kennywood park getting a coaster or what

Friday, September 6, 2002 10:01 AM
rollergator's avatar MFM, I have to disagree on the OTSR/headbanging comment....IMO, vertical loops are the ONE inversion element that can provide a bang-free upside-down experience....(not that you could've taken SP as an example, lol). But as for corkscrews, inclined loops, zero-g's and the like, most do provide SOME degree of the "unpleasantness" you describe. If they're WELL done, and smooth, the negative *impact* can be minimized....
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Friday, September 6, 2002 11:21 AM
rollergator, I agreed the that the headbanging can be minimized, (much more than the old Phantom), but there is some none the less. As for verticals, nobody's going to just put one vertical loop on the coaster. If there's going to be inversions now, there is going to be a mix up of different inversions. This isn't the 70's.....
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Friday, September 6, 2002 12:11 PM
rollergator's avatar sorry, I'm still "living in the past, man"....lol.
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Friday, September 6, 2002 12:14 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

MF Maniac says:

"This isn't the 70's....."

So you're saying I should cut my 'fro and stop wearing polyester shirts and gold chains?

Moosh - who still likes to Boogie Oogie Oogie!

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Friday, September 6, 2002 12:28 PM
Kennywood's Jack Rabbit and Thunderbolt do get a paintjob every year and I know that because I know the person that works in the company that does the construction and painting very very well. Second of all people say my typing stinks well then why do people put sfmm for six flags magic mountain instead of writing it out. You think people know what your talking about, but people know what (y?) would mean to.
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Friday, September 6, 2002 12:37 PM
Steel Phantom, do you realize that kpjp works AT Kennywood, right?

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Friday, September 6, 2002 12:48 PM

StEeL PhAnToM said:
I know the person that works in the company that does the painting very very well.

So... do you know the person very well who works in the company that does the painting... or are you saying that you know the person who works for the company that does the painting (and does the painting very well)? I got a little confused.

Truthfully, I could really care less since I highly doubt this since a) I believe kpjp, a person who works there, over your claims, b) IF that were in fact true it would cost an astronomical sum and c) I visited Kennywood in June... and those paint jobs had to be more than a few months old.

One final question. Why is it that you find it necessary to use an over abundance of CaPiTaL letters in your user name, but yet can't see fit to use them where they belong in sentences?

(okay... I tried real hard to be nice... but one can only take so much!)

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Kind of hard to take a post as objective if a park or coaster name is part of the "user name"

*** This post was edited by SLFAKE on 9/6/2002. ***

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Friday, September 6, 2002 12:52 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Steel Phantom -

First of all, I want to thank you for taking the time to use proper punctuation, grammar, and capitalizing proper nouns in your most recent post. It was easy to read, I understood your ideas, and I commend you for making the effort.

Secondly, since it seems you're relatively new here let me make you aware of something: abbreviations such as "SFMM" for Six Flags Magic Mountain, "CP" for Cedar Point, or JR for "Jack Rabbit" are a commom, accepted practice on the internet and does not necessarily reflect on a person's perceived laziness or lack of proper grammar or spelling. Its the equivalent of typing "LOL" instead of Laughing Out Loud [or, as some insist, Laughing On-Line].

Thirdly, if you want respect here you'll have to not only earn it but treat others as you want to be treated. Continuing to take the time to construct your posts so they are clear, conscise, and logical will go a long way to helping establish you as a welcomed, respected member of Coasterbuzz.

One thing to remember is that its hard to tell a person's tone when reading their words but not hearing their voice, so if you think someone is making fun of you or flamming you, take a minute and consider that perhaps you're reading more into what they said than exists. If you're not sure consider emailing that person privately and keep the drama away from the forums.

