What foreign coaster or type of coaster do you wish would come to the states?

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 12:30 AM
I'd lke to see the verkoma Booster bike, tilt coaster, or euro fighter.
You?
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Wednesday, March 15, 2006 1:02 AM
Hmm, my first choice would be Steel Dragon 2000. Then if it did still exist Moonsault Scramble. Both from Japan.

Some others would be Anton's Olympia Looping Coaster from Europe and Anton's Mindbender from Canada.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006 1:26 AM
I'd love to see a Gerstlauer Bobsled show up in North America.

What is the Bobsled? Imagine a wild mouse combined with a Schwarzkopf wildcat. You got hairpin turns, great helixes and airtime hills. The cars are pretty good too.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006 1:44 AM
Eurofighter. :)
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Wednesday, March 15, 2006 1:45 AM
I know it doesnt really count 100%, but I always wanted intamin to build a full circuit invert coaster in the states, with lifthill and all.

I know V: TBC is full circuit, but I was thinking more along the lines of Tornado, over in Europe. It has the Cobra Roll and everything.

http://rcdb.com/ig1076.htm

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006 12:28 PM
I can't believe no U.S. park has snatched up a Booster Bike yet.
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Wednesday, March 15, 2006 12:37 PM
Those lucky Japan park people have got me SOLD on BMRX....I'd buy it and move it here if I could.

TYPE of coaster? Booster bike sounds nice, but really, the Tilt looks like the best of coaster and X-Scream rolled into one... :)

Besides, aren't we already GETTING those other two? ;)

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006 12:46 PM
I agree Krypton, Tornado has always looked beyond amazing to me.
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Wednesday, March 15, 2006 4:12 PM
Dive machine, oh wait...I mean, Sky Wheel, oh wait...Intamin Plug n' Play....oh wait...

EGF and Nemesis. =)

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006 4:34 PM
I want to see the French coaster, Le Guillotine.
I hear it's a real head-chopper.
:)


A EuroBike would be cool.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006 8:18 PM
Boosterbike would be great...a nice family coaster...or if you want, a more extreme layout, overbanked turns (think Stengel Dive) on a Booster Bike...that would be fun!

A Gerstlauer Bobsled would be fun too...for those wanting the alternative to a wild mouse. I would love to ride that.

Get some more alpine coasters here too!

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006 9:02 PM
Expedition G-Force & Booster Bikes for sure!
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Wednesday, March 15, 2006 9:13 PM
I want Mack to build a EuroMir here in the states. That ride is absolutely amazing. I gues if they built one here, they would have to call it AmeriMir though.

Other than that, I say,

SAVE BMRX!, but don't bring it to the states, we'll just wind up detroying it with insurance companies who think that they know operate it better.

One more thing, as one who got to ride Tornado at Sarkaneimi?(If I spelled that right, then I'm a frickin genius), it too is an outstanding ride. The zero G roll through the mountai, and station, was freaky, but loads of fun.

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Thursday, March 16, 2006 1:22 AM
Nice to see some love for the Sarkanniemi's Tornado. BTW, for this season they decided to spice it up with a tunnel between the loop and and the cobra roll.

I don't quite understand why Intamin hasn't sold more of these inverts of theirs. While we were on our honeymoon at the States, we did enjoy the B&M inverts more than Tornado at home, but the difference wasn't a major one and the ones we hit were among the most loved inverts ever - Batman and Raptor. I would imagine that it's also something of a capacity issue. Four across is double the capacity and even Sarkanniemi with its 600 000 - 700 000 attendance could use a real people mover like a B&M.

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Thursday, March 16, 2006 2:00 AM
I don't quite understand why Intamin hasn't sold more of these inverts of theirs.

Can't sell one if there isn't a park that's interested in buying one!

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Thursday, March 16, 2006 2:15 AM

Mamoosh said:
Can't sell one if there isn't a park that's interested in buying one!

Well, that was the point I was after - wording could've just been better. Why Intamin has failed at convincing parks that their invert is a viable option?

Well, now that I think of it there are a few reasons for it.

A. Intamin's invert is stuck between higher capacity, higher quality and more expensive B&M and a same capacity, lower quality, but cheaper Vekoma SLC. As the general public doesn't seem to mind the SLC bang'n'rattle, those who opt not to invest in B&M, go for the cheap SLC.

B. B&M and especially Vekoma have already saturated much of the market. Not many options for Intamin to sell inverts as those without one are generally going to get a B&M or maybe a used Vekoma SLC.

C. Success of other coaster types like accelerators and hypers may have focused Intamin designing and marketing efforts away from their SLC (they call their invert a suspended looping coaster, just like Vekoma).

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Thursday, March 16, 2006 4:12 PM
As far as I know, the only SF park that doesn't have a B:TR or an SLC is SFFT? Correct?

And now all the CF parks save VF and MiA have a B&M invert and VF has an impulse.

PC has TG, PCW has an SLC, PKD has Volcano, PKI has Face/Off and PGA has Invertigo.

Who else is gonna buy one?

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Thursday, March 16, 2006 4:30 PM
Andy....SFGE....has an SLC on site, not "erect"... ;)
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Friday, March 17, 2006 12:32 PM
Well, we got the first Dive Machine last year...
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Friday, March 17, 2006 12:59 PM
Walibi World Goliath. ExpeditionGForce.
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