Ron Toomer dead at age 81

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 1:56 PM

I wondered about the first tubular steel moniker that was announced at oT. I always thought Matterhorn was older.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 7:20 PM

RIP Ron, As I was riding Magnum over the weekend and it seemed just a little bumpier than I remembered I thought of it as personality instead of bumpy. Still one of my favorites. I too have the arrow tolerance or at least learned the arrow tolerance. Lot of rides, some with transitions that should not have been attempted, but some good ones too.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 7:41 PM

^ "oh, they would be just fine with a nice lap bar restraint"

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 10:26 PM

Vater said:
RIP Ron Toomer. I'll be the first in this thread (and possibly the last) to praise one of my favorite of his creations, Drachen Fire. :)

Drachen Fire made me giggle like a school girl. That ride was great. Gave me a headache after a few times, but I didn't care at the time.

We were there for our spring trip in high school the year Alpengeist opened. I remember wanting to ride both of those rides so bad, and I was so excited when I saw BBW and Loch Ness for the first time.

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