Big Bad Wolf

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:57 AM

I think Top Deck has longer track transitions. Those found on Iron Dragon are really short, so while one end of the train is ready to do one thing, the rest of the train is not, causing the forward/back jerking motion. I wonder also if there isn't more play in the couplings between cars that add to it.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:09 AM

First off, I was not with Moosh or Wes on their trips, so I am not belittling their experience. But the laps that we put on BBW this past Saturday were great. No banging as others mentioned.

Some of this I am sure is just the difference in what each rider feels is rough. I enjoyed SOB but hated Hurler. I think that all who can make it to BGW should try to get a ride and make up their own mind.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 6:20 PM

Knowing Moosh, I would say you got a different experience than he did. Hopefully whatever was wrong when Mooshie was there has since been corrected.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 7:02 PM

Some of this I am sure is just the difference in what each rider feels is rough.

Nope. That's not it. I have a high "rough" tolerance as well as a high g-force tolerance. As I've said over and over I was quite shocked at what we experienced, especially considering none of my previous rides during previous visits were like that. Had I known it would ride that way I never would have suggested my 71-yr-old mom ride it (and come away with bruises).

Last edited by Mamoosh, Tuesday, June 30, 2009 7:03 PM
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:46 PM

Rough time for suspended coasters! There are conflicting rumors that Everland in South Korea is either removing or fixing the Eagle Fortress suspended rollercoaster. The problems with Eagle Fortress is that the trains and track are about dead, since it does things Suspended were not supposed to do! The cars swing above 90 degrees at least 11-12 times during the ride, has no brakes and the whole ride feel more intense than even the finale of Big Bad Wolf.

In Europe, the Chessington Vampire, which was a custom Arrow Suspended with Bat cars got refurbished in 2001. In 2002, it reopened with brand new Vekoma cars, which are inverted style, leg dangling. Reports are not very positive, since they lack the weight of the Arrow cars and the park had to remove all the close by trees and theming since they need more clearance.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 4:22 AM

Isn't Flight Deck at KI also rumored to be on the way out? (I've heard from multiple sources that the park is trying to sell it...)

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 7:31 AM

It's kind of a terrain specific coaster and is pretty limited on potential buyers.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 9:08 AM

A co-worker yesterday who knows nothing about coasters in general (but knows I keep up with them) spoke to me on the way out of work. He asked me about the BBW's status. He said he saw a quick little blurb on tidewaters area news that you may want to get to BG for possible last rides on the BBW and they had a news crew set up near the ride.

So the media is catching wind of the possible removal, we will see if BG says anything soon, but they may stick to their guns about, "we don't confirm or deny news or internet rumors."

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 10:45 AM

I find it amusing your friend knows nothing about coasters, but asked you about the status of BBW..

Seems like an odd contradiction considering any BBW rumors arent really something someone who doesnt keep up on coasters would seem to know.

..oh and the media was also there reporting on the 4 day firework show (for the 4th) and reporting on the new wolf pups.. just sayin..

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 10:54 AM

Ummm....

He just said that his friend saw something on the news about it. That's why he asked him.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 11:02 AM

He did, however, I live in that area and saw nothing of the sort.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 11:14 AM

...maybe you weren't watching the news at the same time...?

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 11:21 AM

Or there was misinterpretation of what the news said.. Burden of proof isnt on my side..

But.. eh.. When the park feels they want to respond.. There will be a flurry of news reports.. not just 1 "blip" on the radar.

As you guys were..

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 12:32 PM

People who don't know much about coasters are always asking me questions about this coaster or that coaster if there is something in the news about it. They know this is something that I like so they talk to me about it. I don't see what is surprising about the question.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 3:26 PM

I think what ridem was finding surprising is that *to the best of our knowledge*, thus far there has been nothing other than speculation about BBW's closing, and that if news media were at the park about it, then that would have meant that the park either: a) invited them there and therefore in some way confirming the rumor, or b) knew nothing of the media being there at all. You could see why Option B seems so unlikely, and A, obviously also has drawbacks since the park still has said nothing directly about BBW to anyone.

Why am I thinking I should have kept the previous monologue internal? ;)

Last edited by rollergator, Wednesday, July 1, 2009 3:26 PM
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Thursday, July 2, 2009 12:10 AM

"quick little blurb on tidewaters area news that you may want to get to BG for possible last rides on the BBW"

Maybe the news people heard the rumor, and they are simply commenting about it within their conversation on the air. It's unprofessional, unless the program was a talk show of some kind, but still possible. A simple mention doesn't equate to a full blown news story that comes with BG's blessings.


edit - OH CRAP! Now I can't get my stupid itallics to turn off. Sorry if this italicises everyone elses posts too. :( I think that we need a "P" button for Plain test.

edit - Let's see if it works manually.

edit 2 - Nope. Poopy! (Instert non-existent "tongue sticking out smiley" here)

Last edited by LostKause, Thursday, July 2, 2009 4:33 PM
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Thursday, July 2, 2009 8:59 AM

Just use: [ / i ] without the spaces.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 10:47 AM

^No, LK knows that stuff - it's a minor bug that locks the italics.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 4:35 PM

Thanks AV for reminding me that I can do it manually. Gator's right though. It didn't work. At least everyone elses posts didn't get italicized like the last time.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 7:01 PM

Oh, OK. I've never gotten the detailed editor (with the buttons) to show up in Safari, so I always do it manually.

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