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  1. ^Yes... yes it is Granted, but then this game wouldn't work. I wish leviathan was 406ft instead of 306... taking the title for the world's tallest coaster with a lift hill.
  2. Goliath, La Ronde..... Ok, as some of you know, I haven't rode it yet, and am planning to ride it on my La Ronde trip this summer, but hey, I"m like not even a month away from riding it! ..... YAY!
  3. Well, It's probably very unlikely, but who knows... to make money in the long run, Walmart/Target may just start putting coasters in their parking lots instead of hiring out a midway. If this were ever to happen, what do you think the coaster would be like?.... Realistically, I think it'd probably be a smaller coaster... possibly a pinfari looper or something like that if we were lucky. HOWEVER, my dream coaster woud be a compact, Intamin launch coaster, complete with inversions, airtime and really high G-forces... Oh, and did i mention it would be virtually as reliable and safe as a B&M?... Hey, it's a completely made up fantasy... I can do what i want! So, what do YOU think it'd be...???
  4. No.... It's Disney. Sadly, as far as we know it, current technology (or probably more likely money), doesn't allow a great ride (cedar fair/six flags level) to be combined with great themeing (Disney themeing). Do you think RMC will ever make full steel coasters?
  5. Granted... but the "Park" would be a bunch of kiddie rides in a mall! I wish more people could guess the reference the "306" makes in my name.
  6. Which do you think is better?... I personally enjoy the double shot, as it's got some pretty crazy ejector air (@ least the one I rode). What are your thoughts?
  7. Wow... That sounds pretty damn awesome!. Pretty sure I've experienced something similar on a chance zipper now that you describe the feeling... Something tells me ill be riding that BTR clone all day... I like my rides nice & intense, so I'm sure ill love it.
  8. Well, I've never been on a coaster with one, and I'm about to go to a park witha BTR clone in about a month, and I was just curious. Is the element really worth all the hype?
  9. I am quoting a post from a year ago as I finally got to witness this form of drop tower. My first ride I did not expect much, just a shorter Drop Tower ride. Once I realized how quick you drop as soon as you reach the top (there is no hesitation, just instant drop) and how you can't see how close to the top you are, I got nervous. Yes, the drop caught me off guard and it feels like this may actually be an accelerated freefall as I actually had ejector air as opposed to just floating on the Intamin towers... In the end, a stubby 70' tower won over the world's tallest drop tower. Yes, I just said that. Well, this is really getting me excited for the fair next year... the local midway provider owns one of these drop towers, but I have never gotten the chance to ride one of these. As for your comment on the accelerated freefall, as far as I know, the ARM/Larson version of the ride doesn't have one.... it just falls. HOWEVER, the Fabri version (I.E. Determinator at Thorpe Park) does use such technology. Speaking of rides with accelerated freefalls, that brings me to my first of my two favourite drop towers... Space Shot at Galaxyland in Edmonton. Despite the name, the ride is actually an S&S double shot, which offers some crazy ejector airtime at the top of the tower. Another interesting feature with the ride is that it's indoors, which almost gives a false sense of security... I certainly know I wasn't expecting it! As I said before, however, i could not decide a winner, so this brings me to my second top choice. Drop Zone (now Drop Tower) at Canada's Wonderland. This ride is essentially the opposite of the previous one... offering a long, slow buildup as they bring you up to the 230' level, and offers great floater air on the way down... Further widening the gap between the rides, while the Galaxyland version is fun, with a small bit of intensity, this ride is all out intense. It's probably still the only ride that scares me a bit, and the whole ride just seems really menacing... idk why, but maybe the ride just looks really intimidating because I grew up going to that park when it was the largest ride there, and everyone was scared to go on it.
  10. Well, like most people on here, i agree with the B&M roar (the first time I heard it, I was standing next to a BTR clone, & my ears were ringing for the next 5 minutes or so lol). I also think HUSS enterprises sound pretty cool. Finally,the Chance Zipper is probably one of the coolest sounding rides I've heard. If you get bast all the noises that make it sound like it's gonna fall apart, it still sounds quite ominous, with the ride almost sounding like an air-raid siren in a warzone.
  11. Same for me ! Well, i guess Le Monstre (although it seems to be nowhere near the quality of the stuff in the States) seems to be almost like our version of Colossus or American Eagle.... At least in the sense of it being a huge double woodie.
  12. These coaster shows are great. They're sometimes very informative for us enthusiasts, but even more important IMO, they inform the GP, so we don't have to make quite so many face palms per day... Then again, our "Weirdest Things the GP Have Said" may not be quite so large because of that.
