Saturday, May 18, 2002 8:54 AM
I was wandering what are peoples favorite flat ride at PKI. Mine is the Flying Eagles, I scare myself on that rie when hitting the trees but IMO better than even TR:TR,though i do like TR:TR.
Saturday, May 18, 2002 9:18 AM
Flying Eagles with out a doubt. How many other parks besides PKI lets you snap em? None what I can think of
Saturday, May 18, 2002 9:38 AM
I really i didnt know other parks dont let you snap them. That makes me appreciate them even more.
Saturday, May 18, 2002 10:38 AM
Hell ya the flying eagles all the way. I snap those lines and I had little kids in line scared and their parents told me not to do that cuz it scared them.
Saturday, May 18, 2002 12:18 PM
I love snapping those things!!
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Saturday, May 18, 2002 1:20 PM
1. Flying Eagles- Really needs no explanation, but the ride is incredibly thrilling and fun for its size and deceiving looks. Long live the Snap!
2. Viking Fury- My favorite swinging ship I've been on and the setting and enthusiasm of the riders and crew really haven't been beaten. A major reride ride for me!
3. Tomb Raider: The Line- I've not been on the ride yet, but I've been through the queue and pre-shows 3 times already and it really is an outstanding walk-through dark attraction on its on and would still be high up even if I didn't like the ride itself.
As far as parks that let you snap the eagles, I think both Knoeble's and PGA let you from the reports I've heard.
*** This post was edited by Koaster King on 5/18/2002. ***
Saturday, May 18, 2002 4:24 PM
What is this "snap" you speak of?
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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 12:56 PM
My favorite is TRTR, followed by the Eagles.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 4:10 PM
SFNE Freak, as described before on other "Flyers love threads", the snap is the sudden tension applied to the cables after the tub has lost momentum. Slack accumulates when the tub reaches the end of the outswing and inswing, as the ride gets ahead of the tub. The further you turn yourself sideways the quicker you will slow down (resulting in a temporary pause right before the cables tighten, causing a ride-shaking, thunderous CRACK that sends chills through every spectator's spine.). Timing is crucial, and PKI's usually have 2 outswings per ride revolution. Ride it a few times to practice, and find a rhythm that works for you. It's also good to watch some ACEers take flight! We're always taking new recruits. :) If you get to Knoebels, you'll experience a somewhat brutal version, since the seats are hardwood benches and the ride lasts several minutes.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 6:18 PM
weres the eagles at at PKI? my main focus is normally on coasters there cause i can only make it there once a year, but this year, i wanna hit some flats.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 6:26 PM
The Eagles are next to Vortex at the Coney Mall entrance. They're tucked in the corner and kinda easy to miss. You'll walk right by them if you enter Coney Mall from Rivertown.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 6:38 PM
I tried to snap the Eagles/Do-Do Birds at Holiday World, but either the cables are shorter, too spaced out, or something supernatural because I just couldn't do it. I pride myself as a self-taught expert in the art of cable snapping at PKI (as I am at hand smacking at Cedar Point) but they just wouldn't work right at HW. I got good air, just no snap.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2002 6:43 PM
I love finding single rider novists and jumping in with them and taking them for the ride of their life!!!HAHAHA!!!
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Thursday, May 23, 2002 11:37 AM
I love the eagles. I have one question, which is better, more weight or less?
Thursday, May 23, 2002 3:16 PM
Weight doesn't matter. The key is moving the steerer ( or whatever you wanna call it) back and forth fast. It doesn't matter how far you move it or the weight or anything else. It's also a lot easier to snap when it's not windy.