Anybody else buy the Knex Screamin Demon?

Monday, December 9, 2002 4:34 PM
I felt like a little kid walking into the toy store and asking about that roller coaster toy I saw on television. Had to get it. Now I want another kit to modify their track layout and add a helix or something. This toy rocks! I hope they come out with add-ons. Reminds me of my father and his trains. Now it's me and my toy coasters.

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Monday, December 9, 2002 4:46 PM
Do you mean Screamin Serpent? I though about buying it before but they are expensive. You can buy as many as you want and build it as long as you want.

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Monday, December 9, 2002 4:48 PM
Haha, I felt the same way when i got mine.I got it last Christmas and i got my friend who's awsome w/ knex to help build a coaster around my stairs and im prob gonna get another one this Christmas.

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Monday, December 9, 2002 4:53 PM
Nice, at least I'm not the only one out there who had to feel a moment a shame for this great toy. Last Christmas, man, where the hell have I been? I definately have to pick up another set. BTW saw it on sale, after I bought it, at K-Mart for 50 bucks. Well worth it.

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peev11

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Monday, December 9, 2002 5:04 PM
I was one on sale for 56$ yesterday! Probably buying one soon. Don't know why I haven't yet.
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Monday, December 9, 2002 5:13 PM

I got mine last fall and still love it. Who cares if its really for kids. It would be nice if K'nex made all kinds of add-ons. They should be selling the extra pices by now, I need to call and find out. I'm asking for another set for Christmas not really expecting to get it though...

On a side note: I have my set on my fake Christmas tree going round and round. And the tree is on a rotating stand, fun stuff to stare at while the camercials are on.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 4:06 AM
I got it last year for Christmas. I want to get another one or two, LoL. I have been using K`NEX since they first came out years ago, like when I was in elementry school (I'm in college now). I thought the kit was really easy to put up, but some of the instructions were a little confusing at first, it just took a few looks to get things right.

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AkA somewhatchewy
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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 4:13 AM
I know the Screaming serpent kit looks cooler and has more mobility, but I make coasters out of just the plain ones. Of course, they sold the original one (where you can make a loop or a spiral). pretty neat stuff, it just gets old building the same coaster. anyone else do this? build with the old pieces, i mean.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 6:12 AM

Count me in the crew building Screamin Serpent.

I have built the structure, I have placed the green 'flexirods' and track ties on. The bullwheels and motor is installed. Next step is to put on the chain guide and the purple rails.

I am making a slight mod from factory as the final turnaround into the station was causing undue stress on the structure as it turned out. (But my trackwork matches the box photo!, what gives)

We;ll see how it all turns out, consturction is temporarily halted while we get the house prepared for the holidays. And you can also count me in the list of people who purchased the rotating Christmas Tree.

BTW: The Knex site shows how the coaster kit can build several other flat rides, but of course you have to purchase the extra parts kit, and it did not make it clear whether the schematics for those extra flat rides are included with the kit.

BTW: I thought the box said the footprint was 6'x3'. They got the 3' part right, but the coaster is overhanging the ends of a 6' folding table.

I mean how many people do they think have that kind of cubic footage to devote to coaster models. I can't imagine the sheer size of the coasters made by those who have purchased multiple sets.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 6:21 AM

I currently have one set which I have used to build one custom design thus far which featured a straight drop instead of the curving drop, a top hat, camelback and turn into the station. My goal is to buy 2 more sets right after the holidays and I want to build an Arrow Corkscrew.

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Bob Hansen

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 6:34 AM
I have 2 sets that my brother got me for xmas last year. My significant other of last year.. her mom got me the ferris wheel kit as well. I had one of each set up and my dogs LOVED waiting for the train to come down and try to do their best and ruin the circuit. Everyday when the pups would wake up, they would run over to the ride in hopes that I would start up the lift. If they happen to be in another part of the house when the lift started, they would come darting. Too bad right now I dont have time to construct the sets and play around with those. They are some really fun toys.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 7:39 AM
I have two sets right now and I have the whole front room filled up with track! The lift hill is almost 6 feet tall, curves around, goes straight down, up a hill that is just shy of the original life hill size on the screamin serpent model in the book, and a helix. I used to have a cobra roll but it lost too much speed in it so I took it out. I have tried other elements like a huge vertical loop but have found the same problem with those. I just need more sets! I will be taking pictures soon of the one I just made, I just finished it the other night.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 8:20 AM

I have three sets and a bunch of spare parts. You can get them online or through the phone (spare parts, that is), but only the connectors and rods. None of the other fancy stuff yet. My current layout is about 6' tall: 2' 180 twisting drop, up a small hill, down a 4' vertical drop to the floor, up over a 3' bunny hill, then a figure 8 of overbanks and a slow 180 turn to the bottom of the lift.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 10:17 AM
I built Wicked Twister but never got up to putting any kind of launch on it. But then on Sunday I got really mad and unfortuately took it out on the roller coaster :( So now it's just a big heap of track and pieces on the floor. I wanna get another set so I can build Millennium Force or something. Or at least just a bigger coaster.

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I am not the real Chris Sawyer...Or am I?...No.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 10:26 AM

Chris Sawyer said:
I wanna get another set so I can build Millennium Force or something. Or at least just a bigger coaster.

Gosh you'd probably need like 10 sets and a lot of real estate to recreate a MF. Ha!

I have two sets. At the moment, mine goes up a 5' lift, straight down into a 540-degree helix (where it looses a ton of momentum), comes back over a bunny hill, down and across the 'station' where rubber bands bring it to a hault.

I wish too that you could buy accessories like additional middle cars and some type of brakes that would work with the existing train. I'm always trying to think of new ways to create brakes. Electro-Magnets are the next attempt when I get a chance.


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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 11:13 AM
I built mine right after last christmas, and have since built a custom one which goes up a 3' lift, curving drop to the floor, loop, rising curve, drop, and a few more curves before reaching a straight-away where I have placed about 5 old batteries next to every other track tie in order to brake the train.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 1:59 PM
$50!!!

i have one of the old roller coaster ones at it was over $100 and you had to pay extra for the motor

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 2:23 PM
If you want to brake the train, just unsnap one of the ties from the purple track, and leave it half off. (but still in the groove in the track, just not snapped in).

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 3:26 PM
Hey Thanks Andy! That's very clever.

Sometimes it's the simpler things that work best.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 4:18 PM
Or instead of just leaving them off you could make the track just a little wider to slow it down, then thin in out to regular to pull it back into the station and have it dip a little.

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