF's. Like some of you said, Intamin are probably done with chain lifts. This way is faster, more reliable & compact.

Anyone think this coaster will be sponsored by NVIDIA? :)

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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 12:22 PM
In Amusement Today it was reported that the lift will be 180.something feet (I don't recall the fraction offhand). Probably works out to whatever 55 meters is. I wonder if it will drop into a tunnel?
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 4:56 PM
Yeah, I read about it in Amusement Today also.
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Thursday, March 22, 2001 5:07 AM
I got the new First Drop yesterday and it said that this coaster would have a vertical drop. Yikes!
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Thursday, March 22, 2001 6:02 AM
I saw a picture of the track somewhere and it looked similar, but not exactly like Intamin track.
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Thursday, March 22, 2001 6:06 AM
There's a link at the top of the thread. It looks EXACTLY like Intamin track.
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Thursday, March 22, 2001 10:51 AM

Camel said:
"I got the new First Drop yesterday and it said that this coaster would have a vertical drop. Yikes!"

Heh, I don't think anyone noticed your post, dude. Lemme try to help. ;)

Expedition G-Force will have a completely vertical drop...on a standard hyper...with hyper trains (ie, long)...cable lift (ie, fast)...

All according to First Drop of course! ;) Could you imagine this drop?!

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Thursday, March 22, 2001 11:14 AM

Legendary said:
"Could you imagine this drop?!"

I could, but I'd rather ride it. :)
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