SFO Media Day: 5/4/00

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Thursday, May 4, 2000 1:37 PM
This was totally not planned. Steph and I were stopping by Six Flags Ohio to get our passes processed. With all of the catering going on just inside the gate, I remembered that it was media day. So for the heck of it, I asked the nice woman at the table if they needed some bodies. She gave us name tags and we were suddenly walking up to Villain...

The Villain: My new favorite woodie. Who knew? I was not expecting this. It has it all... airtime throughout, head choppers, strong laterals and cozy trains. The back seat has you floating all over the place in those gorgeous Gerstlauer trains.

Off of the first hill you go through the structure and back up a very high hill. Back down through a flat section that does tiny, brief roll right and back, then up in to the turn around. From the turn around through a dip and in to the kidney bashing turning drop. After some more airtime hills and another turn around, you are out of your seat constantly. When the thing finally hits the brake run, you're still way up with plenty of energy to spare.

I noticed that there is a long flat section for trims or block brakes on the second turn around, and the transfer table has room for three trains. It appears that CCI left that option open for them, but I'm no expert. 6 laps.

Batman: Knight Flight: I finally got to ride a floorless, and to be honest I was only moderately impressed. The front seat is very cool, especially in the center over the track. The thing is fast throughout and doesn't let go. Strong G's in the two turns following the vertical loop. They're not using the trims before the cobra roll (thank God) and only lightly pulsing the midcourse. The flat spin at the end is just nuts. Other seats just felt like any other B&M, frankly, but that's not a bad thing. 2 laps.

