Thunder Run SFKK

Sunday, October 19, 2003 2:39 PM
I rode Thunder Run at SFKK yesterday. I haven't seen it talked about much here but it's a great ride, and in my opinion the best coaster at SFKK. I was surprised at how much airtime the front seat offers...even more than the rear of the train. It was running very smooth and seemed to only get faster at night. I believe it has an identical layout to the Hurler coasters at Carowinds and PKD. Can anyone verify this?
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Nashville needs a theme park!
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Sunday, October 19, 2003 2:42 PM
I did a thread like this a while back. I've yet to ride Thunder Run, but it was (from what I'm told) the inspiration for Hurler Twins, but not identical.

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"I feel so delightfully White Trash..."

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Sunday, October 19, 2003 2:43 PM
That thread is here.

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--Maddie--
What do I Listen-To?
Hot stuff.

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Sunday, October 19, 2003 2:52 PM
Thanks for the link Chernabog.
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Nashville needs a theme park!
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Sunday, October 19, 2003 3:09 PM
Yep...another underrated gem!

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Sunday, October 19, 2003 4:10 PM
AMEN! This ride sits at my number two spot , above Legend and Raven. Nuff Said.

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I'd like to thank the academy , and my mom , and my fans,and.....oh forget it , I hate you all.

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Sunday, October 19, 2003 4:35 PM
Yes TR is seriously making a contention for my top 10 woodies, but then that would mean knocking out either The Beast or SFOG's GASM.
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Nashville needs a theme park!
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Sunday, October 19, 2003 5:09 PM
TR is awesome, especially in the front - very underrated
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Sunday, October 19, 2003 5:16 PM
Thrillerdude , KICK THEM OUT!

The ride is crazy-fast , has tons of airtime, and doesn't hurt one bit.

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Can ya' tell I love it?

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Sunday, October 19, 2003 7:35 PM
It was the big surprise of our trip to SFKK, and also our last coaster. It was unfortunate we only got to ride it once, as we arrived with only an hour-and-a-half before the park closed. It's actually a mirror image of the Hurler Twins, and it's far superior in my opinion.
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Did anyone ever bother trying out the seats on the KMG Tango? And if so, were they male?
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Sunday, October 19, 2003 7:37 PM
Definitely a wooden coaster that deserves more praise.

I got off this coaster with a big smile on my face. SFKK's hidden gem.

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Monday, October 20, 2003 5:41 AM
The Hurlers are NOTHING compared to Thunder Run. It's one of those rare, underrated woodies that you can just keep riding into oblivion without a single pain. Awesome airtime!

-Tina

<------who take TR over most woodies anyday....MOST woodies that is.

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Gimme speed, height, airtime and plenty of LAUNCH!!!

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Monday, October 20, 2003 5:45 AM
Thunder Run is much better than the Hurlers. It is strange in one respect. The track is well maintained, but the trains seem to not be so well maintained. Several buzzers including myself have reported restraint failures on this train. It is also common to see rows that are flagged off, probably due to restraint problems. Does anyone know more about this.
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Monday, October 20, 2003 6:28 AM
My biggest complaint about TR is that there's only one train...GREAT ride!

As far as the Hurlers being poor copies, PCar's was running like crazy this year, certainly WAY better than my previous rides on it. PKD's was like doggy doo in comparison, but the work done on PCar's copy since my last visit was nothing short of *miraculous*.

Back to TR, it is THE ride at SFKK, and almost always has a wait....and *deserves* all the praise it gets.

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Tact is for people not intelligent enough to comprehend sarcasm...;)

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Monday, October 20, 2003 6:33 AM
Was this last visit to PCar when the legendary "Where's Gator?" picture was taken?

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-Brian, who enjoys long walks on the beach, wooden coasters, avoiding being called a "jobber" while keeping it real in the 9Quad.

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Monday, October 20, 2003 6:37 AM
That's the one, Brian.....I should crop that and make it my profile pic. That way I could remain fairly anonymous, since all you can see is me staring down in disbelief as the upstops continued to SPIN (if you can even find me in the pic)....;)
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Tact is for people not intelligent enough to comprehend sarcasm...;)
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Monday, October 20, 2003 6:45 AM
Thunder Run is by far the best coaster at that park - which honestly has little to "praise" about. It felt more like a carnival midway than anything, nothing other than TR to write home about.

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MIZZOU-RAH!

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Monday, October 20, 2003 6:51 AM
Bill, I get photographer's credit for it if you do. ;)

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-Brian, who enjoys long walks on the beach, wooden coasters, avoiding being called a "jobber" while keeping it real in the 9Quad.

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Monday, October 20, 2003 7:19 AM
I just saw a pick of Thunder Run and it looks amazing. I am mad at myself for not going to SFKK last year!! BLAH ON ME!

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Monday, October 20, 2003 8:09 AM
The great thing about TR is it just gets better as it aged. I'm sure many of us can remember back a few years after it opened that it was incredibly rough and painful - but the modifications and track work have made it a truly great coaster. Now if only they could do something with that long straight section before the high turn around.
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