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Offline AV Matt

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #50 on: November 03, 2011, 12:57:14 PM »
And yeah, I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed in the B&M Millennium Force. All that height and speed, but just a few elements. I want to ride it, but I can't imagine it being better than Apollo, Goliath over Georgia or Nitro. Those rides do more with less.

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #51 on: November 03, 2011, 01:31:03 PM »
Well B&M is probably going to introduce their launching coaster design in 2013 at Alton Towers.

In other news:

--A ThemeParkReview user was busted stealing pictures of Verbolten from BGWfans.com without permission. Alvey has been sending nastygrams for the last two days about it. and BGWfans response? They made the pictures on the forums viewable only to members above a certain amount of posts (sound familiar?)

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #52 on: November 03, 2011, 06:21:50 PM »
Magic Mountain already has a mine train. ;)

Not a mine train... and never said anything about a Dallas theme park :)


Yeah, that sucks about Chiller...I hate to see it like that. Hey, so we should get a group picture or something ok. I'll call you later!

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #53 on: November 03, 2011, 09:51:01 PM »
Hmmmm, just watched a movie by the same name the other day.

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #54 on: November 04, 2011, 07:37:16 AM »
I was going to use that movie as a reference too but thought itd give it away too easily :-)


Yeah, that sucks about Chiller...I hate to see it like that. Hey, so we should get a group picture or something ok. I'll call you later!

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #55 on: November 04, 2011, 08:32:59 AM »
Nah, although I'm surprised you got it being that I thought I was showing my age. Younger people today have probably never heard of it lol

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #56 on: November 05, 2011, 12:04:52 AM »
me bein one of those youngins. but how bout one of the very rare GIB coming to sfne? never been on one of those. scared and excited to ride it. scared cuz its vekoma, excited cuz ITS FREAKIN HUGE!!!  oh im still tryin to figure out what that mario hammer thing was. im sorry my mind is very slow lately. some things just dont click right away.
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Intamin rhymes with win for a reason!

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #57 on: November 05, 2011, 10:53:02 AM »
Frissbeking is the grammar hammer, check out his avatar.  He is here to clean up post that are hard to understand.

As for the Vekoma coming to SFNE, can't wait!!  The holding break is the best part. It's also a  new credit for me since I missed in it La. Hopefully they can keep it running for a month or two.

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #58 on: November 05, 2011, 03:49:34 PM »
And yeah, I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed in the B&M Millennium Force. All that height and speed, but just a few elements. I want to ride it, but I can't imagine it being better than Apollo, Goliath over Georgia or Nitro. Those rides do more with less.

I definatly agree with this to some extent. The one thing I think alot of people are forgetting  about this ride is that the best part of B&M mega's are the drop. This drop is around 100 feet higher than all others. I can't think of another ride that will have a first drop even close to as good as this one. Certainly not on a steel coaster. The restraints alone make it way better than MF. The spacing, and the elements I agree with. The X factors could be these "high speed turns" I don't know how they are going to turn out. They don't look exciting, but they do look like they could offer some serious back seat pull. Another thing to consider is the first cammelback drop is higher than the first drop of Goliath. The turnaround by the front gate looks amazing too but if the "high speed turn that follows is laime, it will be for not. The cammelback that follows I assume will be trimmed and will basically start the end of the ride process. I'd imagion the origion thought was an extra 1000 feet, but the added cost + the removal of a revenue generating go kart track made them decide agaisnt it. In summary I don't want to sound like a hommer here but I believe the elements alone will make this an amazing coaster although flow, and transitions will be lack luster. Kind of like Behemoth ;)

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #59 on: November 05, 2011, 03:53:19 PM »
Also word on the street says that there are 4 surprises yet to be revealed about this ride... Who knows to what degree we are talking about here. Is there any chance you could have a splash down after a 300' first drop? I bet 2-3 surprises will be "nothing."

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #60 on: November 05, 2011, 06:52:12 PM »
I think I found a link of what Rob is looking forward to at SFMM:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wesd_yRN0BY#noexternalembed&feature=related

Hey it was in Dallas and I give Tommy Lee credit for creativity!

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #61 on: November 05, 2011, 11:46:41 PM »
Also word on the street says that there are 4 surprises yet to be revealed about this ride... Who knows to what degree we are talking about here. Is there any chance you could have a splash down after a 300' first drop? I bet 2-3 surprises will be "nothing."

3 trim brakes and a really crappy tunnel.

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #62 on: November 30, 2011, 12:16:53 PM »
Check out this really good footage of the defunct Bat at Kings Island. At about 2:38 you can see the train start to turn while the cars are still swinging on the inside of the turn. Since the track is basically not banked anywhere during the ride, the cars swing like crazy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiGrdcj9etY#noexternalembed

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #63 on: November 30, 2011, 06:27:06 PM »
I think I found a link of what Rob is looking forward to at SFMM:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wesd_yRN0BY#noexternalembed&feature=related

Hey it was in Dallas and I give Tommy Lee credit for creativity!
WOW thats crazy  I seen Motley Crew years ago and he did some flips with his drum kit but this is crazy cool
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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #64 on: November 30, 2011, 10:40:58 PM »
Shoe I can hear those shocks popping and clicking from the amount of force put on them.

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #65 on: December 01, 2011, 09:25:06 AM »
^haha. Maintenance on that coaster must have been a nightmare!

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #66 on: December 01, 2011, 09:54:27 PM »
Well it only lasted like 3 years...

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #67 on: December 06, 2011, 11:48:48 AM »
X2 is awesome. I'm surprised they let you feet dangle the way they do.

Also, Intamin ball coasters look lame, but they pack more of a punch then they seem.


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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #68 on: December 06, 2011, 12:47:28 PM »
The Intamin ball coasters are hit or miss. Sometimes you get an insane flip-full ride, and other times you don't flip even once. But when you get a good ride, they are crazy good fun!

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #69 on: December 06, 2011, 03:08:40 PM »
I heard the ball coasters were really rough?

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #70 on: December 06, 2011, 08:04:27 PM »
ball coasters as in the zac-spins?

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #71 on: December 07, 2011, 12:16:28 AM »
Yeah. It wasn't really rough. It does surprise you when you have no idea where you are going.


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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #72 on: December 07, 2011, 01:38:35 AM »
Yes Shoe.

Wade, they are not "rough" but they violently whip your legs up and down. My first ride on Grona Lund's Insane was a little too violent on my legs so I quickly learned to tuck them back and then I was fine. 

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #73 on: December 07, 2011, 08:53:20 AM »
Anyone wish B&M still made loopers as intense as Kumba and green lantern (one of the last B&Ms before their change in design philosophy). Their newer loopers are so much tamer and slower paced with oversized elements.

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Re: Random Coaster Talk
« Reply #74 on: December 07, 2011, 10:27:40 AM »
I'm OK with the lame B&M's.  It makes for better re-rides than one and done.  For example ..if I ride B:TR the rest of my day is pretty much shot due to a headache from the G's.  I must be getting old.