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....

SilverStar:
http://www.onridepics.com/homepagewdaniels/silverstaronride/SS5.JPG

Great Bear:
http://www.coasterimage.com/hersheypark/hp16.htm

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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...;)).

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

-Tina

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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!

;)

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Monday, August 9, 2004 10:17 AM
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
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.
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Monday, August 9, 2004 11:00 AM
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.
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Monday, August 9, 2004 11:41 AM

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. :)

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

...which means one of two things:

1. I'm losing my edge.

or

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***

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

Dragons Fury:

http://www.cwoaguide.com/parkupdates/200304/page2/pics/jan04-14.jpg

http://www.cwoaguide.com/parkupdates/200304/page3/pics/march04-1.jpg

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Monday, August 9, 2004 12:27 PM
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***

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Monday, August 9, 2004 1:33 PM
Best thing to do is commit the crime and then cut the hair. ;)
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Monday, August 9, 2004 2:44 PM
Unless cutting his hair is actually the crime. :)
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Monday, August 9, 2004 3:42 PM
You guys are now accessories to the crime :)

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

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Monday, August 9, 2004 3:59 PM
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?
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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 1:07 PM
I found another Picture but of Nitro...probably the strangest picture Ive seen so far.

http://www.onridepics.com/sfgaonride/DSC00019%20(Small).JPG

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

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

http://www.onridepics.com/sfgaonride/DSC00019%20(Small).JPG

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