Oakwood announces new Euro-Fighter coaster

Posted Friday, December 2, 2005 12:49 PM | Contributed by bobthecoasterguy

Oakwood has announced the addition of a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter coaster for 2006. The ride has not yet been named.

Read more and see video from Oakwood.

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Friday, December 2, 2005 1:23 PM
Awesome. We need some of those here in the states.
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Friday, December 2, 2005 2:18 PM
I agree TopGun. Those look like they would be really fun. They're kind of like a wild mouse on steroids.
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Friday, December 2, 2005 4:19 PM
Personally, I think this ride is pretty freakin awesome! I've always wanted to ride a Euro-Fighter. My only personal gripe is that it seems like a lot of speed will be wasted.

There could be another 1000+ feet of track put on the ride. However, I'm sure it'll still be awesome.

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Friday, December 2, 2005 6:12 PM
Although it would cost more money and it is purely cosmetic, I think these coasters would look better with an angled-rather than vertical-lift hill, akin to how Millennium Force looks. However, definitely not a complaint. I'd love to ride one of these.
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Friday, December 2, 2005 8:36 PM
I think they'd be awesome indoors. Like Circus Circus or Mall of America or even Mt. Olympus indoor park.

Chuck

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Saturday, December 3, 2005 4:39 PM
I'm digging that in-line twist into the turn. Very sheek, very nice. Looks overly fun. I can't wait!

-nesdude

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Sunday, December 4, 2005 6:55 PM
It's seems a bit short, but still very cool. These coasters seem to be big over in Europe, but we sure could use one over here! Anybody ridden one who could tell if this ride, (and others like it), are people-movers, or not? Since they only seat 8 per car, I would think not, but I've heard people say it all depends on the crew, and how they operate.

I think Chuck is right about this type of coaster being great indoors. It seems so anyway. It could be pretty compact, and fit nicely into a place like MoA. To bad Europe is so far away!

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Sunday, December 4, 2005 8:43 PM
For some reason, US corperate parks are somewhat scared of intense rides Now sure, CP built dragster and MF and the Superman ROS' but not a lot is being built for pure thrill and is being more geared towards families.

Strange thing is, The longest lines are for the most intense rides!

Chuck

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Sunday, December 4, 2005 9:56 PM
Fun's avatar I'm digging the NoLimits model used in the vid.
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Monday, December 5, 2005 10:15 AM

Highest point 120 ft
Top speed 95 kph


I thought Canadians were the only weirdos who used metric and imperial units of measurment simultaneously. :)

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Thursday, February 23, 2006 8:30 PM
Does anyone still reply here??

Oh yeah if you dont know the Name for the new ride is SPEED no limits

check it out www.oakwood-leisure.com

Speed will be the World's Tallest Gerstlauer Roller Coaster standing at 115ft, just 6ft shorter than Hydro at it's highest point. Speed will be the UK's steepest roller coaster with a steeper than vertical first drop at 97°, exceeting the current UK record of 87.5°. SLOGAN - No Limits

MANUFACTURER - Gerstlauer

MODEL
- Custom Eurofighter

HEIGHT - 36m/115ft

DROP HEIGHT - 35m/ 110ft

LENGTH - 600m/1970ft

TOP SPEED - 97kmph/60mph

MAX ANGLE - 97°

TRACK WIDTH - 1.2m/3ft9RIDE TIME - 90 seconds

INVERSIONS - 2 (Vertical & Heart-Line)

G-FORCE - -1.3 > 4.5 |

RESTRAINTS - OTSR

NO. TRAINS - 4 (8 Seats Each - 2x4)

CAPACITY - 800pph

HEIGHT RES. (Min) - 1.25m/4.1ft

LAUNCH DATE - 13/04/2006(info above from www.97degrees.co.uk The only website dedicated to the new ride!!)

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