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Anyway, she was talking about the Winter Olympics and bobsledding when she mentioned that she grew up in Northeastern Ohio, and there was this park... "UHHHLA EEP" I said, which she immediately understood as "Euclid Beach." (I guess being able to translate gibberish comes with the job.) And the park had a ride called the Flying Turns which she recalled riding with her sister. So finally, I meet someone who actually rode one.
Her recollection is that it was a fast, pretty wild ride. She told me that when there were "bigger kids" riding, the cars would go really high up the sides of the trough. What this means for even bigger a** coaster enthusiasts I guess remains to be seen.
Also, I just noticed that the webcam has gone off. It has been quite windy up here in PA, but perhaps there is a better reason. I'll have to take a trip over tomorrow and see what's up. *** Edited 3/15/2006 11:29:21 PM UTC by T-W-I-S-T-E-R***
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Haha no I'm not giving Patrick the finger
What this means for even bigger a** coaster enthusiasts I guess remains to be seen.
This means that I finally have a reason to go to an ACE event, or at least find out when any of the local fat camps plan on visiting this season.
RatherGoodBear said:"UHHHLA EEP" I said, which she immediately understood as "Euclid Beach." (I guess being able to translate gibberish comes with the job.)
What is my wife doing working as a dental hygienist in Ohio? I was wondering where she'd gone! ;)
In regards to the speed issue, your right when you say it doesn't need to be fast with all the tight turns. Plus, FT's are designed such that the whole ride is downhill. once you crest the lift hill (of which there will probably be 2) you reach max speed very quickly, but basicly maintain it throughout the whole ride. That's because you don't have the bunny hills and such like a regular coaster.
They did say that this is an in-house project and that he would be hiring many local carpenters to help him on this project.
If i ever get off of my lazy butt, I'll post some pictures from that event plus other past ACE events that I've attended. *** Edited 3/16/2006 9:42:04 PM UTC by Jason Hammond***
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