LeSourdsville/Americana and Screechin' Eagle

Tuesday, October 28, 2003 6:50 PM
Well I have to say that Screechin' Eagle is probably one of the most insane looking woodie out there. I really want to go on it, even though the future is unclear. How is Eagle and do you guys know if any management has been found or even inquired. Thanks!
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Tuesday, October 28, 2003 6:52 PM
Screechin' Eagle is the best stand-up coaster east of the Mississippi. It is absolutely wonderful. It maintains its spot as my favoirte woodie, even after meeting Legend and Raven.

I'm sure Charles Nungster will keep us updated about the park as soon as he hears something.

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- John
Homepark: CP Home-away-from-homepark: PKI
My Campusfish Blog

[edit: It's "its" not "it's" when talking about something that owns something]
*** This post was edited by Michael Darling 10/28/2003 11:53:19 PM ***

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Tuesday, October 28, 2003 7:03 PM
Even though I fee the outbound leg was a bit nuetered from the 10ft less first drop, The transitions were a lot smoother, This coaster could be brutal before it's retracking and new retrofit NAD/PTC train. The return leg was better than ever with a jump the divider hill in which you start on the left and end in the right as long as you clear it, Otherwise, OUCH!

No word whatsoever of what is to become of Lesourdsville, Couch has his campersales up and running and the grounds look to be maintained but getting a answer from anyone in that orginazation is daym near impossible.

Chuck, who only know so early last year because he stopped by and seen people putting rides together in early march.

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Charles Nungester.
It's official Lesourdsville Lake is closed for 2003

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Tuesday, October 28, 2003 7:54 PM
When was the Eagle retracked? I rode it last in '98, but can't seem to remeber anything different. When I rode it for the first time in '91, I fell in love with it. It's been in my top 3 ever since.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2003 7:59 PM
Chuck does it look like Screeching Eagle is still being maintained? If the park does not plan to reopen I think Couch should sell it to Little A-Merrick-A since it looks doubtful at this point for the Lincoln Park Comet sitting beyond repair and SE looks to be in great shape which I'd estimate would cost under $1 million to move and rebuild. Any volunteers? I would help take it down and have it move if I get a chance to move it that is if LSL would never reopen.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2003 3:12 AM
The Eagle is one of my favorite coasters as well. I honestly don't have much to say about it, other than what was said before. But, the other great thing about it is being able to ride it 30times in 4 hrs, and do the rest of the park! :)

Great Memories... Maybe PKI will buy it if LL doesn't open again.

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Coaster Insomniacs

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Wednesday, October 29, 2003 5:45 AM
OK! Here is the next question of you people that have ridden Screechin' Eagle, how do the bunny hops compare to the Cornball Express finale hops. Of the coasters I have ridden Corni has the most violent airtime on those last two hops. How does that compare to Screechin Eagle? If I had a million I would buy Screechin' Eagle in a second and build it out here in AZ.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2003 6:50 AM
Screechin eagle really dosn't have bunny hops, I suppose the little hill before the turnaround could be considered one and it delivers great air in the front. The final hop up into the station also has air.

The coaster however has mainly hills, 3 large ones on the outbound and 4 on the return, The turnaround drop was pure heaven and 0'g in the front.

Chuck, who thinks Pink Floyd Fanatic should do a search. Little Amerrka just bought a coaster.

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Charles Nungester.
It's official Lesourdsville Lake is closed for 2003

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Wednesday, October 29, 2003 7:42 AM
I really don't think any modern coaster can deliver air like Screechin' Eagle. In the back seat, the drop off the turnaround makes you stand up (as in, involuntary) from the top of the drop until halfway up the next hill. Then, the next hill does the same thing, only it throws you sideways, too, so when you come down, you land on top of the seat divider and/or your seatmate.

It's truly insane. The only thing I've seen that's comparable is the double-dip on Jackrabbit. Only Screechin' Eagle has more than that one little trick... the whole ride is great.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2003 1:03 PM
Out of the relatively few woodies that I've ridden, Screachin' Eagle delivered the best airtime out of them all. I can't really imagine better airtime on a wooden coaster then what this one delivers on just about every single drop. Comparing it to Cornball is pretty tough. Let's just put it this way, they are both in my top 5 woodies. Cornball offers more in the overall layout, but doesn't deliver the same air. Although both coasters have a fabulous dip and turn that both launches you into the air and shoves you to the side. You got to love that.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2003 1:17 PM
I think the best way to descibe Sceechin' Eagle is to say the hills feel like they're a little shorter than they should be; you drop a second or two before it seems like you should. The pace is different than anything I've ridden.

It's one of a kind, that's for sure.

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Without the chaindog, you'd never get up the lifthill...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2003 2:06 PM
Well, Mike, at least you had that opportunity to ride both. If I get out there next year, and LeS is open, you and I are hitting it, agreed? :)
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I, too, am a coasterer.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2003 2:31 PM
Oh Rob you will love it, man. :-) The Eagle is the most underrated coaster out there. Perfect for airtime whores like us. ;-)

Oh I so hope LeSourds is open next year. :-)

-Tina

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Gimme speed, height, airtime and plenty of LAUNCH!!!

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Friday, October 31, 2003 8:05 PM
Is SE comparable to the PNE Coaster in Vancouver,BC? (Another great,but not well known woodie that is heavy on the ejector airtime :))
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Saturday, November 1, 2003 12:10 PM
Well Rob, I'll try, but I'm in Colorado now. The in-laws still live in Ohio, so I'll definately get to CP on a regular basis and hit SFWoA and PKI when they get new rides. But a trip for LL is a bit much. Let me know if you're heading this way, although I've been on everything out here and I wouldn't make a long trip for them. We need to go crash Robo's joint in Vegas once he gets established.
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Saturday, November 1, 2003 5:26 PM
Ronald, SE really isn't anything like PNE's Coaster, but they both feature some serious EJECTOR air near the end of the ride. :)

SE, for me at least, started off like a much tamer ride, then got *furious* on the return leg back to the station. The single out-n-back design also means little/no lateral forces. PNE's Coaster had powerful airtime throughout, and kept the "tameness" to an absolute minimum. The structure weaving in and out, together with the speed of the turnarounds, means much more *Moosh-ability*. Screechin' Eagle may be the best woodie in Ohio (OK, it *is), but Silverwood and PNE both have better wood than any place I've been to in Ohio.

Oh, one other similarity between Coaster and the Eagle...they both also feature *super-funky* trains....:)
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Saturday, November 1, 2003 6:23 PM
Unfortunately, I have not seen people maintaining Screechin' Eagle this year. I am not sure if the park will open next year either. The parking lot is basically taken over by RVs. I will keep my eyes open for LL since I live about 5 miles away.
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