SOB Status Update Question.

Monday, June 18, 2007 8:27 AM
Yeah, for better or for worse, DK is about one of the straightest shooting CEO's in America!! So I believe this!
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Monday, June 18, 2007 1:08 PM
rollergator's avatar Gerstlauers + *insane speeds* + lateral-heavy layout = might be Sonny's last season....ride it while you can....if you dare! ;)
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Monday, June 18, 2007 1:37 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar The thought of riding SOB with Gerstlauers is frightening! To be honest though 'gator I don't think SOB really has the lateral forces of say Legend or Villain, those helices are banked pretty well and I don't remember having to peel myself off of the side of my seat.

But still, Gerstlauers + 214ft. Drop + 78Mph = Does not Compute!

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Monday, June 18, 2007 3:03 PM
rollergator's avatar ^ The laterals I was thinking about aren't IN the helices, more in the entrances/exits, esp. into and out of the first helix. Certainly not the "constant" lateral forces of Villan's turnarounds or the *repeated* laterals found on Legend, but sudden SHARP instances.

Note to Gerstlauer - please stick to building steel coasters...much like B&M, your forays into wood-coaster train manufacturing only hurt the guests and the rides! ;)

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Monday, June 18, 2007 10:12 PM
^LOL, ain't that the truth. I'm wondering if my next SOB ride will be my last thanks to G-arbage trains.
SOB's biggest fanboy!
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 12:12 AM
There seems to be conflicting "reports," but there is a picture of the car on the tracks posted on another website. There are also some reports of the full train being in the station.

Do we even know exactly what replaced the loop yet? Is it just an s-curve?

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 4:45 AM
nope, It's a gental continuation of the drop right up to the second helix. No swoop, No air hill, no nothing.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 8:18 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar There has to be a little bit of a turn, the begining and end of the loop are offset from each other.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 9:17 AM
yeah it veirs the ten feet needed to get to the entrance of the helix but it's not a curve. Just a gental gradual slant of the existing drop/rise
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 9:34 AM
CoastersNSich's avatar Yesterday, late afternoon, I noticed a red train parked in the station from the Eiffel Tower. Later, riding Drop Zone and walking Top Gun's exit ramp, I saw a closer glimpse of what I was sure to be a Gerstlauer there, loaded with the water dummies, along with two people walking around the station - not sure if they were rides or maintenance. I have not seen a second train, but assume it is somewhere on property, if not on the way.

Though I might not be able to say likewise about the ride experience, but being able to get seated in the Gerstlauer train has to be much more comfortable than the Premier trains and its raised floor.


Dental Plan! Lisa Needs Braces.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 10:32 AM
The raised floor was added second season to the Premiers. It's first season it didn't have it and was much more comfortable even to those who didn't have problems.

As for the ride quality, YMMV

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 12:25 PM
So maybe they are doing early morning testing before the park opens, as no one has yet claimed to see it testing.

Does Gerstauler make a trailered train?


Fever I really enjoy the Simpsons. It's just a shame that I am starting to LOOK like Homer.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 1:47 PM
crazy horse's avatar It's a piece of garbage....just tear it down and save everyone the money and time.

The footprint of the ride is boring, the best part of the ride was removed. I don't understand why they are wasting money on trying to fix something that can't be fixed. The upkeep on this type of ride has to be outragious.


what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007 12:21 AM
^Well that didn't take long. Tear it down...we don't hear that in every thread about SOB do we? The GP loves the ride, well they did, and I think it is far from garbage, or at least I did until I heard about G-trains. We'll have to see how those trains work out. I hope SOB doesn't end up like The Boss...ouch!
SOB's biggest fanboy!
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Thursday, June 21, 2007 6:46 AM
http://www.break.com/index/norweigian-kids-mess-with-train.html

Theres where the loop went. Id ride it :)

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Thursday, June 21, 2007 8:24 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar Um... yeah.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007 8:34 AM
Pagoda Gift Shop's avatar KIcentral.com has new pics of the new trains. Looks like they are doing a lot of testing with 3 cars before they put the big ones on.
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Thursday, June 21, 2007 8:59 AM

rollergator said:
^ The laterals I was thinking about aren't IN the helices, more in the entrances/exits, esp. into and out of the first helix. Certainly not the "constant" lateral forces of Villan's turnarounds or the *repeated* laterals found on Legend, but sudden SHARP instances.

Note to Gerstlauer - please stick to building steel coasters...much like B&M, your forays into wood-coaster train manufacturing only hurt the guests and the rides! ;)



Have you ridden Balder with the second gen trains? i've heard nothing but compliments.

Chuck

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Thursday, June 21, 2007 9:12 AM
Well after enlarging that photo and and cleaning it up a bit from KI central. It's infact standard G train lapbars. The frame of the train however looks to have been cut down the middle and spread to fit the track Probably filled in with a bigger floorpan or something.

Chuck

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Thursday, June 21, 2007 10:37 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar Maybe I'm just not familiar enough with his site, but it took me a long time to find those pics.

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