Idlewild's Flyers NOT entirely Larson

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 5:57 PM
Some scooters have vinyl (or something similar) sails.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2007 6:22 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar I think the "whipping of the sails" thing is to minimize snapping. I got some major snaps and twistage on Hershey's flyers last year, and the ride op told me that was because I was whipping the sail (which I don't do). I've also been told at Celebration City not to whip the sail but snapping was never explicitly forbidden. But that was before I knew how to snap. From what I hear, they will stop the ride if someone starts snapping.

AV Matt
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 5:20 PM
Knoebels says nothing about snapping, but there is a sign at the Flyers telling riders not to whip the sails.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 5:24 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar However if you start snapping much in front of the snap nazi, he starts yelling at you to "settle down". I'd think the snapping would be much harder on the ride than the actual whipping of the sails. It's got to be a ploy to minimize snapping without saying snapping since many people wouldn't know what that meant and the ones that do tend to snap via other techniques.

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:02 PM
The whipping of the sails causes the steel to become dented and cracked around the point of the swing limit thingy.

Chuck, who also says PKI's had ball bearings in the sails themselves and didn't grind like Knoebels does.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:17 PM

Acoustic Viscosity said:
However if you start snapping much in front of the snap nazi, he starts yelling at you to "settle down".


http://home.comcast.net/~genefitz/snapnazi.mov


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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:21 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar ^LOL! Thanks for posting that. :)

AV Matt
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