Would Eurostar ever come to the U.S.?

Sunday, November 24, 2002 7:17 AM
I wish that our fair had a kick butt coaster like Eurostar.All we ever get is the little sea dragon coaster for kids that goes in circle.
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Sunday, November 24, 2002 7:21 AM

Well, you can have EuroStar! Truly, I mean, EuroStar sucks. That coaster stands for ultimate head-banging and instant castration! Need I say more?

But seriously, don't count on EuroStar. This ride is still making quite a profit in Germany, and will otherwise most likely go to India. You'll have to buy your own GTec torture-machine!

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Sunday, November 24, 2002 7:26 AM
Yeah, i saw it at last year's Oktoberfest and you could clearly see it was a headbanger, even though i didn't ride, and just as well really.
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Sunday, November 24, 2002 7:44 AM
Yes,but a little rough is better than no coaster at all.
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Sunday, November 24, 2002 8:06 AM

Check this link out:

http://www.amusementrides.de/homepage/ov_coaster.html

All portable rollercoasters and pictures of how they're to put together including eurostar.

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Sunday, November 24, 2002 8:23 AM
Probably not. Hence the name EUROstar.
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Sunday, November 24, 2002 8:59 AM

Never in NJ. That's for sure.

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Sunday, November 24, 2002 9:14 AM

Mr Rush said:
Yeah, i saw it at last year's Oktoberfest and you could clearly see it was a headbanger, even though i didn't ride, and just as well really.


You didn't ride? You watched the first transportable inverted coaster in the world, and you didn't ride? OMG! I mean, it's rough, but you have got to ride this coaster when you get the chance. The pain only lasts about 4 hours, and it is a truly unique coaster. Nothing can compare to it.


coastertigger said:

Check this link out:

http://www.amusementrides.de/homepage/ov_coaster.html

All portable rollercoasters and pictures of how they're to put together including eurostar.



Nice site. I see they have pictures of the former Extrem as well. Perhaps this coaster will come to the US. It has already been sold by Maurer Söhne, but no buyer has claimed it yet. Rumour has it Extrem is definately going to leave Europe. So that's Asia or the US. :) At least Extrem is a bit more smooth than EuroStar!

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Sunday, November 24, 2002 11:01 AM
isnt eurostar only that rough because it gets trasported everywhere and peices really dont fit perfectly anymore. and honestly when somehting gets trasported that much tis gonna weaken over time. right?
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Sunday, November 24, 2002 11:10 AM

DRAGON82487 said:
isnt eurostar only that rough because it gets trasported everywhere and peices really dont fit perfectly anymore. and honestly when somehting gets trasported that much tis gonna weaken over time. right?


Well, you can compare EuroStar to your regular railway-company. The trackpieces aren't welded to each-other, but they are bolted together. This causes a little bump each time the train passes a breachline. At high speeds and approximately 5.2G, this rather hurts.

But Olympia Looping - a Schwarzkopf five looper - is very smooth, so you can't blame it all on the being transportable!

Let's get one thing straight, tranporting a ride does not weaken it really, it can cause hairfractions to appear sooner. Sounds almost the same, but it most certainly is not! :)

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Sunday, November 24, 2002 11:16 AM

I wouldn't mind riding Euro-star. I will ride everycoaster once. If I don't like it, I won't ride it again.

Our fairs aren't that bad where I live. This year at our state fair we got a Mack spinning wild mouse(I love those) and we got something similair to wildcat @ CP. It wasn't as good though. The only good part about that ride is the first drop which gives a little airtime. Not much but gives a little tickle.

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Sunday, November 24, 2002 11:40 AM
The spinning mouse you refer to was probably the Reverchon Crazy Mouse, not a Mack spinning mouse. I'm not aware of a portable Mack spinning mouse, but I know the Reverchon one makes the rounds.

