Friday, April 13, 2001 9:00 AM
Here is a link to the video. http://www.kirmesfotos.de/onkel/cls.mpg
Friday, April 13, 2001 9:16 AM
Best Coaster: Millennium Force
Worst Coaster: Project Stealth
Friday, April 13, 2001 10:55 AM
Wow, Intamin has got this down. The ride looks smooth as glass! I guess the no-nails idea worked!
Lets hope one of these comes to SFMM, if they do indeed go for a big woodie.
Friday, April 13, 2001 11:19 AM
This coaster is smooth. The seats are the same as the seats of the Hypercoaster and Gigacoasters of Intamin.
Friday, April 13, 2001 12:45 PM
That guy made me laugh! But seriously, that looks like one of the greatest woodies ever!
I'd Rather Be Riding Rollercoasters
Friday, April 13, 2001 3:26 PM
Anyone Speak German? What are they talking about? Who were the two guys being inverviewed?
Craig the Coaster Freak
Friday, April 13, 2001 3:54 PM
Sweet. That thing looks SO smooth! Anybody know German?
Coasters- a little slice of heaven
Friday, April 13, 2001 4:43 PM
Thank you so so very much for the video. Intamin proves it a wooden coaster can be built over 150 feet and provide a smooth fun ride. I just hope and pray that the 2002 rumors for SFMM to get one is true.
Friday, April 13, 2001 4:47 PM
You want MORE for Magic Mountain? Some people are never happy...
I pledge defiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republicans, which I can't stand, one nation, under smog, indespicable, with liberty for just us, not all.
Friday, April 13, 2001 5:10 PM
I could never get enough and apearently SFMM can't either. The rumor comes from an employee that has been confirming rides since Goliath so he has no need to start lying now. Plus SFMM plans on doing anything possible to keep the coasters record. So I am sure there are many more coasters to come, and with all the money SFMM makes in a day the sky is the limit for them.
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Friday, April 13, 2001 5:58 PM
I can speak German, but I'm not going to translate the whole thing. The lady at the beginning is talking about how it's the largest wooden coaster in the world, and how it's opening soon, etc. The interview on the train talks about the statistics of the ride, and what the appeal of a wooden coaster is. This is what I can gather from it. The conversational stuff is much harder for me to understand than the lady at the beginning. I'm not exactly fluent, but I was able to get the gist of the conversation.
BTW...how is this the largest woodie in the world? it's about 200 ft, but it's smaller than SOB in both height and length.
Saturday, April 14, 2001 12:53 AM
But SOB has a loop.
Saturday, April 14, 2001 1:03 AM
I'm gonna reserve judgement on how well the height does until season 2.
Mean Streak, et al (minus SoB) all fared well for the first season or so, and then trouble started to crop up.
Saturday, April 14, 2001 2:03 AM
It really didn't look like there were too many pops of airtime on the video. I was also cold, and not broken in yet, so thats a contributing factor.
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Saturday, April 14, 2001 5:36 AM
They should be actors. Give em a Grammy. The guy tries make himself look like he's cry. While the lady is just screamin her head of. Major acting problems. But still gonna be a good ride.
You can't run and you can't hide...the beasts at PKI
Saturday, April 14, 2001 6:31 AM
It will be interesting to see how this ride performs after a season or two. This whole idea that it is the nails that makes woodies rough is rubbish, its inadequate support for the track structure.
Saturday, April 14, 2001 9:34 AM
The mainbase of the track is a steelbeam, with a wooden backside.
Sunday, June 3, 2001 2:23 AM
The tracks are made of laminated wood. The slices are glued and bent. The connectors are made of steel. I visit the park almost every 2nd weekend, 'cause I live in the neighborhood and have a seasoncard (40 USD).