  13. I rode King Cobra quite a bit in the mid-late 80s. Probably did it a couple times in the 90s as well. I always liked it, it was fun and always good for a sleek and comfy ride. Fast forward to 2011 and the Shockwave at Kings Dominion (sister coaster to both King Cobra and Skyrider); it was one of the worst rides ever. It was rough, bumpy, etc. I dunno what the big difference was between the KI and KD versions, but one was great the other was horrible. Sure, I was much older when I rode the KD version, but I think it was more than that. Probably years of wear and tear. Same deal with Iron Wolf at Great America. The first couple years it was smooth and outstanding. It slowly deteriorated into a very rough and painful ride; worse as each year went by. Maybe a thing with stand-up coasters? Well, I found that skyrider (which is not just a sister coaster, but an EXACT CLONE) of KC has kept a lot of it's smoothness, only being having a few big bumps in the helix (where the Gs also seem to be very painful on my right leg), and on the last turn before the bunny hills that give some amazing ejector air. For a 28 year old TOGO, I'd say that's pretty damn good... I can only imagine how great it'd be in the 80s when it opened! For all of those who say I'm crazy, saying how great a TOGO is, Idk... maybe up in Canada because we don't have many good rides (or enthusiasts for that matter... I'm probably the only enthusiast in my town) we learn to appreciate what we got???...Idk
  14. Lol.. no, don't hav a car. Do you enjoy wood or steel more?... why?
  15. Anybody on here play TF2? I stopped playing it after a while, then got back into it recently after a friend of mine asked me to join him in a couple matches... It seems to be a really fun game, with a good, large community however I just wish more of my friends play it. As for the comment above about nearly quitting FPSs online, I don't think I'll ever stop (@ least for a while), but I seem to flip back and forth between COD (Usually COD4 or BO2), BF3 & TF2.
  16. I've said time and time again that Skyrider, Canada's Wonderland's TOGO standup, is an extremely intense ride, but I'd like to know what it's sister ride, King Cobra was like... has anyone rode it?
  17. Geeze!... That looks pretty intense, however, with my experience on ride by that manufacture (I believe it's Moser), I found I really don't fit they're restraints all too well, & would be in for some major headbangaing Still looks like an interesting ride tho, & I'd probably try it if I came across one at a fair or park.
  18. Well, from what u've seen on YouTube, the spring type look a lot smother, yet at the same time quite intense... There's probably a reason that the more comon type isn't the elastic kind. Pretty sure La Ronde (the park that owns the ride), owns the smother more tolerable version, according to this thread, version. Even more pumped to ride this now
  19. I haven't been on that particular slingshot, but I definitely think it's something you need to try at least once. As for coasters to ride, I would add Cobra to the list. Not because I think it's an amazing ride (it's not), but because it is a relatively unique experience. There aren't many Intamin stand-ups lying around, from what I've gathered, and it's fun to compare it to your home Togo stand-up, Skyrider. Cobra is certainly smoother, but I happen to think that Skyrider is the better ride. And despite all of the flack Le Monstre is getting in this thread, I still love it (especially when I compare it to Canada's Wonderland's wooden coasters). If Cobra is smother than Skyrider (which is only somewhat rough in the corners, which isn't bad considering its a 28 year old TOGO), why do people hate on the Intamin standups so much?.. Are they force less or something?.. Guessing that Cobra wouldn't be as intense as Skyrider.
  20. I am about to go to a park that owns one, and i was wondering if it was worth the extra cash for the ride. You know, those reverse bungee rides you often find at six flags parks and carnivals. Has anybody rode one, and can they say how the experience was (g-forces, airtime, intensity in general). Feedback would be great, and if I manage to ride it, I'll probably write a review and post it here on TPR.
  21. Granted, but then the ride would be smooth, the word would get out that it wasn't as rough anymore, and the lines would be longer. I wish Wild Beast at Canada's Wonderland had Timberliners
  22. Lapbars may help, but I have been on a fairly rough Gherstlaur before (Galaxy Oribter, West Edmonton Mall), and found it to be quite painful as my head was still smashed into the headrest repeatedly, and I nearly got whiplash in some parts of the ride when I didn't brace myself the first time I rode. Maybe by the locals who go to the county fairs. I don't think they will have the same reputation by coaster enthusiasts, because of so many more major, permanent parks in the US, but I don't think they will be frowned upon. Plus insane carnival coasters are stereotyped with Germany, so no I don't think they'll have the same reputation, although I think the US could use a few more Schwarzkopf-like coasters in their county fairs. Well, whatever the case, traveling rides are pretty sketchy up here in Canada, and sadly, due to the part of the country I live in, that's mostly what we get, meaning I've gotta go hang out at a pretty ghetto location just to ride something half descent @ least Canada's Wonderland's not TOO far away, and I can drive only a few hours to get there. Sadly, however, that's the only big park around, and the next closest one is SFLR (Six Flags La Ronde) in Montreal, which is almost 10 hours away Anyway, back on topic, this ride looks great! Can't wait to c how it'll turn out. PS; Sorry if this has been discussed before, but does anybody know if this will be a spinning coaster as well as a launcher?
  23. ^ Well, never been on either, but I'd love to ride them some day. How forceful are the screamin swings?
  24. Well, I'm actually gearing up for a La Ronde trip, and although I haven't been in a long time, I can definitely say that you should check out Vampire and Goliath. Even though I haven't ridden either, they look like two great B&Ms.
  25. ^ That sounds great.. I'lll make sure to bring some extra cash for the ride when I go t La Ronde. Do you know how the forces were? (Gs/airtime etc.) If it's anything like the zipper, with all the spinning, I'd expect it to be quite forceful.
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