Is it just me, or is there other people out there that can't help not to love the sound of an Arrow chain lift. It gets to me like the B&M Roar. You know the sound, the lift you can hear within the whole section of the park where the coaster is. When I think of the Arrow lift, SP/PR and Magnum come to my mind. Gotta love their anti-rollbacks..
It's the first thing you'll hear when you get out of your car in the parking lot at Sfgadv.For the many years that i have been going,The park wouldn't be the same without the sound of Gasm's lift hill since it was built.I wish it could ride the way it did when it first opened :(
I cant remember who I was with (I think it was GregLeg and Phantom's Revenge, though it might have been Wild One and Anaconda) but we were having a discussion about how unique that sound is. Everytime I hear it I think of Shockwave @ SFGAm and how much I liked riding it, while still being scared of the American Eagle (hey OTSRs still feel safer to me...) jeremy ------------- "Nobody writes about the planes that land." Steve Salerno Washington Times 7-10-01
SFWoA's Double Loop, CP's Corkscrew, and SFGAm's Demon and Shock Wave - truly wonderful sounds to hear, especially Double Loop's when they awaken the old girl after a long, silent winter. It's truly blissful.
When I worked at the Adventuredome Canyon Blaster has that noisy lift. Its made worse due to the fact that its indoors.
The worst part about the lift is when it "skips-a-dog". That is the loudest and scariest thing you have ever heard in your life! It happens on Canyon Blaster because it leaves the station so quickly arround the pre-lift turnaround that when it hits the chain it is going faster than it so it skips the chain. The result is it falls back upon engaging the lift casuing the lift to shake. If the train is not balanced one of the chain lifting dogs wont attatch properly meaning the train slips back down resulting in a loud BANG! not to mention screams from people on the ground and those on the train due to the fact that you gotta stop the lift.
AH....the joys of being a ride op...hehe
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