Friday, September 17, 2004 8:41 PM
I know it's been mentioned on here before, but i can't find it here, and all the links i find in google are stills or dead links.
There is a Drachen Fire POV video on the net. I've seen it. But I didn't actually OWN a computer, so i didn't save it or anything. Now that I own a computer and want to snag it, I can't find it. Any held would be appreciated. Thanks.
Friday, September 17, 2004 9:13 PM
Yeah, I have it. It's a 6.3 megabyte mpg. I can't remember where I got it from however and can't upload it.
Friday, September 17, 2004 9:32 PM
I don't know if you are specifically looking for a computer version but Americas Greatest Roller Coaster Thrills in (Not SO) 3D has Drachen Fire on it. The link to purchase it is as follows:
Friday, September 17, 2004 11:22 PM
prabe I sent you an email, I'll send it if you want.
Friday, September 17, 2004 11:29 PM
You can also download my NoLimits recreaction of Drachen Fire
Saturday, September 18, 2004 1:00 AM
Well, hell, Will. I'd like it too. Something to remind me of that day in 1992 in the first few weeks of its opening. It was
smooth as glass.... ;)
Saturday, September 18, 2004 1:15 AM
Nasai I was just going to say that. I believe I rode in the summer of 1993 when I was like 12 or 13. I remember it being an awesome ride and no more painful than any other megalooper that was around back then. One thing I remember is the camelback before the cobra roll. It was something unique for a looper and it was smooth as glass. The helix that wrapped around the little sitting area was a nice touch also. I can't believe that it had to be removed from the park that soon becuase of guest complaints. It couldn't of been that
bad. I mean look at all the Arrow/Vekomas of today. They are great rides but you have to earn them a little bit. Must've been a weak crowd ;)
Saturday, September 18, 2004 1:36 AM
willh51, could I possibly get an e-mail of DF too. I wish I could have ridden this, and really don't even have an idea of what it could be like.
Saturday, September 18, 2004 2:23 AM
i got to ride it in 1992, when i was 16. honestly, after i rode it, it was my favorite ride of all time, but my friend who was a little shorter than i was, got his ears boxed pretty badly and didn't like it. i didn't think it was rough at all, but my friend disagreed.
it was certainly no rougher than, say, Anaconda or Viper today, or any other arrow looper. it is a real shame, because of all of the arrow loopers, it probably had the most unique layout. my favorite part was how it did a corkscrew loop halfway down the first drop.
Saturday, September 18, 2004 7:52 AM
the last time it was me asking for it, and somebody pointed out a link - I can't remember the link, yet I still have the P.O.V - it's a 240x180 Pixels 6.3 MB Mpeg video.
If you want it, just mail me I'll try to haul it over to you via mail.
Must have been a cool ride, but the P.O.V also points out some of the rough spots - e.g. the hill after the Cobra roll.
The inverted elements all seem to be built from pre-fabricated elements - the three corkscrews, a torn-apart vertical loop and two "cutbacks", one for the Cobra Roll and the other one inverted for the unique Cutback inversion.
BTW are the two "B&M signature" interlocking corckscrews the first ever of their kind? Or was Kumba first?
*** Edited 9/18/2004 12:29:45 PM UTC by superman***
Saturday, September 18, 2004 1:32 PM
When I rode it the year it opened and two years later, it had abrupt transitions but other than that wasn't yet the torture device it evidently became later.
And Will: thank you very much. I've got a soft spot in my heart (and maybe my skull) for that coaster.
Sunday, September 19, 2004 1:17 AM
Hey guys, my email is being a pain (hope prabe got the one I sent) so I put it on my angelfire, but who knows how that will work. Here is the link, best of luck. Copy and paste. I would have loved to have ridden that ride, closed right before I got to ride it...
http://www.angelfire.com/ill/pgasfmw/drachenfire.mpeg *** Edited 9/19/2004 5:20:58 AM UTC by Willh51***
Sunday, September 19, 2004 1:26 AM
I got it, Will. Twice. Thanks again. My email is being nice, so if anyone wants, I can email it to you if you can't get it from Will's link.
Sunday, September 19, 2004 10:51 AM
Thank you Will! I thought that this was a great coaster! I rode it before and after the corkscrew out of the block brake and enjoyed it each way. This was certainly the most unique design for any coaster. I bet B&M could make it a even better ride with the same lay out! *** Edited 9/19/2004 4:39:02 PM UTC by Trick Track***