Vekoma Height Limit?

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.

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 9:05 AM
i should think it is so parks with a 200ft height limit can still build the rides
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Saturday, July 6, 2002 10:43 AM
Yep, that is the exact reason.

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 10:51 AM
yay me!
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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.

-Neil

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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.
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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

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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.

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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.

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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
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Saturday, July 6, 2002 2:28 PM
what's a hammerhead stall?
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Saturday, July 6, 2002 2:30 PM

look here to find out:

http://stuntflyercoaster.netfirms.com/

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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
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Saturday, July 6, 2002 2:54 PM
Wow, that ride looks, or will look, very awsome indeed.

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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.
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