You're on your way, just keep making the efort. Now go enjoy the weekend ;-)

Matthew

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Friday, September 6, 2002 12:53 PM
HEY! I got an idea. If you know the person REALLY REALLY well, that works at Kennywood, then why dont you AsK hIm if they are getting a new coaster, instead of bothering us.
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Friday, September 6, 2002 1:34 PM
people:

We are getting WAY off of the topic here. Instead we should begin brainstorming on how to mount a campaign to:
1) Bring back cheese on a stick;
2) Place the Monongahela Monster back atop its proper throne, and
3) Determine where the Cowboy Joe statue will be in the park next year.

:) :) :)

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Friday, September 6, 2002 1:58 PM
Thanks everyone for there ideas! KP may or may not get a ride, but really I could careless, as long as KP is as good as it was last year I will have fun on KP day for our school. Thanks to everyone even you Mamoosh! They really should bring cheese on a stick back!
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Friday, September 6, 2002 2:06 PM

Back on topic... I would wager a guess that we will see Kennywood get a new roller coaster, most likely wooden, and most likely a Gravity Group creation (seeing as they were in contact with one or more of the members when they were still at CCI). However, I would bet that it is not coming next year, rather more like 2004 at the earliest. Next year, I see Kennywood getting some form of flat ride, new or used; for instance, the Huss Frisbee rumored on screamscape, among other places. I never see Kennywood getting a vertical drop B&M, and an inverted or prone is only slightly more likely.

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Friday, September 6, 2002 2:28 PM
Monongahela Monster? Bah! I want the circle swing.

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Friday, September 6, 2002 6:38 PM

BBSpeed26 said:
"Back on topic... I would wager a guess that we will see Kennywood get a new roller coaster, most likely wooden, and most likely a Gravity Group creation (seeing as they were in contact with one or more of the members when they were still at CCI). However, I would bet that it is not coming next year, rather more like 2004 at the earliest. Next year, I see Kennywood getting some form of flat ride, new or used; for instance, the Huss Frisbee rumored on screamscape, among other places. I never see Kennywood getting a vertical drop B&M, and an inverted or prone is only slightly more likely.

Although a new woodie at Kennywood wouldn't be bad, I would much rather see an airtime monster racing through the mountains of Ligonier. :)

It's been 9 years since the Wild Mouse! Although it still is my favorite Vekoma ;)

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*** This post was edited by PhantomLost on 9/6/2002. ***

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Friday, September 6, 2002 7:18 PM

About the coaster painting...I recall that wood coasters usuially get painted piece by piece when wood is replaced. That is why you sometimes see a section of a woody that is freshly painted while the rest of the ride is not.

I have personally observed freshly painted sections on many coasters like Wildcat (this year), Comet, Beast, Racers (KI), Blue Streak, Thunderbolt, Racers (KP), Gwazi, ect.

Notice Thunderbolt and Racers are on that list.

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Friday, September 6, 2002 9:39 PM
, then why dont you AsK hIm if they are getting a new coaster, instead of bothering us.

He'd just be wasting his time since they aren't getting a coaster next year.

I'm done in this topic :)

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 4:08 PM
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Dexter, that is exactly what happens. Wood is linseed oiled and then painted when it arrives, then is used as needed on the coasters. This is why you'll generally have a new looking section of coasters every year.

... and we're not getting a Frisbee.

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 9:39 PM

Wow, I really can't believe ya'll swamped that 14 year old! Who needs to grow up here, him or you?? Bovine hormones...sheesh...

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Monday, September 9, 2002 5:47 AM

PhantomLost said:
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Although a new woodie at Kennywood wouldn't be bad, I would much rather see an airtime monster racing through the mountains of Ligonier.

It's been 9 years since the Wild Mouse! Although it still is my favorite Vekoma



I too would like to see something similar to Boulder Dash tucked away in the trees at Idlewild. Unfortunately, Idlewild is geared towards families with younger children. I doubt that any future terrain coaster will be built without keeping that in mind.

*** This post was edited by Phantom Catcher on 9/9/2002. ***

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Monday, September 9, 2002 6:07 AM

kpjb said:

... and we're not getting a Frisbee.



This is where I start chanting "Afterburner! Afterburner!"

Not that we're getting one, but I can dream...

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