View Full Version : ARE HYPERS REALLY WHAT THEY WERE HYPED UP TO BE?
05-10-2001, 07:19 PM
with the first few giga coasters beginning to appear, i think that within the next 10 years it will be pointless for hypercoasters to be continually made. for some companies that really on hypers, the gigas could put them out of business. what do you think?
<BR>if 200ft coasters are hypercoasters, and 300ft coasters are gigacoasters, will 400ft coasters be nanocoasters? <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"><BR><BR><font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: boardadmin on 2001-07-14 15:00 ]</font>
05-10-2001, 07:25 PM
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05-10-2001, 07:39 PM
Never diss hypercoasters. Just because their not the "top dogs" anymore doesn't mean they aren't awesome. If u don't enjoy a 200-ft, 60-degree drop than u aren't a real coaster freak. Man, some of my favorite drops (Wildcat, Hersheypark) are barely 100 ft!
05-10-2001, 07:58 PM
Hypers are awesome! they give great airtime & the drops are incredible. Just because theyr not the biggest doesnt mean they shouldnt be built. Height isnt everything. B&M multiloopers arent the biggest of anything & they are still being built
05-10-2001, 08:00 PM
Size doesn't matter <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif">
<BR>Let's take a look at the major manufacturers of hypercoasters:
<BR>1)DH Morgan -- They can build gigas too! So they won't have a problem.
<BR>2)Intamin -- I think we know they can build giga's
<BR>3)Arrow Dynamics -- Gee, I wonder if these guys have anykind of <i> new design </i> in the works? <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif">
<BR>4)B&M -- With SW5, these guys are gonna stick around for awhile
<BR>5)Giovanoli -- I'm sure they could build awesome gigas, not to mention they have a tilt coaster up their sleeve.
<BR>My point, is that these companies have already started to anticipate where the coaster industry is headed. They are planning ahead. No companies are just going to disappear.
05-10-2001, 09:50 PM
also rember the fact that not too many parks can afford giga's and hypers can be just as good (i perfer SROS at SFNE over MF)
05-10-2001, 10:49 PM
As long as hypers have airtime, they will live forever! Everyone loves airtime. I think 400 foot coaster should be called a supercoaster or megacoaster.
05-11-2001, 12:40 AM
Hmmmmm.....the cheapest giga of the two is MF @ $25 million.
<BR>The other (SD2K) cost more than twice as much ($51 million).
<BR>There are <b>very few</b> parks with markets large enough to justify that expense.
<BR>Besides that, hypers can be had for under $10 million. A hyper may be a major <i>part</i> or a $10 million capital expansion, but that doesn't mean the coaster cost that much.
<BR>(Example: VF built WT, the first Morgan hyper, during a $10 million capital expansion. But that $10 million also included a 3-story employee housing dorm and a Skytower, among other things.)
<BR>I think we'll see a lot more hypers. A lot more 80- to 120-foot woodies, too.
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