Tuesday, September 3, 2002 7:51 PM

(My topic about airtime filled rides/coasters was deleted)

I was looking @ RCDB.com and noticed Togo makes hyper coasters.... (Fujiyama) and was wondering if anyone has riddin it or would like to see one here in the states. It looks fun and reached 81 MPH... And What was the last togo built in the states?

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 8:47 PM
I believe the most recent is (unfortunately), Viper at SF Great Adventure. Around here (SFGAdv is my homepark), it has a less than stellar reputation. Personally, I find the transitions and restraints the worst I've ever ridden. TOGO makes me wary...but I will give them another chance next time I come across one of their creations.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 8:50 PM
I believe Peabody, Nasai and maybe a couple others have rode Fujiyama. The layout looks amazing, and from what I hear it is a great ride. It was the first hyper twister, sorry Raging Bull.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 9:01 PM
I think the last Togo hyper built here in the U.S. is Manhattan Express in Las Vegas at 203 feet completed in January of 1997. I think it's really quite decent and the heartline dive is an element I have yet to see on another coaster. Second drop is longer than the first and its built atop the casino over Las Vegas Blvd.....really cool setting.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 9:03 PM
Actually, the newest in the states was Windjammer Surf Racers at Knott's. We all know what happened to them. The next newest is Manhattan Express.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 5:02 AM
Oh, I thought this thread was about Togo hypers. Windjammer was only 89 feet tall...

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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 5:17 AM

Then again, I could be wrong...

Yup...I am...Viper was '95, Manhattan Express was '97.

It was left out of the list of TOGOs I looked up last night.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 5:37 AM
Fujiyama is a wicked coaster. There are so many crazy twists and turns... I liked it even more than SD2K!

And I don't really think Manhatten Express is a "traditional hyper." It sure has a weird layout, though.
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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 9:22 AM
In my mind, the jury is still out on TOGO hypers. I'm one of those people who, like JFNJ, will dislike the ride but be willing to give it a chance. I've ridden ones that I hated (Viper) and I've ridden ones that I didn't think were half bad (SkyRider). I would, however, be very interested in riding a TOGO hyper, just because of all the varying opinions I've heard regarding them.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 9:36 AM
I'll be flying through the turns of Fujiyama in two weeks. I'll let you all know how it stacks up to other hypers when I return. I'm sure it's a great ride, but it would have to be flat out amazing to beat out SD2K in my book. I just hope Dodonpa is running when I'm there.
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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 2:38 PM
I almost had more fun on Fujiyama then on SD2K. It's one of 2 Togo's I liked. (The other was a mine train)

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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 2:40 PM
Don't forget about Bandit at Yomiuriland in Japan, that ride looks awesome! But, i dont know if it is a hyper or not though. Does anyone know? Anyone been on it?
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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 2:48 PM

Bandit does not have any drops over 200 feet, nor is ever 200 feet off the ground. It does, however achieve a terrain based height difference of 265 feet. (The beautiful terrain bottoms out over water with cherry blossom trees around!)

So, it probably does not meet the "definition" of a hyper.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 2:53 PM
TOGO - Try Once, Get Off!

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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 3:11 PM
Only for those unfortunate enough to ride WindJammer.
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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 3:15 PM

I've ridden more than just Windjammer...my opinion of TOGO remains unchanged.

Moosh - who think "togo" is Japanese for "pain."

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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 3:23 PM
Well, that was the only one I noticed when I gave a quick look at your track record.

Try a TOGO in Japan, and that opinion may change.

PT300(who thinks Fujiyama and Ultra Twister kicked ass, Manhatten Express was pretty darn fun, and Shockwave was ok).

BTW, I liked your old sig better. SMRT!
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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 3:26 PM

LOL, 'Moosh! You just need to ride Fujiyama to get what TOGO has tried to do for so many years. That said, ain't nothing coming from TOGO anymore, as we know.

Bandit is pretty sweet. A little rough in the turnaround, but a heck of a drop. Pretty seriously steep as well.
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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 3:29 PM

BTW, TOGO does it right (Fujiyama) and soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo wrong (Fujin Raijin II). You just need to try them all.

Lewis, isn't your tongue planted firmly in your cheek about Manhattan Express? Ugh... One of the worst for me, my friend. I guess I "get" your sig now....;)
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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 3:31 PM

I for one, think Togo is a very innovative company, and they are responsible for carrying over the steel coaster rage to America. The problem is they're too innovative and do not take much effort into improving their design. Once you have a good product, you shouldn't just mass produce it an leave it unchanged on the market, you should look to improve the design so that each one built makes an improvement to the previous design.

I've ridden plenty of fresh Togo coasters that were awsome, but I can only count a handful of their some 150 coasters that have aged well over the number of years. On the other hand, Togo has great ideas and methods that I love and when they colaborate with other companys they do a great job. Like how they worked with Senyo to turn a out dated looper into the a soaking water experience, although to reduce the roughness on the final corkscrew, they added a break just before the drop, but now you get a lot of hangtime going through the corkscrews while getting squirted by these spray fountains. I don't know if they removed the tunnel where after you take the turn out of the double loop you go into a tunnel that looks like a cave with a little waterfall going over it. If it wasn't for the speed the ride has you would be getting a shower from that. I wonder how they maintain those affect though, since water and steel don't mix that well in the long run? Guessing again, Togo probably didn't think of that part either.

Question though, how are all of us Americans jugging Togo as a terrible company when we've only seen 6 Togo coasters in the USA? That's only about 4% of all the coasters they have built. I could judge Morgan on Santa Monica Coaster and easily say they are a boring company. That is without looking at Mamba, Steel Eel, Phantom Revenge, and Steel Dragon 2000. OR better yet, I'll go ahead and judge Intamin based on Batman:The Escape and Flashback. How would my view on Intamin be? There are very few buzzers that can stand up and say they ridden a good portion of Togos creations, are even can know enough of them to tell the gems from the junk. What I'm saying, finding out more before you misjudge an entire company like that again.

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