Sunday, April 22, 2001 11:18 AM
What would you do to reprofile your favorite coaster? On Hoosier Hurricane, after the turn around, there seems to be this area where you are going straight for a moment before you make a sharp right and go down a drop. In that straight area, I would make a dip and a climb, closely resembling that of Cornball Express (which I can only assume with be fun!)
Dip and Climb Pic (a little hard to see): http://www.angelfire.com/rant/coasters/images/ib/construction01/tour10_3_31.jpg
Will be at Busch Gardens Williamsburg April 28th.
*** This post was edited by Glitch01 on 4/22/2001. ***
Sunday, April 22, 2001 11:23 AM
I wouldn't touch a thing with the Phoenix. It's perfect the way it is. Well maybe in the tunnel I'd add some trick track but after the lift it's a sensational ride.
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Sunday, April 22, 2001 11:41 AM
I can't see the picture!!! LOL!!! Just kidding ;). From the pictures I've seen of both coasters (I haven't ridden the Hurricane), I would agree.
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Monday, April 23, 2001 9:29 AM
The Pepsi Max Big One as I would make the drops steeper and all proceeding the first drop a lot lower as there is absolutely no airtime on it!!! if you like airtime, MEGAFOBIA ON THE BACK SEAT!!!
Monday, April 23, 2001 10:53 AM
Something that I've been saying now for almost ten years; SFGAm should have had Arrow make the first drop on Shockwave to be a dip-turnaround-drop like on Demon instead of that turning dive. Shockwave would be one of my favorite coasters if only it had a stomach-in-the-throat type drop.
Monday, April 23, 2001 1:50 PM
I'd shrink Wild Thing's third hill. Right now, the first four go like this
I'd maybe (MAYBE) enlarge hill 2 a bit. Hill 3, though, MUST BE SHRUNK. Perhaps 130--103--something?
Not enough "air".
Monday, April 23, 2001 2:43 PM
I would bring Intamin in to Cedar Point and have them retrack and modify the Meanstreak with their new wood procedures...like on Colossus...and I'd tear out the trim brake on the drop. the potential that ride has...
Monday, April 23, 2001 2:46 PM
Well I wouldn't touch my favorite coasters; they are my favorites because there is nothing wrong with them hehe. I would do a number on Mean Streak and Grizzly at PKD though. They could both use some nice airtime hills.
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Monday, April 23, 2001 4:02 PM
I've said it once and I will repeat it until my wish is fulfilled. Concerning Revolution: Take out those d*mn horsecollars! And while they're at it..take out a lot of those brakes on that ride. People may say its too rough but thats only due to the collars. God that ride must have been wild in its origional glory. Oh yeah, its full name is "The Great American Revolution." YOu gotta respect one of the modern classics. Oh yeah, no block brakes on Colossus, not needed anymore.
Ghostrider = good
Tuesday, April 24, 2001 9:50 AM
For my favorite steel, B:TR, I might like to see it a little longer. But then again, it's so intense now my brain already gets pretty scrambled.
As for my favorite wooden, Viper (SFGAm), I'm happy to say I wouldn't change a thing. I love it the way it is.
"I'm going off the rails on a crazy train." - Ozzie Osbourne
Tuesday, April 24, 2001 10:27 AM
The Beast---extend it farther after the final double helix with some airtime hills out and back. That coaster is carrying so much speed there and is brought to a halt. Could keep the length record by doing this.