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  1. The idea of a smooth Texas Giant makes me sick to my stomach
  2. Hands Down, the Zingo at Bell's in Tulsa. I used to go at least every Friday and many Sundays or Saturdays. A long wait on the Zingo was 3 cycles, so I would normally get in over 10 rides a night, without really trying. Now she is sitting some storage building, wondering if she'll ever thrill people again :'(
  3. I think they should have an online store also, considering I can never find my size (XL) in shirts I like at the park. I have tried to get 3 different shirts this year and they never once had an XL in stock.
  4. Here is a picture on Yahoo, sad to see for sure. Link
  5. How can you be a Texas fan when you can't take the heat? Zorba, who is enjoying the "cold" front that came through last night and the cool 95 degrees it left behind.
  6. 1. SOB 2. The Beast (By Night) 3. The Racer 4. The Beast (By Day) 5. Diamondback 6. Fairly Odd Coaster 7. Flight of Fear 8. Vortex 9. Firehawk (Line moves way too slow) 10. Flight Deck (Fun, but short, it has really grown on me though) 11. Invertigo 12. Backlot Stunt Coaster 13. Runaway Reptar 14. Adventure Express (does nothing for me but hurt my back)
  7. ^^^ The Giant is my #2 coaster, but it is by far the roughest coaster I've ever been on
  8. Have you been injured by the ride? No? Then you have NO room to talk. Rode once last year. One year later, my back and neck STILL hurt, even though I've been to the chiropractor multiple times. Similar incidents have been reported by other riders. Every ride has the ability to hurt someone somehow. The first time I round Racer I had a headache/neck ache for a few days, but I still ride it and it doesn't bother me anymore. Heck, in January I messed up my knee walking on a Beach in LA. It is still bothering me after physical therapy, etc. But I don't go around bashing Long Beach and demanding it be closed.
  9. ^ And Sky Ride!!! ^^ My wife and I always talk about the lack of diversity/variety at Kings and how nice it is at CP.
  10. Then don't ride it I am sure there is at least one coaster in your top ten list that I hate, but I would never campaign for its demise.
  11. This is what I do also, just push my knee up when they check the bar. On The Racer and Beast you can also push your leg against the side of the bar making it hard for them to push down. One thing I've noticed is that if you try for too much room they will also pin you, so don't get too greedy.
  12. ^ I completely agree. CP was pretty busy the weekend I was up there, so my wife and I did tons and tons of flats. I had a better time riding mostly flats this year than last year when I rode mostly coasters. I've always thought the lack of flats was the number one problem at KI.
  13. I always just push my knees up at the bottom of the hills, keeping this problem from occurring. Once you do it a few times it becomes a habit.
  14. $109 for that stuffed animal in who's mind? That is like the infommerical that claims store bought tweezers cost $100. Lets see $16 for a 23" scooby here: Link Or a 45" Tweety bird for $36: Here I know there are cheaper places to buy these and when you buy in massive Bulk like CF. I just can't remember the company's names from my carny days.
  15. Nothing (not violating the laws of physics) is impossible in engineering if given enough time and money. As for the wood developing cracks over time all that matters is that it is designed correctly. All metal fatigues, also, some metals loose more than 50% of there strength over time, steel coasters are massively over designed to avoid fatigue problems. This is why things that can not be massively over designed such as airplanes and jet engines has hard life limit. For example a 737 might have a life limit of 100,000 takeoffs and landings, as soon as it did its 100,000th landing it would be removed from service as scrapped. SOB had cracking problems because it was not designed correctly and the wood 'fatigued.' EDIT: I am not saying it is a good idea, just possible.
  16. Um... have they ever heard of SOB's loop? There was a looping wooden coaster in '20s I believe.
  17. ^ How where the Lines and what time of the year?
  18. Indiana Beach has a pay one price wristband. I personally prefer their approach so parents can go out with their kids and not have to pay a lot. It is a little different when there are shows, etc, like at KI, though.
  19. Kiddie coaster "junior coaster" Wood and Steel Steel - Mini-mine train at SFOT Wood - Fairly Odd Coaster (when I was 23, only kid woodie I've ever been on) Major Wood and Steel non looping Wood - Judge Roy Scream (when I was 5, rode 3 to a seat with me in the middle) at SFOT Steel - Runaway mine train at SFOT Looping Steel and Wood sorry I had to do it. Never looping Wood Steel - Sliverbuilt Frontier City Suspended XLR-8 AstroWorld Inverted Great White - Sea World San Antonio Launched looped and Non looped Looped - Mr. Freeze SFOT Non-looped - Backlot street coaster Stand up Iron Wolf - SFGA Water Ride White Lightning - Bell's Amusement Park
  20. SOB is no where near as rough as the Giant. Even when the Giant was new it was more rough than SOB. That said the Giant is my #2 coaster (right behind the coaster I grew up riding), it is a great ride, hopefully they just make it better.
  21. No. They still haven't done enough. Why does Wicked Twister have almost 150,000 less riders than Corkscrew? Lets compare the stats... Year Opened, Top Speed, Height Corkscrew - 1976, 48 mph, 85 ft Wicked Twister - 2002, 72 mph, 215 ft You are going to say that Corkscrew has better capacity and can run more trains as well as a 4 inch less height requirement. True. But there is no excuse for a 33 year old ride to be beating a 7 year old one. So... There must be some other reason for the lack of riders because Wicked Twister has Corkscrew beaten in just about everything (except ridership). Consider the midways... Wicked Twister Midway - WT, DT, Troika, Maxair, Chaos TTD Midway - TTD, Corkscrew, Magnum, PT, WW, Gemini Clearly the WT midway is the dead midway of CP. Why else would a 33 year old ride beat a 7 year old hypercoaster? I do agree that CP has done alot to try and renew it but is it enough? I think this year is the make or break year. The novelty has worn off of Maxair and we can't truly settle this until we get the numbers. Shuttles have pretty bad capacity and Corkscrew has high capacity? I personally hate waiting in slow moving lines, so I don't like waiting for WT. The weekend I was there Maxair had a line way out of the queue the entire time. The wheel had a very long line also, Chaos had a 2 to 3 cycle wait.
  22. Zorba

    Flying Objects

    My first ride on DB, the guy in front of me lost his ceel phone and some change going up the lift. I was able to snag the phone right before it went off the back, but I couldn't reach the change. He was very grateful when I handed his phone back to him at the end of the ride. Edit: How often do they clean off the net on the first drop?
  23. I believe the park closes at 6pm on Sundays in October, so you'd want to get there at open. Personally, I would really try to go on the Saturday, so you can get a night ride on The Beast. There is nothing quite like The Beast at night. For rides I would go straight to Firehawk and Flight of Fear at open. Firehawks line moves extremely slow, so you want to get there before there is much of a line. FoF is next to Firehawk and it can get a pretty long line, so might as well knock it out while you are there.
  24. I think Maverick is fairly fun, but not worth the wait. A few weeks ago I had to wait 45 minutes during the passholders ERT! Last year when I was up there everything was dead, but I had to wait over 1.5 hours for Maverick.
  25. No way, Nope, Depends on mood
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