ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Awesome photos of Knoebels! That place is truly wonderful.
Thanks! I don't know anyone who hasn't walked away from Knoebels thinking it's a gem.
JordyC wrote:Another excellent report! With every report I read from Knoebels, it gets higher and higher on my bucket list. It truly is a very unique park. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks! It definitely doesn't have the number of coasters of the US's other major thrill parks, but it's absolutely one of the best parks and unlike anything else you'll find over here.
bert425 wrote:not only is that an amazing TR from Knoebels. . it's really funny, since i started last night writing up my TPR Trip Report for Knoebels (I'll likely finish that up and post on Monday), and we commented on a lot of the exact same things!
in particular, is i typed about how tight the restraints were on 1001 Nachts (and even mentioned how rare it was that it was operating, so that's why we hopped on it).
great report, and just know ahead of time, i'm not copying you
Thanks! Good thing I got it out today so I don't get accused of plagiarizing. I look forward to reading your report when it comes out.
Rai Fox wrote:Great report! Like Bert, we focused on a lot of the same things, haha.
As far as the motorboats, they are really hard to control, but there's a trick to them. You have to sort of look under the "dashboard" and realize how the steering is constructed to "get" it. There's just a rope, wrapped around the boat in a big almost-complete circle, that connects to both sides of the rudder, and it's just stretched across a pulley on the steering shaft. Nothing is actually connected together. Turning the wheel just sort of slides the rope a bit, but it's slippery and very often a little too loose, so it kind of slips back towards the center on its own very quickly. It's a weird, very cobbled-together setup, and not intuitive to steer, but once you figure that out, and that you have to kind of keep turning it, at different speeds for different rudder angles, it's mostly controllable. Not great, but you can stay off the walls, anyway.
Thanks! We sort of realized constantly turning the wheel and perpetually correcting our course was the only option for us. We weren't sure if it was just us or our boat, so I'm glad others have struggled just as much.
coasterbill wrote:Great report!
I’m glad you finally saw the light with he pirogies.
As for steering the boats, yeah...
Thanks! That's exactly how our ride went! I'd really love to see how someone really familiar with boating would do.
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