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  1. I also doubt it, considering Blue Hawk basically has that exact color scheme. My vote is for blue track on white supports, kinda like how they did with one side of Colossus.
  2. hellooooo! it's been literally forever since I've posted, but I'm actually at the park today, mostly to process my season pass but also to get a few rides in. busy as hell today (Labor Day, duh) but I haven't been here in like two years so I'm psyched. Anyone else here today?
  3. Okay, so this is actually my first post in a long time, but I figured this thread might be the best place to ask. I've been trying for quite some time now to find out more about a flat ride that was featured in an old VHS tape I used to have called Awesome Rides. If memory serves me correctly, the ride was called the Tumbler, and it looked absolutely bizarre. Here's a clip of the beginning of the video that I found on YouTube (the ride in question appears briefly at the 1:16 mark): I also think I might have found something similar, maybe a modern predecessor, on a used flat rides website. Other than this, I don't know anything about this ride. I've even been thinking about buying the VHS tape from Amazon and finding an old VCR to try and find out more about it. Does anyone at all remember this, or am I going crazy? (Also, to keep this post relevant, I'm a total sucker for Tilt-a-Whirls.)
  4. Okay, so I got to the park around 7:00 and stayed until 11:30 or so. Rode Mind Bender, Monster Mansion, Sky Screamer, Ninja, Dahlonega Mine Train, and Namtab (three times). Despite it raining for the first thirty minutes or so that I was there, and then misting/sprinkling for the last 45 minutes, almost everything was open (DDD and Superman were closed all night) and everything seemed to be operating smoothly. Mind Bender and Ninja only ran one train all night, but the lines weren't much more than about 20 and 5 minutes respectively, so it was all good. Sky Screamer was NOT my cup of tea, but only because I have a thing about not feeling well-restrained at great heights. Also, bless Namtab. I rode once in the first row and twice in the last, and I gotta say, that was one of the most intense rides I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. I wouldn't complain if they ran it backwards for the rest of the season, honestly.
  5. I'm actually going this evening (it's UGA Night, only UGA students and alumni/family can get in so the lines are usually a lot shorter), and I'm psyched because I haven't been since 2013. Weather report says there's a slight chance of rain, but only before I'll get there, which is rad. The back seat of Goliath and Mind Bender are calling my name. I can hear them...
  6. If you're at SFOG and have some time to spare for lunch or dinner, The Vortex Bar and Grill, Fox Bros. BBQ, Wrecking Bar Brewpub and Little 5 Pizza are all in the Inman Park/Little 5 Points neighborhood, about 15 minutes east of the park on I-20. It's a bit of a drive, but the food is more than worth it. Vortex is 21+ only (they I.D. everyone at the door), but they serve some of the best burgers I've ever had (I'd recommend the Rebel Outlaw or the Fat Elvis); Fox Bros. has been featured on multiple TV shows for their kick-ass barbecue; Wrecking Bar is an awesome brewery/pub with great food, and they do an all-vegetarian menu on Tuesdays for the meatless crowd; and Little 5 Pizza is just good, cheap pizza, plain and simple.
  7. For daily snapshots and videos, I just use my iPhone 6. It gets the job done. When I actually want to take "nice" pictures and videos, I use a Nikon D3200 with the kit 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens. Not my ideal setup, but it's what I could afford at the time. Even with the kit lens, the image quality is ridiculously good for an entry-level DSLR (especially the video quality, I was stunned the first time I used it to film something). I'm planning on getting a new lens soon, either the 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR or 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II, depending on how much I'm able to save up. I'd rather get the 18-200, but it's $100 more than the 18-140, and $100 is a big difference to someone who makes as "much" money as I do, haha. My granddad also gave me his Nikon FA SLR that he bought brand new in the mid 1980's, including three lenses, a flash, and a ridiculously old cleaning kit. I'd use it, but I have no idea how to use a film camera, so that's something else I'll have to learn later on in life. I'd love to learn how to use it and develop the film myself, though.
