best seat on Shivering Timbers

Saturday, June 15, 2002 3:37 PM
What is the best seat for max. airtime?
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Saturday, June 15, 2002 3:45 PM

Kara? Oh wait your at Timberfest! (Jealous!!)

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Corey
"Have you ever tried backing out of a drive-through bank?" - George Carlin

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 4:00 PM
The back!!!
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Saturday, June 15, 2002 4:04 PM
That's cool. I have time. I'll be there next year. Besides. I'll be at Cliff's THIS year. ;)

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"If the beats were made of meat then they would have to be me ..." - L.L. Cool J

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 4:09 PM

I just rode it 10 times last Sunday and I found two things. A. The front gives great air on the tops of all hills, smooth ride and a great view of the layout. B. The back seat has an insane ride. Ejecting you out of your seat at the top, then you stand the entire way down the next hill. The best two places this occurs is after the 3rd hill, you can feel the upstop wheels holding the car on the track and about 3/4 of the way down the third hill, gravity slams you back into your seat before the 4th incline. WOW! Secondly, on the decline after the turnaround, you fly out of your seat and slam into the right side of the car......Plus, the ops let me have my seatbelt extended all the way, so I was standing most of the ride.

But, I think I told you too much, you need to experience this one on your own. Truly, a great CCI.

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There's nothing like a woodie...

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 6:53 PM

Just got back from Timbers Fest, it is row 3!!!!The back row rules too!

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Good Times!! Good Times!!
-Patrick

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 8:00 PM
Kara hit 600 tonight!!! Running both trains tonight but the lights weren't shut off on the structure!! Still a great time! I hit it 23 times today and stood up everytime! The line was insane for 1-1 so I settle for 1-2 to avoid the 10 minute wait and get as many laps as my daughter could handle.
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Saturday, June 15, 2002 8:18 PM
Good for Kara! I knew she could hit 600!

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Good Times!! Good Times!!
-Patrick

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 8:23 PM
Wow...didn't she just hit 500 less than a week ago???

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Area 51:
The Writing's On the Wall!
"Cedar Point is building for the future! More news later this season!"

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 9:25 PM

It was insane...gotta tell ya that row 3 and the second to last row are the most intense. Kara did hit 600 and she asked a good following of us to be on the train with her. It was cool...had a blast trying to keep up with her tonight. If I hadn't taken the wife home I would have done it, but oh well. They didn't end ert until a little after 11 tonight. What a blast.

Timberguy...were you the one with the little blonde girl? If so, I was the crazy one with the ski goggles on. I had a ride behind y'all once.

She was at 506 on thursday...hehehe...crazy kid.

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83 laps on ST this year...47@TFest(sat)
144 total...I'll catch you Kara.. ;)

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 11:48 PM
Last row on the Green Train. 2nd best is the last row on the Blue Train. Last time I was there (2 seaosns ago), blue train was a bit extra rough in the back). As far as the front, I find row 2 is better than 1, because you can slip your feet under the front seat and have more room under the restraint bar.
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-Matt in Iowa
193 coasters ridden -- #1 Shivering Timbers -- 40 laps
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Sunday, June 16, 2002 8:07 AM
Hello everyone! Okay...so MI Trooper has it covered. First off, Blue is the way to go! Everyone last night knew that too, which resulted in the Green train being horribly empty, and the wait for the Blue train long:).

My favorite seats are row 3 and the row second to the back. Three has the ejector air that everyone loves. Perhaps the best feature of row 3 is its INCREDIBLE ejector air on the fourth (50') hill. Also, row 3 provides the most airtime on the return run with the bunny hops. Second to back has the more intense air without the complete roughness of the back row. The downfall to this row, however, are the short, SHORT belts on the left side of each train in this row. For a first time ride I would reccommend none other than the back; once already in love with the coaster (;)), I would hit up row 3 to fall in love with it for a completely different ride.

TimbersFest! Woo hoo! Okay, so yeah...I hit the big 6-0-0 last night during ert, and there would be no other way that I would want to hit it. The train had such well-known celebrities as CP Lady, MI Trooper, John Peck, our wonderful ACE regional reps, and Arrow Guy at my side. All of the higher-ups from MIA and CP were there congratulating me and such :). I also hit 200 for the season and the supposed most rides in one day (63). Night rides were spectacular, and I hope to see more cbuzzers make it next year! Thanks to everyone I had the opportunity to ride with, and a shout out to the Timbers daytime crew, which rocked!!
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Kara (car-uh)
609 Laps
206 in '02
BuzzCon Frequent Flyer, making kids cry all day long

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Sunday, June 16, 2002 9:18 AM

B&M_Lover said:
What is the best seat for max. airtime?


I haven't ridden, but I think it's best to find out the best seat for yourself. I found that people have given false info before, IMO. Just ride the back, the front, then try some in the middle.

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HuKeD oNN fonickS dusinT wOrK"[;.

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Sunday, June 16, 2002 9:49 AM

Yeah, I remember you! My daughter was the little 5 year old with brown hair and the pink jacket and pink pants.

The blue train was running nice. I was there Thursday when they were greasing the train. It had been idle a few days. I think that the grease job really did the trick.

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Sunday, June 16, 2002 3:42 PM
I personally prefer sitting in the fron seat, but anywhere on this ride is amazing. You just can't have a bad ride on Shivering Timbers.
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Sunday, June 16, 2002 5:41 PM
I rode infront of you once, Timberguy. I was in awe that a girl that small/young could ride with the "big guys" at eleven at night! Certainly cute :).

Blue train is off today and was being worked on by as many as 5 mechanics...ouch. What is it with that thing? It's a beast when it runs, but it breaks the next day.

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Kara (car-uh)
609 Laps
206 in '02
BuzzCon Frequent Flyer, making kids cry all day long

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Sunday, June 16, 2002 7:15 PM
Mi trooper, those ski goggels were a cool idea. never thought of useing those. im the guy that asked you were all you guys were from. i was with my friend in the red ace coat and was on pretty much every ride with you guys it was a great time hope to see and meet you all again
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Sunday, June 16, 2002 7:31 PM
i just hope cedar fair dosnt let this coaster go to waste like certain unnamed others *cough*mean streak*cough*

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Raptor rules the sky!!!!

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Monday, June 17, 2002 6:18 AM

Believe me, Mean Streak, even in the best days could never have beaten Timbers, and I loved Mean Streak when it was a young coaster. CP hasn't let Mean Streak go to waste, it tore ITSELF up.

Timbers only gets better as time goes on. It's a smoother coaster as woodies go, all airtime (from ANY seat). After 40+ rides on it on Saturday, my favorite seat was second to the back. We were literally standing down the hills, and as Woody said, slamming into our seats.

Amazingly enough, after all those rides, I had NO bruises anywhere!

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I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead

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