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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Vigil » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:31 pm

Right now I am praising the coaster gods for putting this in my backyard. I keep reading people's comments like, "This sucks...I live really far away" and just think how lucky I am to live only 1.5 hrs away. I normally go to BG but this looks like it might warrant a trip.

One question...how long do you think it will take before KD is forced to lessen the intensity by adding trims because someone "gets hurt" or something?

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby CPmaverick » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:35 pm

Ben Burnett wrote:
CPmaverick wrote:Somewhere in Sandusky, Dick Kinzel is crying


Dick Kinzel was there actually! No crying. :p

Must be because he is secretly going to move 305 to CP and Millennium Force to Kings Dominion :lmao:

This ride looks AMAZING. Too bad I have 97 days until I get to ride :cry:. I can definitely see the possibility of 305 beating out Maverick for my #1 spot.
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby astro » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:37 pm

LMAO!!!!!! "TWISTY!!!!!!!! TWISTY!!!!!!!V" "AND NOW ONTO THE ONLY 'SLIGHTLY BRAKED AIRTIME HILL ON THE RIDE!" Best vid ever. I wish I could go to this park and ride this!

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby JEAPUgrad » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:44 pm

The final S turn, 2:36 - 2:38 in Robb's reverse video is one wicked manuver. You can see Robb's body just go from side to side in the blink of an eye. Insane!

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:47 pm

With every POV I see of this ride it makes me wish that saturday would hurry up & get here already.

No doubt I'll find it hard to sleep tomorrow night with the thought of being able t o ride this beast just a few hours later.For those who got ride photos where on the course is the camera located?

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterLover » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:50 pm

Everyone keeps talking about the possibility of adding trims or modifying the track to reduce the g-forces, but there really is a simpler solution: just slow the lift! I mean, this coaster FLIES up and over the top of the lift, if they want to slow the ride, why not just slow the lift (or at least when the train approaches the top like they did to El Toro). Drop that speed by a few MPH and I think you completely control the problem of people blacking/graying out... I mean, I can't say much as I haven't even ridden the coaster yet, just saying there's easier ways if they want to "tame" the ride a little.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Capitalize » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:03 pm

CoasterLover wrote:Everyone keeps talking about the possibility of adding trims or modifying the track to reduce the g-forces, but there really is a simpler solution: just slow the lift! I mean, this coaster FLIES up and over the top of the lift, if they want to slow the ride, why not just slow the lift (or at least when the train approaches the top like they did to El Toro). Drop that speed by a few MPH and I think you completely control the problem of people blacking/graying out... I mean, I can't say much as I haven't even ridden the coaster yet, just saying there's easier ways if they want to "tame" the ride a little.

Totally agree. The good news about that is I don't even notice any significant difference between El Toro with the lift slowed and when it sped right over.

Tomorrow is going to be the longest day of my life... Can't wait to go down there Saturday and see how it ranks among my favorites. Based on rides like Maverick and Kumba always being among my top 5 steel rides I feel like a ride with a similar but elevated level of insane intensity will have to be a winner in my book. The reverse POV calmed my fears that the transitions would be terribly painful. Looks absolutely incredible. I hope Saturday I can get on the front and back... Will have to see what the line is like, though.
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby nannerdw » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:05 pm

'Intimidator' An Unbe'weavable' Experience For Reporter wrote:
However for those interested in the ride, it begins with a slow, nerve-racking 305-foot climb in the air with the first drop descending at an 85-degree angle at more than 90 miles an hour.


Slow? I really don't see how anyone could think that's a slow lift.
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby JEAPUgrad » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:13 pm

^I didn't write the article. I merely copy and pasted what I saw on the link.

My complete TR of today's media day is on page 348 of this thread.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby pkdcoaster » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:17 pm

I watched it test last week and the lift did slow down considerably at the top.
I am sure it will probably happen soon or maybe it is with the 2 train program.

looks great...can't wait , only 10 hours left

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