Full Throttle Length

Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:41 PM

While we're at it, it's worth pointing out that the subject of the thread was "How long (ft. of track) is Full Throttle?".

Since that information isn't available on rcdb, Premier, or Six Flags, or easily google-able, the conversation was already dead before it started. It wasn't a subject of debate, it was a question with a defined answer that no one knew.

In my observations, threads don't generally get derailed when there's a good discussion going on (or possible with the presented subject material). However, when a thread reaches the point of no return (or indeed when it begins without anywhere to go), the hive pounces, and then Magnum (or Maverick) sinks into the hotel it would already have if it needed one.


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Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:55 PM

My heads hurt.


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Thursday, September 27, 2012 5:40 PM
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I wanted this conversation to keep going, with guesses and such. I love the jokes though. Why can't we have serious discussion with humor inserted within every once in a while?

Last edited by LostKause, Thursday, September 27, 2012 5:41 PM
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Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:02 PM
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To add to BB's comment, the thread sat for two days, the discussion likely over, before someone made a joke and the thread took off.


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Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:20 PM
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For what it's worth, this thread went from boring to being 'thread of the week' very quickly in my opinion. Not because of the initial memes but the response to and debate of the memes.


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Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:40 PM
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LostKause said:

I wanted this conversation to keep going, with guesses and such. I love the jokes though. Why can't we have serious discussion with humor inserted within every once in a while?

Human nature. Once the joking starts, typically it signals the end of the "serious discussion." Not always, but the smart money plays the odds...

edited to add: Another serious discussion can sometimes begin, but whatever the topic WAS....was. Yesterday's news. Conversations tend to meander, unless someone brings an agenda.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 9:41 PM
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...what's a meme?


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Thursday, September 27, 2012 9:45 PM
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I dunno, what's a meme with you?


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Thursday, September 27, 2012 10:22 PM
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here are a bunch of examples of internet memes. You should recognize some of them.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes


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Friday, September 28, 2012 12:04 AM
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But in the context of CoasterBuzz, a meme is just another name for a running joke.

Or Maverick.

Let's get the off-season started; shall we? I think that Full Throttle will suck, because it looks like an unfinished coaster to me. It will waste so much speed. It launches one way, into the largest look in the world, then after another much smaller inversion, it just stops. Then, it launches up a hill, over the biggest loop in the world, and after it drops, it hits the final brakes.

Does that sound sucky or what?

;)

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Friday, September 28, 2012 12:16 AM
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I suppose we should solicit opinions from people who have ridden both Sky Rocket and Superman Ultimate Flight as it's a mix of both of those concepts.

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Friday, September 28, 2012 9:19 AM
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I rode both Sky Rocket and S:UF this summer and thought Sky Rocket was decent and S:UF was meh.


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Friday, September 28, 2012 11:09 AM
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I think they are both equally "meh" in my book. After the launch and top hat, Skyrocket limps back to the station. Much like Superman, after the pretzel,.....zzzZZzzz.

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Friday, September 28, 2012 11:11 AM
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That's the only part I liked about Superman. Pretzel was one of the most uncomfortable elements ever.

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Friday, September 28, 2012 11:18 AM
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Sky Rocket has a few interesting inversions that fling the body quite nicely, in my opinion. It's not nearly as terrible as I though it would be, but it was not worth the hour-long wait. I agree that it "limps around" most of the ride.

I'm missing something though. Why is Sky Rocket being compared to Full Throttle? Full throttle will hit the brakes at maybe 80 MPH, while Sky Rocket limps and hits it's final brakes slowly. Sky Rocket, the one at Kennywood, right?

Which Superman are we talking about? I though it was the new one that launches frontwards, then backwards, then frontwards again, but the a pretzel element was mentioned?

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Friday, September 28, 2012 11:26 AM
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Fun started the comparison of Superman and Skyrocket. Now that I think about it...I think he mean't Superman at Marine World, and not the B/M trifecta in Georgia, New Jersey and Illinois.

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Friday, September 28, 2012 3:39 PM

LostKause said:

Let's get the off-season started; shall we?

I think that Full Throttle will rule, because it looks like a truly unique coaster to me. It will carry so much speed through the layout. It launches one way, into the largest loop in the world, then after another much smaller inversion, it stops. Then, it launches backwards! and then forwards! up over an enormous hill, *bolted right to the back of the biggest loop in the world*, and flies into the brakes.

Does that sound kick-ace or what?

;)


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Friday, September 28, 2012 3:47 PM
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I'm wondering why on Earth they had to go so far as to re-use the "Ultimate Flight" extension...I can understand the Superman franchise is well-known and highly-regarded, but would it really have been THAT tricky to come up with another moniker for the SFDK ride? Guess so....*shrug*

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Friday, September 28, 2012 3:50 PM

I kinda agree. Full Throttle looks better than Sky Rocket or SFDK Superman because of the speed at which it takes those elements, with lap bars. I like the idea of the backwards launch which will catch riders off guard.

The ride will end too soon, but so do countless other rides that I love anyway.


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Friday, September 28, 2012 4:03 PM
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LostKause said:

I'm missing something though. Why is Sky Rocket being compared to Full Throttle?

Which Superman are we talking about?

I was using Sky Rocket as a basis for comparison because it appears to be using the same rolling stock and a similar LSM launch after the station. And yes, I was referring to the Discovery Kingdom Superman.

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