It's not the coasters I'm interested in at the US fairs anyway. I'd rather spend my day on rides like the Mondial Topscan, Fabbri Megadrop, KMG Afterburner, etc. ;-)

-Nate

*** This post was edited by coasterdude318 on 11/24/2002. ***

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Sunday, November 24, 2002 12:01 PM
Hi,
I had the luck if riding Eurostar just a month ago... it felt like a car crash (actually, that's not exaggerated)!
http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=26858

The track layout of this coaster is definitely a stroke of genius in itself. Lots of well designed, exciting elements, an Vekoma-SLC-like overbent curve and a double corckscrew in the middle... however a really well designed one .
(just to mention one of the amazing details: The double corckscrew's lateral speed is higher the more inverted you are, and lower the more you're down, in order to reduce vertical Gs when they're not needed)
When it was smooth&safe this must have totally kicked! That must have been one of the greatest coasters anywhere.

I don't know how much longer they can cheat people to actually ride this bruiser now however.
The headbanging wasn't even the worst problem: the lateral Gs are still quite ok... it's rather that those sudden reductions of speed because the rails don't fit together feel like you're crashing into a wall, EVERY SINGLE transition between two pieces of rail gives you a more or less bad bump now, with at least 4 really hard ones along the way... one of the reasons (next to the extremely loud lift mechanism) this thing makes this deafening noise that you'd better wear earplugs if you don't want your ears to be damaged. (Another non-exaggeration).

Oh by the way, this ride had a mayor accident when it was new:

http://www.kleinpoppen.de/coaster/eng/es_ac1.html

...anyway... I' m afraid the best thing is to forget this coaster... may it rest in peace soon, and we remember its former greatness! They should build another one like it and make it a stationary coaster.
The Olympia Looping is MUCH more smooth in comparison. That's really a fun ride!

*** This post was edited by superman on 11/25/2002. ***

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Sunday, November 24, 2002 12:14 PM
I have no clue why I said Mack. I knew it was Reverchon but there is just something in my head that goes "MACK" whenever I hear wild mouse even though reverchons are better IMO.

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Sunday, November 24, 2002 2:55 PM
If I'm not mistaken, I heard reports that Eurostar came to the N.C. fair a few years back. I kinda doubt it though.

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Sunday, November 24, 2002 4:48 PM

RCmuzikGuY said:
If I'm not mistaken, I heard reports that Eurostar came to the N.C. fair a few years back. I kinda doubt it though.

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What a joke! There never has or never will be a Eurostar at the NC state fair. Here, were lucky to evan get the Himilaya!

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Sunday, November 24, 2002 10:28 PM

coasterdude318 said:

It's not the coasters I'm interested in at the US fairs anyway. I'd rather spend my day on rides like the Mondial Topscan, Fabbri Megadrop, KMG Afterburner, etc. ;-)

-Nate



Well Nate, I have to tell you, Europe is KMG heaven! :) We don't only have several Afterburners, a Move-It 18, the world's only Move-It 32, but also the worlds only 2 Experiences, and that ugly thing called Tango. I still haven't forgiven Bas for designing that ride. :)

I've got some nice European fair puke-ride video's, perhaps you find them interesting. :) Just ask and I'll give you the links.


Matthayman said:
I have no clue why I said Mack. I knew it was Reverchon but there is just something in my head that goes "MACK" whenever I hear wild mouse even though reverchons are better IMO.


I prefer Mack actually. But both Mack and Reverchon coasters are no match for the ultimate mouse, the Gerstlauer sled coaster. Combine the regular mouse with fast helixes and block brakes that don't trim, and make it smooth as well, and you've got a Gerstlauer. Try it some day.. :)

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Monday, November 25, 2002 6:22 AM
There's a traveling KMG Experience in the States. I rode it in September and thought it was a piece of junk. Zamperla is selling Soriani & Moser's Top Star Tour now (which is pretty similar to KMG's Move-It) so we may see some of those spring up in the US in the future as well. Nothing compares to Mondial's Topscan, however.

As for Wild Mice, I tend to think they're all junk. I enjoy the spinning aspect of Reverchon's ride, but I wouldn't be disappointed if we never saw another wild mouse built. To each his own, I guess!

-Nate

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Monday, November 25, 2002 6:56 AM

Now that the Shock/Wave deal has fallen thru, a trusted source has told me that Eurostar will replace Texas Tornado at SFAW.

Moosh

*** This post was edited by Mamoosh on 11/25/2002. ***

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Monday, November 25, 2002 7:24 AM
With Serial Thriller already under their belts, I expect most SFAg fans to not even notice how rough Eurostar is.

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