No more suspended?!?

Tuesday, May 7, 2002 8:35 AM
What is the last suspended that was built. I would think Big Bad Wolf.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 8:41 AM
Top Gun @ PKI - 1993

Big Bad Wolf was actually one of the earliest (1984) still standing - along with XLR8 @ SFAW

The Bat @ PKI (1981,Defunct) was the first

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EV
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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 9:07 AM
I doubt we will see anymore any time soon.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 10:14 AM

Caripro and Setpoint suspendeds are popping up all over. Yet Arrow suspendeds are obsolete. Hershey's Rollersoaker is a brand-new suspended.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 10:19 AM
Yeah, there are suspended coasters popping up but I don't think we will see the swinging cars for a while. I would like to see a really big Arrow Suspended.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 10:26 AM
Top Gun @ PKI is the last suspended coaster to be built, and just a little note, BBW was not the first suspended to be built even though that is what arrow says, The First was the Bat @PKI
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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 10:48 AM

Grampus Jet was 1994

Haya Busa 2000 was built in 1992 but layout was altered in 1997

Chessington Vampire got new trains in 2002

Wait one second! There is some sort of Arrow suspended coaster going to the new Speed Festival in Spain, the new park that opens in September 2003. The park will include an Intiman hyper coaster, Mack bobsleigh, and an Arrow suspended coaster.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 10:53 AM
argh, the dreaded over limit page!
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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 11:15 AM
It has been Cbuzzed ohh no!!!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 11:31 AM
I think Arrow is going to re-invent the suspeneded coaster. This time they will be a lot more thrilling.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 11:50 AM

FoF, when people refer to BBW as being the first, they probably mean first succesful suspended....i would hope that most people on this site now know about the Bat and its demise....

one more thing, correct me if im wrong, but didnt BBW open in 1986?? and if it did, did XLR8 open that same year, or did it indeed open in 1984?? just wanted to set that straight....:)

Tim (whos always proud when a Virginia park can boast another coaster record, hehe:))

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 12:41 PM

Here is a qoute off of Arrow's site.

"The suspended coaster made its debut in 1984 with the XLR-8 at Six Flags Astroworld, and the Big Bad Wolf at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Arrow currently has ten suspended coasters in operation all over the world. "

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 12:45 PM
Yep, I really hope that they would build more of these cool creations.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 12:58 PM
I think the Ghoster Coaster at PKI is a suspended.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 1:07 PM

are these capable of any inversions at all? i should think it would be able to do an inline twist or something along those lines

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 1:16 PM


Millennium Force2K2 said:
"I think the Ghoster Coaster at PKI is a suspended."


true, but i dont think its arrow.


laurence said:
"are these capable of any inversions at all?"


The track is capable, but i dont think the trains are.


*** This post was edited by FoF on 5/7/2002. ***

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 1:51 PM

Has anyone else seen the new vekoma trains for the arrow-built vampire? Definitely something that I'd like to see on Top Gun.

http://boyhowdy.org/images/newvampire1.jpg

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 2:45 PM
I love the Ninja at Magic Mountain. It isn't the scariest thing in the world, but it's just plain fun! It's so cool when it looks like you are about to crash into the post, but then you make a sharp turn.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 2:50 PM
Arrow is just digging themselves a hole. Every time a park asks them to make adjustments to rides, they turn them away....forcing the parks to have to deal with other companies. Just like the Vampire hang down.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 3:00 PM
As much as I love woodies, I also love Arrow suspended coasters. I'm all for a giant suspended coaster. Top Gun and Ninja are great rides. It would be nide to see a suspended with several major drops. A layout similar to Revolution would make for a great suspended coaster.
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