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  1. Let me join in on the praise for this ride. I did the filming yesterday and it was INCREDIBLE.


    My thighs are literally sore from getting slammed into the lapbar due to all the airtime (I got in over 20 rides.... Not necciaarilly by choice...) There is no moment on this ride that didn't blow away my expectations, and the dueling aspect brings SO much to the table.


    They really are trying to get the timing right for dueling. It's of course going to be very difficult, but let's give them the benefit of the doubt until it actually opens.


    The rides seems like a backseat ride to me, but I kept being chosen to be put in rows 3-5, so I couldn't honestly tell you, but it's still great in the front!




    some of us really didn't believe the 200 or whatever number he said and laughed about it. but i guess it could be true. seemed more like he was exaggerating the way he was telling the story.


    guy from corporate is named Guillermo. he rode in front of me that last batch.


    with the stern enough instructions both days on not bringing anything with you, too bad for whoever lost phones. if you lost a wallet, should have been more prepared.


    Lol. That's me. I lost my wallet on the ride. Oops. Honestly, though, I have never been on a ride that is so willing to fling your stuff like that! I thought a back pocket wallet would be safe! Guess not.

  2. How do you guys not love Scream? It has an amazing theme..

    Ive always said its not just the lack of theming, it's not that Scream occupies land that was once a parking lot. But they didn't even take the time to paint over the parking lines, thats serious laziness. Coupled with the fact that it's never been painted since it was built and it just gives off the impression that the park doesn't care about it. It's not a bad coaster all things being equal, but it's seriously neglected and always has been. It should have been named Afterthought: The Ride.


    ^ Flashback, Psyclone, and Deja Vu were all coasters that necessitated removal due to condition. They didn't have a choice at all with Flashback and Psyclone, Deja Vu arguably they could have kept it but werent willing to deal with the maintenance headache. Different situations.


    Given that we're getting a new themed land with Colossus, do we reckon, or have we heard if Scream will be getting any new theming, or at least paint? SFMM seems to be pretty consistent with painting nearby rides when a new coaster débuts, after all.

  3. I am a huge supporter of flat rides, as it seems most of us are, but I do wonder if SFMM even needs them. It's true, they're great complimentary attractions, but when you have a park with enough roller coasters to round out a day with leftovers to spare, how many people are going to schedule in time for a flat? I go on the flats at Knott's because I have to in order to stay for more than a few hours, SFMM doesn't have that problem.



    Also, to bring up a topic from a few pages ago, do you folks think the structure is wide enough to support two different tracks? Clearance between the two tracks isn't much of an issue when they never stray away from each other, their clearance envelope simply overlaps each other's, but if you have one track raising and one falling, suddenly where there used to be open space you have a bunch of supports. I'm not saying its impossible, I'm sure it is, but I'm also not sure it's as simple as we think it is...

  4. Just to go back to the conversation on the previous page... I'm curious: What makes some freefall drop tower's "freefall" sensation better than others'? Obviously some mechanically pull you downwards faster than gravity, but as far as the Intamin towers go, don't they all just mechanically detach the gondola from the tower and let gravity take care of the rest? If that's the case, how is it even possible for any of them to have measurably different sensations? Its just all 0G, right? (Obviously there is friction due to the ride rails, but I doubt there is much difference there between the towers...)


    I'm just curious because there seems to be so many opinions based on what's better when, mathematically, at lest, they should all be pretty much the exact same....



    So it occurred to me that it isn't easily possible to make a full circuit roller coaster with a backwards launch in NoLimits, but like Walt Disney said, sometimes it's fun to do the impossible.


    With that in mind I set off on building a recreation of Full Throttle.


    I did it by making it run as a shuttle coaster with three different launch zones. The first one launches three times, forwards, backwards, than forwards again. The middle section brakes just the first pass, and the third section continues the final forward launch. It was all really complicated, so I hope y'all enjoy it!


    (By the way, the train will not complete the circuit since technically it's designed as a shuttle. Once you hit the final brakes, press 8 to return to the station. Small price to pay!)


    Tell me what you think! It was a quick build but a brain drainer as well!



    The Loop


    Stengel Dive Loop THingy

    Full THrottle terraform.nltrack

  6. After the years of obsession, what did you think? And who were your Elphie/Glinda?


    Idina Menzel and Megan Hilty




    I just saw Spring Awakening and i really think that it may be me new favorite show.


    I can't really even describe it... just so... good.



    Also, I'm doing a production of RENT early next year. Can't wait. =]

  7. I was looking into possible songs to perform at a showcase (to help make money for a production of children of eden that i'm in) and i ran across Next To Normal's I'm Alive and i'm in love.


    Has anyone seen the show?


    How is it?

  8. ^ But "constitutional" doesn't mean that it's fair, just that it is legal according to the constitution.



    So really, if the majority puts it in the constitution, its constitutional, no matter what.



    Mandating that we're all painted orange on Wednesdays, punishable by death, of course, can be constitutional if we do so wish. =]




    I think constitutional amendments should be agreed upon with a supermajority vote, but thats another discussion.

  9. "The Mini. They have been anything but mini since BMW re-introduced them." (Fallen Heretic)


    People aren't as "mini" as they were back then either. This is the Mini for "maxi" sized people!





    Speak for yourself!


    I own a Mini and I have friends who cannot at all fit comfortably in my car.


    Basically, if you're over six foot and in the passenger seat, your knees will be to one side, against the dash.



    But i'm 5'5 and i bought the car for me, so i don't care =]

  10. ^ Aida is an absolutely beautiful show. I've seen a community theatre production of it, and even still i thoroughly enjoyed it.




    But Cats? I've never heard one positive thing said about that show... But it had to be pretty good to last so long and gain such popularity i guess.




    Has anyone seen Starlight Express? That show looks like it was completely awesome.


    Who couldn't love a rollerblading musical about trains? =]

  11. WICKED (The Australian Cast is AMAZING! Amanda is by far the best Elphaba so far!)



    What did you say? Idina Menzel is the best. No one will ever be better than her. That being said, Wicked is the best show hands down, but In the Heights is great.



    Idina Menzel = Love.

  12. ^ She is one of my favorites!


    I saw her in Flower Drum Song in LA while it was in tryouts before it went to Broadway.


    They had a cast Q&A afterwards and then I met her at the stage door.


    Too bad i was too young to fully appreciate/remember it, but i do remember enjoying the show.

  13. Musicals = Love


    I've seen:

    Phantom of the Opera

    Les Miserables

    Flower Drum Song




    Avenue Q

    Jersey Boys

    Jesus Christ Superstar

    Miss Saigon




    I've never seen a musical i didn't enjoy, but the one i left the most touched by was definitely Miss Saigon.




    It made my cry harder than any story ever has.


    The show ends right after the most emotional collection of scenes and it was just amazing seeing the lights come on and looking around, seeing absolutely everyone, and i literally mean everyone, in tears.


    It was beautiful, tragic, and absolutely amazing.





    I pray for a Broadway revival becuase the new generation of theatregoers deserve to see this gem of a show...


    and because it needs a predominately asain cast... which works well for me. =]

  14. Heres what i would do.


    Go to a glasses store and try on a bunch of glasses. If you fall in love with a pair, get them, and if nothing jumps out at you, get some contacts.


    I personally have glasses, a few pairs actually, but truth be told i only wear them when they go with what i'm wearing so i see glasses more as an accessory than things that are actually useful.

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