Superman: Ultimate Escape: Holy mother of God! I'll save you Lois! When they announced this thing, I was thinking glorified boomerang. Man, was I wrong. This is the mos 椀渀猀愀渀攀 琀栀椀渀最 䤀✀瘀攀 戀攀攀渀 漀渀 椀渀 愀 氀漀渀最 琀椀洀攀⸀ 吀栀攀 戀愀挀欀 愀渀搀 昀漀爀琀栀 挀礀挀氀攀 栀愀猀 戀攀攀渀 眀攀氀氀 搀漀挀甀洀攀渀琀攀搀Ⰰ 猀漀 䤀 眀漀渀✀琀 最漀 椀渀 琀漀 琀栀愀琀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 䤀 眀椀氀氀 挀漀洀洀攀渀琀 琀栀愀琀 琀栀攀 昀爀漀渀琀 愀渀搀 戀愀挀欀 猀攀愀琀 漀昀昀攀爀 挀漀洀瀀氀攀琀攀氀礀 搀椀昀昀攀爀攀渀琀 爀椀搀攀猀⸀ 䈀攀椀渀最 椀渀 琀栀攀 昀爀漀渀琀 愀渀搀 眀愀琀挀栀椀渀最 琀栀攀 眀漀爀氀搀 猀瀀椀渀 愀爀漀甀渀搀 礀漀甀 甀瀀 琀栀愀琀 猀瀀椀爀愀氀 椀猀 挀爀愀稀礀 猀琀甀昀昀⸀ 䈀攀椀渀最 椀渀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀 椀猀 渀甀琀猀 戀攀挀愀甀猀攀 礀漀甀 最漀 猀漀 栀椀最栀 甀瀀 琀栀攀 猀琀爀愀椀最栀琀 猀瀀椀欀攀⸀ 圀栀攀渀 椀琀 栀漀氀搀猀 礀漀甀 愀琀 琀栀攀 琀漀瀀 礀漀甀 愀爀攀 瀀椀渀渀攀搀 椀渀 琀漀 琀栀愀琀 栀愀爀渀攀猀猀⸀㰀戀爀㸀਀㰀戀爀㸀਀伀琀栀攀爀 漀戀猀攀爀瘀愀琀椀漀渀猀 愀戀漀甀琀 匀甀攀⸀⸀⸀ 琀栀漀猀攀 瘀攀爀琀椀挀愀氀 琀爀愀挀欀 猀攀挀琀椀漀渀猀 猀眀愀礀 愀氀氀 漀瘀攀爀 琀栀攀 瀀氀愀挀攀⸀ 䤀✀洀 猀甀爀攀 琀栀愀琀✀猀 戀礀 搀攀猀椀最渀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 椀琀✀猀 愀 氀椀琀琀氀攀 昀爀攀愀欀礀 琀漀 猀攀攀 椀琀⸀ 吀栀攀爀攀 椀猀 渀漀 搀爀漀瀀瀀椀渀最 昀氀漀漀爀Ⰰ 猀漀 礀漀甀 栀愀瘀攀 琀漀 栀漀瀀 甀瀀 椀渀 琀漀 琀栀攀 猀攀愀琀⸀ 吀栀攀爀攀 愀爀攀 渀漀 栀甀最攀 猀挀爀攀攀渀猀 琀漀 戀氀漀挀欀 礀漀甀爀 瘀椀攀眀 昀爀漀洀 琀栀攀 焀甀攀甀攀⸀ ⠀氀椀欀攀 䘀愀挀攀⼀伀昀昀⤀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 琀栀攀爀攀 愀爀攀 攀氀攀挀琀爀椀挀 攀礀攀猀 漀渀 戀漀琀栀 猀椀搀攀猀 漀昀 琀栀攀 瀀氀愀琀昀漀爀洀 琀漀 搀攀琀攀挀琀 瀀攀漀瀀氀攀 椀渀 琀栀攀 眀愀礀⸀ 伀渀 漀渀攀 漀挀挀愀猀猀椀漀渀 琀栀攀礀 猀攀攀洀攀搀 琀漀 栀愀瘀攀 愀 栀愀爀搀 琀椀洀攀 瀀愀爀欀椀渀最 琀栀攀 琀爀愀椀渀Ⰰ 愀猀 椀琀 爀漀氀氀攀搀 琀栀爀漀甀最栀 琀栀攀 猀琀愀琀椀漀渀Ⰰ 戀愀挀欀 椀渀 愀渀搀 漀甀琀 愀最愀椀渀Ⰰ 琀栀攀渀 昀椀渀愀氀氀礀 戀愀挀欀 琀漀 琀栀攀 氀漀愀搀椀渀最 瀀漀猀椀琀椀漀渀⸀ 䄀氀猀漀 愀洀愀稀椀渀最 椀猀 琀栀攀 爀漀愀爀 漀昀 琀栀攀 挀漀漀氀椀渀最 昀愀渀猀 愀戀漀瘀攀 琀栀攀 洀愀最渀攀琀猀⸀ 㐀 挀礀挀氀攀猀 昀漀爀 洀攀⸀㰀戀爀㸀਀㰀戀爀㸀਀吀栀攀 爀攀猀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 瀀愀爀欀 椀猀 愀 洀攀猀猀Ⰰ 焀甀椀琀攀 昀爀愀渀欀氀礀⸀ 吀栀攀 渀椀挀攀 琀栀攀洀攀 愀爀漀甀渀搀 琀栀攀 嘀椀氀氀愀椀渀 猀琀愀琀椀漀渀 椀猀 爀攀愀搀礀Ⰰ 椀渀挀氀甀搀椀渀最 琀栀攀 琀甀渀渀攀氀 漀瘀攀爀 搀漀甀戀氀攀 氀漀漀瀀✀猀 昀椀爀猀琀 琀甀爀渀⸀ 吀栀攀 猀琀漀爀攀 愀琀 䈀愀琀洀愀渀✀猀 攀砀椀琀 椀猀 最攀琀琀椀渀最 瀀愀椀渀琀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 椀琀✀猀 渀漀琀 爀攀愀搀礀⸀ 吀栀攀爀攀 愀瀀瀀攀愀爀攀搀 琀漀 戀攀 愀 氀漀琀 漀昀 愀挀琀椀瘀椀琀礀 愀爀漀甀渀搀 琀栀攀 眀愀琀攀爀 瀀愀爀欀⸀ 䴀爀⸀ 䠀礀搀攀✀猀 一愀猀琀礀 倀愀椀渀琀 䨀漀戀 椀猀 渀漀眀 瀀甀爀瀀氀攀 愀渀搀 最爀攀攀渀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 猀琀椀氀氀 昀愀椀爀氀礀 栀椀搀攀漀甀猀⸀㰀戀爀㸀਀㰀戀爀㸀਀伀瘀攀爀愀氀氀Ⰰ 䤀✀洀 椀洀瀀爀攀猀猀攀搀 眀椀琀栀 琀栀攀 渀攀眀 爀椀搀攀猀⸀ 䤀 樀甀猀琀 栀漀瀀攀 琀栀愀琀 琀栀攀礀 挀愀渀 欀攀攀瀀 挀愀瀀愀挀椀琀礀 甀瀀 眀栀攀爀攀 椀琀 渀攀攀搀猀 琀漀 戀攀⸀㰀戀爀㸀਀㰀戀爀㸀਀ⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀ㰀戀爀㸀਀䨀攀昀昀㰀戀爀㸀਀圀攀戀洀愀猀琀攀爀⼀䄀搀洀椀渀 ⴀ 䌀漀愀猀琀攀爀䈀甀稀稀⸀挀漀洀
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Thursday, May 4, 2000 2:57 PM
Thanks, Jeff! I'll be at the park Saturday, and now I'm looking forward to it more than ever!

I'll have to see how BKF compares to Medusa East.

Villain sounds better and better...


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--Greg

http://www.pobox.com/~gregleg/
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Thursday, May 4, 2000 4:56 PM
Hopefully I get there tomorrow night any suggestions on which new ride to hit first and how is RrE construction going?
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Thursday, May 4, 2000 5:17 PM
Road Runner Express appears finished, but there was a lot of men working around the actual site.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Friday, May 5, 2000 12:40 PM
my friend's dad is a pretty high ranking guy in the local coke business(he evens drives a coke van). he basically goes to schools, businesses, organization, etc., etc and tries to get them to use coke. he went there yesterday and said the exact same things you were talking about, jeff. he seemed more excited about the huge steaks he got to eat there. haha *** This post was edited by punk on 5/5/2000. ***
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