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Sledgehammer (Huss Jump 2) might have been even better than I remember, Psyclone (Mondial's version of Delirium/MaXxAIR) was plain NUTS. Seemed to have perfect seats for maximum g's on EVERY swing....then the second ride weas BETTER...wow!
Mondial TopScan...Adventureland's may be RIP, but Canada's ain't....it's kicking BUTT. Even better than the one we had in the States, and the outside seats deliver like nothing else. MIGHT be better than my baby the Jump2. I hate admitting that, and WILL get teased for saying so...;)
Cliffhanger (Mondial Splashover) was nice, glad I got to ride this time (water effects off, yay...it was TOO cold), and while it had LOADS of swing-power, the flips were...lacking. I think we actually flipped OVER once...maybe twice at most....hard to tell when you're extra-disoriented from having another set of seats flying so close to you...hehe.
Yeah, there was coasters, ACE doesn't get ERTs on flats much....might wanna start looking into that... ;)
PCW, thanks to EVERYONE, you guys are the greatest....and a special shout-out to Nancy C. - give that woman a raise or something!
If LaRonde's is anything remotely CLOSE to SFoG's, it's a winner of...."goliath"...proportions.
PCW is an Intamin and/or Goliath-style hypercoaster, and one Anton, away from being my favoritest big park. As it is, there's an incredible array of mediocre coasters and AMAZING flats...as far as diveristy of offerings, it's "as good as it gets". (Helen Hunt reference, couldn't come up with any Canadian actresses I find hot.)... ;)
mOOSH [read it again...you'll get it!]
I would like to combine these ideas and have a flat rides database, similar to rcdb, giving a good discription of the ride and what it does, some nice pictures showing the ride in loading, operating, and with people on it!, and saying where the ride is fixed, or if portable with what ride company.
The Flat Joint pretty much has everything you mentioned (traveling and fixed rides, pics and even some location info) but not a full fledged location database.
Not sure where you got the idea that it just covers traveling rides. Was there a ride in particular you didn't see?
As far as a site like that, it's been mentioned by many over the years but never really comes together. I imagine interest would be relatively limited and it would be an almost ridiculous undertaking. RCDB covers coasters...period. That excludes many parks right off the bat. On top of that parks don't generally have a dozen (or two or three dozen) coasters. Parks have many more flats than coasters. That's a lot of info to put together. (for example, just try to get the info on every Musik Express in the US - let alone the world) and you're looking at a hell of an undertaking. Now do that for every flat ride that has, does or will exist. Seems like a ton of work.
Then there's the issue of keeping it updated an current. Bah!
Honestly, I think it's one of those ideas that sounds good on paper and might even make a lot of sense, but once the actual work begins, the sheer size of the project becomes clear.
Yeah, Flat Joint seems like the perfect balance of invested time and info available vs the interest in such a thing.
And you are evil and sexy even when you aren't trying. That's why you have such a fan club [with me as pres, natch] ;)
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