Will we see inversions on Thrust Airs?

Thursday, June 14, 2001 3:42 PM
Im sure the ride is awesome, but it looks so short, do you think we will see a loop on one of these anytime soon? Im sure if we did the trains would only use lapbars, because of Chekket's obsession with the openness of the train.
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Thursday, June 14, 2001 3:47 PM

I sure hope so! I see no reason why inversions couldn't be performed by a Thrust Air train, so yes, I do believe that we will see them in the future. Time will tell...
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-Joe
(Who will be at Cedar Point August 9th. E-mail me if you're gonna be there.)
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Thursday, June 14, 2001 3:52 PM
I would love to see a Thrust Air mega looper...i guess i can dream
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Thursday, June 14, 2001 4:04 PM
I doubt it. Whatever the park wants though........

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Shivering Timbers- for the love of Michigan's Adventure, just ride it.
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Thursday, June 14, 2001 4:10 PM
how about this, do you think S&S would ever design a launch for another coaster company?
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Friday, June 15, 2001 12:49 PM
Why not? We've even had an inversion on a woodie, I'm sure that thrust airs will incompany inversions in time just like everything else.
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Friday, June 15, 2001 12:58 PM
All they would need is a park wanting to build it...It has all things in place, good wheels, a good restraint system, track capable of going upside down...why not?


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Mindbender...Can you hear the Riddler chuckling?
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Friday, June 15, 2001 1:15 PM
I could definitely see this happening in the near future...I mean, with all the progress we've made with LIMs, LSMs, and EMs, I'm sure loops are just a few years down the road.

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Friday, June 15, 2001 1:25 PM
It's probably going to be pretty difficult to do with S&S's choice of flat track...

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Friday, June 15, 2001 2:34 PM
From an engineering standpoint, I dont see why not. The TA2K cars are so articulated that I cant see them having a problem negotiating any complex curve.

However, it is my opinion that TA2Ks will soon go the way of the dodo. It's cool to have a coaster that takes off realy fast, but then what? You go over hills and loops like any other coaster. In fact the only reason to have a launched coaster (IMO) is due to space constraints. If you have the space for a complex layout, why use a launch? Especially an air powered launch. Those things are LOUD! Think local residents raised a stink before. Let's see Dorney or the Great Escape suggest one of these....we might see riots! hahah
lata,
jeremy

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An SFBrat who is resigned to the fact that the world is filled with Six Flags Haters....it's tragic that they waste their lives like that
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Friday, June 15, 2001 2:36 PM
Yes. Loops maybe nothing else.
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Friday, June 15, 2001 2:36 PM
Yes. Loops maybe nothing else.
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Friday, June 15, 2001 2:39 PM
S&S already has a looping model, but it only features a vertical loop (sorry, no boomerangs yet). It's just a matter of time until a park purchases a Thrust Air 2000 with a loop.
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Friday, June 15, 2001 3:34 PM
Since when has S&S had a looping design - They did recently say that they plan to stay in the vertical market and leave the other stuff to the other companies.
I agree that TA2K is a bit of a gimmick coaster, and does not really have enough features to ensure continues interest. It will end up as despised as most boomernag's, the same TA2K in every park, the gimmick no longer interesting. The rides advantage is that it is cheap - the ride's disadvantage is that it is cheap - everyone will get one, resulting in over-saturation and reduced demand.
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