Space Shot and Turbo Drops...whered they go?

Saturday, May 26, 2001 9:54 AM
Are S&S towers becoming unpopular for some reason? It just seems like they havent built any in a while. The only reason i could see for his hapening is may is maybe their focusing more on the Thrust Air now.
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 9:56 AM
Well, they haven't gone anywhere, they've built over a hundred of them! As to why new ones aren't being built as much this year, well, more parks have them then don't it seems.

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Saturday, May 26, 2001 9:59 AM
Also, at around threehundred feet, I think that these towers are reaching their limits. The pull outs are intense!!! I know that S&S will live on through their Snow Shot and Thrust Air rides. Can the turbo drops go higher and higher? I may be mistaken.

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Saturday, May 26, 2001 10:50 AM
The Space Shots are the only ones with a limit, I believe, with a maximum height of a little over 300 ft. Turbo drops, on the other hand, have no limit what so ever. They can and will go MUCH bigger, I predict. I remember reading about all this somewhere...but I forget where. It was a very respectable site though..I know that.
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 10:51 AM
We aren't seeing as much because most parks have some sort of freefall ride and the ones that don't simply aren't interested in one right now.

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Saturday, May 26, 2001 11:07 AM
Theyre still being built everywhere! S&S built Power Tower at Valleyfair last year, and this year they are buiding a turbo drop at Funtown, USA in Maine. Maliboomer also opened at DCA this year, and WB Movie World in Madrid, Spain is getting a triple tower. These are just a few examples, they are still coming steady! *** This post was edited by Adam McNeil on 5/26/2001. ***
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 11:18 AM
Isn't Visionland getting on too.
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 11:33 AM
I don't belive there is a limmit on either tower,But they look to have their hands full with thrust air. Hmmm... who knows though?

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Saturday, May 26, 2001 11:47 AM
Rockrc480, Yes VisionLand is building both a Turbo Drop and a Space Shot named Stratus Fear. They we're supposed to open today but here in B'ham we have had rain every other day for like a month and construction is behind. In yesterday's paper it said they will open in three weeks!

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Saturday, May 26, 2001 12:13 PM
I was hoping the S and S would build a space shot that was 350-400 feet and went 100 MPH. It would need a double lunch about halfway through the ride cuss a big launch just wont work!

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Saturday, May 26, 2001 9:39 PM
A 100 MPH air powered thrust down? I don't think so. Well at least in terms of anyone riding one.
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Saturday, May 26, 2001 9:51 PM
I think at one of the IAAPA shows someone reported that Stan said he could build Turbo Drops 500ft tall!! Hey, wasn't there an old rumor that SFMM would get one?
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