Saturday, September 9, 2000 12:02 PM
could there ever be a perfect ride/roller coaster?
Consider the following: an eccentric billionaire (lets call him...jeff) buys a massive plot of land in western pennsylvania (kennywood topography)
jeff logs on to a coaster enthuisiast site for like, a year, and sees what everyon likes. he designs rollercoaster trains w/ floorless, and clamshell (hyper) restraints (think about it, its possible.)
jeff the builds the worlds largest coaster= 500 ft drop into a ravine, then a tunnel at a maximum of 90 degrees, ultra smooth, then launches into a 350 ft TA2K hill, then a double up, double down, then a fairly tight series of inversions, a massive vertical loop, a few zero g rolls, a cobra roll, immelmans, dive loops, 180 degree overbanked turns, then more airtime hills. the train then switches onto rougher track, almost like a woodies', then executees more hills, and a large helix then another inversion, then bunnyhops back to the statoin, and perhaps some trick track before the brake run.
the stats on jeffs ride are unprecendented:
500 ft drop
steepest drop, turns
15000 ft of track
the entire ride is immaculately themed, perhaps to th history of roller coasters, with unused track winding in and out of the layout.
so...is this basically perfect, or can no ride be such (no one respond with a story about a 600 ft rollers coaster, plz)
sorry about the length of this post, and its grammar.
Saturday, September 9, 2000 3:03 PM
Sounds good to me!
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Saturday, September 9, 2000 3:19 PM
Too many inversions for my taste. Good luck building the 500 foot hill.
Gotta ride 'em all!
Saturday, September 9, 2000 4:09 PM
This post is, ummm, stupid.
There will NEVER be a perfect ride, and what you just described will never happen, so don't post about it.
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Saturday, September 9, 2000 4:41 PM
There will never be a perfect ride! Someone somewhere will want better.
201.3 Miles to Cedar Point from Owosso MI.
Josh the coaster freak
Saturday, September 9, 2000 5:05 PM
I agree with Cedar Creek here. There will never be "the perfect ride" for the simple reason that everybody wants something better. Take Millenium Force and The Steel Dragon 2000, basically Japan got pissed caused American held the record for the highest, fastest, etc... coaster in the world. We were happy. Japan says we can't have that! Let's build one 8 feet higher so we can hold the record. So you see there will never be a perfect ride for certain people. Someone somewhere will build a coaster bigger than The Steel Dragon and it will all start over again.
What is life without ups and downs!?!?
Saturday, September 9, 2000 5:07 PM
thats kinda what i figured, dont bite my head off about it, sheesh
Saturday, September 9, 2000 6:24 PM
Japan got pissed? I don't think so. Steel dragon has been in development for at least as long as Millennium Force. No, I think it was us americans that got pissed because we lost the record so soon.
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Saturday, September 9, 2000 6:35 PM
There will never be a perfect ride. We are never satisified with whats out there. We can all find at least one thing we'd change to every coaster we ride so it's impossible to build the best.
-The Legend was built from lists of things people want in a coaster. I think Holiday World picked the top choices to build it then.
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Saturday, September 9, 2000 11:02 PM
Hmmmm. I consider "perfect" to be without flaws -not necessarily the biggest, fastest, or most unique. Given that criteria, I feel that the Phoenix at Knoebel's is "perfect".
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Sunday, September 10, 2000 12:01 PM
sounds cool to me.
Sunday, September 10, 2000 12:45 PM
Stop the violence, people! He is just trying to have some fun! Isn't that what this forum is all about! Lighten up!
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Sunday, September 10, 2000 2:19 PM
Thank you, Mr. Peanut!
The whole point of this is that no sane corporation, intent on making profits, would ever top that coaster, the capitol investment is just too huge.
good point about the Phoenix.
Sunday, September 10, 2000 2:30 PM
OKay first, I agree, there will never be a perfect ride. No one likes the same thing. Second I am so sick of people saying Japan was sick of America having a roller coaster record. I am so sure that Japan's Government did not get together and say "I am sick of the American getting roller coaster records let build one even bigger." I am sure they can care less.
Number 1 And Only Cedar Point
Sunday, September 10, 2000 3:42 PM
I just want to comment on the "steepest drop" of 90 degrees. Since it is 200 feet taller than Millennium Force, and since MF seems like it curves in on itself. I think you should have the drop curve in on itself so the drop will be more like 100 degrees. I know this WILL
happen some day, but as of now, we can only dream.
Sunday, September 10, 2000 5:29 PM
Hehehe, I think that it would be funny if some no-chain small park in a remote remote country got a patent for 350 feet.
Sunday, September 10, 2000 6:43 PM
I thought it would be pretty funny for some no-names little park to build 15 shuttle-loops and get the world record for the most coasters. Or course that would take the record away from Cedar Point, and we can't have that now can we. :)
Sunday, September 10, 2000 8:05 PM
It's not an international conflict... Nagashima and Cedar Point built big rides to keep the kids interested and spending money in the park. That's all, nothing more.
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Monday, September 11, 2000 5:30 PM
The perfect ride already exists and it is called the Mindbender.
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