Saturday, September 17, 2005 3:01 AM
Just wanted to let you all know that the show Modern Modern marvels, that featured Kingda Ka, is reairing today (9/17) at 2:00pm est on the History channel.
Saturday, September 17, 2005 3:38 PM
For those of you that missed it, you can download it from my server until I get a letter to take it down. Windows Media 9 24MB. Right click and "Save as..." to your hard drive please. :)
Saturday, September 17, 2005 4:40 PM
I noticed they state Millennium Force opened in 1999. Didn't watch it close enough to catch any others.
Saturday, September 17, 2005 5:26 PM
"The typical thrust needed for a sucessful launch on Kingda Ka is 21,000 HP."
I was suprised that they called the brakes eddy current brakes. That is 100% correct.
In the animation, the catch car has wheels... I don't know if that is correct or not. TTD does not have that.
Dr. DOOM 1289
Saturday, September 17, 2005 7:51 PM
For those of you that missed it, you can download it from my server until I get a letter to take it down. Windows Media 9 24MB. Right click and "Save as..." to your hard drive please.
^Thanks a lot for that.
Saturday, September 17, 2005 8:57 PM
Makes me laugh that they are actually using the Batman side of The Chiller, from what I have read, that side isn't open alot. Right? (Someone correct me if I am wrong)
You know, I love how they show just a few seconds of Top Thrill Dragster, just enough to show the ride, but not enough to show how similar it is to Kingda Ka.
Millennium Force? 1999? Whoa, where was I that year?
And, I do think it was quite weird to hear Kingda Ka defined as a "religious experiance" by Steven Urbanowicz. Hmm.
Sunday, September 18, 2005 11:33 PM
Thanks a lot for the video! Might I ask what method/codec/program you used to compress and encode the video? That length and quality at such a reasonable filesize was quite impressive in itself, and I didn't see the typical DivX or XVid watermarks anywhere. Thanks again,
Monday, September 19, 2005 12:15 AM
I ripped it to my computer through a cheap TV-in card in MPEG-2. Then I just used windows movie maker to compress it to their standard setting "Video for broadband (512kbps)." I know it sounds like a novice way, but it's also the fastest for me. The codec is Windows Media 9 at a 512kbps bitrate 320x240 and 30 frames per second.
I know there are a lot of Quicktime fans out there, but the audio is just so bad and the file sizes are bigger that I just use WMV for most of my rips now.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005 9:03 PM
I once rode ttd when it hit 130 mph. Atleast I think it did. Felt like it hit that fast. the train didnt even stop on the hill at hill, went right over.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005 9:07 PM
^It's suppose to go over without stoping lol just messin around with you I think I know what your trying to say though lol
Tuesday, September 20, 2005 9:30 PM
lol yea i could've worded that a lil differently. but normally the train crawls over the top. That time it went right over.