Dragster rollback from 7-17-03

Friday, July 18, 2003 11:46 AM
Just wanted to post a video of a rollback showing and hearing the crowd's and rider's reaction.

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tambo
*** This post was edited by tambo 7/18/2003 3:47:29 PM ***

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Friday, July 18, 2003 11:58 AM
Not only was that the best rollback I have ever seen, but the crowd screaming as if people were being murdered is just hilarious! Awesome video :)

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-Keith "Badnitrus" McVeen

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Friday, July 18, 2003 12:01 PM
I could not believe the things I heard from people in line as they read the warning on the signs about rollbacks. I heard, "I sure hope that's a joke" several times. What do people think is going to happen? Can't they see the brakes popping up behind the train as it passes?!?

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A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.

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Friday, July 18, 2003 12:05 PM
Man, I wish I was on that train when it happened. For those peeps on the train who didnt read those signs I bet it was brown trouser time :)

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Bob Hansen
Resident Airtime Whore

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Friday, July 18, 2003 12:41 PM

Den said:
I could not believe the things I heard from people in line as they read the warning on the signs about rollbacks. I heard, "I sure hope that's a joke" several times. What do people think is going to happen? Can't they see the brakes popping up behind the train as it passes?!?

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A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.


Um, I don't think most 'normal' people (the GP) would know that those metal fins popping up are brakes... Let's not get snobby and act like everyone should know that... ;)
*** This post was edited by coastercorey 7/18/2003 4:42:03 PM ***
*** This post was edited by coastercorey 7/18/2003 4:42:21 PM ***

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Friday, July 18, 2003 12:42 PM
I'm not being snobby. What else could they be?

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A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.

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Friday, July 18, 2003 1:07 PM
how long does that movie take to load? Ive been waiting here 5 minutes with just the quicktime picture waiting for it to load.

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Friday, July 18, 2003 1:09 PM
Click here and push "save as" if you want.

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Friday, July 18, 2003 1:10 PM
Thanks, Im like.... ok.... waiting, and Im on Cable.

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Friday, July 18, 2003 1:52 PM
Den, you expect people who ask questions like "Does this thing go upside down?" when the entire layout of the ride is visable from the queue to be able to A: Notice the fins popping up, B: Figure out those are brake fins and C: Not think something is terribly wrong when a coaster rolls back?

Considering most non-enthusiasts refer to coasters by their incorrect names or as "the green one" or as "the really loopy one," thinking that they could figure out the brake fins on TTD is laughable.

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*** This post was edited by Soggy 7/18/2003 5:53:16 PM ***

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Friday, July 18, 2003 2:22 PM
I was there on the 14th, i was waiting so bad for a rollback and I wanted to be on that train

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I am one.
I am Turbo.

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Friday, July 18, 2003 2:29 PM
7-17 was my first trip to CP this year (TR later) and it was crazy how many times it rolled back. It opened right as the park did in the morning and did fine but then went down for a long period of time. Then when it eventually reopened it rolled back emtpy and full. For a period of time you had about a one in four chance of getting a roll back because it would only get about four launched before it would roll back again. The ones that would make it over crawled over. It got to a point where everytime a train launced the whole que would stop what they were doing, get quiet and just stare at it to see if it was going to make it. I give CP a lot of credit. They could have easily closed the ride down after a few rollbacks but instead they just kept launching trains. I bet there was more than 10 rollbacks yesterday.
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Friday, July 18, 2003 2:47 PM
I still can't get it to load. How do you play it?

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"You know its a good ride when you come into the final brake run wiping tears from your eyes."

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Friday, July 18, 2003 2:57 PM
I can't get it to work either.

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This is the race that straps you into the driver's seat and counts down to GO!

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Friday, July 18, 2003 2:59 PM
I just played the video and it seemed more like cheering then crys of horror to me. Just my observation...

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Bob Hansen
Resident Airtime Whore

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Friday, July 18, 2003 3:36 PM
First of all you must have Quicktime, and if you do it takes a little while to download.
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Friday, July 18, 2003 3:48 PM
Have to agree with KTS - sounded like the place went nuts in a good way.

What's with the slow download though?
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Friday, July 18, 2003 3:59 PM
Slow server...

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"Do what you believe in and believe in what you do," Jeffrey E. McCants

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Friday, July 18, 2003 4:01 PM
When a rollback happened while I was in line on the 16th, everyone seemed to yell out in pain. Once some trains made it over the top, people were cheering quite loudly every time it happened. Riding Dragster seems to be quite an emotional experience.

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Track Record (probably incomplete)

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Friday, July 18, 2003 4:34 PM
To me it looks like the riders were pleased with their ride. At first people started to scream in horror but then were cheering and clapping. And The riders were cheering and clapping too! Oh how I wish I were on that train! This is a funny video and is defininetely worth showing non-enthusiasts like all of my family!

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