Monday, April 4, 2005 11:07 PM
I'm as hardcore as the next coaster dork, not much I won't get on. But even I'd think twice before climbing into this thing:
Totally looks like someone made this in their backyard from rusted scrap metal! Notice the bizarre "banking" in the loop, and the "man powered" lift, scary stuff!
Monday, April 4, 2005 11:09 PM
**** if I can take a couple of spins on John Ivers backyard looping coaster I can take anything.
Monday, April 4, 2005 11:14 PM
I should not let this out of the bag quite yet, but since the topic came up I might as well. PKI will be getting one of these next year, but don't worry...the theming will be incredible. :)
Monday, April 4, 2005 11:15 PM
Don't be such a wuss
John, whose hoping that will be Carowinds next hand-me-down piss poorly themed ride. haha just kidding
Monday, April 4, 2005 11:34 PM
How bad do you want the coaster credit? ;)
Monday, April 4, 2005 11:43 PM
The ride op actually cranks the train up the spike manually.
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 12:02 AM
It reminds me of lightning loops at SFGadv, without the 'lightning'. I would still get on it though. It cant be any worse than viper.
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 2:58 AM
"'WEEEEE!!!!' That's what you say when you're having fun — you refer to yourself and some other people."
I'd ride it :)
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 4:45 AM
Yikes! I will try any coaster once, as long as the painkillers have kicked in! :-O
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 7:52 AM
I don't get how the "human power" works. Anyone?
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 8:10 AM
Looks like parts of Shockwave made it past the scrap heap after all!!! Is this Shock or Wave???
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 8:30 AM
So this is what happen to SFA's Python! ;)
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 9:15 AM
SFDL_Dude, LOVE the comment. I'll be missing Mitch Hedberg.
This thing looks hilariously dangerous. It's like the "redneck rollercoaster" on ebaumsworld.com.
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 9:42 AM
This should make you all realize how lucky we are.
This is probably a great coaster in their country.
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 9:42 AM
Dude thats amazing. How could you not want to ride that ;).
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 10:13 AM
The track itself actually looks a lot sturdier then a lot of old Arrow track! But what is scary is that there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of prevent the car from flying off the end of the track.
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 11:43 AM
^ i was thinking that too...
oh well, adds to the excitement.
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 1:10 PM
Just out of concern for my safety I'd think twice before riding a 1yr old coaster that's already busted up and rusted.
At least on the Blue Flash you're not that high off the ground and probably don't pick up as much speed/force as this thing. Plus, if they use human power to lift the thing, I can only imagine what they use for brakes!
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Tuesday, April 5, 2005 1:25 PM
Just a though:
Notice that it says it was built '2004 or before', which means it could have come from the 80's and RCDB just didn't know about it's existance beforehand. It may also have been bought from another park in the area, and RCDB may just not know the circumstances.
They know a lot, but they can't know everything :).
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 1:49 PM
It looks pretty cool. First, I would watch it cycle with people on it. If they make it off in one piece, I'll be next in line!