What if Vekoma built suspended coasters?

Thursday, August 1, 2002 6:56 PM
Since Vekoma has constructed new floorless trains for the Vampire at Chessington, do you think Vekoma might manufacture suspended coasters in the future?

Since Arrow is bankrupt and with the construction of inverts slowing, do you also think the suspendeds might have a chance to make a comeback in some way?


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Thursday, August 1, 2002 6:59 PM
that would be kinda cool i guess. Since Vekoma builds clones they would have to make it compact and that would be very interesting to see a real compact suspended coaster.

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Thursday, August 1, 2002 7:09 PM
Vekoma already does manufacture suspended coasters - as of now they only have made three. You can see a picture here.

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Thursday, August 1, 2002 7:33 PM

What about Air Race at Bobbejaanland? Wasn't that good enough for ya?

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Thursday, August 1, 2002 7:35 PM
Hmmm, your linking to a pic of 'Airrace' at Bobbejaanland Belgium...

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Thursday, August 1, 2002 7:45 PM

Vekoma only built three, one in Japan, one in Thailand, and one in Belgium.

-Nate

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Thursday, August 1, 2002 7:58 PM

Helios, Im confused - I linked to a picture of Air Race because it is a Vekoma Suspended Coaster. Just look here at rcdb.

And Coasterdude is right - They have only built three (Centrifuge used was re-located from Australia).

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Thursday, August 1, 2002 7:58 PM
They wouldn't work? Or would suck?

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Thursday, August 1, 2002 8:21 PM
Or would be perfectly fine, reliable coasters.

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Thursday, August 1, 2002 8:59 PM
They already have a compact suspended coaster model that has been cloned three times between Vekoma and Meisho.

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Thursday, August 1, 2002 10:09 PM
Oh I know, they would valley constantly.

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Thursday, August 1, 2002 11:33 PM

Actually...something like Air Race would be a *perfect* replacement the Whizzer @ Great America. Assuming, that is, that Vekoma makes it reliable. It definitely looks like a good coaster, and it would be perfect for the demographic that Whizzer served.

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Friday, August 2, 2002 2:41 PM
PKI has the Runaway Reptar which is a floorless train. Great ride IMO...especially for a child.
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Friday, August 2, 2002 2:44 PM
And headbanging just as bad as any SLC....hey, might as well train the kiddies for the big rides at the Six Flags parks!

-Nate

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Friday, August 2, 2002 2:58 PM

Ugh, I hate the people who think Vekoma = Pain.

I rode Flashback @ SFNE and noticed very little head banging and Mind Eraser @ SFNE wasnt to bad this year either, so stop being so stereotypical.

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