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I love it! Think of how great an S-curve will be.

 

YEA! I mean, its not like the ride doesn't already have two or anything....

 

 

One day, when you're older, you'll be able to detect sarcasm like the rest of us.

 

-James Dillaman

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Did they happen to mention how heavy that train is?

I feel bad because this is all I post about lately but no... if a park has the ability to open and there's demand and they choose to stay closed then they're dumb. Period. Be creative and figure it ou

So basically there were about as many rides open as there would be in peak season with 15 mph winds.

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When it comes to overall satisfaction on a coaster these days, there's no one I'd rather trust than CP & Intamin. I am very disappointed with the removal of that element but am sure that it was done with the (majority of the) riders in mind. Unfortunately none of us will ever know just how extreme/pleasurable/intense the heartline was. I have a suspicion that it'll still be an enjoyable & unforgettable ride.

 

Pipe dream of the nite: CP could've given sites & organizations like TPR, ACE, etc. the opportunity to ride the initial design on a specific day before the element was removed (without any legal ramifications, of course)...

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I'm a little dissapointed by the removal of the heartline roll, but I'm glad it should be open when I go this summer.

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Maverick will be up and working soon, and the vast majority of CP guests won't even know about the delay. I was up there from Saturday through Monday, and heard NOTHING about Maverick. I did hear about a supposed coaster in Japan that is taller than TTD.

 

You mean they're finally building Super Mega Ultra Skyscraper Coaster 3000?!? I can't wait. We'll have to go there next year, Joe. I'm booking the flight now. On a serious note, Julia and I are heading up to America's Roller Coast on June 14th, so we'll see if Maverick's open by then. If not, it doesn't really phase me, as I'll just go up later in the season, but it'd be nice if anything just to draw crowds away from MF...

 

-James Dillaman

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Pipe dream of the nite: CP could've given sites & organizations like TPR, ACE, etc. the opportunity to ride the initial design on a specific day before the element was removed (without any legal ramifications, of course)...

 

That would've been AWESOME! I really doubt they would do that due to a later opening, more tests before that, etc, etc. Would've been awesome, though.

P.S.-I wonder if you were to E-mail CP and arrange something like this, if they would let organizitions do this...Robb or Elissa would be your best bet at convincing them, though.

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On a serious note, Julia and I are heading up to America's Roller Coast on June 14th, so we'll see if Maverick's open by then.

-James Dillaman

 

Actually, they're calling it "America's Rockin' Roller Coast" these days. I guess they wanted to steal Disneyland's failures with Rockin' California Screamin' and Rockin' Space Mountain.

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Wouldn't the blame be on Stengel? I mean he did design it and i'm pretty sure he would be responsible for faults in the design. Intrude just provides the track and builds it right? Also, I don't see why CAP would ever spend money on removing the hardline and adding an SA-Curve then remove the SA Curve and add another inversion. There's really no point to it. Once the SA curve is there, i'm %100 sure that it will stay there and that will be the last major modification to the ride. To me, it seems like blaming the car dealership for a flaw in the car itself.

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^^ Lame. That's all to be said by that. Kids today wouldn't know rock if a boulder hit them upside the head. I mean seriously, last time I checked, the Red Hot Chili Peppers played mainly funk, not rock.

 

-James Dillaman

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To me, it seems like blaming the car dealership for a flaw in the car itself. (sorry, for the life of me I can't figure out how to quote within a post)

 

Interesting allalogy RollerC, but more accurately it would be like buying and paying for a car with air conditioning, and then not having it once the car is recieved. What would the dealer do if you don't get it (A/C or 3rd inversion)? Imo, they would either give you the cost of the item, or try to install it in the vehicle.

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On a serious note, Julia and I are heading up to America's Roller Coast on June 14th, so we'll see if Maverick's open by then.

-James Dillaman

 

Actually, they're calling it "America's Rockin' Roller Coast" these days. I guess they wanted to steal Disneyland's failures with Rockin' California Screamin' and Rockin' Space Mountain.

