Orochi- Say it not true!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2001 12:58 PM
Tell me this is a computer graphic (i know it isn't!)


One speed Doesn't Fit All!

Tuesday, October 30, 2001 1:01 PM
What's wrong with it? Are you upset that it resembles Raptor with an ugly paint job?

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Tuesday, October 30, 2001 1:08 PM
Yeah this sucks! Why would they clone Raptor when they could have had a GOOD ride like Batman :)
--who *still* doenst get the whole 'clone-hating' of so-called 'enthusiasts'
Tuesday, October 30, 2001 1:11 PM
OMG, that is pathetic (I'm not talking about the ride). Get a life! It's been cloned. Oh now Raptor is going to be a horrible ride...
Tuesday, October 30, 2001 1:12 PM
I don't get it either.  You're upset because a coaster is cloned in JAPAN!!?!


Gimme a break.  Carowinds is building a Mouse this year and building an identical one right up the road at PKD.  Get over it man.  Cloning happens.  Not too many people in the world will ever ride Raptor AND Orochi.  The only ones that probably will are coaster enthusiasts, and WE'RE the ones that are supposed to appreciate things like this. 

I rode "X" and never went upside down.

Tuesday, October 30, 2001 1:19 PM
Now here is the thing I don't get.

If the Raptor is cloned, how come the Raptor is like the #3 or so top ranked coaster in the WORLD and this coaster doesn't even show up in the top 30?

Does it have to do with the 3 biggest factors? Location, location, location? Or is there something that I am missing?

Proud to be an American!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2001 1:19 PM
hahaha, dont worry , your precious CP ride is still good.
Tuesday, October 30, 2001 1:23 PM
Well, I guess there's only one thing to do now. We're gonna have to tear down Raptor, now that it's cloned people will rather drive to Japan (;)) instead of CP, making the ride obsolete. This will lead to lost income for the park and it won't be able to make it's new ride.  This will lead to more lost income, they will then sell Milennium Force to a SF chain, renaming and repainting it to something like Superman: Kryptonian Escape.  They will then sell much of their land to pay off debts.  Soon, they will go out of business, Jeff will be forced to make a website dedicated to SFWoA instead of the Point, causing headaches for him.  His marriage will fail and so he will close down Coasterbuzz and many people will be forced to get lives.
To summarize: who cares if they made a clone of Raptor, I feel it's better, share the wealth :)

Drive to theme parks for the food, stay for the coasters!! Knott's Fried Chicken

Tuesday, October 30, 2001 1:26 PM

The Shy One said:
OMG, that is pathetic (I'm not talking about the ride). Get a life! It's been cloned. Oh now Raptor is going to be a horrible ride...

Urgh...urgh...urgh..urgh..What are you sayin'? You want ME to get a life? Look who's talkn'!   

Tuesday, October 30, 2001 1:32 PM
Actually, before you all get your panties in a bunch... checking the stats on the Raptor AND the Orochi, it goes as follows:

          Raptor                                                  Orochi

Height: 137 feet                                                    131 feet, 3 inches

Length: 3790 feet                                                 3937 feet

Top Speed: 57mph                                               55.9mph

Does that HONESTLY sound like cloned coasters? I didn't think so.

For a cloned coaster to be cloned, the stats have to be virtually identical!

Tuesday, October 30, 2001 1:41 PM
Okay..............I rode it, and took that picture.  I love it!  It is a rougher ride than Raptor in my opinion, and seems to be a bit more intense through the final helix, but amazing nonetheless.  This was a topic a few weeks back too.

Dawgbyte, I would bet is based on location, because being an enthusiast, you would think I was aware of it, but until '98, I didn't even know it existed.  My wife took me over to Osaka, and there was a park with 4 coasters.  Orochi is the only good coaster in the park with 3 of the 4 coasters being clones.

Nobody except whiners care if there is a clone literally 15000 miles away.  It is a great ride, and if I can get my coaster rush, and my needs quenched when I am in Japan, great!  I'll take a ride like this anyday.  We should be glad it exists.  That proves that the Japanese have good taste!

The paintjob does stink though.  All the coasters at Expoland are white.  All of them...  Makes for a boring looking park.

There is more...!

Tuesday, October 30, 2001 3:30 PM
I don't understand why this clone thing is coming up again daily. It gets really, really old.

Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"


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