I rode SOB with....

Monday, April 8, 2002 8:54 PM
Friday I rode SOB with 2 guys in Huss overalls or whatever they are. They sat behind us. The only thing really interesting about this is they were talking in German. I dont know German but my gf does. As soon as we loaded they said we should have had a couple of beers before riding this. When we hit the brake run one said not bad, not bad and the other sad they should have named it son of a bi***. So I would guess one enjoyed it and the other didnt. I just thought that was kind of funny so I thought I'd share it with you guys.

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Steve Sergent
MF count: 162

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Monday, April 8, 2002 9:08 PM
Thanks! That is very cool! Is it just a coinsidence that TR:TR is a Huss creation and possiby they were checking that out? Maybe PKI loves them so much they might have somthing to do with the Exciting new ride in 2003! :)

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So what is better? SFMM or CP? I don't care! They both have 29 coasters between them that they build so we can have a good time!

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Monday, April 8, 2002 9:10 PM
maybe it was their lunch hour and got a bit bored of just looking at a giant top spin in a box all day?!
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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 5:19 AM

Huss guys walking around in uniform... and they wouldn't tell the press who built a certain ride. ;)

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 5:35 AM
Were they awed at the fact of how few flat rides PKI has?
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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 11:04 AM
Jeff said:
Huss guys walking around in uniform... and they wouldn't tell the press who built a certain ride.

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Yeah, I still dont think that PKI has officiallly announced the manufacturer of TR:TR, however the manufacturer's name is on one of the piviting arms.....


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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 11:19 AM

Well, as it has been said before, I don't think anyone would know or care outside of enthusiast circles. It sure sounds like it's hard to even see the majority of the ride when you get in the show room.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 11:31 AM
Indeed, it is 'cause it's all painted black.

But when you're on it you can see the reflections of the sealed-beams shining off the bottom of the tub.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 11:43 AM
LoL thats great. Hehe I know german, but not that well
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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 1:10 PM

To be perfectly honest, the opinions of two flat ride maintenance people differ little from an everyday enthusiast one in my book. :-)

Now if I had been there.... and been fluent in German.... I would have been tempted to quiz them about Colossus at Heide Park and comparing it to SOB. You know there is a nasty rumor that Colossus is a wood laminated steel track..........

TR:TR's ride arms are highly visible at the end of the ride when you are being lowered back to unload. Look to your upper left and right and you will see MAMMOTH counterweights. It really is a sight to behold.

I would love to be a ride op and watch that thing cycle from the sidelines.... or that lucky guy in the driver's booth. By the way, wave to him if you sit close to the load end of the gondola.

Shaggy

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Shaggy
A.K.A. John K.

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