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Offline Millennium Force 44

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Random Coaster Talk
« on: September 28, 2011, 03:03:53 PM »
I just came across this video on youtube of Xcelerator testing. Check out how fast it goes over the top hat, it almost looks fake. It reminds me of a ridiculous coaster on roller coaster tycoon that goes over hills way too fast. It would be awesome though if Xcelerator and many other Intamin accelerator coasters actually flew over their tophats like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhGFEI0juf4#noexternalembed&feature=related

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 03:22:10 PM »

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2011, 05:05:51 PM »

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2011, 06:48:07 PM »
^too bad there are trims >:/

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 10:34:36 PM »
It seems Intamin didn't design their rides to launch at the same speed every time. I remember once when the radar gun on TTD hit 122. I guess it depends on the weather and how warm the launcher is.

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2011, 04:38:00 AM »
There's a video of Kingda Ka rolling back on youtube, it's pretty neat.

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2011, 09:19:11 AM »
This is in remembrance of coaster legend, Ron Toomer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-fXxMy4rWQ#noexternalembed

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2011, 12:10:24 PM »
This is in remembrance of coaster legend, Ron Toomer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-fXxMy4rWQ#noexternalembed

Thanks for that link.  Great footage!  Although the BBW footage pissed me off lol

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2011, 01:09:16 PM »
There's a video of Kingda Ka rolling back on youtube, it's pretty neat.

Actually, I believe this video was shot by you wasn't it?

edit: I'm referring to the attachment below \/

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2011, 01:31:16 PM »
Didn't thy also have one on TTD where it stalled right on the top of the hill.

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2011, 04:01:19 PM »
Wow, I haven't seen that in a long time. But, no there is a POV rollback on youtube.

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2011, 05:19:14 AM »
Wade, can you attach that file again? It's not there anymore?

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2011, 09:10:29 AM »
I came across this really great video of X (X2). Most of the footage is stock footage, but there are some really cool shots. Check it out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BlkeSgBcQQ#noexternalembed&feature=feedf

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2011, 04:57:10 PM »
Amazing what you get when you slap a video camera on a model helicopter!

http://vimeo.com/21306241

Definitely worth checking out their other videos.

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2011, 06:52:12 PM »
^ yeah saw that on Facebook a while back

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2011, 07:27:41 PM »
Always Facebook!

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2011, 11:05:10 AM »
Having not riddin X, I often look at video of it and ponder... "how could this not be the number 1 steel coaster?"

It looks so awesome.

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2011, 01:13:14 PM »
Far from it. 

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2011, 01:13:40 PM »
Not even the best steel at that park. 

Maybe better than Millennium Force though.  ;)

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2011, 04:11:33 PM »
Lol definitely not better than Millennium Force, but I do think X looks awesome. I also have never ridden it but it is one of my most sought after coasters to get on.

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2011, 06:13:52 PM »
I think we need a Vegas/SFMM trip Shoe... 2014 perhaps? lol

AV- I'm guessing I would end up liking tatsu more. X just looks so impressive. Oh but wait you were talking about ninja, and revolution... am I close? ;)

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2011, 06:14:45 PM »
PS 6 months from now all will bow down to Leviathan.

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2011, 09:09:29 PM »
X2 has the best Fire/Music of any new re-themed Six Flags coaster.  As for best steel @ SFMM, Tatsu wins for me.  I Love the height and view from the lift hill followed by the egg turn.  Can't believe it's 5years old already. 

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2011, 10:34:19 PM »
Nitro turned 10 this year. and El Toro is also 5 years old.