Vekoma has only built two Dutchmans. One a Prototype and the other x-flight. So how can you say that vekoma will not clone this ride. My guess is that stealth is the prototype, and x-flight will be the clone. So i believe that if SFA gets their dutchman this year it will be exactly like x-flight. You are also talking about six flags here who does not really care if they build clones at all of their parks. It is also cheaper to build a clone because you do not have to pay extra money to research the layout.
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coastergenius said: "That doesn't make much sense, seeing that SFA already has the Iron Eagle."
I would agree with you that no park really needs to run a Top Spin and a roto-shake, but since Iron Eagle was DDM SO OFTEN it may be time to give it the boot.
It seems strange to me that they would theme a coaster to 'batman' in that area (i.e. west of S:ROS) I would think it would have been a better fit east of S:ROS, on that hill behind Krypton comet, that way it would have been fairly close to JJ. No matter, that will at least make the first SROS helix more intersting, as you would get to see the flyer overhead. lata, jeremy P.S. Isn't it interesting that both of the flyers are going right next to Superman coasters?
how could batwing be a clone of x-flight. if it were a clone of x-flight why would it have different heights. and finally you can't say it's a clone because nobody has seen the ride because it hasn't been built.
Sounds like another great year for us SFA lovers. The 'Stealth' will be a custom version from what I have heard. Official anouncement should be on Feb. 15th, after the county council rubber stamps the rides.
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WildOne said: "Sounds like another great year for us SFA lovers. The 'Stealth' will be a custom version from what I have heard. Official anouncement should be on Feb. 15th, after the county council rubber stamps the rides.
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Yes, I think that you are right I think that this coaster is just the thing that SFA needs, now if they could only get a stand-up and 4th dimension. ------------- What is life without geniuses?
It still has a top speed of 50mph(very slow), and will still have that annoying Vekoma roughness. IMO, all these rides will be very lame. SFO is a very nice park, but I think I'll wait until they build a hyper before I return. Stealth was amazingly boring and I don't see these others being much better.
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*** This post was edited by Middleman on 1/28/2001. ***