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With all these people talking about nakedness relating to the soon to be deceased Mean Streak, I'm surprised Guy T. Koepp hasn't chimed in yet on the nudity at stake.

 

In all seriousness, when it does get RMC'd, will the new name relate to Mean Streak, or will they come up with a completely new name. Looking at what RMC did with NTAG, and what they've done since, I can't wait to see what happens here. I'm also waiting to read people complain about the eventual GCI that the park gets after Blue Streak becomes the only wooden coaster at the park.

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Well, well, well....this is exciting news. Although I didn't actively dislike Mean Streak (front seat, leaning forward ,) but I didn't find it all that interesting or exciting either. The sad thing is, by the MASSIVE structure and by its appearance, it should be extremely exciting.

 

Due to its impressive appearance, I don't see them getting rid of it. Put me in the camp of an RMC makeover. I'm sure GCI could do it just fine, but I think CP is would be more likely to have any makeover of Mean Streak be pretty over-the-top and insane, which definitely falls into RMC territory.

 

Just my opinion, so take it for what it's worth

 

David

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The current layout does not lend itself to being converted into a record breaking wooden coaster, or RMC hybrid.

 

Disagree. Mean Streak does lend itself to that. Mean Streak's overall layout is similar to the Texas Giant, which was the first RMC transformation.

 

I agree. My point was that Cedar Point tends to build record breaking roller coasters. If they want to break the World Record for tallest woodie they would have to build a drop that is taller than 197 feet (218 feet if they wanted to top Son of Beast). That would be a 36-57 foot first drop increase. Not saying it can't be done, just saying it is not practical.

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^^I've never heard of an amusement park having a "funeral" for a ride! RIP Mean Streak, hello RMC "Meaner Streak" coaster!

 

I guess they kinda had one for Son of Beast... They have a tombstone for it next to Banshee where it once stood.

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^^I've never heard of an amusement park having a "funeral" for a ride! RIP Mean Streak, hello RMC "Meaner Streak" coaster!

 

I guess they kinda had one for Son of Beast... They have a tombstone for it next to Banshee where it once stood.

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The current layout does not lend itself to being converted into a record breaking wooden coaster, or RMC hybrid.

 

Disagree. Mean Streak does lend itself to that. Mean Streak's overall layout is similar to the Texas Giant, which was the first RMC transformation.

 

I agree. My point was that Cedar Point tends to build record breaking roller coasters. If they want to break the World Record for tallest woodie they would have to build a drop that is taller than 197 feet (218 feet if they wanted to top Son of Beast). That would be a 36-57 foot first drop increase. Not saying it can't be done, just saying it is not practical.

 

Its not impractical. Its wood, very easy to shorten or increase. RMC could easily make it 200 plus feet tall. Im no way saying thats whats going on, just saying that its easier then you prly think

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The current layout does not lend itself to being converted into a record breaking wooden coaster, or RMC hybrid.

 

Disagree. Mean Streak does lend itself to that. Mean Streak's overall layout is similar to the Texas Giant, which was the first RMC transformation.

 

I agree. My point was that Cedar Point tends to build record breaking roller coasters. If they want to break the World Record for tallest woodie they would have to build a drop that is taller than 197 feet (218 feet if they wanted to top Son of Beast). That would be a 36-57 foot first drop increase. Not saying it can't be done, just saying it is not practical.

 

 

Based on the location of the track that goes under the drop, they would have to increase the height somehow so the drop will clear the below track, or make some kind of double down drop. Just my opinion from when I was looking at the layout.

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If they want to break the World Record for tallest woodie they would have to build a drop that is taller than 197 feet (218 feet if they wanted to top Son of Beast). That would be a 36-57 foot first drop increase. Not saying it can't be done, just saying it is not practical.

 

1) They probably don't care

 

2) It wouldn't be a wooden coaster.

 

3) You have no idea if it's practical. You're not an engineer. Neither am I. Let's leave it to the people that know what the hell they're talking about.

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Awesome! Now all I need is an announcement of Hurler being turned into firewood and my two arch nemesises in the form of coasters are gone!

 

But seriously, Cedar Point would be making a huge mistake by not RMC'ing this ride.

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Let's be serious for a moment... It's not going to be a GCI reprofile... At least not like legend or ghost rider.... Both of those were announced as that being what's going on... This is talking about mean streak getting the axe, not getting reprofile.

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The current layout does not lend itself to being converted into a record breaking wooden coaster, or RMC hybrid.

 

Disagree. Mean Streak does lend itself to that. Mean Streak's overall layout is similar to the Texas Giant, which was the first RMC transformation.

 

I agree. My point was that Cedar Point tends to build record breaking roller coasters. If they want to break the World Record for tallest woodie they would have to build a drop that is taller than 197 feet (218 feet if they wanted to top Son of Beast). That would be a 36-57 foot first drop increase. Not saying it can't be done, just saying it is not practical.

 

What woodie has a 197 ft drop? A drop of 181 ft would already nudge Goliath, and tallest/fastest/longest hybrid coaster sounds like plenty of hype for the park to tout. I don't think you need to quite hit the hyper status to gobble up most of the categorical records.

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What woodie has a 197 ft drop?

 

Colossus at Heide Park in Germany... but an RMC Mean Streak would be a steel coaster anyway.

 

Well Colossos only has a 160 ft "drop", with a "height" of 197 ft. It depends on what record they`re going after. Goliath is currently the largest "drop" at 180 ft.

Also RMC can do coaster renovations with Topper Track too (where it could remain wood), we just have yet to see a park want that.

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Not to nerd out too much but I think that's its height. Goliath still has the tallest drop at 180 feet if I remember correctly.

 

If this is an RMC project...

1) It'll be steel so wood coaster records are irrelevant (and no they're not doing topper track refurbs anymore)

2) Cedar Point has shown time and time again that they don't need any mainstream records to market the hell out if it. They managed to squeeze 10 "records" out of Valravn so I'm sure they'll come up with something here (steepest steel hybrid coaster, most inversions, first (made up name) inversion in the world, etc)

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If this is an RMC project...

1) It'll be steel so wood coaster records are irrelevant (and no they're not doing topper track refurbs anymore)

2) Cedar Point has shown time and time again that they don't need any mainstream records to market the hell out if it. They managed to squeeze 10 "records" out of Valravn so I'm sure they'll come up with something here (steepest steel hybrid coaster, most inversions, first (made up name) inversion in the world, etc)

 

^ Listen to this man

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What woodie has a 197 ft drop?

 

Colossus at Heide Park in Germany... but an RMC Mean Streak would be a steel coaster anyway.

 

!Nerd alert! -- the drop is listed at 159' on Colossus. You're categorically right on the steel coaster, though we don't know that it couldn't be topper track to give it that hybrid/wooden status. RMC's website describes the topper (Goliath, Outlaw Run) as being usable with "existing or new wood or steel ledgers," and that it "can transform an existing and aging ride into a smooth exhilarating experience." I know that NTG went with the IBox, but that doesn't mean that will be the case here.

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