Six Flags Marine World to build Vertical Velocity

Posted Tuesday, February 6, 2001 7:51 PM | Contributed by Brandon Rodriguez

Six Flags Marine World will receive an Intamin Impulse Coaster, following the success of SupermanL Ultimate Escape at Six Flags Ohio.

Read the official Six Flags press release.

Tuesday, February 6, 2001 7:59 PM
That is very weird that the announced height is 150ft, yet they still list a speed of 70mph!! Am I missing something? Sounds awesome though ;)

-------------
Thank you Disney, thank you...
+0
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 8:17 PM
i know they must have brakes or something cause on S:UE it goe 70 mph and barely misses going off a 180 foot tower... just think if it went the same speed but the tower was 30 feet smaller. makes ya wonder...
+0
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 8:49 PM
S:UE comes no where NEAR going off the track. Having ridden it many times last season.

*** This post was edited by Red Garter Rob on 2/7/2001. ***
+0
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 9:00 PM
Are there gonna be as many spirals on the track as on S:UE if it is only 150ft. high?
+0
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 9:09 PM
Actually, if it was in fact 150' tall, had the same length of track as SUE, and went 70mph, it most certainly would launch off the track (or hit the plunger extremely hard). One of those stats is incorrect. If it's truly 150' tall (which I HIGHLY doubt it is -- why on Earth would Intamin design this custom when it's an off the shelf model) then the speed would be around 60-65mph. If it goes 70mph, then in reality, the towers should be close to 180' tall.

Suffice to say, IMO, I would bet the farm that all three US Impulse coasters will be exactly the same height, the stats are just coming from different marketing departments.

-------------
If you are looking for trouble, you found it. -- Steven Hawking
+0
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 9:22 PM
True... Six Flags has been spending so much money lately maybe they layed off someone in thier press office who proof's all the releases.. hahahaha

I'm willing to agree it'll be either 180ft or they'll slow it down if it is 150ft
+0
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 9:23 PM
So Legendary, are you saying that they are all 150ft tall? Because SFMW has a 150ft height limit, while SFGAm obviously got a clearance of 180ft. The version at SFO is obviously taller than 150ft, you can tell that just standing under it and comparing it to other rides. And who said that "off the shelf" coasters can't be modified if the park wishes? I say it will probably launch at 60-65mph, and the 70 is exaggerated.

-------------
Thank you Disney, thank you... *** This post was edited by Middleman on 2/7/2001. ***
+0
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 10:07 PM
I guess what I'm saying is it just doesn't make any sense. One of VV's stats is incorrect. SFO's says it's 180' at 70mph, SFGAm says 185' at 65mph and SFMW says 150' at 70mph. Why all the differences is beyond me.

If VV goes 70mph, it's taller than 150'. If VV is 150', it goes slower than 70mph. It's as easy as that.

-------------
If you are looking for trouble, you found it. -- Steven Hawking
+0
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 10:19 PM
I guess we do agree ;) I think we just caught Six Flags in another um, interesting contradiction. Unless VV uses magnectic brakes to slow the train down shortly after the launch, your right, it does not go 70mph. Unless there's something I'm missing lol!




I suppose the SFO version could be slightly faster than 70mph??? It sure felt like it!
Thank you Disney, thank you... *** This post was edited by Middleman on 2/7/2001. ***
+0
Wednesday, February 7, 2001 3:43 AM
Just some more of those crazy Six Flags stats!

-------------
.:| Brandon Rodriguez |:.
http://www.coasters2k.com
+0
Wednesday, February 7, 2001 4:01 AM
Who said they have a height limit? Is this another enthusiast-inspired urban legend? You are aware that there's such a thing as a zoning variance, right?

-------------
Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
+0
Wednesday, February 7, 2001 4:59 AM
Neglecting friction which will save a few feet, you need to raise the center of gravity of the train to 164 feet if the peak speed is 70 mph. Since the center of gravity is roughly at the mid-point of the train, the tower needs to be higher by half the length of the train. 180' sounds good for 70 mph. 150' just doesn't work. These elevations are measured from the station track, not the ground.
+0
Wednesday, February 7, 2001 5:35 AM
i think the height regulationis correct or else SFMW probably could have made medusa taller. but this is just my opinion.
+0
Wednesday, February 7, 2001 5:59 AM

hypersonic said:
i think the height regulationis correct or else SFMW probably could have made medusa taller. but this is just my opinion.

hypersonic is correct, why else would both of the tallest structures in the park have the exact same height? The 150' restriction is a fact. Maybe they applied for a variance and were denied?

-------------
"X" marks the spot in 2001!
+0
Wednesday, February 7, 2001 7:13 AM
Exactly right Soggy!

-------------
Thank you Disney, thank you...
+0
Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:11 AM
Here's an option no one has considered yet. What if there was more track in between the towers than on S:UE, allowing more space to dissipate the speed? *** This post was edited by Intamin Fan on 2/7/2001. ***
+0
Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:22 AM
But Intamin fan, that still doesnt address the 'off the shelf' issue. Personally, I dont think that there is any reason that VV cant be shorter than S:UE. It doesn't take much tweaking to the design. All you have to do is reset the launch speed and you can easily have a shorter coaster. Does anyone know the comparisons between the two coasters regarding track length?
+0
Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:39 AM
It's interesting that both rides list the same track length of 2,700. I guess in the end none of this really matters all that much. It's still going to be a good ride, with a frustratingly low capacity. But a good move by SFMW to continue to add quality attractions year after year. They're a hypercoaster away from having a full arsenal.

-------------
Thank you Disney, thank you... *** This post was edited by Middleman on 2/7/2001. ***
+0
Wednesday, February 7, 2001 9:40 AM
On the Marine World Site, they are saying that it is the third twisting impule coaster, I thought that SUE at SFWoA was the only 1. Are they talking about the one at SFGAm?
+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...