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Re: Lake Compounce Discussion Thread

Postby BoulderDash » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:06 pm

BD is running pretty well but there is one rough spot that has been neglected for a few years. It is the end of the straight away by the rock after the double down and hill. It can be brutal in the back of a car or if you are by yourself in a car. Still no sign of the green train (was supposed to be ready by Memorial Day)

Downtime has been down but I think it should open in a few days. Wildcat was pretty meh on my last ride, seems to be 50/50 for me. IMO they should have re-tracked every inch of the track before getting the new trains. There are many parts that are bouncy and rough.

Also the flyers are running very well, a few visits ago I was riding a few cars behind someone (I think it was an employee) and they were snapping like crazy, the ride was making some serious noises. Iv'e been able to do it a little too, not as easy as the ones at Knoebels or Kings Dominion, but they seem to be a lot better than they were before.

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Re: Lake Compounce Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:22 pm

^ I agree 100% on the flyers. I used to barely be able to move them (let alone snap them), but recently it seems like they've sped the ride up a bit and I am able to get it to snap a bit more. Guess all the practice at Knoebels pays off.
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Re: Lake Compounce Discussion Thread

Postby redfoot12 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:20 pm

I'm at Lake Compounce right now.
Wildcat is down due to a power surge from a lightning storm.
Just got in a front ride on Boulder Dash and while it was fun, it didn't quite live up to expectations. In line now for a back ride.
Would have been nice if it was running more than one train. Hopefully, I can squeeze in two more rides.
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Re: Lake Compounce Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:22 pm

^ Boulder Dash hasn't run two trains in quite some time. The one day they tried do didn't exactly go as planned last year when there was the transfer track collision.

If you want to minimize roughness, try Boulder Dash in the second to back.
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Re: Lake Compounce Discussion Thread

Postby redfoot12 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:00 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:^ Boulder Dash hasn't run two trains in quite some time. The one day they tried do didn't exactly go as planned last year when there was the transfer track collision.

If you want to minimize roughness, try Boulder Dash in the second to back.


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Re: Lake Compounce Discussion Thread

Postby BoulderDash » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:29 pm

They had 11 rides down this morning due to the storm, only Ghost Hunt, Wildcat, and Downtime (needs a part) we’re down for the whole day. I got two front row rides at the end, can’t believe the people in the gates didn’t go for the front row.

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Re: Lake Compounce Discussion Thread

Postby thesman » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:52 pm

Kennywood gets an amazing new ride and we can't even get new trains for boulder dash and a smooth wildcat :lmao:

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Re: Lake Compounce Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:34 am

^New trains or not, I'd take Boulder Dash over 75% of the wooden coasters I've been on...
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Re: Lake Compounce Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:07 pm

Agreed, the train they have runs fine.

But I don't think they have a second any more. Granted they stopped running two trains last year even when they had the second train.
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Re: Lake Compounce Discussion Thread

Postby thesman » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:50 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:Agreed, the train they have runs fine.

But I don't think they have a second any more. Granted they stopped running two trains last year even when they had the second train.


I heard after the accident the current train wears the track faster than before

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