"bone shaker in black hole""][quote=""Squiggles" wrote:
Just to point out that while Rita is a rip off of Stealth, Stealth is also a rip off... Top Thrill Dragster anyone.
it has a airtime hill after the drop http://projectstealth.thorpeparkmania.co.uk/images/plans/images/7.jpg
ware as Top Thrill Dragster has nothing http://www.rcdb.com/ig1896.htm?picture=24
Kingda Ka coped Stealth http://www.rcdb.com/documentresult.htm?column=21,19&order=-21&installation=2832&documenttype=126&oneway=0
as the medium term devopment plan stated their would be a rocket coaster when the plans were submitted in 2003[/quote]
^^ He was talking themeing wise. They are all being themed around some type of racing, and TTD was the first to do that. I like the Xcelerator themeing most. Its themed to the 80s and hod rods and everything. Its wicked. :D
Its kind of ignorant that everyone is saying stealth copied rita, or Kingda Ka copied stealth. Stealth and Kingda Ka are just standard Intamin rocket coaster designs that both parks have purchased just at different scales. Neither have copied each other, if you said this was copying each other, man lots of parks have ripped off "Top Gun" at Paramounts CW!!!!!! This was one of the first Vekoma standard SLC's.
Sorry for seeming like im gavign a go at some people, im not, its just people ought to get facts right before slating other coasters.
Ok, they are both hydraulic coasters but since stealth is a strata, i don't think we can compare them that much. Rita has a more powerful launch and a compeltely different layout.
Does Stealth count as a strata coaster???? I didnt think it did, but it might do, Intamin rocket heights and stuff might be different to the other coasters. But i thought it was like this
Mega Coasters - Between 45 metres and 91 metres
Giga Coasters - 92 metres to around 400 foot
Strata coasters - Over 400 foot
^^I think i have got them wrong though :tongue: :lol: