Photo TR: The Wood Coasters of North America

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Re: Photo TR: The Wood Coasters of North America

Postby Noxegon » Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:46 pm

BigDipper 80 wrote:That is incredibly cool! Congratulations! May I ask which one was your favorite?


Voyage, with second place tied between all of the more recent GCIs (anything from Thunderhead onwards).

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Re: Photo TR: The Wood Coasters of North America

Postby ebl » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:58 am

Excellent photos and very impressive track record. I enjoyed this very much; thanks for sharing it.

A couple of notes: this has to be one of the strangest colors for a wooden coaster:

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Re: Photo TR: The Wood Coasters of North America

Postby Pirouettes907 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:22 am

^ It is strange looking, yes. I'm not a fan of how Dutch Wonderland turned the once-white Sky Princess (oops, I forgot it's taken on the uncreative, boring, uninspired, generic name of "Kingdom Coaster") into a garish blue and purple mess.

I love these TRs. It's one thing to cover a park. It's another to take on a huge subject like all the world's B&Ms or all of North America's wooden coasters and cover them all because you've actually been on all of them. I hope I can say the same some day, too.

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Re: Photo TR: The Wood Coasters of North America

Postby capnkyle1 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:09 am

This is a personal goal of mine as well so congratulations from a like minded individual! How did you manage to get the Kiddie Coaster at Rye Playland though? I got denied when I asked to ride it.

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Re: Photo TR: The Wood Coasters of North America

Postby BaMiTsPaT » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:30 am

This is an absolutely insane achievement! I haven't even been on 1/10 the coasters that you have, and your pictures are beautiful too!
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Re: Photo TR: The Wood Coasters of North America

Postby KDcoasterMAN » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:06 am

I gotta hand it to you, this is amazing... My wooden coaster count is a dismal 21...

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Re: Photo TR: The Wood Coasters of North America

Postby Groteslurf » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:11 am

Totally awesome.

Probably a weird question, but did you ever had bad weather riding those coasters ? I didn't see any rain on all of your pictures.

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Re: Photo TR: The Wood Coasters of North America

Postby cal1br3tto » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:49 pm

I'm impressed! Great pictures too!
I'd love to accomplish something similar, although I'm not sure how hard I'll try. As of today, I still have 86 coasters to go (soon to be more).
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Re: Photo TR: The Wood Coasters of North America

Postby Noxegon » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:42 pm

capnkyle1 wrote:This is a personal goal of mine as well so congratulations from a like minded individual! How did you manage to get the Kiddie Coaster at Rye Playland though? I got denied when I asked to ride it.


Prior arrangement with park management; the group I was with were let ride it outside of regular operating hours.

Groteslurf wrote:Probably a weird question, but did you ever had bad weather riding those coasters ? I didn't see any rain on all of your pictures.


Oh yes; you can see some fairly rotten weather in some of those shots. In quite a few cases though I've been back to the park in better weather, and thus the really awful photos are confined to history. I can still feel the pain from riding Son of Beast in a torrential downpour; it was bad enough in good weather...

From memory the only wood coaster I've had to make two trips for was Alabama Adventure, due to a dodgy sensor shutting down the ride on my first visit. I wish I could say the same for the various steel credits I've chased down...

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Re: Photo TR: The Wood Coasters of North America

Postby redfoot12 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:05 pm

This list makes me think we need more Intamin Pre-fabs in the good ole US.

I'm very impressed by the way!
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