  8. I remember riding GASM the year after the big flood, when they had to replace the track between just about every single hill. The entire ride was smooth as glass; it was glorious. Now it's back to its former self, but I still think it's a lot of fun. Also, is it strange that I actually really like the sudden stop at the end? It makes me laugh every time because of the reactions of everyone else on the train.
  9. It's been a while since I've logged on, so a recap of the last few pages: I'm super psyched about backwards Batman, personally. I know they've already done it on other Batman clones, but I'm going to pretend they're doing it to make up for removing Deja Vu, which is still to this day my second favorite coaster SFOG ever had (but only because nothing can beat Mind Bender, haha). Also, I wasn't able to go at all last season, so I can't comment on the Cyclone's smoothness or lack thereof, but I'm for sure going this season and I'm looking forward to trying it again. Last time I went on it was right after they added the first of the topper track, and it felt great, so I'd be totally fine with more topper track and not much else. ALSO! Check out this video I found on YouTube earlier this evening! It's from a Fisher Price series called Terrific Trips, and it was filmed a decade before the USA section was split into USA/Gotham City. If the music wasn't a dead giveaway of its age, the fact that Mind Bender is brown will be. Unfortunately, there's some visual tearing during the Great Gasp part, and whoever recorded it skipped the Air Racers, most of the food montage, and the Western photo booth, but hey, this is at least most of it.
  10. Not necessarily coaster-related, but I was digging through the vinyl records at my local Goodwill a few weeks ago, and stumbled upon an unopened copy of this gem in great condition for less than a dollar: Not my picture; I grabbed it from Amazon, since I'm away from my record collection right now. Needless to say, as both a theme park nerd and a record collector, I was thrilled. I don't know what it was doing in northeast Georgia or how it got here, but it's a cool little piece of early 80's theme park nostalgia that I thought y'all would appreciate.
  11. My first car was a 2004 Scion xA, and I loved it. I can't find a pic of mine, but this one looks identical to the one I drove. We got it in October 2009, and I drove it for a little over two years. The only reason we ended up getting rid of it was that my dad was looking to get a new car and I somehow convinced him to sell mine, use the money as a down payment on his new one, and let me drive his old one. So, as it stands right now, I'm driving a two-door 2008 Saturn Astra XR, and I absolutely love it, but I do miss the Scion a lot.
  12. Oneohtrix Point Never - Ships Without Meaning If you've never heard of OPN before, he's an incredibly creative experimental electronic producer. Most of his stuff is ambient and atmospheric, and it makes for amazing falling-asleep music. Highly recommended.
  13. Casual update, since I haven't posted here in a while, and these last few weeks/months have been a whirlwind of trying to figure myself out. The last time I posted in this thread, I'm pretty sure I identified as asexual, since it seemed to be the best fit for me. After some serious thought, I don't think I match up with any one specific orientation, so now I just refer to myself as "queer." I probably still fall somewhere on the asexual spectrum, since I'm still not attracted to any actual people in particular, but I did buy a huge bear pride flag at Atlanta Pride two weekends ago, haha. All that matters to me is that I'm repping the Q in LGBTQ like nobody's business! By the way! Were any of y'all at Atlanta Pride too? I went both days this year, and ended up lucking out and crashing in a friend's hotel room in downtown ATL. It felt so good to meet some new friends, compliment people without judgment, make lewd jokes with everyone, and get so much free stuff that I had a hard time carrying all of it back to my car. I also saw Meghan Trainor perform, even though I wasn't actually anywhere near the stage.
  14. Wow, it's been a hot minute since I logged onto TPR. I feel like I've missed a lot. Haha
  15. This is one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time. I mean, the premise seemed interesting enough, but they totally lost me at the illustrations. An anthropomorphic roller coaster dragon thing with six-pack abs casually lounging around with a robe that's about to slip off... Words fail me.
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