What CP should do with their frayed coaster cables

Monday, August 16, 2004 4:35 PM
Holiday Park, home of Expedition Ge Force has found a new way to milk coaster geeks, erm... I mean selling unique souveniers!

They are selling pieces of "the original" EGF lift cable in an "limited edition" for a whopping 49,90 €!

See here:
http://www.holidaypark.de/hp_englisch/indexset.html

Wouldn´t this be a good idea for CP to get rid of all the frayed cables they must have lying around somewhere?
They could be creative and offer different sizes and even some with grease stains (for an additional cost). ;)
For people who have everything, including a patch of land on the moon, this is the perfect present.


Oh my, Holiday Park must be really desperate...

(edited/corrected the link) *** Edited 8/17/2004 7:58:42 PM UTC by tricktrack***

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Monday, August 16, 2004 4:36 PM
Hmm, I'm not sure CP would want to bring attention to the fact that its ride breaks down often. We as enthusiasts know that cable breakage is normal wear-n-tear, but an average person may see shredded cable and assume the ride is unsafe.
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Monday, August 16, 2004 6:43 PM
There are those who would want it for whatever reason. I have no clue.

I have seen people pick up parts of *something* from Dragster around the launching track, right beside the fence......pieces of wheel?

-Tina

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Monday, August 16, 2004 9:36 PM
To be fair to Holiday Park, they're also selling smaller pieces of the cable fastened to something which looks like a brushed aluminium ingot embossed with the ride and park name. These retail for around 7 euros. I guess they're meant to be key fobs, but I've turned mine into a pretty unusual fridge magnet. (CP has enough TTD merchandise anyway!!)
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Monday, August 16, 2004 9:51 PM
We as enthusiasts know that cable breakage is normal wear-n-tear

Breaking after a month is normal wear-n-tear? I must be a memeber of the GP. :)

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Monday, August 16, 2004 11:26 PM

Den said:
but an average person may see shredded cable and assume the ride is unsafe.

Good...maybe they'll get out of line then. :)

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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 12:21 AM

tricktrack said:
Oh my, Holiday Park must be really desperate...

So is Pacific Park on the Santa Monica pier... they sell links from West Coaster's chain.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 6:32 AM
LOL! Exactly, Dawn. :-D

-Tina

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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 9:52 AM
Use them for the Cable Skyway
:)
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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 9:55 AM
How about show them to other parks that are thinking of adding these kinds of rides so they'll come to their senses and reconsider? ;)
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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 10:04 AM

coasterqueenTRN said:I have seen people pick up parts of *something* from Dragster around the launching track, right beside the fence......pieces of wheel?

Tina,

I totally remember that day. What's so exciting about a strip of *something*?

:)

-Josh

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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 10:51 AM
Perhaps Holiday Park is in secret financial trouble, which will eventually lead to the sale of E:GF to a park close to my house.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 11:44 AM
I wouldn't count on that one!
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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 12:09 PM
How about a nicely polished link for SROS's original chain?
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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 1:20 PM
Or some old S:ROS lap bars? I'm sure there are tons of them lying around somewhere...
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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 3:40 PM
Wow. And I thought KBF's Silver Bullet tees in January was sad...
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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 4:25 PM
If the cable brake is at one end or the other, and still of useable length, it is shipped out to KBF for use on Xcelerator ;).
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