Ultimate Thrillrides on right now.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004 11:03 PM
New. Ultimate Thrillrides on right now on National Geography channel. Features Superman @ SFMM, TTD, and SWAT @ SFAW. (EDT 11pm) (DISH Network channel 186)

*** Edited 7/28/2004 3:03:35 AM UTC by Rctycoon2k***

Tuesday, July 27, 2004 11:18 PM
This Show Is amazing. Always wanted to know more about the SWAT. Thanks for Telling me! Would be nice for Cedar Point.... ::wink::

Did anyone else notice how the Cable Snapped in the S&S Factory? No WONDER Riders on TTD got shavings in their face. When it snaps it looks VIOLENT!

*** Edited 7/28/2004 3:49:13 AM UTC by Cdrpntdrgstr***

Wednesday, July 28, 2004 12:43 AM
Thank you so much Rctycoon2k. I was only able to see the last part of it, but I am glad that I did. Hopefully they will repeat it later this week.
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 12:45 AM
I was just told it was on at 8pm EDT... I don't know when they will replay it.
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 2:05 AM
What am I missing here?

I originally caught this post at about 10 to midnight. It was some show about Atlantis or something.

So I'm thinking you didn't mean the National Geographic channel - except that others say they saw it too.

My next logical step is to check their site and even it says 'Dawn Of Atlantis' was on at 8pm and 11pm.

So what's the deal?

Did my wife reprogram the V-chip in our TV to block coaster shows again?

Wednesday, July 28, 2004 8:16 AM
lol Lord Gonchar. . . that would suck.

I didn't catch the show but they'll most likely replay it sometime soon.


Wednesday, July 28, 2004 8:34 AM
It was in fact on the National Geographic channel at 8pm EST. I thought it was pretty good. It was a more technical look at mostly propulsion/braking technologies. They started off with Superman at Magic Mountain and went through SWAT, X, Power Tower, TTD, Air, Perilous Plunge and a few others.

A lot of detail was given about redundancies of systems. Cdrpntdrgstr: you're right. That cable snap was sort of frightening. I really wish they would have followed that clip with some preventative techniques used on the rides, namely TTD, to protect riders if that would happen during normal operation. I'm sure the show was filmed long before the incident though.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004 10:55 AM
Yeah, I thought that was ironic they were talking about cable fraying / snapping, then they started talking about TTD... ;)
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 11:01 AM
After looking on their website, they did have listed "Dawn of Atlantis" on National Geography channel at 8pm and 11pm yesterday. I don't know what's with that.
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 11:57 AM
Yes, I checked the website as well and found no listings for this show. Tried a search and it came back empty as well. So I sent an email to them asking why this is so and where I can find out more about the show and when it airs.
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 3:55 PM
It was on at 8pm ^again at 11 pm last night & I thought it was pretty good.

To a small extent they did show a hint of some preventative maintenance on PT but other than that the emphisis was indeed on propulsion,restraint & braking technolgy.....did anyone find the mix up on X's rail system funny?they stated that the yellow rails are what control seat rotations when in fact it's the pink/purple rails that do it.

The AIR & Oblivion footage was real good too but I don't get something: it said that to achieve a 400ft drop you'd need an 800ft tall lift,now if this were true than Magnum's lift would've needed to be 400ft tall in order to achieve a 200ft drop,which we all know is just not true.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004 3:59 PM
I suspect you misheard and that they said 800-foot LONG lift, not tall.
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 4:05 PM
And even that's only if you're doing a 30 degree lift which I think is what most Arrow coasters had. Intamin cable lifts achieve heights a lot faster obviously (MF's lift is roughly 440' long)

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