Monday, June 26, 2000 6:50 PM
Why do people say inverted coasters were such a great innovation? I was just wondering. Give me your thoughts on the poll.
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Monday, June 26, 2000 7:20 PM

Why?????
You Have to ask Why????
They have only went from zero in 1990 to the standard of having one at almost every park in the nation.
1990 there were zero Inverts
2000 there are 32 with every park that does not have one rumored to get one or wanting one.
1990 there was already 1 Hypercoaster
2000 there are only twelve(full circuit)
This is just in the U.S.
It also changed the rules of what a coaster could do and brought new inversion types.
Several companies have started to build inverts to follow B&M. (Intamin, Vekoma, any others?)

Hands down Inverted was the best inovation as far as coasters go. Hands down B&M was the greatest inovation as far as coasters go.

Thanks Walt and Clyde.


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#1 Steel-Incredible Hulk
#1 Wood--Timber Wolf
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Monday, June 26, 2000 8:18 PM
Good points T-wolf, I have to say that inverts sipmply give a different feel to whatever the track layout has. Before inverts, we were all pretty used to inversions, but they simply feel different (better) while hanging below the track. Also, they came around soon after the suspended coasters, which had no big drops, no inversions and relatively low speeds. Inverts were everything that suspendeds were not. There are a few good suspendeds out there, but all inverts are good rides.
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Gotta ride 'em all!
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Monday, June 26, 2000 10:48 PM
Personally, I voted for new inversion types. (And not many of you were with me) Heights didn't scream at me because after the first couple of drops, it's just a fast ride without other elements. Neither did LSM/LIM (Probably since I've only done like 2, RRC (MGM) and S:TE (SFMM)). I was torn between inverted or inversion types. I was going to pick inverted but the real reason I like inverted coasters is because of their new inversion types. Other than that, they're pretty much the same as a lot of other types. I'm an inversion type of guy so I figured "inversion types" would encompass elements introduced by inverts, standups, sitdowns, floorless and even giga-coasters (YES! I am counting the overbanks as inversions....so sue me). Well, that's my 2 cents....apparently, no one else agrees.......I feel so dumb...and uninformed (sob).

Oh yeah, and I'm guessing one big factor in why there's more inverts than hyper coasters is that hyper coasters usually cost a ton more than inverts. Same reason there are more hyper coasters than giga-coasters!
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aIrtIme'S ovErRaTed.. *** This post was edited by RockDown on 6/27/2000. ***
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Monday, June 26, 2000 10:55 PM
Oh yeah! Also, didn't I see an Arrow prototype for an inverted coaster train on MSNBC's Scream machines? That train looks awesome and non as obstructive as B&M's. Any word on when/if we can expect to see these trains in action anytime soon?
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aIrtIme'S ovErRaTed..
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Tuesday, June 27, 2000 5:50 AM
Isn't there something called an inverted wild mouse? This sounds really cool.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2000 6:10 AM
Yeah thats the Arrowbatic Coaster, Looks awesome!

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Racers Start your Engines!
at Hersheypark
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Tuesday, June 27, 2000 9:13 AM
I voted for inverted coasters because I think the inverted coaster was truly revolutionary. Most people can imagine a taller coaster being built, but I doubt nearly as many people could have imagined the inverted coaster before it was introduced.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2000 1:10 PM
OKOK!!!!! I was just wondering!!!
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Tuesday, June 27, 2000 1:45 PM
No offense, CtCF. Just giving you my opinion like you asked. =)
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