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I said this before, but it's just that these polls really don't actually represent any meaningful result, considering less than 1% of the people voting have actually constructed legitimate opinions on each ride after riding them, or even just hearing about them. Most of the votes for i232 are from Carowinds fanboys who haven't heard of any park other than their beloved, but also with the same as i305. 75% of the voters would have never guessed that Formula Rossa was the fastest roller coaster in the world....

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^ Exactly - so go cast another vote for I305: http://themeparks.about.com/b/2011/02/11/readers-choice-awards-roller-coaster.htm

 

Seriously, though, when it just becomes a "popularity race" meaning - which park can convince random people to vote for them, it's at that point you just need to have fun with it. So that's why we ask all TPR members to go vote for Intimidator 305, and vote every day!

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fat Intamin Haters

 

Actually, I'd have to disagree with the "fat" part of this. I was able to ride I305 without issue all last year but got denied a ride on Apollo's. That said, fat coaster enthusiasts shouldn't complain about not being able to fit on a ride. You made the decision to eat a diet consisting of the McGangBang, not Intamin.

 

I do agree with the "Intamin haters" though. I've seen lots of Intamin hate bias because they're not as "reliable" or what not.

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So in a post on KD Fan Site, it looks as if the trims were moved back to their original location on the 3rd hill. No complaint from me on that one, at least we have the original first drop back to normal. My only question is: did the trims get moved back there automatically, or have they already tested it again? Seems like someone would have gotten a glimpse if they were testing it (unless it was testing at night).

 

 

http://www.kdfansite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=714&sid=a68293003a1fc35ffbe44e55f8e4351e&start=10710#p46914

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So in a post on KD Fan Site, it looks as if the trims were moved back to their original location on the 3rd hill. No complaint from me on that one, at least we have the original first drop back to normal. My only question is: did the trims get moved back there automatically, or have they already tested it again? Seems like someone would have gotten a glimpse if they were testing it (unless it was testing at night).

 

 

http://www.kdfansite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=714&sid=a68293003a1fc35ffbe44e55f8e4351e&start=10710#p46914

 

I cant wait to ride the section between the second and third hills at full speed again, with the strap restraints no less! That was perhaps my favorite part of the ride, the speed, forces, and crazy direction changes.

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So in a post on KD Fan Site, it looks as if the trims were moved back to their original location on the 3rd hill. No complaint from me on that one, at least we have the original first drop back to normal. My only question is: did the trims get moved back there automatically, or have they already tested it again? Seems like someone would have gotten a glimpse if they were testing it (unless it was testing at night).

 

That's disappointing for me. The third hill airtime was my favorite of the entire ride. Soon we'll all know when it reopens for the season.

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Havent posted on this for a while...

 

Its good that they're taking the trims off now, but I'm gonna miss the blackout G's. Its part of what made this my new #1 steel, but the ride itself is still insane enough to give it that edge. I'll have to make another trip down Southeast this summer to try it again.

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I live in Northern Ohio and I'm trying to convince my family to go to King's Dominion this summer. Is it worth driving down to Virginia for a few days?

 

Definitely! Go to Kings Dominion and be sure to stop/stay by Busch Gardens. That would make a great weekend. There's also a ton of stuff to do in historic Williamsburg other than the amusement park and water park.

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Nothing says that the blackout G's won't be there - they'll be less, for sure, but I'm sure they'll still be strong and even more prolonged!

 

I think we all figured they'd go back on the third hill, if only for that last twisty before the brakes. It's my favorite one with the new straps, but it's VERY borderline when it comes to comfort, and I wouldn't blame anyone for not liking it.

 

I'm just pumped for that first half full-speed again! Hopefully this trim configuration stays in place!

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Kings Dominion isn't far from Washington DC either if you want to take a day trip there. It's probably only an hour and a half to 11 hours depending on DC traffic. Luckily if the whole family is with you you can use the HOV Lanes on I-95 which are an absolute gift from god.

 

Anyway... I voted for I305 because Carowinds is spamming Facebook with this poll and pissing me off. KD probably is too but I don't "like" them on FB so I don't care.

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I said this before, but it's just that these polls really don't actually represent any meaningful result, considering less than 1% of the people voting have actually constructed legitimate opinions on each ride after riding them, or even just hearing about them. Most of the votes for i232 are from Carowinds fanboys who haven't heard of any park other than their beloved, but also with the same as i305. 75% of the voters would have never guessed that Formula Rossa was the fastest roller coaster in the world....

 

True,keep in mind the site that's hosting the poll is geared towards the average joe GP'er & not toward the enthusiast crowd that know about the existance of the other rides.

 

One month till opening day!!! so who here's planning on attending? I plan to be there with my camcorder to get some decent opening day footage between rides.

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Man, I really need to get down there this summer and ride this bad boy! I've never been to KD, and I'm very curious to see how I-305 stacks up for me, especially against my current #1 steel (Millennium Force). I've been drooling over I-305 ever since those awesome pics and videos poured in last summer!! TWISTY!

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