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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:34 pm

And we're already complaining. :roll:

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Postby gerstlaueringvar » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:25 pm

Vigil wrote:What is offsetting vs. the usual track construction methods?

If I understood a presentation I saw last year correctly, GCI builds one side of the track first and then build the other track by off-setting the existing track. The traditional method is building and adjusting both tracks together.

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Postby cfc » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:33 am

I'm definitely looking forward to visiting Fun Spot and experiencing Mine Blower myself, track-construction methods notwithstanding. ;)
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Postby Pseybert » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:57 am

I'm kind of wanting to jump on the $75 pass but thinking it may be wise to hold out for another possible Black Friday deal that would be good through the end of 2018.

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Postby coasterbill » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:10 am

Pseybert wrote:I'm kind of wanting to jump on the $75 pass but thinking it may be wise to hold out for another possible Black Friday deal that would be good through the end of 2018.

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I'm in the same boat. I'm leaning towards waiting for the Black Friday deal though.

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Re: Fun Spot America Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:32 am

Does Mine Blower have seat belts under the restraints? If so, does that make it the first ride with Timberliners to have them, or do they all?
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Postby djackson » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:34 am

There are seatbelts under the lap bar.
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Re: Fun Spot America Discussion Thread

Postby Rill'o'beily » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:39 am

djackson wrote:There are seatbelts under the lap bar.


why

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Postby bgtlover » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:07 pm

Rill'o'beily wrote:
djackson wrote:There are seatbelts under the lap bar.


why

For perceived safety by non-enthusiasts/GP who don't know or understand that these rides are perfectly safe without them.
Oh and I'm sure there is a nice discount on the insurance too.
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Re: Fun Spot America Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:17 pm

bgtlover wrote:
Rill'o'beily wrote:
djackson wrote:There are seatbelts under the lap bar.


why

For perceived safety by non-enthusiasts/GP who don't know or understand that these rides are perfectly safe without them.
Oh and I'm sure there is a nice discount on the insurance too.


I know they are perfectly safe, otherwise they wouldn't be allowed to operate, but those Timberliner restraints seem a little... sketchy... to me, at least when I first saw them. I have seen the bars barely cover both thighs on some larger people, with the restraint almost protruding out from the train as if it's only half down. Obviously the ride is safe, but maybe the seatbelts are there for a little extra reassurance, plus the discount on insurance like you mentioned. It's better safe than sorry anyway, especially when a park like Fun Spot doesn't need a super high throughput.

Nonetheless, this seems like a win for Fun Spot. It's popping up everywhere on my social media and Youtube.
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