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Well, you need to be careful with what you say there Cormaster. Kings Island technically has had a hyper coaster since 2000. Son of Beast, tipping the scales at 218 feet for its lift hill and 214 feet for its first drop is technically a hyper coaster. By definition, a hyper coaster is generally considered any coaster that is taller then 200 feet in height. However, Son of Beast is atypical of every other hyper coaster ever built in that it is made out of wood, not steel, and the ride layout is not really focused on providing air time.

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Well, you need to be careful with what you say there Cormaster. Kings Island technically has had a hyper coaster since 2000. Son of Beast, tipping the scales at 218 feet for its lift hill and 214 feet for its first drop is technically a hyper coaster. By definition, a hyper coaster is generally considered any coaster that is taller then 200 feet in height. However, Son of Beast is atypical of every other hyper coaster ever built in that it is made out of wood, not steel, and the ride layout is not really focused on providing air time.

From my understanding in order for it to be a true "hyper" it has to be made out of steel. From my understanding it has to be a steel coaster that is designed like a wooden coaster, and if its over 200 feet its technically a "mega" coaster. 300 feet means "giga" and 400 feet is "Tera". Don't quote me on thats just what I read.

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Well, you need to be careful with what you say there Cormaster. Kings Island technically has had a hyper coaster since 2000. Son of Beast, tipping the scales at 218 feet for its lift hill and 214 feet for its first drop is technically a hyper coaster. By definition, a hyper coaster is generally considered any coaster that is taller then 200 feet in height. However, Son of Beast is atypical of every other hyper coaster ever built in that it is made out of wood, not steel, and the ride layout is not really focused on providing air time.

From my understanding in order for it to be a true "hyper" it has to be made out of steel. From my understanding it has to be a steel coaster that is designed like a wooden coaster, and if its over 200 feet its technically a "mega" coaster. 300 feet means "giga" and 400 feet is "Tera". Don't quote me on thats just what I read.

It also may be the lingo of the manufacturer. Notice that this ride is referred to as a "mega coaster" as opposed to a "hyper coaster." Then again, called something a mega coaster kind of insinuates what you're talking about rather than a hyper coaster which takes some explaining.

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