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Everything posted by talonec

  1. Yes! I love the results of this poll...finally a ranking I can ride...over and over and over
  2. Such a fun day! Thanks Andy for the most excellent trip report and photos.
  3. Twisted Colossus. I must have watched that video 1000 times. Wicked Cyclone. Fury 325 The GCI in China - hope to get there someday
  4. Of the new ones I've ridden: 1. Goliath 2. Banshee 3. El Loco 4 tie Cocoa Cruiser 4 tie Speedy Gonzalez 100. Thunderbolt
  5. These awards are like the "People's Choice Awards" where the people don't really choose, the publicists and marketing execs battle it out for recognition. The Mitch Hawker Poll is like the Academy Awards...people in the industry (coaster enthusiasts primarily) make educated decisions. (I'm not saying the AA are always correct, but it's the closest thing we've got to authentic awards for film.) I wish MH would extend his awards to more categories. With the GTA, it's not like people are walking around going, "Gee I wonder which coaster is going to get the Golden Ticket Award? I can't wait to hear." On the other hand, coaster enthusiasts wait with bated breath for the MH Poll to be released. WhatEv. Let the GTA be. They can have their cute little banners. Oh, and I like Flying Turns...how proud Dick Knoebel was when he talked about it to our TPR group this year on the MiniEast Coast trip was priceless. Give the guy a banner, it's just the GTA.
  6. 325 feet first drop at 81 degrees going 95 mph? Yes please, I'll be there. I think it looks like a lot of fun.
  7. I forgot to vote this time too. If I did (and reading what others have said) iSpeed would be much higher.
  8. I agree with Robb about the 2nd vertical loop, love it when I coaster throws that in towards the end. Also, very excited that Banshee DOES NOT have a cobra roll, hate those things...the "batwing thingy" is much better. Can't wait to ride it in May.
  9. Bummer, I just heard that Scandi 2016 is already wait-list only....#jklol
  10. To me, the teaser video makes it sound like a Falcon's Fury type drop tower...perhaps in a ring of fire?
  11. I voted for Option 1. I don't use Twitter but sometimes I feel like I'm missing out...this way, I would be able to see "important" TPR tweets.
  12. Sucks to hear about what happened to Willy. I didn't realize that they are all bred in captivity..but there had to be some "caught" even if it was a while ago. I don't know, I was sitting at Sea World in San Antonio on the TPR trip last summer watching the Shamu show and it just didn't sit right with me…that weird face the orcas make after a trick when they go up to a trainer and open their mouths for fish, or the crazy stuff they make them do just for the amusement of humans, just don't think it's right. I will still go to Sea World and ride the coasters, just feel bad for the whales and dolphins. I don't really like zoos for the same reason.
  13. I haven't seen Blackfish, but I do know that dolphins and orcas are among the most intelligent mammals on earth. Imagine to being segregated from the population in a home you didn't choose and having to perform to eat. I do trust they are well cared for and that the employees of Sea World love the marine life they oversee. I just don't think orcas and dolphins should be in captivity. Even though they are cared for, it's cruel and would certainly not be happening by the dolphins' or orcas' free will. So Free Willy.
  14. Of the ones I've ridden: 1. Ravine Flyer II 2. The Voyage 3. Wooden Warrior 4. Hades 360: The Murderer
  15. Wow, great videos! Thanks for posting Robb. It looks like a fantastic coaster!!!
  16. Bizarre! I didn't even know about this kind of coaster...
  17. This was a question from an earlier post...Colossos is good and a lot of fun, but it's not El Toro. El Toro is a much more exciting ride.
  18. I don't think I can wait until the TPR Midwest Trip to try this one...
  19. just voted! so much fun because I got to ride so many of these this year on trips with TPR 1. Expedition GeForce 2. Skyrush 3. Favorite Wooden (El Toro) 4. Maverick 5. I305 6. New Texas Giant 7. Bizarro 8. iSpeed 9. Blue Fire 10. X2 11. Leviathan 12. Millenium Force 13. Nitro 14. Montu 15. Griffon Very last: Goudarix!
  20. Wow, that first drop pic! I love the first drop on X-Flight so this will be even more exciting.
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