adds aerial photos of newly-completed Diamondback

Posted Tuesday, January 27, 2009 11:36 AM | Contributed by pkidelirium has posted a large set of aerial photos of a snowy Kings Island, including a freshly-completed Diamondback. The final piece of the B&M hyper's steel track was installed just a couple of hours before the photos were taken. The photos also showcase the rest of the park, covered in snow.


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Tuesday, January 27, 2009 4:27 PM

Yum. If it's anything like Behemoth, I'll be making a few stops at KI this year.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 4:37 PM

I'm kind of bummed for my daughter's sake that the minimum height requirement is going to be 52". She's pushing 50" now, but I'm not sure if she'll make it there this year.

Seems a little steep for a non-inverting, sit-down coaster.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009 6:54 PM

^Except the restraints are entirely reliant on the legs to keep you in the car. You need longer legs so that your legs make that angle correctly and have that bull's hoof hold you in.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009 7:24 PM
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Not true if those seats are like those on the standard B&M hyper trains. Your feet don't touch the floor. Your legs can be any length provided they're under the clam shell.

The newer iteration of the Intamin seat (think Dragster) or the Premier Rides retrofit do more to get your knees higher than the bottom of the lap bar.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009 2:14 AM
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Nice! I can't wait till April!


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