Colossus (SFMM)

Tuesday, November 26, 2002 1:08 PM

As you can see here:

http://rcdb.com/installationgallery26.htm?Picture=5

There appears to be track below the track the train is on. Is that where the double dip was before it was reprofiled?

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Tuesday, November 26, 2002 1:13 PM
YES!
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Tuesday, November 26, 2002 1:16 PM
As you have pionted out, the track (or path the track was on) is still there, which I think is the real crime. Being able to see what used to be one of the ride's best elements but not actually riding it really hurts.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2002 1:22 PM

That was a great part of the ride.

It's kind of weird to look at a picture of Colossus without Goliath's first and second drops looming above it.

It sure brings back memories of Colossus being the tallest ride in the park, and me being absolutely terrified to ride it!

-Adam

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Tuesday, November 26, 2002 1:27 PM
A woman was ejected from this ride and killed, though I don't know if it was on the double dip or not. But I believe the reprofiling was in response to that death.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2002 1:32 PM

Soggy said:
....ride's best elements but not actually riding it really hurts.


Sometimes riding it hurts! ;) I rode it in the spring of 99 and was shocked at the "square wheels" it had.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2002 1:36 PM
Den, the woman was ejected on the what was then a -2G bunnyhop between the second drop and the double up. Several of Colossus' hills were redone after the death. From what I hear, the ride was WAY too violent when it first opened.

Peabody, yeah, there are some places that Colossus is bad, (double up, last bunny hop) but for the most part it's re-ridable.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2002 1:39 PM

Den wrote:

"A woman was ejected from this ride and killed, though I don't know if it was on the double dip or not. But I believe the reprofiling was in response to that death."

Sorry Den, you're incorrect. The death and the reprofile were years apart and completely unrelated. The woman fell out as the train entered the bunny hop following the second drop, and that happened in the 2nd or 3rd year the coaster was open. That bunny was reprofiled following her death.

The removal of the double-down was simply to ad a MCBR so that the park "could run three trains on each side." Like that ever happens.

Moosh

[edit - dammit Soggy...ya beat me to it!]

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Tuesday, November 26, 2002 1:50 PM
Okey doke. Serves me right for actually trying to contribute something to a conversation apart from h@x0R. ;)

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Tuesday, November 26, 2002 2:01 PM

But Den....we love your h@x0R ;)

Moosh

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Tuesday, November 26, 2002 2:20 PM
Hey, thanks!

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Tuesday, November 26, 2002 3:40 PM

I do miss that original bunny hill after the 1st drop. I believe it was at Ric Turners house where I saw some pics of it, and it's hard to beleive that hill used to be almost as tall as the midcourse section. BTW, for some comparison shots of the double dip 'then and now' take a look at this:

http://www.themeparkreview.com/sfmm/sfmm.htm

In the photo just above the comparison, if you can imagine that lower hill being about as tall as the mid course. You still take that hill at a very fast speed!

As for SFMM running three trains on it, oddly enough, I actually see them run 5 quite a bit! 3 on the right side and 2 on the left. You can also still see where the old mid course brakes (skid brakes) were around the 2nd turnaround.

Anyway.....

--Robb "Don't get me started on 'old Colossus'!" Alvey =)

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Tuesday, November 26, 2002 3:53 PM
Thats just such a shame to see revolutions train. Im really sorry you guys out there in california. Such a pity.......
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Tuesday, November 26, 2002 3:58 PM

DorneyDante said:
Thats just such a shame to see revolutions train. Im really sorry you guys out there in california. Such a pity.......


Tell me about it! If there were more video game companies outside of this state I'd be outta here in a heartbeat! =)

--Robb "Why can't the entertainment business migrate to PA?" Alvey =)

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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 9:51 AM

Yeah, Revolution has never been the same since the days of lap bar only. Does anyone remember the one season where they ran lap bars and actual seatbelts like you find in the front seats of your car?

Great pics there Robb. Man, I miss Z-Force. Too bad they couldn't move it anywhere else in the park. Great ride, except for when they lowered the lap bars.

-Adam

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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 9:59 AM

While it gets off the Colossus topic, anyone old enough to have been on Revolution pre-OTSR? The premise of the ride looks pretty cool to me, sans those restraints.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 12:39 PM

Yeah, Revolution was my first looper and I rode it several times pre-OTSR. Everytime I watch Vacation I get sad as the ride used to be incredible with just those tiny lap bars.

-Adam

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