If TTD tested for a month, how is KK opening with a weeks testing?

Thursday, April 14, 2005 7:01 PM
Can somebody clarify?
Thursday, April 14, 2005 7:14 PM
Six Flags has enslaved magical leprechauns.
Thursday, April 14, 2005 7:17 PM
^ best answer EVAR! I bow to you sir.
Thursday, April 14, 2005 7:24 PM
Since TDD was the prototype, extensive testing was necessary. KK is a little taller and has the giant bunny hop, but is essentially the same coaster so less testing should be needed.


Thursday, April 14, 2005 7:24 PM
So is that what happened to the magical leprechauns from Busch Gardens? I was just chatting with one of the employees that is assigned to work the new DarKastle, and joked with him about who is going to get their new ride up and running first. His bet was actually six flags, but I asked him if he was ever subjected to Six Flags.
Thursday, April 14, 2005 7:40 PM
Of course it was necessary, if he didn't start a whole buttload of threads, how could he possibly keep trying to get a thread to last more than 24 hours without turning to the inevitable SoB bash-fest? ;)

Seriously though, if you ever wanted an answer as to why people feel Cedar Fair is the superior company, just think about the obvious answer to this question? Could they have worked out some bugs? Sure, but would you really be inclined to trust them? I'll be at SFGAdv Apr. 30 and I expect to get some nice pics of KK and that's about it.

Edit: as long as we're at it with a new Ka thread, anyone checked out the time-delay construction video? It's pretty dang cool, especially the background music =) Six Flags is awesome at marketing themselves, and generating excitement, now if they can only figure out a way to consistantly deliver, they'll be fine ... *** Edited 4/14/2005 11:42:10 PM UTC by Impulse-ive***

Thursday, April 14, 2005 7:41 PM
Aw Shaddap 'Rhino! ;) When he's on CNN we'll all be sorry.
Thursday, April 14, 2005 7:53 PM
Playa, you never know, I mean if he wants to marathon SOB he may get enough hemorrhaging going on that CNN and the rest of the news media when they turn his death into some "roller coasters are dangerous" propoganda.

Never say never.

-- Except to drugs kids ;) --

*** Edited 4/14/2005 11:54:01 PM UTC by RamblinWreck***

Thursday, April 14, 2005 7:58 PM
Here's the more important question: Kingda Ka: possible to enjoy?
Thursday, April 14, 2005 8:09 PM
Maybe, with the help of good 'ol over-the-shoulder lovin!

UBRhino said:
Just wondering because every time I log on, you've started a new thread.

18 threads in exactly one month. Quite productive isnt he?

God I need a new hobby, what has life come to when I feel the need to tally up just how many Beast Tamer threads there are?

Thursday, April 14, 2005 8:20 PM
Then again...

They ARE all coaster-related--as opposed to CPNut's streak of "Hi, I'm new here (again)" threads back in the day. Then again, name the thread that wasn't funny. Go on, I dare ya.


(who'll repeat the words 'Then again'...in case you missed one)

*** Edited 4/15/2005 12:21:14 AM UTC by CoastaPlaya***

Thursday, April 14, 2005 9:01 PM
Back on topic. . . KK is pretty much a taller and more "snazzified" version of TTD. Therefore it doesn't need as much testing.

Also would ride ops be informed about the stages of testing and such? I'm asking because I know someone who says they know what's going on and when.

Thursday, April 14, 2005 9:25 PM
So many ingunears here!!!!!!111
Thursday, April 14, 2005 9:34 PM
Still haven't resolved those spelling issues, have you Jeff? ;)
Thursday, April 14, 2005 9:34 PM
As an engineer (really)...

....I have no frigging idea.

Thursday, April 14, 2005 10:18 PM
So many ayussholes in here!

Somehow I slaughtered that. Put a southern twang on it.

Thursday, April 14, 2005 10:58 PM
Has anyone else noticed from the pics that the brake-run and turnaround back into the station seems very short. The brake run for TTD is so long and it uses most of it to stop... KK looks very short by comparison, though it looks like the bunny hill has some breaking on it.

But it still looks off to me... but then what the hell do I know?

Thursday, April 14, 2005 11:09 PM
Yeah..the bunny hill has a significant amount of brakes on it, which is the reason for the short flat section at the end.
Friday, April 15, 2005 12:24 AM
Ah...this does remind me of CPnut. Ah the good old days.... ;) Remember the BirdDog, Playa'?
Friday, April 15, 2005 1:05 AM
Sorry, I'm a little distracted. Why does this sentence make me laugh?

I am Jack's Coaster said:
The brake run for TTD is so long and it uses most of it to stop...

As opposed to doing...?



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