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silver2005 last won the day on January 14

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About silver2005

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    Resident Saxophonist
  • Birthday 12/05/1986

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    Cincinnati, Ohio (west-sider)
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    I am a resident of Cincinnati, about 40 minutes from Kings Island, which, I try to visit 5-10 times a year. Big fan of coasters and amusement parks in general. I currently attend the University of Cincinnati seeking a degree in psychology. I was a 9 year member of the Bearcat Bands playing alto and tenor saxophone and I still try to play with the UC Community Band and other groups. I'm a big time music nut. I'm a bit of a sports fan, I get into most movies, and little bits of about everything. I am now a current employee at the Delhi Township Skyline.

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  1. silver2005

    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    Just a heads up- I heard on the local news that KI is cancelling the job fair at the park this weekend due to weather. I believe there is still something going on online though. I forgot what website was brought up.
  2. So when does the guide rail go on top? Is it embedded into the concrete as it dries or is it bolted down? I also didn't realize the track was that thick.
  3. silver2005

    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    Bring back the bakeries!
  4. silver2005

    Kings Island Memes

    In response to extremely specific fact checking, sometimes skewing the conversation-
  5. silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    KI is in Ohio and BGW is in Virginia. Different states have different laws. HP has to deal with similar laws, hence why Great Bear has it's funky supports.
  6. silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I'm just rattling off cool elements. If CF and KI are going to drop $30 milllion+, I wanna see how much bang for the buck we can get and make it look awesome.
  7. silver2005

    Racer Track Work 2019

    I think the hype worked out well regardless. Most of my GP friends I've talked to about this are pretty pleased Racer is getting some TLC, even if the retracking isn't as much as initially thought. I think the public wants Racer to be good and understand it'll take more than one off-season to get it back to being more comfortable despite the media leaving that out. Though, as I've stated before, I thought Racer was running pretty well this past season.
  8. silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I have one last element request out of a giga- A Stengel dive.
  9. silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Here's another kind of turnaround element I'd like to see- something like PortAventura's Shambhala. Just imagine that awesome figure 8 looking hill towering over the entrance to the parking lot. I wonder how much banking B&M would do before they consider an element an inversion... EDIT: Could someone PM me a good overhead map of Kings Island that includes (and focuses on) the area between X-Base and the parking lot entrance (updated to include Banshee). I think I may concoct some layout predictions.
  10. silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    ^To give you perspective, Millennium Force's next tallest element is the hill going over to the island, which clocks in at around 190 ft. Fury's tallest element is also at 190. I want to see that speed put to use. Of course, I want longer stretches to cruise at 80+ mph, but having some awesome airtime at those heights would be awesome as well. A reason I like Storm Runner so much is the airtime it has with a 191 ft drop, and with the speed you get from a giga, not to mention the sustained momentum from those 4 across B&M trains, which hold speed better than the V-seating with Diamondback, I think it would still be great. I really, really don't want something like I-305 or Skyrush.
  11. silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    For those not in the know about coaster elements- Non-Inverted Loop http://rollercoaster.wikia.com/wiki/Non-Inverted_Loop Non-inverted corkscrew See most of the hills near the end of Superman: The Ride in SFNE (the 3 hills starting around the 1:38 mark)
  12. silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Here are some other elements I hope to be part of a giga at Kings Island- - A 200 ft camel back hill (or some element topping 200 ft) - Non-inverted loop - Some sort of turn around similar to Fury 325's - Non-inverting corkscrew - If its in X-base, a hill going over the Flight of Fear building or a helix wrapping around the spaghetti bowl building - Maybe something that threads through one or more of Banshee's inversions (a giga should have the momentum to get over to The Bat from X-Base) -90 degree angle first drop - Enough height to reach 100 mph
  13. silver2005

    Hello, Dolly!- silver2005's 2019 Southeast Trip

    I have my first requests for this trip. - ACE doesn't do discounts to Dollywood nor BGW, so any info on discounts would be appreciated. - I'm gonna go with my gut in terms of food at BGW and DW (another reminder to myself- get the cinnamon bread), but I could use dining suggestions for KD and Carowinds - Any nice restaurants in Charlotte or Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg (gonna treat myself to one really good meal on the trip) - Best route suggestions from Cincinnati to Richmond, VA (I have a Massachusetts EZ Pass), this is by far the longest leg of the trip and there appears to be no good direct route between the 2 with a spiders web of routes I can choose
  14. silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    @SonofBaconator At the same time, you have to give credit where it is due. If Intamin has made strides to be more reliable, they deserve credit. They are building quite a lot overseas including the 367 ft Red Force (0-111.9 mph in 5 seconds on LSM's, more reliable than the hydraulic launches), Energylandia's Hyperion (chain lift, no cables), and BGW's 2020 coaster is a confirmed Intamin along with SWSA's newest coaster. I haven't heard much of any major problems from them lately as well.
  15. silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    You Intamin fanboys might be in luck as they are making a comeback in the US thanks to the Busch/Sea World parks. You better hope they do well if they want any chance to work with FUN and SIX again.