Discovery did a show a couple years back covering the design & construction of HP's LR & Spaland's SD2K,which was definitely a better program geared specifically toward the enthusiast audience.
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Oh, does anyone know how long it is? 1/2 hour or an hour? I thought I would be home to watch it tomorrow but I won't so I'll need to tape it. I looked on the DC website but it didn't mention length... only when it would start.
I love these kind of shows. They make me feel extremely smart:] hah. I mean, they're kind of a joke. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy them, but somethings are just completely incorrect. For a small example. The Labeling. They can't even say pretzel loop, it's just "The Loop."
At approximately twenty-four minutes into the program, they show the pretzel element as an animation, and refer to the challenge ahead as "a giant pretzel of steel track." They're not wrong in referring to it as the loop. It's just a different shape.
The average joe watching the show would have no memory or use for any of the fancy labeling that the manufacturers come up for their elements. One company's Batwing is another company's Cobra Roll. To that person all they probably see is that it goes upside down twice.
How many people would actually refer to the element as a pretzel-loop outside of the coaster community? My sister rode S:UF at SFGAdv. for the first time last fall, and I can guarantee you she had absolutely no idea what it was called. I may have mentioned it, but to her it was the element that made her exclaim the loudest.
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