Monday, May 7, 2001 6:51 PM
I was at CP for opening day yesterday (6th), and I was suprized. Mean Streak wasn't that rough and it had some air time (no I wasn't smoking anything LoL). They could have done a little more TLC to it as well. The lift hill was also faster (also on Magnum), but there were still trims on the first drop.
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SOB Rides-2
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Monday, May 7, 2001 6:56 PM
thats good news. if they do this every couple of years they could rebuild it into an excellant coaster. it will always get attentions from newcomers because of its apearance, so if i were cf, i would keep upgrading it untill it becomes an great woodie

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"When I'm dead & in my grave, No more pot & whiskey will I crave, On my
tombstone it shall be seen. Here lie the bones of a smoking machine."

homepark=knotts berry farm (monte rules)
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Monday, May 7, 2001 6:59 PM
Do they still have that damn trim brake on the first drop? That is what kills the ride for me now. MS was my favorite coaster the first 2 years of its existence. Unfortunately it has not aged well. If they got rid of the first trim brake though I think it would still be a decent coaster.
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Monday, May 7, 2001 7:06 PM
Sorry CPTwister, the trim brake on the first drop is still there.

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Thank you for riding America's Roller Coast
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Monday, May 7, 2001 8:05 PM
The Trim brakes were in full affect, I was there on sunday also. The Mean Streak is like this every season, its good in the beginning, then wear and tear takes it toll, so sad for such a beautiful work of coaster art =(

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Ryan
Raptor Rules The Sky!
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Monday, May 7, 2001 8:10 PM
It is one of the most beautiful works of coaster art. I especially like the track over the lift hill. Too bad it's one of the ugliest rides I've ridden. It lives up to it's name but continues it's bad reputation.

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PKI-Wooden, Helix, and Kiddie Coaster Capital of the World!
And I LOVE CP, so Get Up Out of My Azz About It! :)
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 9:53 AM
This may sound crazy, perhaps even blasphemous, but what if they replaced the heavy PTC trains with lighter Morgan trains. There should be less stress on the track which would reduce or eliminate the need for trims. They would have to do a good rehab first since a bumpy track is going to be a lot rougher in the light, unpadded Morgans.

Reaching for my hundredth coaster in 2001.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 10:33 AM
It's obvious that any wooden coaster that is huge is going to be rough... too rough...MS, Hercules, SOB, Rattler, Texas Giant. Something needs to be done to the track, cars or both to make them a little smoother.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 11:46 AM
Mean Streak always runs good on opening weekend. Why? The first coat of lube is still on the rails. Then it rains sometime soon after and it's the same old MS that we all know. Guess what happened last night here along the North coast of OH??? :)

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Scott W. Short
scott@midwestcoastercentral.com
http://www.midwestcoastercentral.com
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 12:12 PM
I don't think height has as much to do with it as plainly taking care of the coaster. SOB and The Beast have two of the biggest drops, but IMO are smoother than many of the other big woodies I've been on(Mean Streak, Hercules,..). Severe braking and poor maintenance can really hurt.

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PKI-Wooden, Helix, and Kiddie Coaster Capital of the World!
And I LOVE CP, so Get Up Out of My Azz About It! :)
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 12:13 PM
SOB was as smooth as most steel coaster I have been on...at least as of 4-21-01.

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What is life without it's ups and downs
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 12:50 PM
I wish they would take off that trim on the lift.:(

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No Bad Coasters, Just Some Better Than Others.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 1:14 PM
I doubt SOB will stay smooth. Wood coasters warp so easily.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 2:44 PM
What is the point of having brakes after the first drop?

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Rollercoasters are the secret of life!

http://www.woodencoaster.com
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 3:00 PM
Mean Streak is a great wooden coaster. Koaster King, what do you have against it? Huh!? "It's ugly," and you point is?

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"Riding High"

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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 3:51 PM
I guess the point of having brakes on the first drop is to slow the ride down, so it isn't as rough. The GP, especially at CP, expect everything to be perfect, so the make up crazy stories (I've heard em) about snapping their necks and hurting their backs on Mean Streak. CP must respond. I would love to take a few people for a ride on SOB or the old Crystal Beach Cyclone and watch how their opinions would change. Mean Streak was an OK ride, now it blows.

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Coasters- a little slice of heaven
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 4:23 PM
Right on CP Twister. For me MS will always suck until those first drop brakes are gone. Maybe that's not doing it justice, but I will always be disappointed because it could have been so much better. I think one of CP's best moves would be to burn MS or scrap the wood from it and put in a good CCI. Who cares about the roughness...just get something with speed and airtime that's exciting.

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PLEASE READ: This post wasn't meant to offend or anger anyone; I apologize in advance if it does. So please don't post a reply just to rant about it. :)
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 5:44 PM

and this is why cci makes smaller coasters, large woodies ust cant hold up to the beating
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"When I'm dead & in my grave, No more pot & whiskey will I crave, On my
tombstone it shall be seen. Here lie the bones of a smoking machine."

homepark=knotts berry farm (monte rules)
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 6:26 PM

StealthmF5m3 said:
"Mean Streak is a great wooden coaster. Koaster King, what do you have against it? Huh!? "It's ugly," and you point is?




Not physically ugly. I meant it gives an ugly(bad) ride. Why would I be prejudice against ugly coasters? LOL! Especially when you read the sentense before it. I wasn't contradicting myself.

And Craig. How was the Crystal Beach Cyclone? You seem to know how it rides. And comparing that to SOB(not a rough coaster at all).

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PKI-Wooden, Helix, and Kiddie Coaster Capital of the World!
And I LOVE CP, so Get Up Out of My Azz About It! :)
*** This post was edited by Koaster King on 5/8/2001. ***
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Saturday, May 12, 2001 12:35 PM
On your coments about large woodie is that FINALLY there is ONE succesful large woodie and unofrtunately in is NOT in the USA so let have Intamin retracked MS with their tracking technique and replace the PTCs iwth thier new trains!! Get the hint?

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PINK FLOYD FANATIC
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