Friday, July 20, 2001 6:31 PM
Hey guys, I am at SFGAm right now I am using my pom pilot. I just got of V2. The brakes on the back spike malfuctioned and we were held up there for a bout 30 secs! Man it was scary. Kind of hurt though.
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Friday, July 20, 2001 7:07 PM
Huh? Your Palm Pilot? Are you serious?
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Friday, July 20, 2001 7:08 PM
That would be awesome, although unsafe. Your not going to sue the park right?

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Friday, July 20, 2001 7:10 PM

MILLENIUMFORCERULES said:
"Huh? Your Palm Pilot? Are you serious?"

You can have wireless internet on a Palm Pilot.

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Don't Fight It: Ride It! Raging Bull
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Friday, July 20, 2001 7:20 PM
No way. I almost went tonight. That must have been incredibly uncomfortable and slightly unnerving. If the restraints unlocked you'd be toast (wet toast, that is).
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Friday, July 20, 2001 7:22 PM
somehow i dont buy it. They arent brakes for one, they are LIMs. Second off, there are cutoffs for the power to the back spike for just that reason. They wouldve just cut power and let you coast into the magnetic brakes. if it did happen, cool, but one educated coaster freak wouldnt buy it. :-P
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Friday, July 20, 2001 7:30 PM
I guess you haven't figured out Graffiti on the Palm because you can't seem to spell it. I was also wondering why the IP you posted from is an @Home address (cable modem) that I can ping an hour later at less than 300ms through my dial-up. Those are some batteries.

Or maybe you're just making it up, since I don't see electro-magnets "malfunctioning" to hold a train weighing several tons for 30 seconds.

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"From the global village... in the age of communication!"
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Friday, July 20, 2001 7:38 PM
If anyone saw the Discovery show on S:UE, there is an entire computer devoted to that hold.

Plus, if you have been on any of the rides, you know that a) the hold is a second long and b) it never comes to a dead stop, as it VERY slowly is rolling down.

Ten bucks says he made it up!!
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Friday, July 20, 2001 7:45 PM
I asked about the palm pilot because I don't know why he would bring it in the park with him and tell evryone right away that he got stuck. I dunno, he was probably bored. *** This post was edited by MILLENIUMFORCERULES on 7/20/2001. ***
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Friday, July 20, 2001 7:46 PM
I am sorry but no chance! I wonder would coasterbuzz would look like on a palm! Is a Palm's screen even able to have a site like this on it? The brake is a tiny LIM that has the trian come to a completle stop for 1/100th of a second.

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Friday, July 20, 2001 11:55 PM
Yeah, it cannot hold you for a long time. It will either hold you for a quick second or not hold at all (as I hear SFMW's is currently doing). So why are you lying? See signature.

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Saturday, July 21, 2001 12:56 AM
No No, he has the new Pom Pilot, which not only has a wireless cable connection but is also can be used as a cheerleading device. *** This post was edited by Joe E. on 7/21/2001. ***
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 11:50 AM
why is the moderator jeff so negative? no offense to you or anything but you diss everyone's posts.
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 8:22 AM
Well its pretty obvious that the person was making it up. It makes me mad to when someone lies about something just to get attention or to make a post.
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 12:01 PM
For everyones info, you can view CB and post from a wireless Palm. I am doing so right now (Kyocera 6035 smart phone via Sprint). However I agree that this guys post smells funny. Not only is his claim about the brakes bogus - but he prob. got the idea from my -real- post from SFGAm about V2 a couple of weeks ago, which I also made from my Palm/phone.
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 12:05 PM
Isn't this the same guy who said he working going to work for Intamin the next day?

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 12:39 PM
The fact that he is not defending himself also attests to the high probability that the claim asserted in the post was fraudulent.
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 6:13 PM
I am tall enough to stand on the seat in front of me, and i do that when it stops, and they say just for that element, it uses an extra like some giant amount of amps of power. i don't know if that would be possible, but who knows.

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 6:27 PM

thrillride_FANatic said:
"why is the moderator jeff so negative? no offense to you or anything but you diss everyone's posts."
No, I'm a positive guy. However, when my BS detector goes off, I'm not afraid to call it what it is. I'm all for diversity of ideas and opinions in the Internet marketplace, but I refuse to allow made up nonsense to be propagated through my little corner of cyberspace.

That's all for today's rant. :)

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Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
"From the global village... in the age of communication!"
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Monday, July 23, 2001 12:40 AM
Who knows if he was on it, but it did get stuck last week, more than 30 seconds though.
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