SF America/KingsDominion 4/20-21 (Part 1)

Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:31 PM
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That might be true, however subjective, but it doesn't mean that there isn't a business there. Vekoma dominated the medium-sized "family" coaster niche for years, and still does. And honestly, they're nice rides. The post-SLC/boomerang Vekoma has had some real hits, too. Expedition Everest is fantastic.


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Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:34 PM
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Eating a dry aged prime rib is also better than eating a fast food cheeseburger. They're both made of cow, and they both functionally do the same thing. One's just way more delicious and more expensive than the other.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:54 PM
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Tyler Boes said:

Vekoma has two big problems that only nit-picky enthusiasts care about:

  1. No golden ticket top ten coasters.
  2. Only 2 or 3 unique steel coasters in the US.

Fixed.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 2:56 PM

Nit-picky? I'm just stating the facts. Vekoma makes almost only cloned coasters. On their website, they have the layout of their types of coasters. I feel like they "Cookie Cut" their coasters. Here's their website. (Click here)

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:06 PM
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In addition to the fabulous Disney rides - including Everest, RnRC, new Space Mountain-DL & DLP....Vekoma has also built some cool motorbike rides, some *really nice* UK inverts (Jubilee Odyssey and Kumali), the GIBs (not my personal favs, but very popular), their flying coasters which are widely acclaimed, and Battlestar Galactica.

Just because enthusiasts complain about Vekoma a lot....too much....doesn't mean they're not a force in the industry, and deservedly so.

edited: There was no reason to confuse their with they're. ;~P

Last edited by rollergator, Thursday, April 25, 2013 9:48 PM
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Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:08 PM
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Tyler Boes said:

Nit-picky? I'm just stating the facts.

No, you stated it's a problem in their business. How do clones equate to a problem with their business? Selling multiple units of one design saves a fortune for both Vekoma and their clients.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:11 PM

Their buisness is great. Their rides are iffy.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 7:48 PM
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Tyler Boes said:

Nit-picky? I'm just stating the facts. Vekoma makes almost only cloned coasters. On their website, they have the layout of their types of coasters. I feel like they "Cookie Cut" their coasters.

If you could go back in time to before you were born, you would hear that same argument. The response is the same today: Most people will never ride a clone, and therefore wouldn't care.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Music: The Modern Gen-X - Video

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 9:38 PM
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Tyler Boes said:

Vekoma has two big problems in their business

Tyler Boes said:

Their buisness is great.

So which is it?


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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