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Re: Vekoma ripoffs

Postby tiger01 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:32 pm

Argh! I rode a version of this at Winter Wonderland in Hyde park today, It was Horrible! Too Jolty!
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Re: Vekoma ripoffs

Postby A.J. » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:45 pm

GigaG wrote:Another golden horse, which answers the question "Where did the Inverted Hairpin coaster in Rollercoaster tycoon 2 get inspired?"


Wrong!

Reverchon Gliding Coaster.

Which was then ripped off as a Golden Horse creation.
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Re: Vekoma ripoffs

Postby eddie200330 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:51 pm

As the old saying goes......imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.......although I think it would be better to imitate something else LMAO!!!!
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Re: Vekoma ripoffs

Postby let1gre » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:55 pm

According to their website, Golden Horse was at IAAPA 2010. Did anyone stop by to see what they had going on?
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Re: Vekoma ripoffs

Postby robbalvey » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:05 pm

let1gre wrote:According to their website, Golden Horse was at IAAPA 2010. Did anyone stop by to see what they had going on?

All they had at their booth was a couple of photos and a table/chairs for appointments. Nothing noteworthy.

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Re: Vekoma ripoffs

Postby Gutterflower » Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:11 am

Well its not limited to companies from outside China.

Check this out

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Hand Coaster at Harbin Amusement Park is built by Beijing Shibaolai Amusement Equipment

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Dragon Rider at Flora Land built by Beijing Jiuhua Amusement Rides Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

BSA built their first one in 2005 at Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park and BJA cloned it this year at Floraland. Same Layout and all.

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Re: Vekoma ripoffs

Postby stormrider » Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:15 am

Well, if you look at Beijing Jiuhua's, it looks more refined than Hand Coaster (look at the entry to the roll overs). So, competition is good(?)

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Re: Vekoma ripoffs

Postby deathbydinn » Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:24 am

stormrider wrote:Did you run across this one on RCDB rcdb.com/8627.htm So it's 3 companies so far, and it looks like Golden Horse might be the only one that got it right :lmao: I want to see them try to rip-off a B&M, but I'd imagine with the same amount of effort, they would have just been better off innovating something of their own :p


That same company also makes Wild Mouse rip offs, but theirs do have slightly different layouts than the real things.

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Re: Vekoma ripoffs

Postby eddie200330 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:05 pm

Aren't Arrow and Vekoma rides similar too? I am pretty sure that their trains are interchangeable and one or the other in the past has provided them for the other companies coasters.

I am referencing the sit downs, not suspended......
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Re: Vekoma ripoffs

Postby let1gre » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:18 pm

I'm not sure I would really call the Golden Horse Wild Mouse models a "rip-off" per se, there are already at least six companies (besides Golden Horse) that make Wild Mouse-like coasters, and that's just from this page. There are surely others that are not called "Wild Mouse", like Reverchon and Fabbri. So that's eight. Unless they're all ripping off each other, I don't think it's fair to single out Golden Horse and accuse them on this one. The SLC lookalikes, though, that's pretty idiosyncratic.
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