Who likes bobsleds?

Sunday, July 22, 2001 12:25 PM
I am not a huge fan of bobsleds, but some are pretty fun.

What do you think?

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 12:29 PM
Disaster Transport is an ok bobsled.
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 12:39 PM
I like the Intamin style of the bobsleds, it's a traditional bobsled compared to the train that you see on RCT. I think they could run with this idea had they made a more intense version of this ride. I think it would be awesome to go down a huge drop and ultra intense helicies. I think it's possible now-a-days to engineer this type of ride.
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 12:39 PM
Disaster Transport was pretty good, it probably would have been better without the theming, IMO.

I also have ridden Rolling Thunder at SFGAm before they removed it, and it was one of my favorite rides, so I guess I do like bobsleds.

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 12:48 PM
There pretty cool, but are missing something. ?
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 12:49 PM
I just think the breaks on some hurt like hell.

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 1:16 PM
Love 'em to death, I think it's a really unique concept in coaster design (flying turns and all that included), and the coasters themselves are getting rarer. Of course, I'm sure having worked Disaster Transport helps fuel my enthusiasm...

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 1:29 PM
I thought Disaster Transport was really cool. A nice gentle ride, I especially like the pitch black tunnels. :)

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 1:42 PM
Disaster Transport is fun, but Avalanche at PKD is much better.
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 1:56 PM
DT was down the days we were there, it just wasn't open, maybe it was the lack of other people on a slow day, but I was upset. It would have been my first bobsled, instead it was Avalanche, which I absolutely loved. The "free rolling" is great, real cool ride. The guy that lined up with us said there are only two like Avalanche and one each of three different sleds, I was shocked. That would mean there's like fewer than a half dozen.
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 1:59 PM

BIG ED said:
"Disaster Transport was pretty good, it probably would have been better without the theming, IMO.


It was. (IMHO, anyway)

It's cool as a dark ride, but I did like it better when it was out in the open. (Does anyone remember what it was called back then? Avalanche Run?)

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 2:12 PM
Yes, Avalanche Run was built in 1985, then enclosed with added effects for the 1990 season as Disaster Transport.

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 2:35 PM
Bobsleds are quite fun they should have more of them at amusement parks. The quick turns, helices, and no upstop wheel make it even more exciting.

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 2:37 PM
Avalanche at Blackpool Pleasure Beach is one of the best rides I have been on. I love the way these bobsleds slip into intense turns and I think the ride experience is so different to other coasters.
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 2:42 PM
Avalanche @ PKD is a cool ride.

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 3:53 PM
Yes, Avalanche at PKD was a hoot and a half.

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 4:00 PM
DT is boring... i've never been on another bobslead but i like the idea...
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 7:56 PM
I'd say Avalanche at PKD is a pretty good bobsled coaster.I have not ridden it in quite a while though,the last few times that I've been there it is always either broken or the lines are too long.maybe in august I'll get lucky though. *** This post was edited by BATWING FAN SFA on 7/22/2001. ***
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 11:08 PM
Rolling Thunder at SFGAm was pretty cool. I remember it well because it was one of my first coasters. I am pretty sure it was taken down when Viper was built. Does anyone know if it was sold to another park?
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Monday, July 23, 2001 2:24 AM
RT lives on as Alpine Bobsled at (Six Flags) Great Escape.

Parc Asterix France has recently opened La Trace du Hourra, their new 2953ft long Mack Bobsled. Check out the TV ad on their site;
www.parcasterix.com/som.htm

Are there any recreational bobsleds in the US? They consist of inground steel chutes about 2ft in radius. The bobsleds/toboggans take one or two persons & you control it's speed via a friction brake. Have a look; www.corin.com.au/ht_docs/bobsled.htm I've been on several tracks & it's great fun. Once did a run w/o using the brakes at all, hit 45mph, exceeded 90 degrees on some corners & experienced 2-3Gs. I think it needs "block brakes" as was trying to catch up with my friends & rear-ended him & "derailed." :) Otherwise I was very lucky not to get hurt badly as it could've been worse at those speeds.
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