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Everything posted by NitroJoeC

  1. Awesome pics, thanks for posting them! About Hades, didn't Nick Laskaris (sp?) say he was purchasing a 6th car for it, and even a second train? Looked as if neither of those things happened. Is it coming later in the year or has it been scrapped? Can't wait to ride Hades again!
  2. LOL! I read the BK story...literally almost the EXACT SAME THING happened to my friends and I after a day at BGT back in Jan. It was seriously awful in there, I could not believe they were not closed down. Ran out of BURGERS!!!! HOW DO YOU DO THAT WHEN YOU ARE *BURGER KING*! God, what a craphole. Never again! JC
  3. Very cool idea! I'll be a part of this as well as we just need more things to hang up in our office (it's a bit Cedar Fair-ized in here, with all the poster calendars from the parks ). Don't have any to trade right now, but SFoG in less than two weeks, SFMM and SFMW in three weeks, and also SFNE, SFGAd, SFDL in June/July. I'm gonna be needing some of you Texans and Midwesterners soon! Joe C.
  4. Of course not, that was the most hideous picture ever taken, I couldn't even tell what is was a pic of!
  5. OMG I haven't laughed that hard in a couple of days... Effing hysterical! My fav was the pic of DV behind the rusty gates...L O L!
  6. Agreed, it's different than the same ol' blue and red found on *way* too many coasters nowadays....this changes it up a lil' bit. Not to mention I love the station, I think it looks really classy. The ride looks great, too! Don't think I'm riding it this year, since I'm waiting to hit SDC/Celeb City, too. JC
  7. ^LOL to ankle shackles! That is such a great description. About Goliath....it's THE DEAL! I was lucky to ride it over sixty times on Media Day and another 14 or so times yesterday (4/1/06) and it absolutely blew me away. Far surpasses my expectations, something that isn't easy to do! Everyone who knows me knows I LOVE Nitro (hello, hi, my screenname is NitroJoe). This certainly is a different beast than Nitro, with some similarities. The airtime is defintiely more abrupt and forceful on Goliath. The environments are similar in the fact they both go off to "isolated locations". To show how much I enjoyed it, the line was about 45mins most of the day on opening day. My friends and I rode Superman once, GASM once, and Acrophobia about four times (two were with exit passes). Everything else was for Goliath, and this was after over 60 rides! Anyhoo, I hate when rides are hyped up a lot so I'll stop and let everyone enjoy the amazingness that is Goliath. Joe "yay I have a new top five coaster!" C.
  8. I'm not trying to answer for Robb, but the trains on El Toro will vary from those previously built Intamin woodies. They have "giovanola" esque lap bars, and "wings" at about shoulder height. JC
  9. Like Silverstar at Europa Park this hyper B&M got brakes on most of the hills . Most of the hills? It has exactly *one* trim brake on the entire ride. Overreact, much? JC
  10. ^At the very least you could trim Thunderhead in the station fly-thru... JC EDIT: Actually now thinking of it, you could trim almost every single GCI made. Off the top of my head, I know the two ROAR's have large-ish bunny type hills in the middle of the ride you could put a trim on, Lightning Racer has straight track coming into the "waterfall" area, and Gwazi has straight first drops, and also a few straight bunny hills along each course. GCI's aren't immune to future trimming.
  11. Um, the drop supports are obviously not all completed on the new 4D...the reason they look so spaced out is because the one that is done isn't the apex of the drop. I still say the first drop will be extremely similar, if not the exact same, as X's, save for a good two stories taller.
  12. ^Because of that little dip it does before the first drop...see: X at SFMM. I'd say that looks to be bigger than X from those pics! Man, Japan must happen in 07. JC
  13. ^^If I remember correctly, Disney was the first park chain to go "smoke free." Quite a while ago, too. jc
  14. They've had seatbelts on Kumba since the start of this year, in fact....perhaps even earlier. Joe C. EDIT: And lol to the original poster...You're looking forward to Oblivion after riding SheiKra? That sounds so funny, considering Oblivion is barely half of SheiKra.
  15. ^Strange, I've always thought that Nitro's helix was globally thought of as a very intense coaster moment. I'd actually go as far as saying it's one of the most intense helices on any hyper I've ever done, definitely more intense than any of the Intamin hypers for sure. EARegardless of that though, I agree, Goliath sure doesn't look like a hyper-in-training - it looks like the real deal to me! jc
  16. I *highly* doubt the downward helix on Goliath will be more intense than the helix on Nitro...granted Nitro's goes up and Goliath's goes down, Nitro's is suuuuper tight and it seems as though the further down Goliath's goes, the larger the radius, therefore minimalizing the G's. Just a hunch though from looking at the animations and such. Of course we won't know until (or a lil before) April 1, 2006!
  17. Yeah I was just going to say the same thing, Elissa. There's no way in hell I paid $266 for a platinum pass to save me only $15 for such a small "event." I can go anytime and get "ERT" on SheiKra anyway (yay for double rides for Platinum Members!). But the guest speaker would be cool. JC
  18. From the animation, the trains looks the same as the other two Intamin woodies, except these look to have much higher sides on them. JC
  19. So that must mean there can't ever be one, then. I was questioning the fact that Zenith said it was a dive loop, when I actually thought it was an Immelman. Joe "gettin' anxious for more construction pics" C.
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