# X hypercoaster?

Monday, February 12, 2001 2:38 PM
How many of you would you consider X a hypercoaster.
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Monday, February 12, 2001 2:41 PM
With all of its inversions? Never!

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James Draeger
'00 CP Trips: 23
'01 New parks to visit: 9
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Monday, February 12, 2001 2:46 PM
I would.
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Monday, February 12, 2001 2:50 PM
My answer is it all depends on your definition of a hypercoaster and that could be a long debate.

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The Raging Bull #1!!
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Monday, February 12, 2001 2:52 PM
me too. Even though it goes straight down and has inversions.:) *** This post was edited by # 1 coaster fan on 2/12/2001. ***
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Monday, February 12, 2001 2:54 PM
I really don't want to get into the "What is a hypercoaster" debate, but for me the whole point of a hyper is that it doesn't have inversions. 200+ feet, 70+ mph and NO inversions. If we call every coaster over 200ft a hyper, there will be no point of the term anymore. I like just calling it a "4th Dimension".

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Thank you Disney, thank you...
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Monday, February 12, 2001 3:33 PM
I don't consider X a hypercoaster of any sort. That's the Bottem line.

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2 for 1 in 2001:SFGAm all the way!!
2002:CPs year 2 rule!
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Monday, February 12, 2001 3:46 PM
Well Did people call Steel Phantom a hyper?

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Monday, February 12, 2001 5:07 PM
I'm gonna just point out a simple, undeniable fact. "Hyper" is a term refering to the height. The standard hyper coaster features no inversions. They hyper coaster category has several sub-categories, hyper-twister or hyper-looper can be examples. These are both hyper types, just more specific names... The same was used with Mega coasters, the standard ones had no inversions, then you had your mega-loopers... A simple concept, really...
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Monday, February 12, 2001 5:13 PM
I don't think Steel Phantom was concidered a hyper because of the first hill and loops.
Because we cannot get into the hypercoaster debate, you really cannot answer the question. And trust me if anyone even says the definition this thread will be closed
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Number 1 And Only Cedar Point
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Monday, February 12, 2001 5:28 PM
Any ride that is 200 ft and above is a hyper-coaster!!!!
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Monday, February 12, 2001 5:55 PM
Not the hypercoaster debate again...
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Monday, February 12, 2001 6:36 PM
It's time that some people read my most recent editorial...

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Jeff
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Monday, February 12, 2001 7:05 PM
I would classify "X" as its own class of coaster. Since it really doesn't have any loops. It could be classified as either or, but who really cares. It doesn't matter what you call it, it's a coaster.

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BMCOASTER

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Monday, February 12, 2001 7:35 PM

what about son of beast. that does a loop but is referred to as a hyper woodie. it still gets the hyper category for being more than 200 feet tall.
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bhilk
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Monday, February 12, 2001 7:54 PM

Jephry said:
"I don't think Steel Phantom was concidered a hyper because of the first hill and loops."

I don't want to get into this, but the people who put together that Top Ten Coasters show a few years back would disagree...

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Matt Lynch, who considers Phantom's Revenge a hyper, but doesn't have an official stance regarding SP...
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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