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p. 348 - Iron Gwazi POV!

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I can't see the ride not having ankle restraints. Unless you're flipped back up a good distance above the ground, some taller people with their legs fully extended could touch the ground and get them crushed as it was coming to the ground, no?

 

The more I think about this ride, the more happy I get. I can't remember the last time I was this excited for a ride. Yay Intamin!!! One of the most intense feelings on a ride to me is the first lift on a GIB and having all of your weight resting on that harness. Falcon's Fury is going to have that effect times a million!!

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Holy crap you nerds are a tough crowd.  It looks like a coaster that will make me hoot and holler the entire time I'm on it while simultaneously trying to throw my fat ass as far from the train as pos

I actually agree with many of you talking about how the RMC's are all very similar.  And that's fine. There's nothing wrong with building a ton of very similar kick ass rides when most people who ride

It means that you can look forward to a fun-filled day riding Kumba, Montu, Cheetah Hunt and Sheikra and while you're in line for one of those you might be able to watch an Iron Gwazi POV on your phon

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This looks INSANE! As much as I love drop rides, they scare the crap out of me. These sounds come out of me when dropped I could never make again lol. I'm sure this one would too them all. Hopefully I can get there next year (Yeah I'm looking at you Neil lol)

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This looks amazing. I love standup tilt drop towers, this will take it to an all new level.

 

Only problem with it is that it will open after my next visit

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^I'm not convinced you need an ankle bar. I'm picturing the seats and restraints from the Intamin Ball Coasters like Insane.

 

Is that the same one as I-305? When I saw the announcement, after cleaning up the mess I made I thought this kind of restraint would be used because it won't be "hard" when all of your weight is on it.

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So they're probably going to the PR department right now, to prep for when this ride breaks down for the first time at the top when riders are stuck facing the ground at 335ft in the air hahaha. Now that will be hysterical. Start typing up that PR press release!

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Does anyone remember the restraints on the S&S space shots? They kept you firmly in place while allowing for a lot of freedom. Even in the insane mode, they were quite comfortable and didn't dig into your neck like other restraints. Better yet, they don't ratchet down on your chest during the ride like the B&M flyers and wing riders. I think S&S used the same type on the Sky Swatters as well. Hopefully Intamin can create something a bit more like those. Still can't wait to get on this mutha humpa.

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Now this ride is where I draw the line. NO THANK YOU! Sure I love any roller coaster, water ride, dark ride, Tower Of Terror but this looks too OMFG insane! I've stopped going on Drop Tower. I just don't care really for the drop rides anymore except Tower Of Terror & Dr. Doom.

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Intamin is king of drop towers...that's a fact! (dodges stones)

 

I've been thinking...will this really need leg restraints? With rides like sheikra dropping vertically with a pause in the vertical position and acrophopia tilting you at 15 degrees with you on nothing but a bicycle seat I don't think, in my opinion leg restraints are needed. I know concept arts and video renditions are not "tell all" but it makes me wonder if what we see is basically what you get here.

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This looks absolutely, completely terrifying. It's going to take me awhile to work up the nerve to ride this one. Regular drop towers still scare me. That said, it looks like it's going to be a great addition to the park.

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Its not uncommon for rumors to start before the ride is planned and set on as far as design, but I think those rumors stemmed from the fact that both bush parks usually get similar attractions so it was a no brainer that a drop tower would be dropped down at bgt...it was just a matter of when at this point.

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It took them long enough to announce it. I remember hearing drop tower rumors in Feb. 2012 that it would be for this year.

I hate posts like this. Oh, gee, sorry it took them "long enough"...

 

Here's a thought... maybe it took so long because some of those original plans and rumors make it look like they were going to build another "Mach Tower", and when all the issues with that ride happened, they actually went back to the drawing board, looked at some of the other drop tower options, and came back with what looks like it could be the best drop tower in the world.

 

Personally, I'd rather wait LONGER for them to put in something that is going to KICK ALL SORTS OF ASS, than to have seen the park rush into making another mistake.

 

Who's with me on that?

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