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05-08-2001, 06:56 AM
Hi there!
<BR>Take a look at this link:
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<BR>Stay tuned

05-08-2001, 09:08 AM
Well this "fish hook" design sounds very interesting, but I still find a thrillride/coaster being 700ft being hard to believe. Can you imagine a roller coaster more then twice the height of MF? That's insane.
<BR>Mitch F.

05-08-2001, 10:32 AM
This may very well be the Arrow 'fish hook' coaster they've had on the drawing board since 1999. Alan Schilke, Arrow's director of engineering, apparently made a reference to it in this article...
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<BR>Look under the colorful diagram of Batman and Robin: The Chiller and you'll find it.
<BR>BTW, I posted this same info/link 2 months ago on some third-rate board crawling with self-proclaimed 'experts'. They all shrieked that riders would suffocate--if their hearts didn't explode first! ROTFLMAO! Thank goodness for a great new board like THRILLRIDE!

05-08-2001, 11:16 AM
One thing's for sure...if they DO build this thing, there ain't gonna be any more battles for "tallest" or "fastest" coaster for a long, LONG time!

05-08-2001, 12:36 PM
But there will be battles of weather or not it should be considered a coaster. Just like people still argue over Superman: The Escape being a coaster

05-22-2001, 08:53 PM
I called the place (1-800-99-TOWER) and the person I spoke to said it would be a giant Fishhook shaped shuttle coaster. They also said its still in the planning stages but is looking good.