Six Flags Elitch Gardens Halfpipe

Monday, January 19, 2004 2:27 PM
Hi,

Haven't heard much about this. Is anyone really interested in this? It doesn't sound to thrilling. I did see a video a while back on it. Didn't look like something I'd wait a long time for.What do you guys think?

http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail2648.htm

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Monday, January 19, 2004 2:54 PM
I think its kind of interesting. Its different, that's for sure. I read a fairly-positive write-up in First Drop, with the only complaint being the restraints, which did not sound too friendly for tall people. Perhaps that will change, as Americans tend to be fairly tall?
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Monday, January 19, 2004 3:05 PM
Rob, This is Intamin we are talking about! I doubt there will be any change to the restraints as they did not make the LSM Inverteds any easier for tall people.
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Monday, January 19, 2004 3:07 PM
Anyone who rode Disk-o at IAAPA should know that this will probably be a fun ride.
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Monday, January 19, 2004 3:12 PM
The real question is...is it a coaster???? ;)

Heh heh....

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Monday, January 19, 2004 3:20 PM
Be honest with you. I don't think its a coaster.
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Monday, January 19, 2004 3:41 PM
Before this gets out of hand, I have to say that we really shouldn't get into this debate. I was just kidding. We could go in circles over it and it wouldn't be much fun. :)

(Forgot the smiley)

*** Edited 1/19/2004 8:41:47 PM UTC by janfrederick***

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Monday, January 19, 2004 3:46 PM
Its as much a coaster as an Impulse, so take that for what its worth.
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Monday, January 19, 2004 7:01 PM
I've ridden the one at Sarkanniemi a few times. In my opinion it's both a coaster (just) and great fun (definitely).
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Monday, January 19, 2004 7:14 PM
I just now looked at the pics, and this thing does look interesting. I think the fact that the train actually resembles a skate/snowboard is pretty cool. It certainly doesn't look like the greatest thrill out there, but it looks fun nonetheless.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2004 9:13 AM
Let me put it this way- I'll trade you Viper and GASM at SFGAdv for one of those! Its probably the best coaster SFEG can expect to get, considering the fact that they have practically no expansion room.

Does this make SFEG the most "shuttle-heavy" park in the world?

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Tuesday, January 20, 2004 10:03 AM
Listen I'm thrilled about this ride! Its about time this poor land locked park got something new! And for once a first in the states! And luckily I make a trip to Colorado every year so I will get to try out this bad boy! WHOOO! Now if only they would pick this park up again and move it out where they have plenty of land! Because in the middle of downtown Denver is a VERY BAD IDEA! O Well shows they were thinking of the now and not the future! Anyways I think the ride will be awesome! Lets just pray they don't give it a skating theme! AUGHH!
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Tuesday, January 20, 2004 10:56 AM

Wildfire01 said:
Listen I'm thrilled about this ride! Its about time this poor land locked park got something new! And for once a first in the states! And luckily I make a trip to Colorado every year so I will get to try out this bad boy! WHOOO! Now if only they would pick this park up again and move it out where they have plenty of land! Because in the middle of downtown Denver is a VERY BAD IDEA! O Well shows they were thinking of the now and not the future! Anyways I think the ride will be awesome! Lets just pray they don't give it a skating theme! AUGHH!

Um...when we got The Flying Coaster two years ago it was the only one of it's type, so we are not neccesarily new to prototypes. And keep in mind that Elitch Gardens was never meant to be a theme park so to speak, it was meant to be a family park before they got bought out, not to mention the Pepsi Center was not there when they moved. So they most likely were thinking of the future, just had to resort to selling out to a corperation.

Either way, I am excited for the ride as well. I am really surprised that we are getting it two years after TFC but it's not like I'm gonna complain!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2004 11:08 AM

Wildfire01 said:
Because in the middle of downtown Denver is a VERY BAD IDEA! O Well shows they were thinking of the now and not the future! Anyways I think the ride will be awesome! Lets just pray they don't give it a skating theme! AUGHH!

Actually, when the original owners of EG moved the park to the current location, they did so because they were landlocked at their previous location. Ironic that the park suffers from the same thing less than a decade later.

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