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Postby hyyyper » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:43 am

Part 2 of Morey's Piers and Clementon,

for Part 1, see the previous page
024 3rd Pier.jpg
3rd pier lurking in the distance.
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025 Rollies Coaster.jpg
Rollies Coaster: Fixed!
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026 Ferris wheel with Kristen.jpg
Elissa's Mom rides something! Bingo Square!
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027 Sea Serpent.jpg
Another (and I promise the last) view on Sea Serpent.
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028 Toxic Slide.jpg
Who took a dump in the slide?
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029 Great Noreaster.jpg
Looking back towards the 1st Pier and Nor'Easter
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030 Members on beach.jpg
Hello down there!
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031 Ferris Wheel.jpg
The aerial shots today were brought to you by the ferris wheel.
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032 Pirate ship.jpg
"How do they know what color to wear?" (sorry, Stargate reference)
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033 Cycling course.jpg
Faster drew faster, the Bailey's are catching up on us!
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034 Boat ride.jpg
More TPR members
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035 Ghetto Mummy.jpg
Revenge of the Ghetto Mummy
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036 Great White Turn.jpg
From all the ways to support a coaster, this is one of the oddest.
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037 Great White Overview.jpg
ERT awaits us!
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038 Great White from station.jpg
An attempt to capture the layout of Great White.
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039 Morey bench.jpg
Bench: The Ride!
(why don't we have those cool benches in Toverland?)
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040 Screaming Swing1.jpg
Horray for Morey's and their swimg. Looks like Alabama and Belgium agree!
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041 Screaming Swing2.jpg
....as do Robb and Phil
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042 Great White Double Turnaround.jpg
In the CCI office: "We to make another turnaround for Great White" "Can't we just copy and paste the first one?"
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043 Clementon Woodie.jpg
No this is not the blair witch project. This is Hellcat of Clementon captured by a camera that doesn't like a dark environment.
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044 Clementon Woodie lift.jpg
I didn't want to wait for a train. You wouldn't be able to see it clearly in the first place.
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045 Clement from parking.jpg
Goodbye Clementon, the woodie was nice, the rest certainly not.
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Postby HerBlackWings » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:55 am

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Postby philthephorce » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:29 pm

hyyper said:

If only those CCI-boys knew what banking was...


I love underbanked woodies! That's one of the things that made Boulder Dash great for me, and all the proper banking is what made rides like El Toro, Roar, Wildcat and to a lesser extent Lightning Racers not as much fun as they could've been if they had some lateral forces. I dunno, maybe it's just me...but I blame growing up so close to Thunderbolt at KW, where you get Wipeout/ Trabant/ Musik Express levels of lats going past the Potato Patch.

Great pics...and now I know what the top of my head looks like...to a bird...or Yao Ming.

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Postby kenshinmac » Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:38 pm

philthephorce wrote:hyyper said:

If only those CCI-boys knew what banking was...


I love underbanked woodies! That's one of the things that made Boulder Dash great for me, and all the proper banking is what made rides like El Toro, Roar, Wildcat and to a lesser extent Lightning Racers not as much fun as they could've been if they had some lateral forces. I dunno, maybe it's just me...but I blame growing up so close to Thunderbolt at KW, where you get Wipeout/ Trabant/ Musik Express levels of lats going past the Potato Patch.
I totally agree but Great White was not running around those smoothly at all. It was not comfortable for me in the least... Heck my favorite part of the ride was down the stretch along the beach. If it was just an out and back it would have been better IMHO.

I thought that Boulder Dash was amazing because it gave the sideways forces but was super smooth the whole way.

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Postby Goliath513 » Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:51 pm

Nice try on the Photoshop work (I see the contrast lines). Better luck next time. ;)

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The last few updates were pretty fun reading to relive everything. It's really too bad Kings Dominion was so bad. It really had a lot of potential ruined by Cedar Fair.

The Morey's Piers trip report was also nice. I hope to get back there sometime in the next few years.

