God, I hope not! The very concept of having a loop on a woodie removes the classicness, if that's a word, from the coaster. Even new woodies are built to be reminiscent of the coasters from the 1920s. A looping woodie destroys that tradition. SoB's loop was PKI's gimmick to make it a first, and hopefully it will be the last.
------------- "If we built a ride that everyone wanted to ride, it would be called an elevator, and that's not an amusement ride." -Stan Checketts, S&S Power
Yes! MAKE SOB LAST! I know I yelled that, too. Don't tell me not to yell. I wanted to yell that. The loop in it is a gimmick. Maybe if a park really wants to be noticed it would, but I doubt parks would get as much attention by that now, since one park has one. They would go with something totally new (can anyone say stand-up inverted?)
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Stand Up Inverted, never gonna happen. Think of the G's children, why won't you think of the g's? Anyways, I don't think we will see looping woodies for a while, unless someone goes to top PKI...........
I actually hope there are more looping woodies. Yes you read right. And this is just my speculation and i will be the first one to say this, i think CP will get the next looping woodie. As for different types of inversions, i hope we see them in the future (corkscrews and zero-g rolls hopefully, cause that would open up the door for any other inversion like a dive loop, immelman and cobra roll)
The day I see a zero g roll on a woodie is the day I die! I think SOB has a loop as a gimmick and to let people remeber that is was a real cool and unique ride, plus when SF bought GL and CP announced MF, I think PKI knew they needed to do something earth sharrtering themsleves , a loop on a woodie!
Todd, SOB was not a response to MF or at the time the new SFO. I'm sure that PKI spent a lot of time planning SOB and it would take a long time for something of that size to be a response to MF. I'm not meaning to start anything here but why does everybody attack SOB and say that the loop is a gimmick? Why don't people go around saying that CP jus built MF for the height and to say we have a coaster over 300 feet tall? I personally think that SOB is a great coaster and people should just leave it alone.
Cedar Point will not build a looping woodie. They do not copy what PKI puts in, nor does PKI copy CP. We have to remember that a "looping woddie" can be misunderstood. The loop on SOB is not wood track, it's steel...that goes back into wood.
I pray to god we never see a looping woodie again. Woodies are already becoming scarce and now they are giving them steel coaster elements. Let's hope that the problems with SOB changed a lot of coaster designers minds.