Planned Kings Dominion trip April 1-3, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013 2:31 PM
LostKause's avatar

Remind me not to sit with Mike the next time I marathon a coaster. That sounds incredibly annoying. lol


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Friday, April 5, 2013 3:27 PM

It was a one-off thing intended to annoy my seatmate. Unfortunately, some poor, innocent bysitters..Carrie and about 30 others... were caught in the crossfire..collateral damage, I guess.

I wouldn't do that to you, Krause.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Friday, April 5, 2013 3:53 PM

I would. ;)


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Friday, April 5, 2013 9:55 PM

LostKause said:

Remind me not to sit with Mike the next time I marathon a coaster. That sounds incredibly annoying. lol

This is a little off topic, but what is the best roller coaster to marathon?

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Friday, April 5, 2013 10:22 PM

Maverick00 or anyone that has been to Kings Dominion lately, is I-305 still having issues with the wheels melting?

When I was there in August of 2011, it was still clearly a problem. The trains were covered in blue wheel goo, and they had to transfer one of them off the track while mechanics replaced several of the wheels.

I figured with time they'd get wheels that could sustain higher temps.

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Friday, April 5, 2013 10:58 PM
LostKause's avatar

I'm not the best person to ask that, Tyler. I haven't marathoned many coasters. My short list includes Magnum, Mantis, MF, and Blue Racer at Kings Island. I don't think I left any out. The first three were for photo shoots, and the Racer was for Coasting for Kids event to raise money for Give Kids the World.


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Friday, April 5, 2013 11:06 PM

The best to marathon at KD specifically, Tyler? Or just good ones in general?


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Friday, April 5, 2013 11:47 PM
LostKause's avatar

One can't just choose which coaster they want to marathon, unless their definition of marathoning is to sprint back in line over and over. One can only marathon coasters which are available for marathoning during ERT events.

...Just to clear that up. lol


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Friday, April 5, 2013 11:53 PM

We had a topic on that a few months back, Tyler:

http://coasterbuzz.com/Forums/Topic/best-and-worst-coaster-to-marathon

and I believe several similar topics asking which coasters were most re-rideable, etc. Short answer: it's going to vary for each person.

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Saturday, April 6, 2013 12:20 AM
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To be fair, Travis, go at the right time and you're golden. My Afterburn and Joker's Jinx marathons were on regular operating days.


13 Boomerang, 9 SLC, and 8 B-TR clones

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Saturday, April 6, 2013 12:37 AM

And B&M inverts are NOT good for marathons. That much I know. *shudder*

But what does it matter? You're a sprinter anyway! ;)


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Saturday, April 6, 2013 1:22 AM
rollergator's avatar

I've done 3+ consecutive laps on at least eight or nine B&M inverts....probably a maximum of 8-10 laps. But I love inverts, and they're typically features during ERTs (that*other kind* of ERT)... ;~)

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Saturday, April 6, 2013 2:21 AM

I did three laps on Batman at GrAdv without ever leaving my seat, and I did not feel well at all afterwards. However, with only breaks to walk back around the queue for Talon, I've ridden anywhere from 6-10 times in a row.

I think last year's PPP was my most ever rides on one coaster in one night at 11 laps in different seats.

I've never once done ERT. I'd love it.


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Saturday, April 6, 2013 6:35 AM

ERT is fun, depending on the park and the event. Sometimes riding is better on a slow afternoon when the park is open and everyone is scattered here and there for other things, then not so good for evening ERT when everyone at a well attended event shows up at once.

11 laps at PPP without getting up? Sounds like you've had a good ERT already anyway.

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Saturday, April 6, 2013 9:25 AM

^^ No, I got up and did other things...that's why I was saying I don't think I've truly marathoned anything...but most of my laps on Phoenix WERE in a row.


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Saturday, April 6, 2013 10:06 AM
LostKause's avatar

At PPP? I've only been to the event once, and the line for Phoenix was about a half hour long, and that was during a rainy night. On top of that, there were hour-long waits for the auto ride, at least two-cycle-waits for the flyers, and the same for most other rides.

Every time I read about PPP , they say it is very crowded. Was there a tornado or something when you went that kept everyone away or something? lol


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Saturday, April 6, 2013 12:22 PM
rollergator's avatar

I think bunky meant she simply left the station and got back in line - Phoenix addiction can be a chronic disease. The line for Phoenix can look intimidating, but it moves at ludicrous speed.

The lines for Phoenix, bumper cars, and flyers are all great meet-and-greet areas...make sure you get a chance to catch up with everyone, just in case you don't see some of them at the after-party (some people have young kids, or make the rookie mistake of going to another park on Sunday).

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Saturday, April 6, 2013 1:14 PM

^^ Gator hit it dead on...the line for Phoenix flies. I don't think I ever waited longer than 10 minutes even back behind the station building.

I don't really know what too many people from CB look like, and I haven't met any in person that I know of. The closest I came was talking to a former Buzzer who had left the site. Hung out with some really cool enthusiasts at PPP though, and they invited me to a party, but I had a two hour drive home and waiting animals, so I had to decline. I loved the atmosphere of everyone knowing each other and all being there for a similar purpose though. It felt like I had found "my people". *laugh*


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Saturday, April 6, 2013 4:22 PM
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The line for Pheonix when I went (2005, maybe?) was almost all the way to the Log Flume. That's not true ERT. It was still fun though.

I'm digging the photo upload feature a lot!


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Saturday, April 6, 2013 4:51 PM

Apparently.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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