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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby njcoasterguy34 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:24 am

I cannot wait to get back down to Kings Island.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:27 am

Not a fan of the swooping, curved first drops but I bet this is going to be a lot of fun to ride at night.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby njcoasterguy34 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:14 am

GCI does the curved drops because they claim it reduces nausea.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:45 pm

^ For real? That seems rather odd as I can't say that I've read a lot of claims that people get nauseous from a standard first drop on a wooden coaster
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Password121 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:04 pm

It's just to emulate the style of the 1900's classic wooden coaster. They also keep negative forces within -1g for rider comfort and to keep the height restriction at 48". This is straight from Adam House.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:09 pm

^ Well, I'll be darned....learn something new every day!
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby storms555 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:32 pm

Well since this was brought up be others and now i wont sound like such a Negative Nancy,I'm not a fan of curved swaying drops either. Curved drops like that take away that awesome feelings you get from a classic drop. You dont get that awesome stomach drop feeling. You dont get the sensation of free falling. You dont get air time. You just dont get that "omg im gonna diiiieeeee!!" rush! Thats why I dont get why Boulder Dash for example is such a big hit. I never been there but i seen POVs and noticed it doesnt really have "real" drops just mostly curved ones. To me there is no way i can see a coaster like that beating an awesome coaster like El Toro! I mean I never been on BD or El Toro but from the looks of it I can see El Toro making BD look like a sunday drive...Also what I don't get is when people actually scream on curved drops. :shockr:
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:45 pm

storms555 wrote:Well since this was brought up be others and now i wont sound like such a Negative Nancy,I'm not a fan of curved swaying drops either. Curved drops like that take away that awesome feelings you get from a classic drop. You dont get that awesome stomach drop feeling. You dont get the sensation of free falling. You dont get air time. You just dont get that "omg im gonna diiiieeeee!!" rush! Thats why I dont get why Boulder Dash for example is such a big hit. I never been there but i seen POVs and noticed it doesnt really have "real" drops just mostly curved ones. To me there is no way i can see a coaster like that beating an awesome coaster like El Toro! I mean I never been on BD or El Toro but from the looks of it I can see El Toro making BD look like a sunday drive...Also what I don't get is when people actually scream on curved drops. :shockr:


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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Skramp » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:56 pm

Not bashing anything, but why not use the valley more?
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby BigBad » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:16 pm

It could have something to do with not wanting animals to be able to get on the tracks.

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