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Postby philthephorce » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:19 pm

^You think Cedar Fair ruined that place? I think it's more a management team that's having trouble adjusting to the new owners. I guess in a round about way it is partially their fault, but I'm thinking of the dillusional qualities of the two guys who did the Q&A with us...and at least one of them was there loooong before CF took over. I'm thinking he isn't the only one there who thinks that they can actually compete with Disney.

^^C'mon Great White wasn't that bad! There were much worse rides, as far as bad lateral force execution goes, that I haven't read anything about....like Rolling Thunder. I put Great White in the same category as Twister at Knoebel's. The lats weren't the smoothest, but the ride was still fun. Of course Twister's better though...

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Postby hyyyper » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:39 am

^, ^^^ and ^^^^

Do note that there's a difference between 'underbanked' (which I love) and 'no banking at all'.

Anyways, sorry for the delay, but school is eating me,

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East Coast Day 9 - August 14
Hersheypark

Hersheypark, on of the best days on the trip. Today the trip was sort-off 'opened up' to everyone. Which meant that anyone who wanted to get some awesome ERT without having to do the entire trip could sign up. After the day at Hershey, I believe there were a lot of people who got very interest in doing (another) trip in the future.

We started our day with ERT on Fahrenheit and Storm Runner. Both rides didn't live up to the idea I had of them. Fahrenheit's over-vertical drop didn't do anything for me, and the trains are awfull short to achieve a decent capacity. Overall the ride is good, some transistion throw your neck into the restraints, but if you brace yourself, the ride is good fun. Storm Runner also didn't live up to all the great stuff I heard about it. The launch is awesome and the top hat with it's drop insane, but after that the ride just did an Immelman and the barrel-snake dive thing, and they were not comfortable in the Intamin OTSR's.

After the ERT a lot of people went to Rollersoaker, half to get the credit, the other half to soak the people who wanted the credit. The whole concept of Rollersoaker is a waterbattle between the ones riding and the once on the ground. Unfortunatly for the riders, the ground people have the advantage. For the remainder of the day we took it slow. We had to, because the operations were very slow and the lines longs. Thankfully we still had ERT on Wildcat and Lightning Racer so we could skip those rides during the day.

Siderwinder was a typical boomerang. The wild mouse was INSANE, it had the most forces on any mouse I've ever been on. sooperdooperlooper did very less to me, the loop was fun, and after that it was just waiting and boring myself untill we were back into the station. Great Bear was a real let down. I guess it's because of the geographical limitations but the first drop was so boring. After the lift you first go into a allmost-level helix, and then the real drop comes. The actual drop, the
loop, immelman, Zero-G and corkscrew are really cool and the way they should be, but then the train goes back to the station very slowly, and very boring.

After our group meal, there was the event called "TPR Trivia", which was just as hilarious as the trivia's we held on the bus and just as unfair. And after my group and me did the Chocolate-World tour we headed out for the two (actually three) GCI-coasters for the most insane ERT on the trip. Wildcat, although 30 ft shorter in lenght than Troy, really reminded of home. The transistion were all GCI, the only difference apart from the layout is that Troy is faster and smoother.

Lightning Racer is a totally different story. From the start of the ERT session, most of member picked their side and never left the train. If they did leave the train, they either felt sick, or wanted to ride another row. As soon as the trains dispatched, the once so loving members turned into eachothers worst enemies. If the tracks weren't ten feet apart, there would be blood. The ride at was incredible at night. Everybody was trying to slow the other train down by shouting, and altough totally ineffective, it was better than holding down your arms for better aerodynamics, as somebody suggested.

