Saturday, July 6, 2002 9:02 AM
I've always wondered why Vekoma's Hammerhead Stall and their Deja Vu's are at 196 ft. Why don't they go over 200 ft. If anyone knows the answer speak up.
Saturday, July 6, 2002 9:05 AM
i should think it is so parks with a 200ft height limit can still build the rides
Saturday, July 6, 2002 10:43 AM
Yep, that is the exact reason.
Can we change the name of Top Gun to your mom so no one wants to ride your mom?
Saturday, July 6, 2002 10:51 AM
Saturday, July 6, 2002 11:45 AM
But what about the Six Flags Great America (Ranging Bull), Six Flags Magic Mountain (X, Goliath, and Superman), and Fantasy Island (Stunt Flyer). So I don't thing its a 200 ft. height limit.
Saturday, July 6, 2002 11:58 AM
Neiller919: There is no doubt that some parks can build rides over the 200 ft mark, but what laurence was getting to is parks that have a height restriction, often it is in the 200 ft range, therefore by building some of their "production" coasters under this limit, they open their products up to a larger market.
Saturday, July 6, 2002 12:00 PM
Those are the only 3 made so far. If they do get the bugs fixed then other parks might get them. The other parks might have a 200 ft height limit
Saturday, July 6, 2002 12:12 PM
in fact, the hammerhead stall at fantasy island, due to open sometime in 2003, is actually shorter than the vekoma SLC, Jubilee Odyssey, so its not gonna break the 165ft mark.
and i was saying that some parks do have a 200ft height limit (of course, some are lucky and can build a lot higher, some less lucky and have to stay lower). by keeping these rides below 200ft, it means more parks can look at them as a viable option for a new ride purchase. if they were 225ft tall say, then it would mean that less parks could purchase them.
Saturday, July 6, 2002 2:00 PM
Wouldn't Vekoma, a European company, design their rides with the metric system (international standard) in mind? If so, 200 ft. is a completely unimportant number.
My two favorite coasters are named Superman.
Saturday, July 6, 2002 2:18 PM
yeah, they would have to use the metric system, but i should think they have to use imperial sometimes as well. america is the main place for theme parks and use imperial, so they would be more likely to use that
Saturday, July 6, 2002 2:28 PM
what's a hammerhead stall?
Saturday, July 6, 2002 2:30 PM
look here to find out:
Saturday, July 6, 2002 2:39 PM
Beast_rocks if you are talking about Deja Vu there are 4. The fourth is in Spain. And correct me if I am wrong but hasnt both SFMM's and SFOG's Deja Vu been working properly. I also hear the SFGRAM has gotten their ride pretty well too
Saturday, July 6, 2002 2:54 PM
Wow, that ride looks, or will look, very awsome indeed.
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1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone
Saturday, July 6, 2002 4:05 PM
GroundskeeperWilly, you are right, I forgot about the one in spain. I know the rides are doing better now but they did have problems before.