K'nex SS on sale now!

Wednesday, June 11, 2003 1:30 PM
If anyone is interested, the K'nex Screaming Serpent is on sale for $34.99 at Target.com PLUS there's free shipping. Don't go to the stores expecting to see this low price cause it's not happening in the stores.

Not sure how long this will last.

Coasterfreaky - who's not affiliated with target in any sense.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 1:35 PM
*rolls eyes* SURE you're not affiliated... how much are you being paid?!

j/k, LOL

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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 1:54 PM

That is a great deal! I just bought 2 of them a couple days ago! I will soon have 7 ss sets!
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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 3:16 PM
Theve been selling them sence last christmas
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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 3:26 PM

Whoa, 7? you should recreate an Arrow looper or something
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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 3:36 PM
I bought two sets about a week ago from Target.com...I figured for that price, what the hell. Turned out to be pretty good, and alot bigger than I thought it was going to be.

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*** This post was edited by CoasterDude316 6/11/2003 7:36:44 PM ***

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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 3:42 PM
What is the track like, fixed radius curves, flexible, etc? Can you build your layout own ala RCT, or are you limited to the two track shapes provided?
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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 4:08 PM
You can build whatever you want (provided you have enough supports & items). The track is just long strips of tubular rails you snap onto the track supports.
*** This post was edited by onceler 6/11/2003 8:08:30 PM ***
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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 4:20 PM
http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/602-4929710-0581451?asin=B00005CFD1&alt%5fview=images#images theres a picture of it
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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 7:25 PM
Damn, I thought you meant the new set, Rippin' Rocket. Then again that wasn't in your title.

Sheesh, why won't they deliver outside the States? I live in Aussie & would buy 2 or more sets if I could. Got 2 sets when I was in LA at the beginning of the year. That ain't enough to build a huge Megalooper.

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Thursday, June 12, 2003 2:14 PM
I have 5 sets. They are awesome. The best K'nex set ever!

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Thursday, June 12, 2003 3:32 PM
Eww. Is that the only color they come in?
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Thursday, June 12, 2003 8:35 PM
Who cares about color? Color isnt a big deal.

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Thursday, June 12, 2003 9:38 PM
How well does the model keep it's speed? The rails on the original K'nex rollercoastercouldn't go through a shuttle loop (forwards and back) after a 5 foot drop with a small loop.

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Friday, June 13, 2003 10:35 AM
OSFN8, It keeps it's speed okay, but it does peter-out pretty quickly, especially if your track isn't perfectly smooth. Any little spot that isn't smooth will slow it down even more. Also, loops and other elements will make take a lot of energy away as well. This one is soooo much better than the first version...I had that one too and I now use it's parts for my SS sets.

On the coaster I have now, I have a 48" high lift, the 2nd hill is 36" and it just barely makes it with a five or six car train, the third hill is about 27", & so on.

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Friday, June 13, 2003 10:38 AM
Loops take a lot out of it. I wish they had a booster type thing so in mid-ride you can speed it back up.

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Friday, June 13, 2003 11:17 AM
Just a little thought here... I actually got this idea off of some other thread on this site, so this isnt an original idea... but go out and buy a few of those six flags cool coasters. Their track and the cars have less friction so you get a better ride out of them. They also come with a power launcher. You can use the Knex for supports for these. Someone made a really cool TTD model like that.

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Friday, June 13, 2003 11:19 AM
I think your talking about this......http://hometown.aol.com/andhart120/knex.html
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Friday, June 13, 2003 11:34 AM
As far as keeping speed, if you add some WD40 to the wheels it will make your train run faster. During my first custom design with Screamin Serpent my coaster kept valleying in the cobra roll I made, but after a little WD40 was added to the wheels it flew through the element.

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Friday, June 13, 2003 11:39 AM
Thats a good idea. Ill have to try that.

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