Photos from closing weekend show Impulse likely for Cedar Point beach
Posted Monday, October 29, 2001 5:57 AM | Contributed by Jeff
If you weren't convinced last time around, check out the photos from the photos from Cedar Point on closing weekend. The footers being poured suggest a series of supports and a tower support consistant with an Intamin Impulse design.
I don't believe anything until I see CP saying what it is. What if this is not an Intamin impulse??? Everyone is assuming it is because of the similarity of the footers as compared to other impulses. I would say lets all hold our horses until we get the final announcement from CP.
I have many idea on what it could be.But can they build a coaster over sand? i think it looks like a boardwalk could be going up and then a coaster somewhere around that area.But thats just a thought,im just ganna wait and see what pops up in 2002 and whatever it is im sure it will be worth the wait.
Why couldn't they build a coaster over sand? Where do you think Magnum's pretzel return is? That's on the beach and its stood there for now 12+ years. There's no problem with coasters on a sandy beach.
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Phil: Because if your impulse is 100ft taller than said impulse 1 hour away, then people will go to your park to ride one, not SFWoA. People who've ridden floorlesses and flying dutchmans, but not an impulse may say "lets go to SFWoA for S:UE," but if CP has an impulse that's even bigger and faster, it becomes "Let's go to CP to ride the impulse...their's is bigger and better anyway."
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This is all blatant conjecture, but bear with me. The first thing we know is that it will have much better capacity than S:UE.
How? easy. Run two trains. Here's my take on it.
450 degrees is a funny amount, it essentially makes you take a 90 degree turn. Everyone has assumed that the coaster must be shuttle because the footers end abuptly. However, with a 540 degree rotation, you end up facing 90 degrees from the axis you launched on, say, pointing RIGHT AT THE PARK. Now we also know that this wil be bigger than S:UE and have about the same twist per foot. Another 90 degrees only gets you fourty feet higher or so. Not much in CP terms. However, another 90 feet then a curve gets you the 100 feet we're expecting. It also places you at the top of a large, launched lift hill, from where you can do some shenanigans with inversions if you like. At the end of that, you drop down another, shorter twisted spike and stop in the station. A block brake in the middle of the inversion section would make 2 train operation easy and painless.
That's my guess. We know Intamin can make loopers. Hypersonic proves you can have a launched vertical lift hill pull over the top. The footer pattern in the sand would be the same as with a normal impulse. They couldn't very well start construction inside the park area while there were patrons.
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I say that they are defenitely getting an impulse, because of the fact that Jeff knows what they are getting(supposedly), so why would he allow a news item like this if it was false?
If it is an impulse, you know it's going to be bigger that S:UE, which was an awesome ride. 'm very happy if this is the case. To think what they have done about capacity problems.:)
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I hope it's not an Intamin Impulse. In the words of Comatose,"Hypersonic proves you can have a launched vertical lift hill pull over the top. The footer pattern in the sand would be the same as with a normal impulse. They couldn't very well start construction inside the park area while there were patrons." There will be allot more construction in the park once it's close. I'm sticking to my idea that it's a Hypersonic.
P.S. Guys, stop worrying about the lake and the footers on the beach. I can assure you that Lake Erie, will not brush up against the new attraction. Remember, that lake is the more swallow of the Great Lakes.
After examining the site quite extenisvely this weekend, I have a theory that Project2002 won't be a typical Impulse in the sense that it won't be inverted. The anchor points on the launch/station footers are way too close for an inverted coaster. I think this will resemble a Schwarzkopf shuttle loop with out the loop and with twisted spikes. ----------------- Scott W. Short mailto:email@example.com http://www.midwestcoastercentral.com