(and you might even decide to stop along the way to get married once or twice).... ;)
One of these days, Bill, you're going to end up wondering why it's so hot in that handbasket you've found yourself riding in.
"Where am I going and why am I in this handbasket?" ;)
If you are in the area you need to go up to Utah State University and try their famous Aggie ice cream! Just ask any student walking around and they can tell you exactly where to find it!
I'm stoked that I have a chance to ride Sonic Boom. I thought that ride would never be open to the GP.
Three hundred and fifty-something feet with a tube for a brake? Yeesh!
In normal operation you ride to the top where the vehicle stops 330 feet up. Then to fall one of the two riders has to press the release button. When I rode it with my buddy Joe, who used to work for S&S, he would press the release button just before we'd stop at the top. When the car was released it would continue to travel upwards under its own momentum before stalling and falling, enhancing the freefall sensation.
You cannot see the tube. You fall and continuously pick up speed, all the while seeing the ground get closer and closer and closer. Then all of a sudden darkness. Oddly the decelerarion is barely noticable...and then the door to the tube opens and you realize you're at the bottom.
Is there anyplace I can see the Snic Boom in action....ya know, like, video... ;)
Was re-visiting this thread when I checked out the link for the pics here: http://www.johnnyupsidedown.com/eventSIL.html
At the very top he just added a video today of Sonic Boom.
Looks interesting......to say the least.
...and thanks to johnny...(wish I could type that upside down, but this keyboard only works sdrawkcab)...*shrug*.... ;)
It looks like they built it using an old radio tower. I wonder if they could modify one of the really tall radio masts (1000'+). Yikes! Carp-ola!
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