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Anac0nda

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So I'm currently working on a school project, on which I must interview a representative of an occupation, which fascinates me (I'm currently studying in high school, second grade; in Finland). I have sent questions through e-mail to Intamin, B&M, Gerstlauer and Maurer Söhne, but only Söhne has replied, and refused. So obviously, I have to change strategy. Any tips on how to move forward?
 

Hixee

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What have you written? It might be easier for us to suggest what's wrong.
 

furie

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I'd start by asking for permission to ask questions. I can imagine they think you're pretty presumptuous just sending through questions and expecting a reply.

You need to build a rapport with the people first. Be humble, yet strong. Make them know you're interesting, dedicated and above all else - interested in what they have to say.

You may find it lands on the desk of the right person and they will like what you've written. For a park it's easy, you just send to their PR department. So that may be your next best place to try and go for?
 

Anac0nda

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Thanks for the advice furie! I really hope they reply this time. Even a negative reply is better than nothing.

I can also put the questions here, but I'll do that later.
 
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Anonymous

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Have you tried to contact Werner Stengel (+ bureau) since they are the main "designers" of rides, especially on B&M and Intamin rides. Then you also have John Wardley, etc.
 

Ben

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The guys over at GCI might also be a good idea, they're a really nice bunch of guys, and very involved with the 'community', so may be willing to help.
 

Anac0nda

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Wow, I had completely forgotten about Stengel, and the wood-maker ones. Hope to get a positive reply this time!
 
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