First comments on Kingda Ka

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Thursday, May 19, 2005 11:11 AM
I am of average build (European, not American!) and the ride ops were stapling me in. There was, however, a good four to five inches between the front of me and the shoulder straps on the restraint.

Going on that, a fair percentage of larger people should be able to ride.


I develop Retro Games for macOS, iPhone, and iPad when not riding coasters.

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Thursday, May 19, 2005 11:34 AM
A strong launch over the top means that the front hits the beginning of the tophat with more speed than the back producing stronger air sooner. With the brakes on the way down, it is not surprising that the front gets more air.
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Thursday, May 19, 2005 1:56 PM

PKI discodude said:
Just wondering....do you happen to have any online pictures of it?

Nothing with riders in it I'm afraid - my camera doesn't have the response for that sort of speed. I took a few pictures, but they're all crap. I have some of the ride posted now though -

http://www.themeparks.ie/sfgadv/


I develop Retro Games for macOS, iPhone, and iPad when not riding coasters.

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Thursday, May 19, 2005 3:21 PM
Wow, the station looks amazing. Thanks for the pics.
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Thursday, May 19, 2005 3:35 PM
That looks awsome. I have got to get to SFGadv ASAP. Thanks for the pictures.
I like disco.
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Thursday, May 19, 2005 6:00 PM
Here is a thought, CP has been waiting for KK to open so they can see how the harder launch with brakes on the tophat works out. If KK runs more reliably with that set up maybe we will see it on TTD next year. Just a though, Please don't all the SF fans, and CP fans for that matter, flame me. :}
Been going to the Point for over 30 years and still love it!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thursday, May 19, 2005 6:18 PM
Not gonna happen.
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Thursday, May 19, 2005 6:29 PM
Brian, you don't think it's feasable {spelling}, or they just wouldn't want to try it?
Been going to the Point for over 30 years and still love it!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thursday, May 19, 2005 7:11 PM

Brian Noble said:
For all of my east coast friends: May your rocket be more reliable than the midwestern version. *Much* more reliable.

Well, true to Intamin form, it did break down twice today that I know of. Once during the media event for about an hour and a half, and once when we were leaving the park around 5:30.


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Thursday, May 19, 2005 7:17 PM
Grady, I can really see CP doing it to make TTD better. I think it could happen.

Knoebels- 4/28

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Thursday, May 19, 2005 7:30 PM
I thought so too Coastergurl, anything that might make it more reliable, and less rollbacks, {I know we all love them but hey lets get that line moving} would be a good thing. *** Edited 5/19/2005 11:31:09 PM UTC by Grady***
Been going to the Point for over 30 years and still love it!!!!!!!!!!!
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Friday, May 20, 2005 8:49 AM
The rollbacks are not the problem. That's a burp of a few minutes, maybe 10. I can live with periodic 10 minute outages. It's these half-day and all-day downtimes that are the problem.
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Saturday, May 21, 2005 2:01 AM

pyrocoasterkid said:

I'd rather be able to see and be a part of a roll-back on TTD than some air time on KK.

I was thinking the same thing. I have heard that a rollback on TTD is one of the coolest experiences ever on a coaster.


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