Kings Dominion outlines changes to Intimidator 305

Posted Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:59 PM | Contributed by Jeff

John Pagel fills us in on the re-profiling of Intimidator 305 and shows us around the park.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010 11:07 PM
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I can't wait to see if this will really make the difference they're hoping for,


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Thursday, December 16, 2010 11:41 PM
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Grooming guidelines must not be enforced in the offseason. lol

Interesting fix. It's simple, and what many of us predicted from the start. ;)


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Friday, December 17, 2010 12:02 AM
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Maybe they'll throw in a heartline roll. I think they have one in the right color. ;)

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Friday, December 17, 2010 12:35 AM

So that's why they paint everything red...


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Friday, December 17, 2010 6:43 PM
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I'm sorry but I'm deaf and cannot read lips, can anyone please tell me a summary of what he is saying about I-305?

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Friday, December 17, 2010 6:47 PM

And uh....He kept saying it and it was getting under my skin.

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Friday, December 17, 2010 7:15 PM

Memories of Hercules?

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Friday, December 17, 2010 7:31 PM
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CF225 - they're basically stretching out the turn so it won't have the excessive forces on riders/trains that it had with the original layout. They believe this will allow them to remove the trims on the first drop. Also- he didn't specifically say as much since he's PR and not maintenance, but the reduced wheel friction on that turn could (hopeful probably more than realistic) mean less problems with the wheels...


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Saturday, December 18, 2010 12:56 AM
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If you click the title of the video and watch it on YouTube, it does have closed captioning on it.


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Saturday, December 18, 2010 1:24 AM
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Thanks gator and Jeff. Jeff, I never knew there is ongoing beta for translating audio into captions, although some words aren't accurate but pretty cool if you ask me! Thanks again!

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Saturday, December 18, 2010 6:01 AM

CoasterFreak225 said:
Thanks gator and Jeff. Jeff, I never knew there is ongoing beta for translating audio into captions, although some words aren't accurate but pretty cool if you ask me! Thanks again!

I'm partly deaf, and captioning is very important to me. That's the reason I rarely look at anything on youtube. To say that "some words aren't accurate" is like saying Mean Streak is a little rough. On those rare videos that ARE captioned, it's an absolute mess and extremely difficult to follow. The only thing I've seen comparable was when I used to regularly watch WWF years ago. But at least with that, I didn't need the announcers. I just wanted to watch the Undertaker..among others.


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Saturday, December 18, 2010 1:55 PM
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This one said it was transcribed, so do you blame a human in this case? :) We have voicemail computer transcribing at work, and it's awful, especially considering how many people don't speak American English as their first language in our industry.


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Saturday, December 18, 2010 5:34 PM

LostKause said:
Grooming guidelines must not be enforced in the offseason. lol

In a seasonal park, for full time male staff, off season is totally gotee/beard season! The bears emerge.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010 9:25 PM
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^Where's Moosh? I expected a 'woof' hehehe.

I haven't been on I-305, but this seems like a really good fix.

Now get rid of the shoulder bars and we'll be talkin'! (Do I hear some trees and a couple tunnels?)


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Sunday, December 19, 2010 10:24 PM

I heard they may be planning to install some cool water features, then over two to three years let them fade into abandonment and neglect. ;)


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Monday, December 20, 2010 4:21 PM
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CoasterDemon , I-305 doesn't have shoulder bars anymore. They were replaced with shoulder straps. Very similar to what is on the ZacSpin Ball Coasters.


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