Ever wonder where Jazzland's SLC went....?

Monday, May 24, 2004 11:39 AM
Read this.

*** Edited 5/24/2004 3:39:48 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Monday, May 24, 2004 11:47 AM
Jazzland's SLC ended up going to Magic springs this year as Gauntlet...I read about that little nugget of info sometime last week.
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Monday, May 24, 2004 11:50 AM
Well now people don't have to click the link.
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Monday, May 24, 2004 11:54 AM
If anyone was at the Spring Con at Jazzland, you may remember the applause associated with the cancellation of the SLC. Hehehe, Terry Prather was very confused at that!
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Monday, May 24, 2004 11:59 AM
I'll be riding it as Preservation Con....:)

Kinda ironic that we're there mostly for *wooden* coaster preservation, and here's a Steelie (Vekoma no less, ROFL) that was *rescued* from rotting in storage at their facility....hope Magic Springs got a great DEAL on it...:)

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Monday, May 24, 2004 12:12 PM
$7 mill for Gauntlet, not a great buy, but about half of what a new Batman, or other smaller inverted by Beemer would cost. I hope it is half way decent, the two I've ridden were nothing memorable, except for T2, i'll forever remember that coaster in the ball crushing glory it is.
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Monday, May 24, 2004 1:24 PM
Glad to know I'm not the only one who thinks you should be required to wear a "cup" when riding SLCs...

-Escher

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Monday, May 24, 2004 1:31 PM
What I think is really interesting is how the non-enthusiasts (i.e. what people like to call the general public) are reacting to this ride. They are fascinated by it and if thats the case then good for Magic Springs because it is something that will obviously help the park be successful. When you see huge lines for SLC's at other parks you realize that it is really only the enthusiast community that really despises these rides. I myself happen to like them. I think the layout is really great and very disorienting, the ride is a bit rough for me but that's good because it makes for an intensity you don't get on a B&M invert. The best thing is they are inexpensive to build yet have a very high wow factor among non-enthusiasts which draws more peeps to the park.
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Monday, May 24, 2004 2:06 PM
"a bit rough for me but that's good because it makes for an intensity you don't get on a B&M invert."

Blasphemy!! Release the hounds!!

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Monday, May 24, 2004 2:20 PM
I guess 'top name acts' is a relative thing...

"13 top name acts booked thus far including LeAnn Rimes, Tracy Byrd, David Lee Murphy, Lee Roy Parnell and The Marshall Tucker Band"

I think I've heard of LeAnn Rimes before....

As for the price tag, remember that $7 mil is the whole package.

And, oh yeah, I like SLCs too, though I don't think I've ever ridden one as intense as B:TR at SFGam.

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Monday, May 24, 2004 4:05 PM
The Gravity Group helped with the footers? Interesting.
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Monday, May 24, 2004 5:17 PM
The Gravity Group also worked on IB's Air Crow structure.
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Monday, May 24, 2004 6:48 PM
"...and the park purchased water ballast test dummies (BARTS) for ride testing from Frost Product Marketing Inc."

Well that's the first time I've heard this term (BARTS) used. I always wondered what to call them. What exactly does each letter stand for?

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Monday, May 24, 2004 7:13 PM
A quick check of the internet reveals the following info:

Braking
Acceleration
Road Handling
Tire Traction
Seat Abrasion

Read more here:

http://www.frostproducts.com/index.cfm?CFID=4134977&CFTOKEN=26628795&MenuGroup=Home&MenuItemID=74

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Monday, May 24, 2004 7:21 PM
Ah thanks Moosh! I should've known I could count on you for that info.
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Monday, May 24, 2004 7:26 PM
It was easy to find ;)
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Monday, May 24, 2004 8:33 PM
Thanks for the info 'moosh. For some reason I'm excited about this one during the Preservation Con... never been excited about an SLC before...
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Tuesday, May 25, 2004 1:21 AM
SLCs are good rides... I'll stand behind that statement until the very end! Good layouts, interesting elements... not nearly as bad as they're made out to be.

Arrow multi-element coasters... now THEY are bad!

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Tuesday, May 25, 2004 1:31 AM
yeah, well true but......

SFMM's Viper isn't so bad.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2004 9:33 AM
That's what I've heard, but I can't imagine it being so good when GASM @ SFGAdv is so bad. Guess I'll find out for myself next month!
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