PCW still the flat-rides capital of N. America..

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006 5:52 PM

rollergator said:
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!

I was disappointed with Psyclone. I didn't think the rotation was paired very well with the swinging action. At the apex of every swing I ended up in the exact same place--facing downward. That wasn't too bad for me, but just once I would like to have been at the high end of the wheel. If I was in the same place at the apex then everyone else had to be too, which means those who were on the side of the wheel where in the same place each time also. I thought my rides on Delirium (the Huss version at PKI) were far superior.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006 11:15 PM
rollergator's avatar I musta cheated, it seemed like I was *always* getting the massive OUTSIDE swings...even moreso on my second lap...(waiting for my Jump2 to open).

Was good to see ya there...nice turnout, considering the cold weather...(FL joke, LOL).

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006 1:38 AM
Rollergator what about Evageline Lilly who plays Kate on Lost? She's Canadian and hot...

Anyway, coasters.de has an extensive catalog of flatrides and videos (just check out the Flying Circus, and be thankful Premier Rides never sold any in America. That was a very, sick, twisted, and demented person who invented that ride). They also sell DVDs of traveling rides, including setups. The only bad part? The videos are in the PAL format, and although they say many NTSC DVD players will play PAL DVDs, my Sony won't:(

Trying to catalog every single flatride I think would be a formidable feat. I don't think it would be too bad when you include the major parks, but when you start looking at smaller parks and FECs, man do you have your work cut out for you. Include kiddie flats and you've really got a challenge on your hands. Trying to describe what a flatride does is quite difficult as well. Recently, I tried to describe the Suspended Topspin we know as Tomb Raider Firefall to someone, and decided about half way into it, that a video of the one at Knott's (Riptide) from the Huss website would be much better.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006 10:38 AM
rollergator's avatar ^ I don't watch much on channels other than Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, and sports...

But since we've opened the door to hot Canadian women, might I suggest Margo Timmins of The Cowboy Junkies....yummy!
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=3922701

Back towards rides...;)
PNE's Coaster remains the undisputed 'King of Kanadian Koasters", at least until I get to LaRonde...and probably after that as well...

*** Edited 5/17/2006 2:39:32 PM UTC by rollergator***

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