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Postby coastercrzyjames » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:23 pm

Wow great video of Loch Ness Monster, thanks!! I love seeing footage and photos of older rides in their "glory" days. This ride is one that has appealed to me ever since i was younger seeing it in a television program on coasters. That all kinda fueled my fascination of roller coasters.

And you're right, nothing beats the look of an old-school arrow coaster. I love them!! There's just something about them i like.

I still have yet to ride it though!! :( One of these days i will get over to BGE and ride it. :Pr

Cant wait to see the stuff for Big Bad Wolf. :b

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Postby thrillerman1 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:57 pm

Shane that's pure GOLD right there. LNM's first drop is still to this day one of my favs anywhere. I forget exactly what used to be in the lair back when I rode it as a youngster, but I seem to remember strobes, fog and a LNM character that would light up. I was sadly disappointed riding it again 3 years ago when the lair was just a dark helix. Why did they take that cool stuff out?

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Re: The Loch Ness Monster

Postby RCoasterny » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:25 am

montezooma wrote:
SeaWhippet wrote:I actually got a great interview with him last fall where he talks about a number of things including Arrow's failed Flying Turns and taking over Big Bad Wolf for our other pal, Anton.

-Scott


Where can I find that interview? I would love to know more about how Big Bad Wolf fell out of Schwarzkopf hands and into Arrows.


The reason why Arrow took over the coaster started by Schwarzkopf was that Busch Gardens originally ordered a Schwarzkopf Flugbahn, and had the design work and footers poured. Unfortunately, Schwarzkopf went bankrupt (see this page, about half-way down about why the company went bankrupt: http://schwarzkopf.coaster.net/unternehmenGF.htm ) and couldn't finish building the coaster. Busch then went to Arrow who had already built a suspended coaster to finish the job.

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Postby Moose » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:16 am

I could have sworn Shane (montezooma) told me that exact story while we were waiting for the Schwarzkopf monorail at Phantasialand.

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Postby montezooma » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:18 am

I did tell you that. I knew that was the basic story, but since Scott had actually talked with Ron, I was hoping to get all the juicy details.

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Postby SeaWhippet » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:26 am

montezooma wrote:I did tell you that. I knew that was the basic story, but since Scott had actually talked with Ron, I was hoping to get all the juicy details.


I actually did the interview because of a piece I'm working on -- Flying Turns history -- and wanted to know what went down with Arrow's version. We ended up talking about a LOT of stuff, including KI's Bat and the BBW/Anton connection. Part of the latter showed up in a story that appeared in First Drop about the short-lived AlpenFlug suspended coaster at Oktoberfest 1975 (that'll be coming out The Closet soon ...). I need to transcribe the whole interview, which is in digital form at the moment. I'll see what else he said and share later.

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Big Bad Wolf

Postby montezooma » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:24 am

Arrow Dynamics presents:
"The Big Bad Wolf"


As promised here is the second promotional video from Arrow, "The Big Bad Wolf". While this one is not as good as the Loch Ness Monster (no narraration, no slo-mo porn money shots and no 70's style soundtrack) there are some pretty good shots of the ride in action. One thing to notice is how fast the train cruises thru the brakes and up the second lift.


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Postby eddie200330 » Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:45 am

I click and it says "sorry this video no longer available" ??
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Postby montezooma » Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:08 pm

Well I just rechecked it and it is still there. Give it another try.
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Postby scruffy » Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:35 pm

I tried to watch the video and clicked the link and this shows up. This is a private video. If you have been sent this video, please make sure you accept the sender's friend request.

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