Zingo! & Moosh at the San Diego Fair +more [long]

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 2:21 PM

rollergator said:
Dry sack

Ouch ;)

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 2:22 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Anyone else reminded of History Of The World Part One:

"Bob? Oh Bob...do I have any openings in which this man might fit?"

LOL...I love that movie ;)

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 3:04 PM
A fun fair, fried chocolate, time with the one you love, and topped off with Janet Jackson, sounds like the perfect day for me;).

Glad you 2 had fun....here's to yet another case of CBUzz Love connection:).

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 3:13 PM
Enter the flat ride nerd...

>As for the ride itself, perhaps we just got a bum >cycle because while the ride was fun I didn’t think it >was intense at all. In fact our car didn’t flip at all >until near the end of the ride. Or maybe Homey G is >just a wuss

Question...did you rock it? I know, I know, it sounds like something only a tool would ask, ahem. But, in all honesty, a good pair of rocking riders can make or break the experience. When I rode this at Texas last year I started rocking the tub half-way through the ride and it made a world of difference. If you get a good rocking motion going you not only get head-over-heels flips, but you get some nasty snap spins when the gondola comes to a level position and then gets caught in a lateral so you are turning on a dime both horizontallty and vertically.

"Zipper is the indisputable King of the Midway. I’ve never seen a Zipper without and line and rightfully so."

Moosh, you make this just too easy. :) Anyway, I definitley agree. It is hard to beleive the ride is about 35 years old!

>Having ridden KMG’s Top Scan at L.I. Adventureland >I was a little worried about Tango.

Actually, that was Mondial who does the Top Scan and the ride is owned by the Bishops (they used to own the Soriani & Moser Top Spin knock off that played the west coast).

>A KMG Fireball. At almost twice the height riders >swing through a total arc of 240* spinning much >faster than Chance’s Revolution. If only Knotts had >gone with KMG instead.

Well, technically they did because Chance builds the Revolution 32 to KMG's spec.'s through a contract. That aside, the 24-seaters can be great but all the 32's run about as well as most parks run their Top Spins.

>I remembered this as one the most EVIL of flat rides >from the fair two years prior.

I still haven't gotten on this thing (I think Fabbri only built 3 in the world). What kind of restraint system do they use?

Thanks for the fair TR (better than another "SFMM Rulz!" one),

Adam

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 3:18 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Adam - thanks for the corrections, I'm always getting my flat manufacturers confused.

We did try rocking the car at first but gave up, thinking we'd have better luck letting the ride do it's thang.

IRCC the Hard Rock uses the same [rock hard rubber] restraints as the Evolution...is that Fabbri, too?

Scott...wanna back me up on that?

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 4:05 PM
Yes, Hard Rock and Evolution use the same restraints (or at least seemed so to me, a non-expert in the flats dept.) and it was possibly Hard Rock, instead of Evolution, that left some wicked bruised. No padding=OUCH!
"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is." --Texas Governor George W. Bush, April 9, 1999, on the US intervention in Kosovo
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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 4:08 PM
janfrederick's avatar Hey guys, I had a great time hangin' with yoose! Yup, we all clicked and it felt like we were all old friends or something. I was a little bummed that we had to part. No worries though, we'll see you again, and next time I'll bring my cute wife. ;)

I don't know if I could have hung with you on the flats though. I can handle the Zipper, slides, and coasters...but that's just about it.

Hey Scott, ever been east of here? That's where they all come from! I think we all came from the midwest at one point or another. Some of us got socal-ized somehow.


"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 4:13 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Eric - I'll be back the weekend of July 9th...perhaps we can hook up then? Shakespeare's roXored!
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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 4:28 PM
janfrederick's avatar I think you were just smiten by the Sharon Osbourn of 30 years past who served our beers. ;) Check yer messages in a minute...
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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 4:32 PM
Mamoosh's avatar She was hot...I'd do her!
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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 6:45 PM
^ Yeah, right Moosh. I think that might have been the Boddies talkin' ;)

To expand on the whole Magnum thing- yes I was dissapointed it wasn't the evil flat we expected. I think the tubs were too tight to roll over easily. Moosh and I had no problem w/ rocking other rides "boats". Our first zipper ride we propelled ourselves into 5-6 flips with little effort, barely assisted by the ride motion.

