Anyone see the show?

Wednesday, May 1, 2002 6:08 PM
Tech Tv was on! Anyone like it:) I got it taped
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Wednesday, May 1, 2002 6:10 PM

I caught it, it was allright. I guess the TechTV website lied, it said stuff about coasters from SFMM. But every single thing was Cedar Point! Not that I'm complaining.

They did a good job of showing the tech and physics of a coaster. Good thing I taped it, I'll bring it to my Physics class next year :)

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Tommy Penner - Variable X
"Yes. The Force is strong in that one." - Stifler, AP2.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2002 6:15 PM

I think that show was pretty bad, it was all about stuff we already seen a millon times.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2002 6:27 PM
Yea, I was also very dissappointed in the show. I thought they would have actually have showed more of the whole design process of the ride, and maybe some NON-Cedar Point coasters. *Sigh* Oh well, there's always good old Discovery Channel on Memorial Day! :)

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-Aaron
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Wednesday, May 1, 2002 6:28 PM
I didn't like the show. They didnt really go into anything. Other than G forces, I didnt think they touched on anything of worth.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2002 6:29 PM
I thought it was a pretty good show. Also they showed a lot of Arrow designs at their facility. The only thing I don't get is that I thought Ron Toomer retired a few years ago but they showed him working on the show? It wasn't old footage either.

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Mike
Favorite Wood: Viper at SFGAM,Shivering Timbers
Favorie Steel: Magnum and Raging Bull

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Wednesday, May 1, 2002 6:40 PM

The footage with Ron Toomer was definitely more than a couple years old as well as the Paul Ruben and Alan Shilke stuff. I don't think Shilke even works for Arrow anymore. I don't know exactly which show it was, but it was a Discovery show a few years back that virtually all the commentary was from. Alot of the ride footage was old too, although the MF stuff was newer. The show was disappointing in that it didn't have much new fottage or commentary and it only explained the basics such as G-forces, potential, kinetic energy, etc. I was hoping for something about LIMs or even more about blocking, controls, etc. It did get me psyched as hell to go to CP this weekend though. As if I needed more to get me psyched up! :)

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-Matt
2001 Magnum Crew

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Wednesday, May 1, 2002 6:50 PM

MDOmnis said:

The footage with Ron Toomer was definitely more than a couple years old as well as the Paul Ruben and Alan Shilke stuff. I don't think Shilke even works for Arrow anymore. I don't know exactly which show it was, but it was a Discovery show a few years back that virtually all the commentary was from. Alot of the ride footage was old too, although the MF stuff was newer. The show was disappointing in that it didn't have much new fottage or commentary and it only explained the basics such as G-forces, potential, kinetic energy, etc. I was hoping for something about LIMs or even more about blocking, controls, etc. It did get me psyched as hell to go to CP this weekend though. As if I needed more to get me psyched up!

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-Matt
2001 Magnum Crew



Schilke still worked for arrow as of mid april when I spoke to him last..... I cannot believe they didnt mention the 4d once!!!! that is a technology tragedy. I also expected LIMS, PLCs, and other items discussed and they weren't. And booooring Paul Reuben was chosen again to anchor the interviewing.....its a shame this show had to follow in the footsteps of the others.. it had so much potential... :(

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Wednesday, May 1, 2002 8:11 PM
I myself liked the footage, but the information that would be considered the 'tech' of a rollercoaster was something a 8 year old could figure out (for the lift portion) and the part about kinetic and potential energy is something that anyone who has gone through 9th grade should know. I was very disappointed in the show, but at least I got to see some nice shots of CP coasters to hold me off until I get to SFGAm this Saturday.

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Thursday, May 2, 2002 11:17 AM
It was kinda first grade like when they were discribing all the important parts. But I did like the footage,They showed every coaster but Disaster Transport.
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Thursday, May 2, 2002 11:49 AM
i disliked the show. I think that for a thorough coaster show you must have an hour. Also i think the Arrow stuff was about a year old. Did you notice that all toomer did was draw 2 lines with a T square? He looked confused. Why did they bother to show Arrow and not talk about the 4-D? A lot of the video was also very old. Did you see the people's clothes from the Magnum POV? 80's!! Also the lines for Raptor , Mean Streak, and Mantis were also from opening year. The only video they showed from SFMM was RR and B:TR. I laughed when they showed what a rollback on Mantis would look like. Not what i expected from Tech TV, especially compared to the other "Tech of:" episodes.

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HurricaneGeauga- Just in case

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Thursday, May 2, 2002 11:51 AM
How many of you people have TechTV besides me?

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Thursday, May 2, 2002 11:51 AM

TrBiggar said:
...and the part about kinetic and potential energy is something that anyone who has gone through 9th grade should know.


Heh. Not at my school... stoopied people :)

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Tommy Penner - Variable X
"Yes. The Force is strong in that one." - Stifler, AP2.

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Thursday, May 2, 2002 12:00 PM

if you have Adelphia Digital Cable or DishNetwork you get tech tv. Im not sure if anyone gets TechTV with basic cable, but the channel is awesome.

Screen Savers Rock!

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HurricaneGeauga- Just in case

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Thursday, May 2, 2002 12:26 PM

It was so Boring! I didnt want to watch more then 5 min. of it but taped it, I also taped 10 seconds of Britney Spears on a coaster because I love the coasters!

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-Greg
Touch The Sky

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Thursday, May 2, 2002 12:41 PM
I loved the coaster shots in this show and that was about it. I am drooling to get back out and ride again at CP after watching this. Anyways, the content of the show was highly lacking. Being that it was on TechTV I was hoping for something more technical than what is on the Discovery Channel. I was severely disappointed. There have been better coaster shows on Discovery/Travel that discuss the physics better than this one did. I would watch it again to see the CP coasters again though. Would have liked to see a bit more variety, maybe a LIM coaster from another park and maybe X or a flyer. They could have went down the road to SFWOA and taped X-Flight and Superman and the show would have been more complete coasterwise.

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Bob Hansen

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Thursday, May 2, 2002 12:54 PM

HurricaneGeauga said:
The only video they showed from SFMM was RR and B:TR.

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HurricaneGeauga- Just in case



The standup and invert footage was Mantis and Raptor. No SFMM coaster was shown at all. Every piece of coaster footage they showed was from Cedar Point. That Ron Toomer footage was definitely filmed pre-retirement. That Arrow footage was quite old. Since he 4d wasnt mentioned, it must have been before it was developed. Alan is extremely proud of it, and so is Arrow. If that footage was newer, they would have most definitely mentioned it. Also, Alan isnt as hairy anymore..hehehehe :)

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Thursday, May 2, 2002 4:59 PM
LoL HurricaneGeauga....They did show a lot things that were bad. Mantis looked like it didnt have its trim brakes on at all because it was going so fast. I was shocked they focused more on Mean Streak.
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Thursday, May 2, 2002 6:22 PM
I was dissapointed in the show too. I was expecting to see them talk about blocking systems, brakes, all stuff they never talk about on the other coaster shows.

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Friday, May 3, 2002 9:32 AM
No, they did very quickly show a couple other non-CP coasters (invert and maybe a standup).

Too bad it was pretty much all CP (since there's already the CP show on Discovery).

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