why isn't there a rocket coaster with a loop?

Thursday, September 8, 2005 12:11 AM
Well I was looking at all these rocket coasters and seeing how many problems they have. So now I have two questions.

1)Why isn't there an air launch rocket coaster?(or if there is someone tell me)

2)Why don't they put vertical loops on rocket coasters?

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Thursday, September 8, 2005 12:21 AM
1. Because by nature a 'rocket coaster' wouldn't be air launched - they're hydraulically launched. (I think that's correct...maybe?) Hypersonic XL at PKD is an air-launched coaster.

2. They have built rockets with inversions, just none with a vertical loop, per se. It's entirely possible, it's just that no one has requested one yet.

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Thursday, September 8, 2005 12:25 AM
None with a vertical loop? A-hem!

http://www.rcdb.com/ig2905.htm?picture=34

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Thursday, September 8, 2005 12:26 AM
D'oh!

Bad enthusiast! Bad!

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Thursday, September 8, 2005 12:26 AM
They aren't really referred to as "air launch rocket coasters", but Hypersonic at PKD is an air launched coaster. Dodonpa in Japan and Powder Keg at Silver Dollar City also have compressed air launches. Rocket coasters like TTD, KK, Xcelerator and Storm Runner are HYDRAULICALLY launched. Storm Runner is the only one with inversions. None of these is a simple vertical loop, but they are still inversions.
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Thursday, September 8, 2005 12:27 AM
You need to be spanked, Gonch? ;)
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Thursday, September 8, 2005 12:28 AM
I stand corrected. I forgot about that new rocket coaster. I must say that is one SMALL rocket coaster !!!! *** Edited 9/8/2005 4:30:02 AM UTC by Kris Wempa***
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Thursday, September 8, 2005 12:29 AM
Sometimes, I feel very secure in the fact that the distance between you and I is around 2400 miles, Moosh.

This is one of those times. ;)

*** Edited 9/8/2005 4:29:35 AM UTC by Lord Gonchar***

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Thursday, September 8, 2005 12:31 AM
That makes two of us, Gonch! ;)
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Thursday, September 8, 2005 10:43 AM
Can we all line up to spank Gonch like they lined up to slap that woman in Airplane?
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Thursday, September 8, 2005 10:47 AM
I heard that spanking Moosh is much more fun ;)
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Thursday, September 8, 2005 11:12 AM
You mean vertical loop correct? As Storm Runner has several inversions.
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Thursday, September 8, 2005 11:21 AM
And Kanonen has a Vertical Loop Correct ;).
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Thursday, September 8, 2005 11:36 AM
Yes that's correct - I was just clarifying that he meant a vertical loop as some people call ANY inversion a "loop".

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Thursday, September 8, 2005 12:31 PM
^ Those people should be visiting some OTHER site... :)

To me, a launch is a launch...I mean, I understand that there are hydraulc launches, air launches, and LIM launches, but really, what difference does it make in terms of what elements are used, etc...the word "rocket" could specify Intamin-hydraulic, but to what end?

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Thursday, September 8, 2005 2:00 PM
Bad Zoot, Bad Naughty Zoot. You must spank her.
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Thursday, September 8, 2005 2:07 PM
Ni!
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Thursday, September 8, 2005 2:37 PM
Now you must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest WIIIIIIIIIIIIIITH A HERRING! :)

Lord Gonchar said:
Sometimes, I feel very secure in the fact that the distance between you and I is around 2400 miles, Moosh.

This is one of those times.



Is there something I should know before going to CAC? What have I got myself into? ;) *** Edited 9/8/2005 6:38:34 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***
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Thursday, September 8, 2005 3:08 PM

Mamoosh said:
You need to be spanked, Gonch?

Can I watch?

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Thursday, September 8, 2005 3:24 PM

RatherGoodBear said:
Bad Zoot, Bad Naughty Zoot. You must spank her.

No spank us, spank us all! LOL!

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