Airtime on Legend

Tuesday, January 22, 2002 3:52 PM
Hey everyone, I just got a copy of Rollercoaster Adventures! today in the mail, it's a decent movie, and it has Legend(as most of you know). Well, I hear you all talking about the airtime and laterals on this ride and when I watched I noticed a lot more laterals than airtime. Well duh, you are probably saying you can't say this from just watching a movie but I just want your opinion on how strong of airtime Legend has.-----------------
Good Times!! Good Times!!
-Patrick

*** This post was edited by cdrpointcrazy4 on 1/22/2002. ***

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Tuesday, January 22, 2002 3:58 PM
IMO, Legend has great air on the first drop, and phenomenal air on the double up...some of the most intense air I've ever experienced.  It ejects you from your seat, then slams you down with brute force.  Those two spots alone are amazing...combine those with extreme positive and lateral g's, and you get one hell of a ride.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2002 4:25 PM
I'd have to say The Legend is more about laterals than air, but there is one hill I've heard people refer to as the "Pile Driver"...
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Without the chaindog, you'd never get up the lifthill...
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Tuesday, January 22, 2002 5:30 PM
The Legend is made to resemble the The Beast so it is more of a lateral Machine, but that doesn't mean it has to air. on the contrary it is very strong, but no where near as strong as its little brother, Raven.
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Does CCI know how to make a bad coaster?
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Tuesday, January 22, 2002 5:54 PM
I call it "rib time" for a reason! But yes, it is packed with both, and will leave you speechless. The dynamic rhythm of the elements is perfectly choreographed with head-chopping, heart-pounding maneuvers into the densest forest around. The deceiving typical lift hill gives way to your worst nightmare as your train shatters the pitch blackness in a frenzy of pine and screams. The relentless thunder of your carriage can be heard all throughout the park as you weave in and out of danger. Is that a schoolhouse ahead? We made it! Or have we?...

God I wish it was May 31st!
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Don't.....look.....back! The Headless Horseman awaits you in 2002!
Model coasters and rides

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Tuesday, January 22, 2002 6:10 PM
The first drop from the middle to the back of the train has huge, ohmygodimgonnadie type airtime.  On the ascent to the spiral drop there is an excellent pop of air near the front of the train.  Next is the "pile driver."  Its appropriately named no matter what seat you are in.  Prepare to see god on this hill.  At the top of the hill going into tunnel #2 there is good floatage, and going down this hill there is some good floatage in the back.  The last major instance of air is in every seat at the very beginning of the last curve into the final breaks.  Just for the hell of it:

The Raven's first drop is classic CCI.  Once again, awsome air from the middle of the train, in the back is the stuff where death itself is manufactured.  The next hill in all seats flings you up out of your seat and then slams you to the left at the same time.  Once again, coming out of this hill, from the middle of the train to the back your are launched out of your seat.  In the back seat, this is three instances of ejector type air in very quick, manic succsesion. 

In the front there is another good pop going into the lake turn, and up into the next hill.  Does drop #5 still need to be discussed?  If so, you really haven't been paying attention for the past 7 years or so.  :)  At this point, all customers flying Raven Air are launched heaven ward, and then slammed into the pits of hell.  In pitch blackness, get flung to the right HARD, get launched once again into a hard as hell right hand turn.  Float over a gorgeous wobble type hill and then rise to the left up into the breaks, all at break neck speed in the dark. The most violent, exquisite, wild portion of coaster track ever conceived in modern coaster times. 

Going through SRM withdrawl?  Who, me?  No way!

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Father Lucifer, you never looked so sane. You did always did prefer the drizzle to the rain

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Tuesday, January 22, 2002 6:14 PM
Wha, the Beast has laterals?
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Wednesday, January 23, 2002 3:58 AM

Chaindog said:
there is one hill I've heard people refer to as the "Pile Driver"...

Oh, gross--I hadn't heard that one! I can't wait to tell Mrs. Koch. She'll shriek with laughter!
Jeff Hammersley (our Coaster Cat) is doing lots of track work on The Legend (not to mention The Raven--the most ever) during the off-season. So there may be some *new* air to be discovered come May.
See you then!
Paula     (SRM flyer: holidayworld.com/srm)

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Paula Werne
Director of Public Relations
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa Claus, Ind.
JPWerne@holidayworld.com

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Wednesday, January 23, 2002 4:18 AM
Yeah! Paula, I'm surprised you haven't heard that one.  Maybe Will has.  Even before the first SRM with The Legend open I heard people referring to the first up of the double up the "Pile Driver."  Its totally appropriate.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2002 6:34 AM
No, I don't think Will had heard it either. We just had a directors' meeting and I ended the meeting by telling everyone of the little nickname. Everyone cracked up. :)

Paula

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Paula Werne
Director of Public Relations
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa Claus, Ind.
JPWerne@holidayworld.com

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Wednesday, January 23, 2002 6:37 AM
127 more days until SRM!  YAY!

Matthew [not counting, of course]

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Wednesday, January 23, 2002 6:38 AM

Raven Maven said:
No, I don't think Will had heard it either. We just had a directors' meeting and I ended the meeting by telling everyone of the little nickname. Everyone cracked up.
 

Awsome.  Just pure awsomeness. 

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Father Lucifer, you never looked so sane. You did always did prefer the drizzle to the rain

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Wednesday, January 23, 2002 8:25 AM
I'm only happy we can bring a smile to the faces at HW, I know they bring LOADS of joy to us...

But IMO, the Raven is more about air, the Legend is more about laterals and positive g's.  Both rides are fantastic, and both have ALL the elements of a great ride...if you haven't been to an SRM event, GO! 

oh, and Paula, Jeff H. is not only "your" Coaster Cat, he is THE Coaster Cat, LOL.  There are no better-maintained coasters in the world as far as I'm concerned, and I think there's lots of enthusiasts that share my opinion...looking forward to SRM '02!!!

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