My biggest gripe with Magnum, however, is purely a cosmetic one. Not only did Magnum look like a funhouse-mirror reflection of Tom Selleck, but also the backdrop (is there a better word for this?)with all the airbrush themeing painted on it lacked T.C, Rick, Higgins, Zeus, and Apollo! WTF? How can you possibly theme something to Magnum without his cohorts?!!?!?!?!?! Someone has some explaining to do.......

Gator- Yeah I'm one lucky dude. Looks like others took care of the double entendres for you, but with Moosh posting I'm sure the opportunities will present themselves again ;)

Scott [obviously a Magnum PI fan... probably for all the wrong reasons!];)


"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is." --Texas Governor George W. Bush, April 9, 1999, on the US intervention in Kosovo
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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 6:53 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Oh my my. I should of joined this thread earlier!!! I don't even know where to begin. ;-)

-Tina

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 6:58 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Yeah, right Moosh. I think that might have been the Boddies talkin'

True dat, and you know you gots nuttin to worry about! As Olivia said to John, "You're the one that I want!" [gawd...how gay was that?!?]

To expand on the whole Magnum thing - yes I was dissapointed it wasn't the evil flat we expected. I think the tubs were too tight to roll over easily. Moosh and I had no problem w/ rocking other rides "boats". Our first zipper ride we propelled ourselves into 5-6 flips with little effort, barely assisted by the ride motion.

I think it just boiled down to luck. Perhaps had we ridden again we would have had a much beter ride. But it this way: it didn't suck so bad that I wouldn't ride it again at the next fair I saw it at.

My biggest gripe with Magnum, however, is purely a cosmetic one. Not only did Magnum look like a funhouse-mirror reflection of Tom Selleck...

Image: http://tinyurl.com/3at9k

but also the backdrop (is there a better word for this?)with all the airbrush themeing painted on it lacked T.C, Rick, Higgins, Zeus, and Apollo! WTF? How can you possibly theme something to Magnum without his cohorts?!!?!?!?!?! Someone has some explaining to do.......

Dork! ;)

Gator- Yeah I'm one lucky dude. Looks like others took care of the double entendres for you, but with Moosh posting I'm sure the opportunities will present themselves again

Scott [obviously a Magnum PI fan... probably for all the wrong reasons!]

That explains the poster in your kitchen ;)

*** Edited 6/29/2004 10:59:35 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 7:31 PM
Cute TR guys, sounds like a blast! Anything that starts out in the very first paragraph about ridding a Zipper was bound to float down the gutter quickly! Like coasterqueenTRN, I don't even know where to start!

As far as Magnum, do kids today even know WTF a Magnum PI is? Weird choice for theming indeed, unless it's next relocating to the Folsom Street Fair or something . . .

Robocoaster wrote:


I can't believe Miler Coaster Co. is here in Portland, but I'd have to haul my butt all the friggin' way down to Sandy Eggo


Miler coasters are awesome! The California State Fair in Sacramento always has the High Miler and a mouse as well. Not sure if it's the same company or not, but definitely worth checking out. Another awesome fair with a great assortment of flats, and the HM definitely kicks ass!

There's also the Wildcat near Reno too if you're ever down that way:

http://www.wildisland.com/wildcat.php

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 8:10 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Thanks, Jomo ;-)
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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 9:24 PM
"but also the backdrop (is there a better word for this?)"

In carny lingo it is a backflash.

Don't ask me why I know this,

Adam

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 11:28 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Why do you know that, Adam? ;)
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 3:29 AM
Dood, that picture of Selleck on the *ahem* "backflash" is so great, I think I'd made it my desktop background if it didn't include the devil's contraption in the foreground.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 11:25 AM
janfrederick's avatar Heh heh.

They made Tom look like Cheech Marin!

By the way Homey, that'd be a great name for a ride!


"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 8:36 PM
Taylor and I went there opening weekend and had a blast. You guys didn't do the drop ride?

I don't know what kind it was, but it was by far the best drop ride I have ridden. You sit kind of reclined and when that thing drops, it feels like you are falling lying on you back.

Moosh, next time you go to Shakespears, if you have room for dessert, walk a few doors down to Gelato Vera Cafe for some of the best Italian ice cream ever.


Monkey killing monkey killing monkey over pieces of the ground, silly monkeys give them thumbs they forge a blade and weapons by the pound to divide it, right in two - Tool
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