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tuxedoman52

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  1. Flight of Fear has never been rough to me. It just has rapid transitions. In my opinion, our FoF is smoother than KD's, but Poltergeist at SFFT is the smoothest of the three AND doesn't have a MCBR. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  2. Wow. Surprised to see Gravity Group on the project after GCI did such a good job. I would speculate it came down to cost. Hopefully the banked turned towards the final bunny hills is reprofiled. It was always a little funky. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  3. I have been on Orion 16 times. I'd guess I'll be at about 25 by the end of next year as I'll be gone from Ohio for the summer. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  4. Or, the back wheel assembly had failed somewhere throughout the ride layout and eventually jammed up on the lift hill. The operator watching the train on the cameras could've seen the catwalk bend and E-stopped the ride, or a maintenance person watching from the lift could've radioed in to the operator to stop the lift. Just another theory.
  5. Yep, definitely not much structural issues to be noted here besides the catwalk. Can't believe this coaster is 23 years old on its third set of trains. Also, @gforce1994, where did you hear the train rolled back? I'm not denying it all I heard was one car partially derailed on the lift hill.
  6. What a statement! Glad we already know what we're getting in the future. So, magic 8 ball, when is this Dive Coaster arriving?
  7. A dual-station with 3 trains wouldn't be awful with capacity. Does anyone know how the newer B&M flyers are on reliability? I know the Superman clones leave something to be desired.
  8. When I visited Six Flags Over Georgia last Friday, Superman went down three separate times during my visit, including while I was on the ride in the station. I train must've misaligned when it arrived in the station, because the locking pins that keep the train in the flying position while in motion wouldn't engage. It's not very comfortable being in the flying position for 10 minutes waiting for maintenance to arrive.
  9. It's very difficult to have the ideal "enthusiast's day" at Cedar Point due to the large crowds they attract. As far as decent rides that are almost guaranteed to have a short line, you only get to deal with Rougarou, Gemini, and sometimes Magnum/Wicked Twister. Fast Lane is almost a must for every CP visit, but will still have you wait upwards of 30 minutes for Maverick and Steel Vengeance, especially the latter. Kings Island occasionally draws massive crowds that make every ride a long wait, but much less often. Up until this year (of course due to capacity restrictions), you were able to able to guarantee yourself decently short lines on weekdays for most major attractions. I think that's the main factor in people ranking KI higher than CP. Cedar Point most likely still has a better lineup in most people's eyes, but KI has not gone silent with excellent additions in the last 10 or so years. I enjoy both parks equally but I'm having a hard time justifying going to CP anytime soon due to the ridiculous wait times I've experienced in my last few visits. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  10. https://KICentral.com/forums/index.php?/topic/37340-the-racer-2020-off-season-track-work/ Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  11. Premier Spaghetti Bowls take the cake for me.
  12. RMC has really smoothed out their transitions. IG's elements seem more drawn out and smooth compared to some of its counterparts with quick jolts in one direction or the other. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  13. Orion crew was incredible every single day. Capacity was awesome all things considered. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  14. When was AE closed? I rode it last Sunday night and didn't notice a difference. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  15. Yep, agreed. Vortex was painted throughout the beginning of the 2002 season. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  16. For anyone interested, that channel also posted the upscaled POV of The Beast. Notice the skid brakes. Pinch brakes were added in the next off season, while magnetic trims came about during August of 2002. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  17. The heavyweight class Premier trains didn't help over time, either. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  18. This is by far the best video of Son of Beast out there. Thanks so much for sharing this. The video says 2002 but I'm thinking this was more likely 2001 for a couple reasons. 1. The trim brake has been removed prior to the rose bowl and 2. King Cobra is still standing. I know removal of KC lasted into the start of the 2002 season but I believe it had been partially removed by opening day. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  19. Excuse my ignorance, but what does NDT stand for? Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  20. $198 is too much to justify. I promised myself I'd get a piece should they ever come available, but it just doesn't make sense. Vortex will always have a special place in my heart, whether I have a piece of it or not. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  21. A custom spin off of Intamin's 10 inversion coaster would be nice. No quad heartline roll though, they can do better than that. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  22. https://rcdb.com/17725.htm There's a new Mack Xtreme Spinner opening next year. Where does it say that SDC (or Herschend Family Entertainment) has exclusive rights to it? Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  23. I always thought that the area taken up by Boo Blasters would be a great fit for a mouse. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  24. 1620 yesterday. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  25. As far as the rattle after the hammerhead turn, wasn't that where track was removed and filled with sand this past off season? Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
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