The only thing I regretted was that I didn't take any good pictures of Lightning Racer actually racing. But I comfort myself with the fact that riding a coaster is 50 times better than taking photo's of it.
001 Fahrenheit Distance.jpg
Fahrenheit looming in the distance
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002 Fahrenheit Tower.jpg
Is it a garden ornament, is it the stairway to heaven? No, it's a vertical drop!
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003 Fahrenheit Drop.jpg
That's one hot drop. (Get it? Hot-97* Fahrenehit? Get it now?)
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004 Fahrenheit Pretzel Top.jpg
Pretzel, anyone?
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005 Fahrenheit Zoom.jpg
For you close-up-enthousiasts
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006 Storm Runner launchtrack.jpg
Storm Runner's launch track
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007 Storm Runner launch.jpg
What's the dude in the 2nd row up to?
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008 Wildcat Sign.jpg
Wildcat.....hmmmm
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009 Wildcat Skyline.jpg
Wildcat as seen from . . . uh . . . a distance?
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010 Great Bear Sign.jpg
Time for some B&M-love
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011 Great Bear Train.jpg
Hurray for iridescent wheel covers!
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012 Great Bear Lift.jpg
Riders await Great Bear's drop. Which follows after a boring helix.
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013 Great Bear Helix.jpg
....yet they seem to enjoy themselves. Well, then I guess they haven't ridden Montu or Talon yet.
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014 Great Bear Loop1.jpg
YES! It turned out to be a B&M after all.
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015 Great Bear Loop2.jpg
Drool....
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016 Great Bear ZeroG1.jpg
Great Bear's Zero G, awesomeness
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017 Great Bear ZeroG2.jpg
You can blame the group for the absence of a train in a picture, they don't realisme art takes patience.
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018 Great Bear ZeroG3.jpg
Gotta love those curves
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019 Great Bear CloseUp.jpg
Another close-up, delicious
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020 Great Bear Immelman.jpg
Don't be so immel, man (whatever that means)
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021 Great Bear Warning.jpg
Noted.
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022 Great Bear over Water.jpg
Cool water fly-over
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023 Waiting for Comet.jpg
The absense of queue-passes is well demostrated by our fellow TPR-members.
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024 Comet.jpg
Artsy Comet vs. sun shot.
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025 Eli and Restraint.jpg
Eli vs. the seatbelt-practice-device.
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Postby hyyyper » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:41 am

Part 2
024 Storm Runner Overview.jpg
Storm Runner, as seen from the observatory tower
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026 Chocolate Factory Overview.jpg
The actual factory, seen from a helicopter
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027 Lightning Racer Overview.jpg
Lightning Racer, seen from the Goodyear blimp
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028 Great Bear Overview.jpg
Great Bear, as seen from the Airforce One
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029 Wildcat Overview.jpg
Wildcat, as seen from the top of the Empire State Building
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030 Fahrenheit Overview.jpg
Fahrenheit, seen from the Space Shuttle Atlantis
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033 Fahrenheit train.jpg
More Fahrenheit, more fun!
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034 Wildcat twilight.jpg
Wildcat in twilight
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035 Wildcat Twilight.jpg
Fahrenheit at twilight (running out of captions, I know)
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036 Chocolate world.jpg
The Chocolate Tour!
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037 Midway at night.jpg
Midnight at night.
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038 Great Bear Moon.jpg
"Hey, that moon looks a lot prettier with a B&M-Loop next to it"
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039 Great Bear Zero-G Night.jpg
Thanks to the insane long shutter time, my attempt to shoot the train, it turned out to be nearly invisible.
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040 Storm Runner Night.jpg
Storm Runner at night.
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041 Fahrenheit Lift Night.jpg
Fahrenheit's overexposed lift hill
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042 Fahrenheit Loop Night.jpg
Fahrenheit's pretzel at night.
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043 Fahrenheit Cobra Night.jpg
Cobra Roll
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044 Fahrenheit Night.jpg
I could say I'm speechless, but I just don't know any good captions anymore...
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045 Fahrenheit Night.jpg
Fahrenheit
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046 Wildcat Night.jpg
Wildcat at night
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047 Wildcat Hill Night.jpg
Wildcat train blur
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048 Wildcat Train.jpg
WHAT...AM I SEEING THIS RIGHT...IS THAT MIKE.....SMILING????
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049 Lightning Racer Night.jpg
Lightning racer
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050 Lightning Racer Finish.jpg
And with the finish sign we concluded our day at Herseypark.
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Postby Mike Austin » Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:21 pm

I think that's one of the "gayest" poses I've ever seen myself in!...
Although my smile doesn't look too natural there. :lmao:

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Postby SnooSnoo » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:55 pm

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Well.. I knew I would be able to find ONE picture of me from the Hershey day. :)

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