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Re: Ostentatious East Coast/Midwest 2018 - 7 parks KD, HP, C

Postby pfalcioni » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:00 pm

I'm impressed that you did these all in a week, this is one of my dream lineups but every time I try to pencil everything in it ends up being at least 12 park days.

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Re: Ostentatious East Coast/Midwest 2018 - 7 parks KD, HP, C

Postby larrygator » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:07 pm

I hope Phoenix is running well tomorrow. Selfish motive.
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Re: Ostentatious East Coast/Midwest 2018 - 7 parks KD, HP, C

Postby Condor » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:09 pm

pfalcioni wrote:I'm impressed that you did these all in a week, this is one of my dream lineups but every time I try to pencil everything in it ends up being at least 12 park days.

Foot blisters suck, especially when you're walking theme parks. I used to actually carry an extra set of socks in my pack just in case it rained, I never ended up using the darned things and now I've pared my park stuff down to a runner's waist pack there's no space for socks. I guess I hate dealing with fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo more than I hate potential blisters!


It actually took me 9 days, though I could have done it in 7 if I had only done one day each at Hershey and Cedar Point. I'm with you on carrying as little as possible with me at parks. I usually limit it to whatever can fit in a pair of zipper cargo pockets.

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Re: Ostentatious East Coast/Midwest 2018 - 7 parks KD, HP, C

Postby steamedturtle » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:54 am

I like your style. And I'm glad you enjoyed my "active participation" line re Skyrush. My thoughts totally align with yours on it. Great pics too.

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Re: Ostentatious East Coast/Midwest 2018 - 7 parks KD, HP, C

Postby xVicesAndVirtues » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:26 am

Unpopular opinion I think, but I don't think you're wrong about Phoenix. I've been on it a few different occasions, including riding in the "magic seat" and while it's absolutely an outstanding woodie and better than like 95% of the other classic woodies out there, I've always find it puzzling how some people rank it over things like Boulder Dash, El Toro, etc. There's even a classic woodie also designed by Herbert Schmeck, Comet at Great Escape, that I think is superior.

That being said, it's amazing how well-maintained and smooth they keep it, and it's a great woodie to do a nighttime marathon and ride it 20x in a row.

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Re: Ostentatious East Coast/Midwest 2018 - 7 parks KD, HP, C

Postby chickenbowl » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:56 am

Great report! I feel like you and I have pretty similar opinions and tastes regarding the major coasters, but still loving reading someone else's take. Good pics as well!
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Re: Ostentatious East Coast/Midwest 2018 - 7 parks KD, HP, C

Postby coasterbill » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:10 am

larrygator wrote:I hope Phoenix is running well tomorrow. Selfish motive.


Phoenix is always running well, some people are just wrong. :p

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Re: Ostentatious East Coast/Midwest 2018 - 7 parks KD, HP, C

Postby PKI Jizzman » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:03 pm

Loving this report and the reviews since I feel like we have similar taste. Can't wait to see how crazy I305 and Skyrush are!
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Re: Ostentatious East Coast/Midwest 2018 - 7 parks KD, HP, C

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:11 pm

Great report! I'm guessing you were just used to Skyrush level airtime since I have never gotten a bad ride on Phoenix. Yes the airtime isn't as forceful as Skyrush, but the absence of seat belts always has me laughing as I smash into that lap bar on the return leg.
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Re: Ostentatious East Coast/Midwest 2018 - 7 parks KD, HP, C

Postby larrygator » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:09 pm

coasterbill wrote:
larrygator wrote:I hope Phoenix is running well tomorrow. Selfish motive.


Phoenix is always running well, some people are just wrong. :p


It was running great yesterday. Still has 12 good pops of air. The run back into the station creates stand-up air on every hill.
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