Is it just me, or are some Boomerangs "different"?

Sunday, October 28, 2001 9:02 AM
Is it just me, or are some boomerang rides slightly different?

For example,

- http://sfdl.coasterbuzz.com/multimedia/boomerang/USERboom1.jpg

- http://www.laronde.com/Photo/Boom.jpg

Is it just me, or does the La Ronde one spread farther apart then SFDL's? I also noticed this when comparing some other boomerangs to other parks... is it just me, and the angle they are viewed at? Or are they slightly different from eachother?

Alan Jacyszyn
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Sunday, October 28, 2001 10:14 AM
Looks like different angles to me
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Sunday, October 28, 2001 10:22 AM
same, looks like angles.  but it did take me a minute to think about it :)
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Sunday, October 28, 2001 10:26 AM
Well it may be possible that they are different... look em' up on RCDB and check the measurements.

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Sunday, October 28, 2001 10:45 AM
I think it's a wide-angled lens that makes it look different, but I by no means am a photographer, so don't take my word for it.  I was under the impression that all Boomerangs were the same, but maybe not. 
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Sunday, October 28, 2001 11:13 AM
The difference that you see is the perspective of the camera lens.  The picture of LeBoomerang at LaRonde was shot with a very wide angle lens.  I rode it this summer and the only thing unusual about it is the queue which is located in the middle of the ride rather than off to the side.  This is really a better location for the queue since you have the train running over and around you while you wait.
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Sunday, October 28, 2001 1:09 PM
The Bat at Paramount Canada's Wonderland uses an Arrow train instead of Vekoma stock...
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Sunday, October 28, 2001 5:56 PM
The Boomerang production model coaster from Vekoma is always the same 875' long, 125' high design.  The boomerang element varies considerably;  I love Hulk's nice stretched-out version...

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Sunday, October 28, 2001 6:24 PM
Its just you.
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Monday, October 29, 2001 10:02 AM
Flashback and Zoomerang seem very different in the way they operate. The zoomerang has no protective gate for the attendent and there just a chain blocking the people waiting in line from running onto the platform and getting hit by the train. How did that pass by the Connecticut inspection procedure. Flashback has wicked tall gates for each row that you wait for and both ride attendents have to stay in cages during the ride.
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Monday, October 29, 2001 12:29 PM
Well...SLC's vary alot. check out MP's and SFDL's. The station on SFDL's is  right before the lift hill.
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Monday, October 29, 2001 1:32 PM
Flashback at SFNE I also ALOT smoother and better padded than Zoomerang at Lake Compounce. Flashback also feels faster.
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Monday, October 29, 2001 1:33 PM
all boomerangs are the same in that they ALL SUCK!
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Monday, October 29, 2001 1:48 PM

PKDStar01 said:
all boomerangs are the same in that they ALL SUCK!

How would you know? You have never riden one. Until you do, keep your trap shut!

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