Ninja @ SFSL K'nex recreation

Wednesday, January 7, 2004 9:18 PM
hey everyone. i have made k'nex recreations such as corkscrew at silverwood, mr. freeze at sfot, and my favorite magnum xl-200 at cedar point. i am now about to make a recreation of ninja at sfsl but realized that there arent too many clear pics of the final section of the coaster after the double corkscrew. i have looked at some nolimits recreations but am not sure how accurate they are. if anyone has some photos or imformation about the last section of the coaster please let me know, it would be very helpful.

-coasterguy27

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Wednesday, January 7, 2004 9:22 PM
No clue-Have any pics of your coasters? I'd like to see the Magnum xl-200.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2004 9:45 PM
you can go to http://knexcoasters.iwarp.com/coaster.htm. all of the coasters by andrew white(coasterguy27) are mine
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Wednesday, January 7, 2004 10:03 PM
This is pretty much what happens after the corkscrews. There's a little bit of a hill, then a turn-and-drop to the right, a ground-hugging 270-degree turn, and a roundabout return to the station through some blocks.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2004 10:05 PM
thanks a lot olsor, that really helps. the nolimits recreation i had was a little different from that.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2004 11:05 PM
I found these at coastergallery, they have a pretty good view of the helix and the whole ride. I have some myself, but that gallery is not up yet at MiG so I guess this will have to do.

http://www.coastergallery.com/SF/STL.html

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Thursday, January 8, 2004 2:57 PM
thankx guys, thats really what i needed, although swoosh, what you posted was what oslor posted as well, but o well
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Thursday, January 8, 2004 6:40 PM
Oops! I didn't visit his link so I was unaware that was where they were linked too. :):):)
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Thursday, January 8, 2004 7:09 PM
Did anyone check out the two story k-nex TTD?! That thing is massive.
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Thursday, January 8, 2004 9:17 PM
yeah that thing is huge, he used wood boards to keep it from falling over.

i have done most of the lift so far and i have a pic if you would like. i will post more pics as construction progresses.

http://img9.photobucket.com/albums/v27/akcsforum/coasterguy27/ninja_construction1.jpg

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Thursday, January 8, 2004 9:19 PM
I hope no birds flew into it and died! I'm sure the neighbors appreciate it too. Neverless, that is very impressive for a Knex coaster. Now where's the video...I want to see that thing in operation.

Wood - anything else is an imitation

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Thursday, January 8, 2004 9:21 PM
well, it only is the lift and the tubing isnt on yet either, but if you want some more pics and video follow this link: http://knexcoasters.iwarp.com/coaster.htm. my coasters are the ones by coasterguy27
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Thursday, January 8, 2004 9:27 PM
Wow, those are really good. How many knex sets do you own?
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Thursday, January 8, 2004 9:31 PM
right now i have 2 screamin serpent sets, 2 rippin rocket sets, and an original knex coaster set. i at first wanted to make coaster models out of like wood and such but when my parents got my the knex coasters i fell in love with them.
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Friday, January 9, 2004 11:00 PM
to keep all of you updated i have a new photo of the construction. so far i have the turn after the lift and the first drop. let me know what you think.

my coaster so far

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Saturday, January 10, 2004 5:06 PM
i finished the 1st 2 inversions (loop and immelman). any opinions on the coaster so far would be greatly accepted

you can kinda compare my photo to this photo of ninja

http://www.rcdb.com/picmax/six-flags-st-louis/ninja2.jpg


http://www.bgtguide.com/~sscoasters/forums/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=24053] *** Edited 1/10/2004 10:07:50 PM UTC by coasterguy27***

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Saturday, January 10, 2004 9:54 PM
Does it actually work? It almost looks like your second loop is too tall for it to go through by itself. Other than that it looks alright. Not my favorite coaster in the world, but you seem to be doing an alright job making a model of it.

-Dho

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Sunday, January 11, 2004 12:42 AM
yeah, it makes it. the coaster has some speed after the first little drop after the lift. also from the ground the first drop looks smaller.
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Monday, January 12, 2004 9:47 PM
update on my coaster: im having company over right now so i will be stopping construction, but i did finish the coaster up to the mid brakes. i am using chain for the brakes to pull the car through since knex isnt the most realistic, but o well. anyway i have a pic of it below.

http://www.bgtguide.com/~sscoasters/forums/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=24514 *** Edited 1/13/2004 2:48:56 AM UTC by coasterguy27***

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Tuesday, January 13, 2004 10:56 PM
Looks good man! Can't wait to see it finished!
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