What Happened to "The Hangman"

Monday, July 3, 2000 4:06 PM
A couple years back I was blown away by Opryland's "Hangman." Opryland was a thriving busy park and "Hangman" was one of the best inverts out there (of course this is before the Raptor and Alpengiest) I heard that opryland has since shut down...is that true? and if so, where is the Hangman?
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Monday, July 3, 2000 4:52 PM
Hangman is now Kong at Six flags Marine world I belive
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Monday, July 3, 2000 6:00 PM
Yes but if you really want to ride a hangman there is an identical Vekoma SLC at Wild Adventures that is named the Hangman.

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#1 Steel-Incredible Hulk
#1 Wood--Timber Wolf
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Monday, July 3, 2000 8:39 PM
Who cares??? The Hangman is just another BAD Vekoma SLC clone...why don't they just think of some new designs already.
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Tuesday, July 4, 2000 5:57 AM
I agree with kOrN4/8/00. Vekoma can use the Invertigo coaster elements for their SLCs. They can use the vetical loop and the cobra-roll elements found on their Invertigos and use them on their SLCs.

By the way, why does Vekoma make clones galore? I bet the next Stealth coaster is going to be a clone.

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THE BEASTmaster
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Can you take me higher? (CREED)

P.S. Happy 4th of July everyone! :)
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Tuesday, July 4, 2000 9:51 AM

It cost less!!!!!! You don't have to wait for it to be designed and planned out.

and despite what most people say I think SLC's are a lot of fun. They could use some originality but they are still fun.
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#1 Steel-Incredible Hulk
#1 Wood--Timber Wolf
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Tuesday, July 4, 2000 1:15 PM
I must say, I really have nothing good to say about this Vekoma clone. The first one I rode was at Wild Adventures in GA. I wasn't too impressed then (of course, my local inverteds are Montu and The Dragons). Then, on my last trip to about 6 different Six Flags, each of them had the same Vekoma inverted - all were painted black or some other dull color, and all were just as rough on my neck. I guess I'm a little spoiled with IOA's dragons - hands down, the best inverteds I've ridden (and I've ridden a bunch).
Jason T.
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Tuesday, July 4, 2000 2:30 PM
Vekoma has a niche with their SLC's and Boomerangs, and a customer who has bought them in bulk (Six Flags). The research and development costs associated with the rides were paid off years ago. What I don't get is that an SLC still costs nearly $12 million, so why wouldn't you spend another $5 million or so and get a small B&M or something?

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Tuesday, July 4, 2000 6:21 PM
5 million is a lot of money when you are talking about a park wich could build any coaster and keep the general population happy. With the exception of parks like CP and PKI and SFMM wich have to find the big draws because they are known for having great coasters you won't see too many parks build the expenive coaster. Also it has to do with the capacity at wich a company can build coasters and how long the park is willing to wait for a coaster.

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#1 Steel-Incredible Hulk
#1 Wood--Timber Wolf
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Wednesday, July 5, 2000 9:31 AM
The world needs more B&M inverteds, not more cookie-cutter Vekoma SLC's!
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