Wednesday, July 10, 2002 8:38 AM
I was just wondering if anyone could tell me why all three S:ROS coasters are all in Six Flags parks in the northeast? Why didn't the SF corporation distribute them a little more evenly across the country like they had Vekoma do with the three Deja Vu's?
Wednesday, July 10, 2002 8:47 AM
I believe that the S:ROS coasters came during a park's "flagging" or soon there after. Not many other parks (if any?) around the country were flagged at that time (except SFWoA which got a great package anyways, and is rumored to get an Intamin hyper next year).
Keep height restrictions (like at SFMW) in mind. Thank goodness SFA just fit one in!
Wednesday, July 10, 2002 8:51 AM
And not all parks have enough space for it...
Wednesday, July 10, 2002 9:33 AM
While were talking about S:ROS, I'm not sure where this one is at but I know one has an awesome looking eneding that has a tunnel and is all twisted around. But any ways the thing I wondered is why one has a really long strait spot. There could be at least one hill there maybe 2 small ones. I don't see the point in going strait like it does so long.
Wednesday, July 10, 2002 9:44 AM
The long twisty/tunnel coaster is SFNE's version. The one's with the straight aways are SFA & SFDL. The SFNE is the best of the 3 and one of the best out there. The other 2 are lacking but deliver a great ride.
Wednesday, July 10, 2002 9:59 AM
Beast_rocks, the straight sections are referred to as "speed-track"....they're there just to give the feeling of speed.....personally, I like the speed track as it gives a moment to FEEL how fast you're going, and gives a moment to anticipate the next move....
Wednesday, July 10, 2002 10:09 AM
SF should look to expand with Intamin Coasters that push the limit. SF has enough money to take one projects that cost more than 50 Million.
Wednesday, July 10, 2002 10:37 AM
Thanks BMCOASTER and rollergator
Wednesday, July 10, 2002 11:46 AM
One popular theory is that SF installed Intamin hypers in their lower capacity parks to keep the cost down, B&M and Giovanola hypers in the higher capacity parks because of their ability to run three trains. Don't know if I completely but that or not, but it appears on the surface at least, to be true.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 11:58 AM
Outkast: Since all three S:RoS's stack most of the time and B&M's and S:RoS SFNE run 36 passenger trains, while S:RoS SFDL and SFA run 32 and Giovanola's run 30, I don't think this is the case. The capacity of the rides are all comparable (within one or two trains an hr.)
Wednesday, July 10, 2002 12:14 PM
I would expect the ride ops of the SFNE version to get the trains out as fast as possible so if the brakes fail again, the train can just coast through!
Yes I'm 15, no I'm not childish, I'm not being sarcastic, well maybe I do have somewhat of an ego...
Wednesday, July 10, 2002 12:28 PM
ApolloAndy, while I agree that the capacity is comparable on paper, I have seen Nitro and Apollo eat lines quickly even with two trains while Superman (SFA) has moved much slower (prolly due to a combination of poor station design, slower ride ops compared to top notch ops, addition of seatbelts). It is remarkable how fast the Nitro line moves (3 train B&M with little to no stacking). It seems like that 45 min wait on Nitro would take Superman well over an hour.
I've also heard that Giovanola's more people quickly too, faster than Intamins, but slower than B&Ms.
More specifically, they probably install the lower capacity, but more importantly cheaper Intamin rides at smaller parks.