Sunday, June 23, 2002 8:07 AM
What are Flyers. I hear everyone talking about snapping them and everything. Could someone get a good picture of them and explain to me what they are and how to snap. I'm going to PKD soon and I heard they had them. COuld someone please help.

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-Sean Newman
83 coasters in Track Record!! Hypersonic XLC # 100 in July. Waiting for the 305 foot drop tower in 2003. Thank you PKD.

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Sunday, June 23, 2002 8:10 AM
Flyers are like Zamperla Kite Flyers I think? Not sure...

I thought you meant like Vekoma flyers.:-D

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Stop the lawyers, not the rides!

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Sunday, June 23, 2002 8:48 AM

Here's a picture from King's Island of the ten tub model (the best for snapping). http://community.webshots.com/photo/40509107/40509164spNBJh

There are also pictures at Fun Spot's site, www.funspotpark.com if you click on "rides", and then "flying scooters"

Also, try doing a search next time, as this topic has come up numerous times on the forums:

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=15491

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=20857

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*** This post was edited by KicksTheSky on 6/23/2002. ***

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Sunday, June 23, 2002 9:28 AM
Wow... you must have really been bored at work Kristin ;)

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Proud member of the Frequent Flyer Club
"Make it Stop! MAKE IT STOP!!!"

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Sunday, June 23, 2002 9:35 AM
Canobie Lake has some flyers to. Its called the Rowdy Roosters.

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone

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Sunday, June 23, 2002 1:40 PM

But how do you snap and what does it do. Someone polease tell me exactly what you sit in and what exactly snapping is.

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-Sean Newman
83 coasters in Track Record!! Hypersonic XLC # 100 in July. Waiting for the 305 foot drop tower in 2003. Thank you PKD.

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Sunday, June 23, 2002 3:23 PM

Snapping is getting the tubs to pretty much fall out of the sky. That is they get ahead of the cables holding them to the center post and when they fall you get a hearty "Kachunck"

This takes a lot of time and practice but can be easiest described as when you reach both the highest or lowest point in your rotation. You turn the sail the oppisite direction you are going.

The best I have ever saw at this is John Peck. Holy Cow he gets those things rocking.

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The Beast and Night, They go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly

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Sunday, June 23, 2002 4:41 PM
Ya you always see PKI's flyers up over the trees, but I can't do it.

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Can we change the name of Top Gun to your mom so no one wants to ride your mom?

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Sunday, June 23, 2002 5:37 PM

You can't really explain how to "snap" the cables it's like trying to tell someone how to ride a bike. You just need to try to do eventually you get the hang of it.

I love the Flyer at Knoebels. You can scare yourself on them. Still my favorite flat ride in the park after about 20 years of going on them! Boy am I getting old.

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Knoebels visits in 2002. 4

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