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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:37 pm

^But how similar? For some people it might go beyond just the appearance. I like the buzz bars, though the extra padding is bizarre and I'm not sure how much it really helps.
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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby XYZ » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:14 pm

It's good that Cyclone is getting new track, now they'll have more sales on re-rides now. ;)

I think GCI's Millennium Flyer trains would be good on the Cyclone since it reflects an older design.
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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:27 pm

cal1br3tto wrote:^But how similar? For some people it might go beyond just the appearance. I like the buzz bars, though the extra padding is bizarre and I'm not sure how much it really helps.

The re-tracking will definitely help. Smoothing out the transitions and crests would throw riders around less, and not be as, umm, painful (I don't know, like I said, I still need to get out and ride the blasted thing).

Isn't the padding just some foam duct-taped to the safety bar, anyway? :lmao:
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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby beatle11 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:10 pm

^If I remember correctly, the back and sides of the car are pretty heavily padded and there is some padding in the front as well for your knees. Still managed to bash my knee though. :)
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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby The49er » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:58 pm

If the coaster does not remain white, the foamers will murder everyone at GCI(I).
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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby OISU8P » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:29 pm

I wonder if whatever they do will make it loose its ACE status? I am not sure what all the requirements are though for it to remain ACE. Not that anything to improve the ride, especially this title should stop them.
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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:57 pm

^ACE can go eff themselves with their self-important plaques they place at random rides around the country. Cyclone doesn't need ACE's plaque of pompousness to still be known as a landmark coaster.
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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:00 pm

The49er wrote:If the coaster does not remain white, the foamers will murder everyone at GCI(I).


WTF?

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"As part of the final phase, we are looking into either refurbishing or replacing the Cyclone’s trains. Plans are not final, however, our vision is to keep the trains similar to the original design. When we are finished, the track and other ride systems will be state-of-the-art and will also meet current ride standards.”


You only highlighted the part about keeping trains similar, but not the part where there are considering replacing them.
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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby ernierocker » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:02 pm

OISU8P wrote:I wonder if whatever they do will make it loose its ACE status?


And how does someone loose a status? Does it start off tight and then gradually get looser???
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Re: Coney Island Development Discussion Thread

Postby sspaz1000 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:17 pm

^I was just thinking that. :)

BTW, if people want to see some pictures, check out this FB page http://www.facebook.com/CycloneNYC Scroll down there's quite a few of the first drop re-tracking.
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