S&S Power Inc. has their eye on Arrow Dynamics

Tuesday, July 23, 2002 6:28 PM
I received this e-mail from S&S Power Inc. The rumors are true, S&S really did put a bid up for Arrow Dynamics.

--You have good sources!

It is true that S & S Power, Inc. submitted a bid to purchase Arrow Dynamics as part of the bankruptcy proceeding of Arrow. At this point, the bankruptcy auction has been delayed, and any and all purchase offers are on hold.

Kathy Archer
Human Resources
S & S Power, Inc.--

Then I asked what plans S&S had for Arrow if they did happen to have the highest bid. I also asked if I would be able to post this information on these boards. I did change the greeting to "Dear Coaster Crazy," that is the only part of the message that is altered. This is what I got in return:

--Dear Coaster Crazy:

At S & S, we recognize that the success of our thrill rides depends on the support of the public, and we are always glad to help and answer any questions we can.

I cannot respond, however, at this time regarding any specific plans should the acquisition of Arrow Dynamics succeed, but you can be assured that the industry would benefit.

We have observed that the internet message boards and enthusiast web sites are usually among the first, if not the first, to publish any news or even
rumors about the industry. The bid of S & S to acquire Arrow Dynamics out of bankrupty is a matter of public record in Utah.

Thanks for your interest.......and wish us luck!

Kathy Archer--

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 6:32 PM
Very cool :)
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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 7:05 PM
That makes me a little sad. I like Arrow just the way they are! Oh well. Better than not existing anymore.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 7:09 PM

So does the HR person do PR as well? Odd.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 7:24 PM
Sorry Jeff, but could you tell me what HR and PR stand for?

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 7:26 PM

Human Resources and Public Relations!

I think the end of Arrow Dynamics would be a dark day on the industry.

*** This post was edited by ophthodoc on 7/23/2002. ***

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 7:29 PM
HR=Human Relations. These people deal with things like employee benefits, even discounts to theme parks (Joe Cool).
PR=Public Relations. These people deal with the media. (ex. when my dad interviewed a PR rep from Krispy Kreme for a show in france).
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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 9:18 PM
I'd much rather see Arrow be acquired by S&S than Six Flags. It would work well for both companies because they are both located in Utah, and this way Six Flags couldn't be able to monopoloize any technologies that Arrow has.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 9:45 PM
Ah, the numerous air/coaster designs running through my head right now.....mmmmmm
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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 9:52 PM
Brad, if this happens would you change your name to SSARROW(s-ar-row) GUY? :)

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*** This post was edited by lumpy72 on 7/24/2002. ***

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 4:05 AM
I'd like to see B&M acquire Arrow. *IF* B&M is a company that takes current coasters and improves them as reliably as they do, imagine what could be done for some of Arrow's coasters, mainly X. Arrow has always made revolutionary coasters but the one problem I have seen is their poor aging ability. I don't know about anyone else but, IMO, good Arrow coasters like Lochness Monster, Big Bad Wolf, and, yes, even Magnum XL-200 have not aged well at all. They are great coasters, don't get me wrong. I just sense some roughness with them that might be able to be fixed. Perhaps it is just the car design, since that seemed to be the issue with Drachen Fire. I know that was my beef with Nessie and Maggie, the cars were tight with almost no room. Those darn shoulder harnesses didn't help either. Bottom line, I just wonder how good of a coaster could come out of an Arrow design and a B&M manufacturing.

*** This post was edited by Vipper on 7/24/2002. ***

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 4:15 AM

I would rather see S & S, rather than B & M purchase Arrow. While Vipper makes some good points I think that he leaves out competition. B & M is a well established company and if they purchased Arrow, then Arrow would simply be swallowed up by B & M and cease to exist.

I think however that if S & S purchased Arrow, the purchase would help S & S to be more of a competitor in the coaster market. I think S & S would benefit more from the inovations that Arrow brought to the market than B & M would.

In short, I think that if S & S bought Arrow then competition in the market would increase and if B & M purchased Arrow, then competition would decrease. Increased competition means better coasters for consumers. Therefore, I would rather see S & S buy Arrow rather than B & M.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 4:27 AM
CPGenius, as I understand, Six Flags just wanted to purchase rights to the 4D concept to fix X, in exchange for 10,000 and dropping the suit. They did not want to buy Arrow, just the rights to their flagship product.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 4:59 AM

Speedy said:
HR=Human Relations. These people deal with things like employee benefits, even discounts to theme parks (Joe Cool).


Try human resources. They have nothing to do with discounts. They do payroll, interviews, benefits and such. They almost never have contact with the public at large except to solicit jobs.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 6:44 AM
I know I'm being a pessimist, but one thing Arrow and S&S have in common is unreliable coasters. Although I don't know who it would be, I'd rather see Arrow acquired by a company with a decent reliability record. I'm not saying S&S getting them would be bad, it's just that I think they both need lots of help in putting out coasters that are not only exciting but can be expected to be running whenever I go to a park to ride them.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 6:50 AM
I would like S&S and Arrow to go together. They could build osme awesome rides together.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 6:50 AM

Yeah, but if it's information that's out in the public domain anyway....I wouldn't dismiss it out of hand.

And if it is....who's got a link?

-'Playa

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 7:00 AM
I would imagine that the Utah Department of Business and Professional Regulation (responsible for licensing and filings) would be the folks who'd have that.....at least in FL thats what it's called. I imagine in UT there's some similar agency.....
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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 7:57 AM

coasterzach1 said:
That makes me a little sad. I like Arrow just the way they are! Oh well. Better than not existing anymore.

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I still think they'd be able to make coasters like Arrow did before, S&S would just own them, recieve profit from it, and hopefully work a bit with Arrow.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 8:35 AM
SFA rules, that offer is an insult to Arrow, and a great innovation. Six Flags thinks that they could buy the rights to such an awesome ride type just because Arrow is in deep financial trouble. 10,000 is nothing compared to the amount of money they could make by selling the 4-D to parks.


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