Why doesnt ARROW make HyperCoasters anymore???

Tuesday, March 26, 2002 11:58 AM
I was wondering why did Arrow stop making Hypers, and what was their last one and how many did they make total?!

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 12:01 PM

Pretty sure they'd still build one if requested....

let's see, I remember SP (200' drop, not 200' tall), Desperado, Maggie...anyone else....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 12:05 PM

How about Pepsi Big Max One or whatever its called in England

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 12:07 PM

Arrow didn't stop making hyper coasters any more than B&M stopped making Stand-Ups. Its all about what the customer wants... If you look on Arrows web page, everthing from Hyper Coasters, to Suspended Coasters, to 4D are listed on their products page. If a park asked Arrow to build them a hypercoaster, I'm sure they'd be thrilled to do it, but right now thats probably not going to happen. The simple fact is, today when a park wants a hypercoaster, they tend to go for B&M, or Intamin, simply because of their current popularity.

I for one do believe that Arrow is making a comeback however, and that 4D's are really just the start of it. So who knows who will be the choice for the biggest and best hypercoasters a few years down the line... Could be Intamin, but it could also just as easily be Arrow.

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-FCR
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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 12:11 PM
according to rcdb, X also features a drop of 200', so I guess you COULD say they're still making them....
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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 12:22 PM

Arrow built a total of four of the so called hypercoaster

Magnum XL at Cedar Point, Desperado at buffalo Bill's Casino near Las Vegas, Pepsi Max at Blackpool and the last one Titan at Space World in Japan.

The last one noone really knows about due to it being in another country and how so far out of the way it is. I didn't even found out about it till about a year ago. There are a couple of people on Coasterbuzz that have been on that one.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 12:28 PM
Arrow also built the Steel Phantom, lets not forget that one.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 12:49 PM
Didnt Kennywood want Arrow to change the coaster but Arrow said they stopped making HyperCoasters and wouldn't work on it.

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 12:54 PM

Arrow will make what customers ask for. Some of you've got it all wrong. Parks order manufacturers to build what they want.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 12:55 PM
If a park wants Arrow t build them Hyper, then they will build them a Hyper, it depends on what the parks want.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 12:59 PM
I really want to see another 4D, desperatley as does every1 else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 12:59 PM
From the impression I got at last year's KennyKon, KW despises Arrow. I could be wrong, but as for Arrow supporters I stuck out like a sore thumb (which is really redundant since the revamp of SP was done by a descendent of Arrow!).

FCR nailed it....they'll do what is asked of them.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 6:50 PM
I'd actually like to see a new Arrow Hypercoaster...I'd like to see what time has done and the influence of other coaster companies have had on Arrow's Hyper design. I am guessing the trains would be pretty sleek.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 7:17 PM
I'd also love to ride a "new" generation Arrow hyper. but alas, I'm not holding my breath.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 7:43 PM

Since the subject is hypers, and I am the most opinionated SOB in the place (take that, 2hostyl;)), I thought I'd list the trains in order of best to worst: "the list" may vary from person-to-person, but as the first poster I claim dibs!

Hyper trains: Intamin, Arrow, B&M, Morgan, Premier

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Saturday, March 30, 2002 7:33 PM
What! I can't believe you like Intamin's trains better than B&M's. And Arrow's for that matter. B&M's are so nice and comfy. I always feel cramped in the Intamins, and when I'm in the second row of a car, my knees always slam into the protrusion from which the restraint comes. I like the fact that the B&M's are raised above the platform. One thing Intamin does have, however, is the fact that the lap bar doesn't staple at the bottom of the first drop. B&M's and Morgan's (well, PR's anyway) both stapled me in every high G turn.

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AC?, RB?, MF?, DD?, PR? Who can keep track of it all?

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Saturday, March 30, 2002 7:41 PM

rollergator said:
Hyper trains: Intamin, Arrow, B&M, Morgan, Premier

Last I checked, Arrow's hyper trains are almost identical to Morgan's. So I'm a bit confused about how you could rate one over the other.

-Nate


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Saturday, March 30, 2002 7:43 PM

...amazed that comment didn't raise a stir earlier...I love the way the Intamins make me feel like I'm going 100 even when the train is doing 50. Beemers, OTOH, feel like they're in the School Zone regardless of how fast they're travelling...they're comfy all right, enough to make me want to take a nap! Morgans are way too "boxy" (based solely on Steel Force). I liked the trains on Maggie and SP, although the Phantom really got its revenge before the reprofile....

coasterdude318, with the relatively low count, I guess you'd have to say I'm taking into account the way the trains make best use of the layout....

*** This post was edited by rollergator on 3/31/2002. ***

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 4:08 AM
Also there's Titan at some Japanese park.. That's the forgotten hyper. Does anybody else have any information about it?
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Sunday, March 31, 2002 10:07 AM
Zach8, Titan is not 200'+. It's about 196', almost, but not quite a hyper.
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