What's the buzz with Shock Wave?

Tuesday, August 12, 2003 9:55 AM
I always thought it would be fun to plop it down in the middle of Wyandot Lake... or literally *in* "Geauga Lake". Either way, I wouldn't mind it being in Ohio as I enjoy Arrow loopers (aka I like a beating?) a lot, but while SFNO is already extremely loopy as Bill pointed out, it wouldn't surprise me if it went there. I just want to see it somewhere. There are a few SF(-owned) parks that would be able to advertise it as the biggest, tallest, fastest, longest, most-inverting coaster in the park (including SFKK, SFNO, FC, and SFEV). Space is another issue in some of the parks.

-Danny
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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 9:57 AM

Koaster King said:
I always thought it would be fun to plop it down in the middle of Wyandot Lake... or literally *in* "Geauga Lake".

Shockwave sleeps wit da fishes.


*** This post was edited by chris 8/12/2003 1:57:44 PM ***

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 10:10 AM
I don't care what anyone says...

TAER IT DOWN!!!11 is always funny.

Now, if I can only figure out where it came from...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 10:11 AM

Mamoosh said:
Gator - I've heard a few unsubstantiated rumors that PGA's old shuttle loop, now sitting in pieces af SFMW, will end up at SFEV next season.

Substantiated or not, that's a rumor that SHOULD come to pass....SF has certainly stepped up the cost-conscious behavior, and if that helps us hold on to more Anton steel, ALL the better...

Now back to your regularly scheduled discussion of old Arrow crap...;)

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 10:13 AM
The Legend of TAER IT DOWN!!!!!!

Always funny.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 10:19 AM
I sort of imagined it would be like that. Thanks.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 10:38 AM
Crazy as it may sound, I wouldn't ignore SFA as a possible recipient of Shockwave... they have the land, and it would be a good way to add a "big" coaster to the park in the event that Six Flags doesn't cough up the money for a brand new Beemer.

In this case, buying a looping coaster with a "floor" could cost a lot less than a coaster without a "floor."

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 10:39 AM
I am still sticking with Big Chiefs gettting Shock and Wave. Their park needs some head bang. ;)

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 11:00 AM
You know people have compained for the last few years about the SF coasters that stood in storage at various SF properties and at the Old Indiana site north of Indianapolis but frankly I think Six Flags was pretty damned smart. In fact I wonder if this isn't part of their plan all along.

Let me 'splain: when the economy was good they purchased a lot of new coasters. Now that the economy has taken a down-turn they can use their stockpile of stored coasters to give some parks a new toy and save money in the process.

Six Flags...the squirrels of the theme park industry ;)

mOOSH

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 11:04 AM
Mamoosh, I'm going to drop out of college, and just move in with you and be your intern. Kind of like when Kramer gets an intern on Seinfeld. I want your vast knowledge of the economy, coasters, and the Mooshionary. And no I am not a stalker!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 11:06 AM

I really hope it doesn't go to SFNO. I'm still waiting for my S:ROS and that would kind of ruin that chance. Besides we already have one unrideable coaster. Why don't we add an SLC while we're at it.
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*** This post was edited by SupermanRoS13 8/12/2003 3:07:55 PM ***
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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 11:08 AM

Mamoosh said:


My reason for picking Frontier City is that they have not received any new major thrill ride in quite some time.

mOOSH

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So does ERUPTION not count ?

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 11:19 AM
In addition to space limitations, I believe SFEV has some rather severe height restrictions. I'd much rather see a Schwarzkopf shuttle looper up here than Shock Wave, but both rides are above the reported height limit, which I believe is 120 feet, so the odds aren't good. Too bad. "Tidal Wave" would fit perfectly into the Wild Waves section of the park.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 11:32 AM
Pink - it does, I should have qualified my statement with the word "coaster" not "thrill ride." My bad.

Buller - not sure if you're being sarcastic or not but in case you're being serious you should know I'm just taking an [un]educated guess. My theory could be utter hogwash.

mOOSH

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 11:39 AM
No I was being serious. Not about the moving in with you. But what you said really made me think. It was a VERY good guess.


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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 11:42 AM

Den said:
Why does everyone assume it's "Shock" and "Wave"? Maybe it's "Sho" and "Ckwave." Or "Shockwa" and "Ve." Or "S" and "Hockwave."


I prefer "Wock" and "Shave".

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 11:52 AM
LOL Buller...I guess I won't empty out half of the closet for you [no pun intended] ;)

mOOSH

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 12:25 PM
Unless there are major concessions by the city of Federal Way, there will not be a Shock, nor a Wave unless its under 150ft. They could dig into the ground, ala Alton Towers.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 12:57 PM
nasai brings a huge factor into play, but which park are you referring to with the 150 ft. limit?

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 1:04 PM
Uh, sorry. SFEV. I live here ;)
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