 

Actualy, Cedar Point started using the slogan "America's Rock N' Roller Coast" in around 2000 or 2001, and only recently switched to a new slogan "Ride On". I guess the employees just didn't get the news.

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I am sure Intamin and Cedar Point know what they are doing by adding the S curve.

 

Just like how they knew what they were doing with the roll, right?

 

-Justin "Reading this thread can make one irritated" Seabaugh

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If your planing on going with a 48in tall kid, watch out!

 

In addition, IntaRide, Maverick’s manufacturer, has recently revised the height requirement for Maverick. Riders must now be 52 inches or taller to ride.

 

Still 2in under StormRunner, so I don't think its Cedar Fair being Cedar Fair. It does kill the "family" part of the ride, though

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^^ Whether IntaRide should pay or not is completely irrelevant. If Cedar Fair should decide to take them to court over it (this instance has happened in the industry before), then IntaRide will most likely pony up the dough.

 

Six Flags has filed lawsuits against Vekoma In't and Arrow Dynamics in the past for loss of revenue and marketing expenses due to a ride(s) that were not delivered on time as promised. And believe it or not, manufacturers and design firms do agree to a specified target delivery date that is usually gauranteed. When this is breached, they face potential lawsuit or some sort of compensation from the park or company.

Get a life poo-poo head.

 

Oh, that's so nice. You should be given a prize.

 

Anyway, this doesn't seem THAT big of a surprise.

 

When you think about it, there really wasn't much they could do to expand the roller without doing some major changes to the ride. I mean, come on. Picture it this way:

 

There's really not much you can do to expand it without making some major changes to the ride. Now I notice that the current support doesn't look like it would handle it very well, but who knows.

 

If they did expand the roll, they would probably have to change ALL supports, rip out the canyon, pour new footers, etc. I mean, they're trying to get the ride open. you could give them that much, at least.

 

My point is that it's the easier, fastest way to get the ride open. It's also probably the safest.

 

-Mike

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I'm gonna be honest, this sucks, it really does.. Not only for enthusiasts but for any regular person who was excited about the element. This element was going to make the ride for me and its kind of.. meh for me now... Oh well, there is still Millennium Force

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I don't care one way or the other about the heartline roll so the new curve is cool with me.

 

On a side note my 2 60 year old parents have rode Storm runner multiple times and love it with no mention of this very tramatic and painfully intense headbanging. I believe that all of you should thank CP for taming down your coaster and obviously saving your life.

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Better this happens now than suffer a fate like Drachen Fire in years to come.

 

--Robb "I honestly couldn't care less about the heartline roll...." Alvey

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^ I was just thinking that!

 

It's a good thing they caught their problem now. Otherwise, I think your prediction about Maverick becoming the next Drachen Fire might become true. Now that would suck.

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^Yeah, but SDC claims PowderKeg with its 0-53 in 2.8 sec is a "family" coaster too, so there you go.

 

...completely ignoring the fact that PowderKeg doesn't have a 95-degree first drop and two corkscrews.

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It wouldn't become the next Drachen Fire. In reality, it already has - it just didn't open before the problem was caught.

 

I heard this was Stengels 500th coaster. What a shame they either couldn't figure out a solution, or, they weren't given enough time.

 

Either way - whether you wanted the element or not, its pathetic. Cp couldn't open Dragster at full tilt its first few weeks. MF has had numerous issues with cable and lift motor (not to mention its just not that exciting of a ride). WT doesn't run the same as its first 2 months.

 

 

They cant seem to open a ride lately that opens in its final condition and runs for a few years without any major implications. We gotta go back to Mantis I believe (not counting kiddie rides) and its since then been neutered.

 

 

Hopefully with this S-Curve they can take off one of those brakes up there or increase the launch speed back to what they thought (or higher) since the only laterals they had to worry about were the heartlines. Because I watched it test ALL day this week and theres NO airtime over that hill. None.

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