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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

 

As a huge RHCP mark, I feel the need to point out that they've played a huge variety of music over the course of their careers. For instance, 1985's Freaky Styley was unquestionably a "funk" album (it was produced by friggin' George Clinton), whereas 1995's One Hot Minute was mainly psychedelia-laced metal and spoken-word poetry. Their last two albums have been mainly ballads and pop, which is the majority of what they play live, though keep in mind that many individual songs are influenced by other genres, such as ska ("On Mercury"), latin ("Cabron"), rap ("The Power of Equality"), grunge ("Transcending"), and punk ("Punk Rock Classic").

 

While they definitely aren't "rock" in the way, say, Elvis Presley was rock, the entire genre of "rock" was evolved so much that it really doesn't even resemble its earlier versions in any way; since the song they use on California Screamin' is a rap-rock song ("Around the World"), and one that, IMO, "rocks", I think they can get away with calling it that.

 

Don't know why I felt so compelled to post that, but for more information, please contact your local wikipedia page.

 

- Stuart "Frusciante > Hendrix" Chartock

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Just got back from my trip to CP on Thursday and Friday. I know T&T posted pretty much the same pics, but here are some I took on those 2 days. Maverick looks so amazing in person, and so much bigger than one would think. Those rock formations are HUGE!

 

 

Pics taken with phone, so bear with me.

 

Thursday:

 

Friday:

Friday, they did little to no work, the track pieces were on a flatbed truck next to mean streak's lift hill.

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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.

 

They actually say both now. After you get off, "Enjoy the rest of your day at America's rockin' roller coast, Cedar Point. Ride on!"

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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.

 

They wouldn't because even if there weren't any legal ramifications, if there were an accident or some sort of mishap, it would be all over the news, and Cedar Point's reputation and image would go way down. Too late anyway, because the track has already been removed and put on a truck to be hauled away.

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You are right only Cedar Point has problems with new coasters, no other park does.

 

If I wrote every park that had major issues Id have probably went over a character limit.

 

Perhaps my sarcasm wasn't as noticeable as I thought? It just seems Cedar Point is the focus of all possible bashing it can receive on this site.

 

With the missing track at the moment on Maverick this reminds me of strange dreams I always used to have where I would be riding a roller coaster that would jump track

 

Then after I got off the ride it would miss the jump and crash

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Ok the one thing I do not understand about this ride is the launch midsection. Like wtf is it launching for? It is there to pick up speed only to be braked and to go through a heart line that can knock your brains out? I mean wtf was up with that design? I mean I can understand if there was a big loop or a huge hill it needed to go over or maybe more track to go through, but to turn a quick corner only to be braked and then fly through an element people cant handle? I dunno this just seems strange to me. I guess now it's making more sense since they are taking out the heart line and adding an S curve and then hopefully it wont need to be braked as much.

 

LOL, CP loves fast speeds and TONS of trims!

Look at Mean Streak. that sucker has trims on its first hill. (yeah, we all know the reason why, but WTF? Why build so tall or accelerate so quickly if you're just going to trim in less than 200 feet of track?)

 

You know if this was built on No Limits it would probably gotten bashed!

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Well, we were at CP today, and I must say -- man, Maverick looks sweet.

 

It's very, very impressive looking from the ground -- viewing all the curves and inversions from different angles and imagining the speed of being launched through them.

 

It will be fantastic when it opens.

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Well, we were at CP today, and I must say -- man, Maverick looks sweet.

 

It's very, very impressive looking from the ground -- viewing all the curves and inversions from different angles and imagining the speed of being launched through them.

 

It will be fantastic when it opens.

 

I completely agree. I was supremely impressed when I saw it in person last weekend. It's going to be a great ride.

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Well, we were at CP today, and I must say -- man, Maverick looks sweet.

 

It's very, very impressive looking from the ground -- viewing all the curves and inversions from different angles and imagining the speed of being launched through them.

 

It will be fantastic when it opens.

 

I completely agree. I was supremely impressed when I saw it in person last weekend. It's going to be a great ride.

 

I also agree. It's so much bigger than I had expected.

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In all honesty everyone, it does not look like it's going to be any different than the other s-curves this thing has already when it transitions from on turn to the next in that one section.

 

Exactly what I was thinking. The S-curves in the beginning are banked pretty good, this will probably be the same.

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