Reprofile Legend's Helix!?!?!

Monday, February 10, 2003 11:35 AM
CJ - if you lowered the mid-point of Legend's helix it would increase the speed and laterals in the second half. While I do recall a noticable slowing during the day I seem to remember trains zomming right past that high point during ERT. I think the helix is about as intense as the park wants it to be...remember few of their guests are coaster nuts like us.

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"It looks smaller than I imagined, but still looks to be a great ride." -- CPLady

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Monday, February 10, 2003 11:46 AM
Well that does it. I'm kicking myself senseless for not ever attending SRM even though I was only 4 hours north at Purdue. I always went on light days to maximize the lap count. Last time 14 Legend, 47 Raven.

Now that I'm living out in Denver, I miss HW like an old friend. I'm impulsively buying my airfare tomorrow for SRM.

And MagnumForce, seat 1-2 on Twister is grand. I only rode twice on my first and only trip to Knobels last summer. That park was so fun! I need to make it to PPP one of these years too.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 11:49 AM
CJ - over two days at SRM you should be able to get that many rides if not more.


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"It looks smaller than I imagined, but still looks to be a great ride." -- CPLady

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Monday, February 10, 2003 11:51 AM
If you don't like laterals, why the heck would you like Legend more than Raven? :)

-Nate (doesn't hate the Legend, but would rather spend the night with Raven. Twister, on the other hand...)

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Monday, February 10, 2003 11:55 AM
1-2 on Twister, 1-3 on Maggie, 1-3 on Phoenix, 1-1 on Timbers, numbers to live by

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Da Poodle

Coming in 2003-The Spawn Of Magnum!

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Monday, February 10, 2003 12:04 PM
MagnumForce- Couldn't agree more!

Don't forget 6-2 on Cornball, 1-3 on Viper, 9 on Raging Bull

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Monday, February 10, 2003 12:28 PM
I like the helix the way it is, although I do admit it makes the Legend a little less rerideable.

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Joe Cernelli
Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
Masters of War

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Monday, February 10, 2003 3:52 PM

Moosh, heard that SRM is packed with sometimes 45 minute waits for Raven Friday night.

Not that I care, I'm there... :)
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Monday, February 10, 2003 5:32 PM
Homey - I've been to SRM three years running and even with the crowds of last year I never waited more than 30 minutes for either coaster. The lines really move fast. Of course you will find longer waits for the front and back, but if you are happy riding there once or twice and the rest in the middle you can get a ton of rides.

YMMV.

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"It looks smaller than I imagined, but still looks to be a great ride." -- CPLady

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Monday, February 10, 2003 6:46 PM
Dont forget the ::hold hands straight out in front of myself open vertically and moving them to the words::: FOURTH ROW FROM THE BACK!!!

A little funny for those who know who "Coasterbob" is :)

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SFGAm Viper

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 3:50 AM

Coaster Joe said: Now that I'm living out in Denver, I miss HW like an old friend. I'm impulsively buying my airfare tomorrow for SRM.

That's so sweet! Your old friends look forward to seeing you again in May!

Be sure to wear a Purdue t-shirt, to get under Will Koch's skin! He's a Notre Dame grad and really razzes anyone who went to P.U. (including his father, one of his brothers and one of his sisters). It's all a big joke, of course, but it would be a great way to start an animated conversation with Will.

Me? Indiana University. Loooooong ago. :) Paula

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Paula Werne
Holiday World PR
www.holidayworld.com/srm

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 5:45 AM
Dang, Paula! After hearing your story about Will & Purdue I really wish I were going to be at SRM this year. After "Operation Mothers Day" in 2001 and "Operation Graduation" last year it would have been fun to organize an "Operation Purdue" for Will...perhaps present him with a Purdue sweatshirt or something? Oh well...maybe next year ;)

Moosh [always handy with an evil plan]

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"Really.. no one thinks [Moosh is] funny down here in Texas." - Panther Modern


*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 2/11/2003 10:46:07 AM ***

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 5:48 AM
and then there's Will Perdue, who was part of the Chicago Bulls dynasty...

and speaking of the 90s Bulls, who's the blond HW world guy who looks like Steve Kerr? My brother and I couldn't get over how much he looked like Steve Kerr and we took a picture with him.

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UpsideDawnGrrl

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 5:50 AM
Sacrilege! Legend is perfect.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 5:53 AM
Amen Mark "Dubya." Need I remind everyone of the "New Coke" fiasco? Although Classic Legend sounds kind of cool...

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UpsideDawnGrrl

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 5:55 AM
Who the heck is Steve Kerr? Well, I did a Google search, found a photo and ...looks like Brandon! Brandon Berg is our Director of Human Resources, a really nice guy. He says people ask him all the time if he's related to the big guy.

So there you have it! Paula

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Paula Werne
Holiday World PR
www.holidayworld.com/srm

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 5:57 AM
Dawn - did you ever try Orbitz? It was a soda [pop, whatever] with little round gelatin orbs floating in it. It was a Pepsi product.

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"Really.. no one thinks [Moosh is] funny down here in Texas." - Panther Modern

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 6:05 AM
Moosh, that drink sounds nasty. Sounds like a joke..."What do you get if soda mated with Dippin' Dots?" ;)

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 6:09 AM
Orbitz was ahead of its time... now those Indian "bubble" teas are really catching on. The bubbles are tapioca. I don't know what the Orbitz bubbles were, but probably the same...

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 6:15 AM
Den - I'm pretty sure they were gelatin. Orbitz taked really good but there was something rather "odd" about suddenly feeling those squishy globs in your mouth. IMO it wasn't the taste that killed the drink, it was the sensation of drinking it.

Moosh - will have to check out some of them Indian teas...

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"Really.. no one thinks [Moosh is] funny down here in Texas." - Panther Modern


*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 2/11/2003 11:15:30 AM ***

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