Carowinds opens its Windseeker

Posted Monday, April 2, 2012 10:33 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Carowinds has put the wind into the faces of its guests – a sky-high, 30-mph wind. That’s the fastest the new WindSeeker ride spins its riders – up to 64 people at a time – round and round, with the WindSeeker’s swings extending to a 45-degree angle. From near the top of the 30-story attraction, riders get a panoramic view of South Carolina and North Carolina, amusement park officials said, and on a clear day you can see about 30 miles.

Read more and see video from The Herald.

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Monday, April 2, 2012 11:00 PM
kpjb's avatar

Philip E Peavy is winning because people keep responding to him. I know it's hard to not reply to this asshat, but can we all please try?


Hi

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Monday, April 2, 2012 11:03 PM
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CoasterDemon said:
I can say one thing, this is more entertaining that discussing "Q profits."

Christ, dude. Get over it.


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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 9:24 AM

Philip E Peavy

Who?


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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 11:01 AM
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Yeah, you forgot the "3rd" you Philistine.


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Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 11:39 AM

At least there's only one "L"


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 12:14 PM
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So....

I assume the "dampers" were installed to prevent the back-and-forth swinging that occurred when the initial testing was going on?

Just trying to turn the thread back to Windseekers... ;)

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 12:56 PM
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rollergator said:
Just trying to turn the thread back to Windseekers... ;)

I see what you did there. ;)


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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 6:29 PM

Philip E. Peavy III said:
HaHaHaHa! If we got out on the golf course, it would not be a match. You would drop over by the fifth hole! Now THAT's a sport!

This is Coasterbuzz guy, not Walking Golf. That just reminded me, I need to get golfballs before the season starts. Dammit!

You know Tek might not be able to beat your ass on the golf course, but I sure as hell can. I was highly recruited to play golf at U of M, and after college I was ranked in the top 50 of amatuer golfers. I used to walk 36 holes a day on weekends for practice. Just to answer before you ask, I was a heavy torque swinger and blew out me knee twice after college. My golf game has never been the same since, but at a $100 a hole I'm sure I could skin you.

Oh and by the way you could look my name up, but I am not going to give it to a troll like you.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 7:00 PM
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 7:05 PM

I shouldn't have done that, but that guy irks the hell out of me.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 8:47 PM
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He's gone now. Can we move on?


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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 9:15 PM
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+1,000,000


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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 1:07 AM
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Thanks Jeff. I will never speak of him again.

I find it unusual that Cedar Fair installed these rides over more than one year. Has a park chain ever done something like that before, not in the same year?


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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 9:36 AM
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B:TR at Six Flags installations spanned 7 or 8 years, (Goliath at SFFT doesn't count, nor does B:TR at SFNO since they were a relocation).


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Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 10:52 AM
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Six Flags is doing the same thing with the Star Flyers in the same years as Cedar Fair.


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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 12:19 PM

Corkscrew Follies said:
You know Tek might not be able to beat your ass on the golf course, but I sure as hell can. I was highly recruited to play golf at U of M, and after college I was ranked in the top 50 of amatuer golfers. I used to walk 36 holes a day on weekends for practice. Just to answer before you ask, I was a heavy torque swinger and blew out me knee twice after college. My golf game has never been the same since, but at a $100 a hole I'm sure I could skin you.

That may be the case but my dad can beat your dad up!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 12:23 PM
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If my dad needed beating up, it would already have been done.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 12:55 PM
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If this thread needed derailing, it would have already... oops, too late.

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