Yes I agree, you don't even know Talon is running until you go up to the fence in the helix section and it feels like an F5 tornado is about to blow you over. You are only a few feet from the train when it goes by. ------------- 2002, the year the Six Flags America bashing stops.
yea, i know for a fact hulk wasnt silenced. could here that anywhere in the park. yet what confuses me is why dueling dragons is silenced, but hulk wasnt. dueling dragons didnt have sand in the spine though, instead, gravel in the supports.
heres a link to what i was talking about...
not official, but joel seems to know what he is talking about.
i heard once that they filled the suppors or track with foam but i dunno if this actually happened anywhere. Batman:Dark Knight at SFNE was extremely silent - you could clearly hear the wheels sqeaking on the new track.
Hulk makes one of the most interesting sounds i have ever heard. Like a swarm of bees is a good way to describe it. One coaster i can think of that seems like they made it louder is Top Gun The Jet Coaster, that thing is deafening.
Actully it's depends on how the coaster is designed, for instance Hulk is only noise damped in the first drop after the zero g roll.
What exactly are you talking about? Hulk isn't dampened, silenced OR quieted. It's quite a roar coming down that hill out of the zero G roll. I have a video of the first part of the ride filmed from the bridge.
----------------- Sorrrrrrrry folks! Parks closed. The moose out front should have told you.
I was thinking that too, Homey. I was just at IOA last month and stood on that bridge right below the zero-G roll and in front of the bottom of the first hill that takes you up to the cobra roll. That sucker sounded pretty loud to me!
Well, not at all surprised by KBF's dampening of Xcelerator....talk about your "bad neighbor policy". You'd think all those businesses nearby would rather not have all the additional traffic Knott's brings in....
Hulk's "angry swarm of bees" is patented, BTW....;)