Steel Phantom only Hyper-Looper?

Thursday, October 11, 2001 1:58 PM
Ahoy there!

I was just looking at pix of the Steel phantom (before they tore it down), and was thinking "wow! that's the only coaster I've ever seen that is kind of a hypercoaster but with loops and stuff." Are there anymore hybrids like this?

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Thursday, October 11, 2001 1:59 PM
How much did it cost ? And would'nt be cool if on that biggest drop, instead of diving around that cliff it droped in to a tunnel underground. That would be cool !!!

*** This post was edited by TITAN_FAN_13 on 10/11/2001. ***

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Thursday, October 11, 2001 2:01 PM
Someone mentioned manhatten express the other day.
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Thursday, October 11, 2001 2:04 PM
Well, there will always be debate on whther Manhattan Express is really a hypercoaster or not.  Please, let's not get into that.  Son of Beast is a hyper-looper, there is no denying that!
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Thursday, October 11, 2001 2:08 PM
How tall is viper at sfmm
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Thursday, October 11, 2001 2:11 PM
Yes when I was at the NY NY casino in Vegas they did indeed call The Manhattan Express a hyper coaster. Its chain lift is over 200 ft, but the first drop is only a hundred and something feet. I don't consider it a hyper coaster, but I guess if you want to look at it that way It could be considered that. I have heard alot of people say they didn't like it, but I thought it was a decent coaster. Far from the best, but far from the worst too. I'd considered the Steel Phantom(RIP) the only true Hyper looper that I know of. The bad part is I never got to ride it. I wished I had skipped CP back in 96 instead of Kennywood. I wanted to ride the Mantis pretty bad. I love arrow coasters. Even the rough ones. They aren't that bad in the front. Maybe someone else does know of another hyper looper.
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Thursday, October 11, 2001 2:31 PM
You mean was the only hyper-looper ;)

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Thursday, October 11, 2001 2:36 PM
Viper is 188ft tall at the highest point.
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Thursday, October 11, 2001 2:37 PM
There's another looping hypercoaster being built: Odyssey (233 feet tall, 260 feet drop)
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Thursday, October 11, 2001 2:43 PM
X will be a hyper looper.  assuming it actually opens.
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Thursday, October 11, 2001 7:08 PM
I think that the Stell Phantom cost Kennywood about 4 million???  I read my local newspaper several months ago and they said that for KW to redo the Phantom for the Revenge, it was about 7 million.  I love Phantom's Revenge.:)
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Thursday, October 11, 2001 7:11 PM
lol coasterjedi, WE might fugure out Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa, or Nicole Simpson ;) before we get to ride X.
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Friday, October 12, 2001 6:31 AM
Son of Beast is a hyper looper, standing 218 feet tall with a 214 foot drop.
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Friday, October 12, 2001 6:41 AM
Of note, consider that SP had a 10+ year run as the only looping coaster with a 200+' drop!  There may be more NOW, but it was certainly a leap forward of drastic proportions in its day...even if it was a little rough!
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