Tallest/Fastest Inverted Coaster

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 10:20 AM
I was looking around on RCDB.com, and apparently Wicked Twister is the tallest and fastest Inverted roller coaster in the world.

The question I have, is why doesn't Cedar Point advertise or promote the fact that it is at the top of the ranks for inverted coasters. With more than 100 inverted coasters out there, do you believe that Guinness should have this as a disctinct record?

And another item to ponder... what do you believe is the likelyhood that B&M or Intamin will be contracted by a park to build one that is taller or faster? Records were meant to be broken, after all!

*** Edited 3/22/2006 3:21:28 PM UTC by Fun***

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 11:01 AM
Yes, while CP waits to see if the technology works and then attempts to build a bigger, taller, faster, and more expensiver version. ;)
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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 11:11 AM

Acoustic Viscosity said:
Yes, while CP waits to see if the technology works and then attempts to build a bigger, taller, faster, and more expensiver version.

Ah! Although funny, fortunately for Knoebels, CP dosen't have the knowledge to build one of there own. When's the last time CP built one of there own anything?

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 11:41 AM
When the last CP built anything worth riding?

Sorry, I know the fanboys will grit their teeth at that question, but I don't care. The quality of that park has declined so much in the last 5 years.

They're fast becoming the "gimmick, flavor of the month" coaster capitol of the wolrd. *** Edited 3/22/2006 4:43:06 PM UTC by DWeaver***

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 11:46 AM

DWeaver said:
When the last CP built anything worth riding?

Sorry, I know the fanboys will grit their teeth at that question, but I don't care. The quality of that park has declined so much in the last 5 years.

They're fast becoming the "gimmick, flavor of the month" coaster capitol of the wolrd. *** Edited 3/22/2006 4:43:06 PM UTC by DWeaver***


CP doesn't build anything, they buy it.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 12:17 PM
When the last CP built anything worth riding?

The last coaster CP built that made me say, "Yeah, I want to fly from Los Angeles to Sandusky to ride that!" was Millie. I think maXair and the swings are fine additions and I am a flat ride junkie as well but they're not something I'd go out of my way to travel to ride.

I suspect I'll finally be making it back to the Point next year.... ;)

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 12:56 PM
To ride that 500 footer right Moosh?

~Rob Willi

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 1:39 PM
'Moosh, you are such an insufferable tease.

(I mean that in the best possible way, of course.)

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 1:57 PM

Fun said:


And another item to ponder... what do you believe is the likelyhood that B&M or Intamin will be contracted by a park to build one that is taller or faster?


It will happen someday. The main thing to keep it from happening right now is that 99% of parks that should have an inverted coaster already have one.

Not to stir the pot too much here, but there is one Six Flags park in Texas which is an incredibly *glaring* exception. I'm not saying that any records will be broken at SFFT, but with Astrworld gone, and Shapiro indicating that something big is in store for the park, I would not be shocked to see it happen at SFFT.

Off hand I could think of a couple of other parks that may still be in the market for an inverted coaster but the record-breaking thing might be more likely at a park overseas. *** Edited 3/22/2006 6:57:39 PM UTC by matt.***

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 2:39 PM
Coasterphan, are you aware that people read from top to bottom? That means that the person has read the post before yours and their is no need to quote the person above you simply because that option is available. A simple ^ will suffice or just a reply. People aren't stupid, because they can connect the dots.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 2:40 PM
...I can't imagine that this would happen in Europe.
Remember: The European version of almost everything is smaller :)
Maybe Japan?
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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 3:22 PM
*smaller but with more theming! ;)

I have to agree with Moosh about CP...I still haven't been back to try Dragster..maybe next year. *** Edited 3/22/2006 8:25:25 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 3:42 PM
Cedar Point hasn't built anything in a long long time that interested me but they've sure gotten good at removing things I like.

I live 2 hours away and I haven't been there in 5 years. I've made at least a dozen trips to Knoebels(6 hours away) in that same time span.

There are some parks that don't have to add anything at all and I'll still return. And then there are other parks that can build one "'est" after another but still can't capture my interest.

It's a shame because I use to really like Cedar Point, but I'm not wild about the type of park it's become.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 4:46 PM
I think some of you don't see the other side of things very well. CP is doing what the people ask them too. After MF people wanted to go higher so they did. Then the GP said they don't have enough non-coasters, Skyhawk and maXair came out of that.

Apparently CP is doing just fine without you. Plus you make the lines shorter.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 4:56 PM
Hmm... best park voted on by countless magazines and websites, not to mention the number 1,3,7 and 11th rated coasters in the world.

Haters....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 5:33 PM

jgrocket85 said:
Hmm... best park voted on by countless magazines and websites, not to mention the number 1,3,7 and 11th rated coasters in the world.

Haters....


See comment below. *** Edited 3/22/2006 10:50:04 PM UTC by coasterkitty***

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 5:49 PM

jgrocket85 said:
Hmm... best park voted on by countless magazines and websites, not to mention the number 1,3,7 and 11th rated coasters in the world.

Haters....


I pray that Mean Streak is not one of these. With a chiropractor on the exit ramp, it might make the top 100 wooden coasters.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:01 PM
I agree with Dweaver. I think Cp is over rated.

On the tallest inverted thing. The only reason that Wicked twister is the tallest is because the end of the track is X amount of feet high. Who cares ! The train never reaches that hight. Any park can build one with 2 extra feet of track and claim the record.

Now if some one builds a full course inverted at the hight of 200' or over and of course the train reaches that hight than they have the right to clain that record.

But again who cares how high it is if the ride sucks.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 7:16 PM

Acoustic Viscosity said:
Yes, while CP waits to see if the technology works and then attempts to build a bigger, taller, faster, and more expensiver version.

You say that like it's a bad thing ;)

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 7:47 PM
It sounded like it was a smart thing. But I like the Expensiver addition.......LOL.......
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