Odessy 200 foot invert?

Tuesday, August 7, 2001 10:38 AM
Hey i came upon this, and i was wondering if anyone could explain it, heres the link...
http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail1413.htm
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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 10:40 AM
What's there to explain? Vekoma is building a hyper inverted coaster.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 10:42 AM
Well Vekoma is building a 265 foot tall inverted coaster. I would like B&M to build one higher then that :)

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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 10:44 AM
omg this is sad. Vekoma is gonna attempt a 265 foot inverted coaster. i wonder how thats gonna turn out. Anyone wanna start makin bets for how long the delay will be before the coaster opens? And if it does open on time how much will it hurt after about a year running. Will it age like all other SLCs, which is very badly.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 10:56 AM
Maybe they made improved on the roughness like Arrow did to their newer coasters, one can only hope...

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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 11:00 AM
I love how some people on this board already know which ride will be fantastic and which one will be terrible before they even ride it.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 11:05 AM
i think that verkoma has foun a way to make there coasters less rough other wise this thing would kill ppl. sound like fun to ride though
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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 11:05 AM
I agree. I'm not the biggest Vekoma fan, but each of their coasters should be judged individually, by the people who acually *ride* them.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 11:10 AM

TMTCC said:
"i think that verkoma has foun a way to make there coasters less rough other wise this thing would kill ppl. sound like fun to ride though"


I don't know if it's a type-o on your part (because there are a couple) or if you accually think it, but the company is Vekoma, not Verkoma.

I would be willing to ride Oddessy once it is built, and I doubt it will be delayed. It's using proven (to be rough) technology, nothing really different than any of the other SLCs they've built, except it's a different layout. Different layouts do not make delays, use of new technology does.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 11:12 AM
If they use whatever they learned from making their flying coasters, it'll be VERY good. Much smoother than their SLC's which I also find to be very rough. Alpie is currently the tallest inverted at 195' so this is about as big a jump in height as from Goliath to MF. That being said, smooth trackwork and comfy seats are CRITICAL.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 11:14 AM
All I can say is: It will be interesting


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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 11:14 AM
should i buy insurence


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Wednesday, August 8, 2001 12:42 AM
Its you Yankees not looking after things!!! Traumatizer is a standard Vekoma SLC at Southport in NWUK. Its in its 4th long season and its still as smooth as glass. Compared with Kong which I rode at SFMW last year, which I agree, is a real headbanger. The Vekoma built millenium coaster, at Fantasy Island ( where Oddysey is being built)opened in 1999, and again, runs perfectly smoothly. With a little care any ride can be kept in good condition, as we all know, thats not Six Flags' policy. *** This post was edited by colin mcwilliam on 8/8/2001. ***
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Wednesday, August 8, 2001 7:15 AM
Personally I thought the Boomerang @ KBF was smooth, so why wouldn't I like a Vekoma Hyper SLC?

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Wednesday, August 8, 2001 9:06 AM

colin mcwilliam said:
"Its you Yankees not looking after things!!! Traumatizer is a standard Vekoma SLC at Southport in NWUK. Its in its 4th long season and its still as smooth as glass. Compared with Kong which I rode at SFMW last year, which I agree, is a real headbanger. The Vekoma built millenium coaster, at Fantasy Island ( where Oddysey is being built)opened in 1999, and again, runs perfectly smoothly. With a little care any ride can be kept in good condition, as we all know, thats not Six Flags' policy.


*** This post was edited by colin mcwilliam on 8/8/2001. ***"




I don't appreciate being called a Yankee...
If a English person has a problem with a American, just remember, the Brits sent over the best and brightest to start the party!

Back to coasters...

I rode Face/Off at PKI, and that is a real headbanger, right up there with Ninja at SFoG...Maybe Vekoma should make new track and wheel configurations...

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Wednesday, August 8, 2001 10:38 AM
B&M are building one taller for the 2003 season at Wonderful Worlds Of Oz and it is called Winged Monkey. This info is at coaster-network.com *** This post was edited by Medusafanatic on 8/8/2001. ***
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Wednesday, August 8, 2001 10:46 AM
This coaster is not 265 ft high, it's 180 - 190 ft high. *** This post was edited by sixflags on 8/8/2001. ***
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Wednesday, August 8, 2001 10:30 PM
...that's funny since this story was even covered in Amusement Today a while ago stating that it would be in an excess of 200ft...or was that a 200 ft loop...anyway, it will be over 200 ft.
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 5:38 AM

MillenniumForce04 said:
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I don't appreciate being called a Yankee...
If a English person has a problem with a American, just remember, the Brits sent over the best and brightest to start the party!

Back to coasters...

I rode Face/Off at PKI, and that is a real headbanger, right up there with Ninja at SFoG...Maybe Vekoma should make new track and wheel configurations...

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Firstly, please don't be offended, Yankees is not a derogatory term, being many miles apart, and going off the discussions on coasterbuzz, we have to make generalisations. There are many 'Americans'! complaining about the standard of headbanging on rides. We have very similar rides in the UK, which are problem free. I stick to my point that US parks (6F especially) do not maintain their equipment as well as they could.-Just going off what I have experienced on my trip to Ca last year, and general discussions here on coasterbuzz.
To enhance my point- Loads of American posts slate Vekoma for being rough, and as I said in another thread, I rode Kong and Invertigo when I was over there, and yes, they're rough rides. Alton Towers' corkscrew was built in 1980, and is still a lot smoother then either of these coasters, and you've read what I had to say about Traumatizer.....Conclusion: It's not Vekoma's fault once they have commisioned a ride to a park if the park fail to maintain it, and its obviously not a priority for 'American' parks to spend money offerring their guests a more comfortable experience.

Coasterbuzz, for me is a friendly way of chatting and expressing different opinions. There are many people on here just for a " my parks better than yours"/"I know more than you" approach. I just wanna say what I want to say about coasters, read other peoples opinions, and contradict them if I see fit. I'm not here to annoy anybody, ( apart from coaster disagreements!) and apologise for any misunderstanding.
Regards Col. *** This post was edited by colin mcwilliam on 8/11/2001. ***
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 7:25 AM
The newer Vekoma SLCs are all smooth as glass, but most people generalize them all to be rough like the earlier ones. Odyssey looks awesome and I'm sure it will be smooth as well.
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