Posted Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:50 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Richmond TV station NBC12 has some video looking around the construction site at Kings Dominion, showing the worst kept secret in 2010 roller coasters. A park rep says Internet sources on the identity of the ride are "fairly accurate," which most agree makes this a 300-foot Intamin coaster.
See video from WWBT/Richmond.
kpjb: the most misunderstood poster on CB.
I've said it before, man. You're way too dry for most tastes. :)
I think he means "descent," referring to a change in elevation, not anything you'd do to a skunk. :)
I think LK's band needs to do a remake of the Eric Burdon and the Animals classic hit "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."
^That's something I'd like to hear for some ride music...but only on the drops...er, descents... ;)
Decent is to descent as misunderstood is to kpjb?
LK, what you're probably thinking of is the demonstration (I think it might have been on RideMan's page) that there is no way MF ever gets close to 100. Regardless of the initial velocity imparted by the cable lift (unless it's something like 50 MPH) a 300' drop will not get you up to 100 MPH. It was something like that.
...Unless everybody flaps their arms in unison just before the train crests...
I didn't have my secretary take a look at it before I posted it here. lol
descent. I had to look that up. Thanks, I think.
So, that Kings Dominion...yep.
Double post!!! :)
I'm pretty sure that was the discussion that I am recalling, Andy. Thanks.
If you link to something, you don't have to duplicate it here... -J
In case none of us had been on TTD before?? :)
I haven't been on Dragster. Or Maverick. Or Wicked Twister. I haven't been to Cedar Point since 2001.
Well if you wouldn't waste all of your free time at SFMM, you could get out more. :)
Last time I was @ CP, Raptor was new. I haven't even been on Iron Dragon or Mantis.
From the link PRWagner supplied:
...crest the coaster's apex and then free fall back to Earth, reaching a speed of 120 mph for the second time...
Thanks! That's just the info that I was looking for. If it's true (because one can't believe something just because it's on the internet), TDD does reach about 120 during the drop. That's interesting.
I still wonder what the maximum speed is that a coaster can drop. There has to be a point when a coaster train won't go any faster during free fall, and parks will have to resort to downhill launch to beat the speed record.
Bear, you need to go on a road trip. :)
And Mooshbag, you need a plane ticket to Cleveland.
I haven't even been on Iron Dragon or Mantis.
Mantis is paintful and the Dragon has no teeth.
The kids getting off Iron Dragon sure seem to love it. Good thing the park doesn't listen to you.
Count me with the kids.
ID is a nice coaster, for what it is, and what it is is a slow, short, meandering (most of the time), suspended coaster in a (now semi-) wooded setting.
ID is by far the mildest of the 4 Arrow suspendeds that we have ridden this year.
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