Wednesday, June 13, 2007 2:38 PM

Hatham and his Freedom Falafels said:And Raven, she is a race fan herself, so the insult was not directed towards that. And what's wrong with loving racing? I go to Indycar races all the time.

I was just being funny. We all know that the love of coasters is the real waste of brain space.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 2:43 PM
Great America does market Iron Wolf --- "opened as the tallest stand-up coaster in the world."

I can certainly understand how this vague use of sentence structure would lead someone to believe it STILL IS the tallest stand-up coaster in the world.

Cedar Point also does the same thing with Mantis. Honestly, I never understand why parks use that line to describe a certain ride. Who cares if it was the tallest of its kind at a certain point in time. It's not anymore. That's like Tom Cruise saying "Well, I used to be a pretty well-liked and admired public figure." Uh, ya. But you're not anymore -- that's the important part.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 2:44 PM
...and I thought my posts were the 'real' waste of brain space...

:) lighten up it's just Faaaaaashion!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 2:49 PM

Lord Gonchar said:
I wish I cared enough about coasters to correct people and create confrontation, but I don't.

The worst is when ACErs (well, I guess they could have been from another club, but they fit the stereotype pretty well) do it to each other.

At Stark Raven Mad in 2000 I heard this one guy standing in line for Legend say "Yah know...these same folks over here, they build that Son of Beast, too" to which the guy he was talking to was like "Well...um...not really."

Awkward as hell.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 2:57 PM
Well, if you marked "the world's...insert -est here, people notice and want to come ride it, even if it is only ten feet taller than "second tallest". Marketing is a powerful tool, and puffery and exaggeration makes money.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 3:21 PM
Oh well no matter...Chang is still more fun than either RR or IW.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 3:54 PM
Never ridden Chang...I didn't think it was much different than Mantis or RR. The Georgia Scorcher has always been my favorite stand up, although I have yet to ride Chang or Vortex at Great America.

On another note, a bunch of us from work are going to SFOG at the worst time...July 6-8. A weekend. Any advice on how to convince everyone to go during the week or something? I have been trying for days!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 3:59 PM

Lord Gonchar said:


I wish I cared enough about coasters to correct people and create confrontation


I wish I cared enough about coasters to create an entire website devoted to my travels around the country to ride them. ;)

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 4:00 PM
You guys are cracking me up!

My friend who likes coasters but isn't as crazy as we are ;) says, "I don't like stand up coasters, I'm lazy, I like to sit down." LOL!

Me, personally, I have no burning desire to ride stand-ups, I've always enjoyed a good woodie though. ;)

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 4:03 PM
You should punch her.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 4:42 PM
Or rather than punching her,

bring the ole' pimp hand out.

*Slap* Riddler's Revenge is bigger!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 5:10 PM
Next thing we know you'll be putting on a strange 'quaint' accent and telling her The Voyage is a steelie ;)
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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 5:18 PM

millrace said:
I wish I cared enough about coasters to create an entire website devoted to my travels around the country to ride them.

You assume it's a labor of love. :)

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 5:22 PM
I'm all for the pimp hand over punching. Violence against women should always be firm yet loving.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 5:23 PM
To actually know things foot or foot is... maybe a little excessive.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 5:26 PM

Lord Gonchar said:

millrace said:
I wish I cared enough about coasters to create an entire website devoted to my travels around the country to ride them.

You assume it's a labor of love.


You mean you are suffering through endless hardships and boredom as well as risking financial ruin just to delight those crazy brain-impaired coaster enthusiasses with pictures of mechanical pornography?

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 5:35 PM
Let's just say I wouldn't visit as many parks, nor those parks in particular if there were no coasterimage.com.

And I certainly wouldn't be dragging cameras bags around with me when I do it. :)

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 5:48 PM
What about a tripod? ;)
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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 6:39 PM
Knowing coasters foot by foot is excessive? I think it's merely knowing your facts ;)

"Firm yet loving" Hilarious but oh so true. The slap is a perfect blend of "I care about you and what you do" and "you better do it my way".

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 6:42 PM
Treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen. They like it. ;)
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