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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:45 am

djcoastermark wrote:Just curious, what does the ride sound like? I love the sound that woodies have. There's been a lot of pictures these past few days, but no comments on the sounds this beauty makes.

We posted a video a few pages back that actually has pretty good audio:

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Postby Jim S. » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:04 am

Yeah that's basically it -- it's even quieter off-ride though, you can barely hear it sometimes over the noise of the crowd and whatnot. The only thing that's not as depicted is that with three trains running, often lift chain #3 isn't running when you come up on it, so the train goes halfway up the lift and then rolls back and catches it with a mighty thud. I'm not sure whether that's something that can be eliminated as they gain experience or not, because the dispatches were already going at a reasonable pace.

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Postby djcoastermark » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:22 am

Ok, thanks. I'm surprised its that quiet. Still sounds good though.

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Postby Josh Linn » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:18 pm

simon8899 wrote:After - finally - reviving this classic who is for it that Knoebels builds a wooden Shoot-The-Chute next? ;)


I'm hoping their next coaster is on the bigger side. I'm holding out hope for a Boulder Dash type ride on the side of the mountain by the skyway.

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Postby knowit » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:47 pm

Yeah, the ride is very quiet and surprisingly smooth. Entering the final brake run (where it returns to the track), the transition works great.

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Postby Hercules » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:12 am

It is definitely a very good little ride. I was very impressed.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Hercules » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:48 am

Jim S. wrote:When I was in the FT queue from about 5:15 to 6:30, Dick was hanging out watching everything constantly, either at the bottom of the second lift or in the electronics shack. One of the maintenance guys was there with him, and there was also another person, I think in a rides uniform instead of maintenance, sitting in the shack watching the monitors.


That was Mike Boodley who was there watching over everything.

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Postby 805Andrew » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:22 am

I'm glad Flying Turns has finally opened. I guess Flying Turns isn't a Urban Legend after all. ;) And they opened before Undertow.
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Postby alilstronger » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:58 am

I went Saturday just for Flying Turns and it was so worth it! Love the coaster a lot. I was surprised the line was only 1.5 hours when I got on mid day at 3 PM.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby 805Andrew » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:14 am

^ That's not bad at all for a ride that has been highly anticipated for several years with low capacity. I can only imagine how long the line would be if this had just opened up at SFMM. :shockr: I think it opening in October instead of during Summer also helped significantly.
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