SFGADV Needs some New Wood!

Thursday, July 11, 2002 9:39 AM
Lets get real people. The park is truely lacking in this department. Rolling Thunder is just aweful. The need a nice CCI rather than another Steel beast. Sure a steel coaster would be more proliffic, but hell all the place has is steel. I vote for a *****in Woodie.

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BMCOASTER

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 9:43 AM
If the choice was mine, I'd just keep on adding steel.
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Thursday, July 11, 2002 9:45 AM
Based on what they have done with Rotting Lumber, I'd be just as happy if they never built another wooden coaster in my lifetime. I'll just go to HersheyPark for a woodie fix.

I hope Arrow gets its act together because I'd love to see a 4-D up in jersey

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"To get inside this head of mine, would take a monkey-wrench, and a lot of wine" Res How I Do

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 10:11 AM
im not a huge woddie fan but i must admit sfgadv needs to repair rolling thunder and get a new wodie next season. its a shame that a mega park with thre B&M's dosent have a good woodie i mean and awsome woodie would cost 1/4 of a B&M if im not mistaken most cci cost less than 3 million dollars

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I just want to ride as many coasters as posible

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 10:14 AM
Rolling Thunder has a great layout. With some retracking, a little grease, a paint job and proper maintenance it could very well be a top-tier ride. I understand when it opened it was quite good.

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 10:15 AM
SFGAdv doesn't deserve a new wooden coaster until they learn how to take care of the one they have. All coasters need maintenance, especially woodies (see Villain).

-Nate

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 10:46 AM
It does seem odd that a park with 11 coasters has only one woodie. Heck, even all 10 of their removed coasters were steelies. (according to RCDB)

One new order of wood, please. I'll take a large order of airtime with a side of laterals, and a nice tunneled helix for dessert.

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Nothing... NOTHING... can prepare you for... the Fourth Dimension!

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 10:47 AM
I'm wondering what the have against painting and maintaining this rough eyesore. Is this park run by chicken boo or something. I'm sure they have a billion and one other things to think about but dag!!! That's why the need me up in there

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God is Good!

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 10:49 AM

"I hope Arrow gets its act together because I'd love to see a 4-D up in jersey "

Keep dreaming..it won't happen if the congressman gets his way and the gforce law passes later this year.

They also can't build any coasters/thrill rides over 300 ft..because of the air base that is near there..that is a zoning violation..so we can cross out any gigas, drop towers or "superman" thrill rides there.

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*** This post was edited by CoasterMom on 7/11/2002. ***

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 10:56 AM
We already have a hyper! Plus a drop ride is very much possible. Parachute/paratroopers.....whatever is 250 feet high. They could use the same tower and just add the drop vehicle and magnets

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God is Good!

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 11:04 AM

Sorry I forgot about Nitro..and I meant to say "giga"...my mistake..

but still they aren't allowed to build anything over 300 ft..ask ANYONE who works there or lives in the area.

They should do something with that damn Stunt Tower..does it ever run?

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 11:13 AM
Who cares if the rides are over 300 feet? I've only had the pleasure of riding one amusement park ride ovr 300ft and it is not my favorite. And coasters can be desigined to whatever G forces they want them to have. If that limit is only TWO, I do not doubt that an enjoyable ride could be made within those restraints. Hell, four of my favorite rides (Lightning Racer, Raging Bull, Talon and Kraken) have all been called "forceless" and I doubt shatter any gforce restricitions but they are insanely fun.
lata,
jeremy
--who recently learned how to

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"To get inside this head of mine, would take a monkey-wrench, and a lot of wine" Res How I Do

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 11:15 AM

No new wood 'til they learn how to take care of the wood that's there already...

...brought to you by the committee to save the reputation of wooden coasters...

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 11:16 AM
Keep the steel comic:)

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-Sean Newman
88 coasters in Track Record!! Hypersonic XLC Coaster # 100 in July.
Nitro Laps:105
B+R Launches:28

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 11:26 AM

I don't know. Neither SFGADv, SFMM or CP have bothered with a wooden coaster in over 10 years, and I have to think it's not by accident. Smaller parks with less coasters to maintain take better care of their wooden coasters, hands down. For any park with over 10 coasters, taking care of a new woody is probably more of a nightmare than it's worth.

Keep building the world class steel, if you want wood, go somewhere where they "specialize" in it.

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"Escuse me, can you tell me where the heck the Mystery Lodge is"?

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 11:41 AM
SFGAm, which has one of the largest coaster selections in the country, is able to take great care of their two wooden coasters. It can be done, it just seems like most large parks choose not to.

As for New Jersey's g-force laws, I wouldn't worry about it. The "restrictions" are complete BS, as they're not going to affect anything that's currently in the state, nor are they going to prevent any coaster being installed there (except maybe Texas Tornado). X, or any other coaster built recently, doesn't pull any G's outside of the NJ restrictions.

-Nate

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 11:47 AM

"SFGAm, which has one of the largest coaster selections in the country, is able to take great care of their two wooden coasters. It can be done, it just seems like most large parks choose not to".

But they haven't build any new ones have they? And they won't, mark my words. Most large parks have at least two wooden coasters, but the point is, that's where it stops. Plus, I'd argue that SFGAm really only takes care of "one" of their woodys, the other one sucks big time.

SF overall does a descent job with their wooden coasters, but not good enough to warrent any additions to their larger parks. Like I said, too much of a headache.

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"Escuse me, can you tell me where the heck the Mystery Lodge is"?

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 11:55 AM

How about giving CCI or GCI a crack at Redesigning Rolling thunder. Add some speed, a few more thrills, and a dedicated maintenance staff that cares, and it could once again be a Great Ride. Yes it was at one time, terrific fun.

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 12:01 PM
1995 is fairly recent in my book. And no, I wouldn't expect SFGAm to add another wooden coaster because I think the park is fine in that department. Eagle can certainly be tempermental, but SFGAm regularly greases it and it was recently retracked. I think it rides well for being a way-too-large 22-year-old woodie. Some parks can't even take care of their coasters that are only a year or two old (and with a few exceptions, Six Flags is most guilty of this, with Cedar Fair not far behind).

-Nate

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 12:01 PM

Intamin could also make it possible for some of these parks to add new wood with their new track design. Problem is, some have rejected it as "too smooth" or "steel like". For me, "too smooth" and "Six Flags" sounds like a good combo to me.

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"Escuse me, can you tell me where the heck the Mystery Lodge is"?

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