RIP Herb Schmeck

Friday, October 22, 2004 11:44 AM
Okay... so I am a little late... but seeing the roll back item for 10/22/1956, I feel like I should be wearing black today.

I wasn't planning on it, but since HP in the Dark is running this evening, I feel like stopping by tonight just for a ride on the Comet.

Friday, October 22, 2004 11:48 AM
RIP, indeed. I've only ridden three of his designs, but he was the best, in my opinion.
Friday, October 22, 2004 3:04 PM
What all did Herb design? Just curious as to what I may have ridden.
Friday, October 22, 2004 3:08 PM
He designed (or contributed to the design of) these coasters.
Friday, October 22, 2004 3:20 PM
For those of you who loved the SAT...


Friday, October 22, 2004 3:24 PM
I wholeheartedly agree, gator! :)

Although I can't say I really loved the SAT...

*** Edited 10/22/2004 7:24:44 PM UTC by Vater***

Friday, October 22, 2004 4:54 PM
Too bad that part of the SATs is soon to be replaced with essays.

He designed Rollo Coaster at Idlewild, but that's the only coaste of his I have ridden so far.

Saturday, October 23, 2004 1:40 PM
Rollo Coaster at Idlewild looks like the only one that I have ridden as well. Thanks for the heads up on the coasters that he has designed.
Saturday, October 23, 2004 11:38 PM
Well I would have ridden Thunderhawk at Dorney Park last night, IF they didn't close it at 6:00 because they have Fright Zone set up along the walkway nearby. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.
Sunday, October 24, 2004 1:32 AM
I've been on Yankee Cannonball, one of his greatest, as i loved that ride, second favorite woodie, behind Bolder Dash, and i didnt enjoy the Wildcat very much @ the Lake. It was a little boring for my taste, not much air either, i dont know what happened there.
Sunday, October 24, 2004 9:07 AM
The best coaster from Herb Schmek is the Comet that stands at Great Escape right now.
Sunday, October 24, 2004 9:19 AM
I take back that I have only ridden Rolo Coaster. I forgot to look at the second page. I have ridden Thunderhawk at DP as well as a few others. I agree the Comet at Great Escape is the best that I have ridden out of those coasters. *** Edited 10/26/2004 8:16:45 PM UTC by Trick Track***
Tuesday, October 26, 2004 12:04 AM
I believe the Wildcat at The Lake was completely restored in the mid 80's when HERCO took over the park. If I remember when they restored the coaster they also Reproflied it toning it down.
Tuesday, October 26, 2004 12:50 AM
Comet at Great Escape is is quite close to wooden coaster perfection:) and, since we are on the Schmeck band wagon, i actually had quite an AMAZING ride on Hersheypark's Comet friday night...its usually simply was seriously above the fun factor fri night.

basically...there is no bad wooden coaster...except maybe if the name Summers or Dinn or RCCA is somewhere in the name:) haha....

Tim....ok, maybe SFKK's Thunder Run is the only exceoption:)


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