Underdog Coaster Companies

Monday, January 21, 2002 5:44 PM
While alot of the big dogs(Intamin, B&M, Morgan etc etc) seem to be grabbing the spotlight, I can only imagine how much longer that they are going to be in the spotlight before a nearly unheard company, let's say, Pinfari comes along and surprises the industry.

Thoughts>?

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Monday, January 21, 2002 5:47 PM
There has been a lot of action from the small guys.  Small guys like CCI and GCI made it "big"  The way for the small guys to succeed I believe is to find their niche. Look at Setpoint with their Swing Thing, Reverchron with their spinning mouse, etc.
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- Peabody
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Monday, January 21, 2002 5:52 PM
You bring up a good point Peabody. CCI and GCI have made quite an impact in a small period of time. I believe others will follow in their footsteps

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Monday, January 21, 2002 5:56 PM
Well.....from the word in the industry, Attack Of The Giovanols is the underdogs upcoming. There was a few hyper coasters, as well as a few others that have been sold. No word as to where they will be going though, I will try to figure it out for you all as soon as i can.
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Monday, January 21, 2002 6:01 PM
it wasn't to long ago that B&M were underdogs that left Intamin to start there own company.
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Monday, January 21, 2002 6:02 PM
Are you talking of Giovanla? If so, please let me know I thought they was through
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Monday, January 21, 2002 6:07 PM
Another rumor that won't die.  Giovanola is not out of the buisness.  Check out their recently updated website for proof.  Also, Magnum isn't sinking either. :)
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- Peabody
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Monday, January 21, 2002 7:01 PM
GCI is still pretty small, but definitely builds beautiful coasters that are lots of fun...CoasterWorks! is smaller still.  PTC is a small company, but was once the CCI's of their day...no more designing, but you gotta love the trains. 

In steel, Peabody mentioned Setpoints - fun FAMILY coasters.  Harder I think for smaller companies to get into the market...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2002 6:30 AM
How about Zamperla?  I guess we'll find out if they are destined for coaster success when SFEG gets their flying coaster this summer!
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Tuesday, January 22, 2002 6:42 AM
Drop Giovanola, drop S & S, and for gods sake drop those small italien companies. The next big company comes from a country way out of your mind, Russia! Their Cobra prototype has already been built, they are currently building the first wodden coaster in russia, since the late 1700's. PAX is the name, and you should probably get used to it in the next deacede or so. They are growing fast, very fast!
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Tuesday, January 22, 2002 6:59 AM
PAX Rides definately looks to be an underdog in the next few years
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Tuesday, January 22, 2002 7:11 AM
Hasn't PAX rides been around for a long time?
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Tuesday, January 22, 2002 8:57 AM
Rob, I agree that Zamperla is up and coming in the coaster market, but they're hardly a small company in the amusement biz.  They're just new to the coaster aspect...
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Tuesday, January 22, 2002 9:10 AM
ive been following alot of the smaller companys.

I reckon that both Pax of Russia and Hoei Sangyo of Japan will be too big runners soon. both are full of good ideas. Just look at the pax Scream and Hoei Sangyo's Sledge Hammer designs for proof.

oh and for the record the confusion about Giovanola came when a 2nd company with the name Giovanola Shut Down. Im nust sure if they made amusement rides too but they went bankrupt and there the confusion started lol

Dave

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Tuesday, January 22, 2002 11:50 AM
Did someone say Pinfari would become a good company?  HA!  Pinfari's are probably the most painful rides ever..worse than TOGO's!  If you've ever ridden a Pinfari, you'll know just how terrible they are.  Pain, pain, and more pain.  I'm surprised my jaw was still intact after riding RC-48 at Morey's Piers!

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Tuesday, January 22, 2002 1:02 PM
Thank God i wanted to go in the front row of RC-48!
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Tuesday, January 22, 2002 5:08 PM
Miler Coaster Inc. in Portland,Oregon is a coaster company that you don't hear much about.Their coasters seem to have a good reputation with enthuisiasts.They currently have a coaster under construction for Casino Pier in New Jersey.The name of this coaster will be Star Jet.I stopped by their facility and inquired about this coaster.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2002 5:11 PM
In regards to Pinfari coasters,that is us Portland,OR coaster enthusiasts have to ride locally.Looping Thunder at Oaks Park was built by Pinfari.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2002 5:46 PM
I dont believe PAX will be doing anything, they have a really pricy track design and have not had the experience, that the good companies have had.....if you take a look at there brochure, you will see that nearly everything they have in there is drawn into a real picture with a computer.....i dont think they will be showing up anywhere, but Giovnala or however you spell it will be soon.....and Michael, if you have any questions, drop me a line
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Tuesday, January 22, 2002 5:56 PM
Giovanola has a great product line, even their flat rides. I wonder what they offer that they don't openly talk about:)

But I'll still go for any good B&M, Arrow 4th Dimension/Arrowbatic though for my venture

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