Odd Supports...

Monday, August 9, 2004 2:22 AM
I've Seen some very odd supports on Rollercoaster pictures. Look at this picture from Great Bear @ Hershey Park and A pic from Silverstar @ Europe Park....


Great Bear:

Monday, August 9, 2004 3:36 AM
I guess you have to work with the space your give...:)

does look interesting though. I had seen that one on Gonch's site before (thats my fave site to look @ Besides this and RCDB when I'm on the net at 3:30 in the morning while I should be working...;)).

Monday, August 9, 2004 6:26 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Looks like Gonch has a stalker............;-) But a friendly one at that. :-D


Monday, August 9, 2004 6:30 AM
Yeah, tina, its than anti-mullet that had me...;)

Hey, Gonch is very well informed that I'm a fan, I just hate I missed my chance @ an autograph at Beast Buzz. I will get that autograph one day, though!


Monday, August 9, 2004 10:17 AM
Jeff's avatar That's the first time I've seen the Great Bear photo. Very odd indeed. I agree though that it just tends to be an issue of working within the space you have.

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Monday, August 9, 2004 10:38 AM
Rctycoon2k's avatar Jeff, thats really the first time you saw that photo? I think the last 'odd support' topic started with the same photo.

What I don't get is, why wouldn't they use a normal over the top support for that section, this seems to be a lot less supportive, if you look at it closely, but then again, I'm an idiot...

Carry on...

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Monday, August 9, 2004 10:59 AM
The supports are like that on Great Bear because Hersheypark is not allowed to build anything in the water. I'm not sure when that ordinance went into effect.
Monday, August 9, 2004 11:00 AM
Vater's avatar Look at where the support in question connects to the track. It looks like Sooperdooperlooper's track and support would be in the way of a regular hanging support.
Monday, August 9, 2004 11:41 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Yeah, tina, its than anti-mullet that had me...

You haven't lived until you've seen the hair live and in person. ;)

Unfortunately, I think I'm going legit with the hair. It's time for a change.

As for that support, I have a hard time understanding how it's supporting anything from that angle, but I'm sure B&M knows what they're doing. :)

Monday, August 9, 2004 11:58 AM
Vater's avatar 'Legit' with the hair? Meaning...?
Monday, August 9, 2004 12:04 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Maybe a 'real' hair style. Something a little less attention whoring...

...which means one of two things:

1. I'm losing my edge.


2. I'm ready to start commiting felonies again and need to be as anonymous as possible.

*** Edited 8/9/2004 4:09:11 PM UTC by Lord Gonchar***

Monday, August 9, 2004 12:12 PM
Not quite B&M odd, but that would be hard to beat anyway:

Dragons Fury:



Monday, August 9, 2004 12:27 PM
Vater's avatar Well, at least you're thinking ahead, Gonch. You wouldn't want to be seen on Stupid Criminals or something like that.

To keep this relatively on topic, I think I remember seeing a picture of another support on Great Bear that was just as weird as the one posted above, but shaped differently. I think it was smaller, too. I was just there last weekend, but of course I didn't even think to look for it. Darn it all. *** Edited 8/9/2004 4:27:52 PM UTC by Vater***

Monday, August 9, 2004 1:33 PM
janfrederick's avatar Best thing to do is commit the crime and then cut the hair. ;)
"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
Monday, August 9, 2004 2:44 PM
Vater's avatar Unless cutting his hair is actually the crime. :)
Monday, August 9, 2004 3:42 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar You guys are now accessories to the crime :)

We should have 10 to 25 years to talk coasters together though.

Monday, August 9, 2004 3:59 PM
janfrederick's avatar Let's see, if guys in prison come up with creative ways to get their...uh...needs met, how would a coaster enthusiast get a fix in the slammer? Ideas?
"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
Tuesday, August 10, 2004 1:07 PM
I found another Picture but of Nitro...probably the strangest picture Ive seen so far.


I wonder how Great Bear is support by the support going the opposite direction train goes?

Tuesday, August 10, 2004 5:37 PM
^Link doesn't work for me.
Tuesday, August 10, 2004 6:36 PM
The link is there, just no entirely hyperlinked. here it is.


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