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Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:19 am

XD Theater???

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Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:44 am

Wes41190 wrote:DOG POUNDER??? :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:


I can't wait for that one! :lolr:

I've only ever seen archive footage of Flying Turns style rides, but they look like a lot of fun, and the nearest we've had to them for a while are the Mack & Intamin Bobsled coasters.

Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:20 am

"Dog Pounder"--a name that works on so many levels, ranging from having your feet pounded with a sledgehammer to engaging in forbidden acts of bestiality.

Interesting place, this Knoebels. Need to check it out someday.

Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:02 am

I have a feeling that more people might be meeting me for breakfast this year at PPP ::D

Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:06 am

Haha, all it means to me is that I "still" have to get to Knoebels Grove. It's sad that I live in PA (clear across the state) and never been there before. :(

Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:34 am

Bobsleds this close to Ohio? Sweet! Knobles is still pay-per ride right? Maybe Ill make a detour there on my roadtrip this summer...

Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:42 am

^Yes, Knoebels is still pay-per ride.

Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:03 am

I think this means a late season trip to PA!

Like I need an excuse to go back to K-nobs!

-Don

Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:15 pm

Dailey Enterprizes wrote:Haha, all it means to me is that I "still" have to get to Knoebels Grove. It's sad that I live in PA (clear across the state) and never been there before. :(


At least you needn't fear that Knoebel's is going to vanish anytime soon. I'm in TX and have been there three times, so if I'm any example, they have plenty of far flung supporters... But you do need to get there... Lovely drive along the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg.

Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:22 am

Shockwave wrote:I've only ever seen archive footage of Flying Turns style rides, but they look like a lot of fun, and the nearest we've had to them for a while are the Mack & Intamin Bobsled coasters.
... and they aren't even in the same area code...

Is the achive footage on-line? If so, link please. All I have found are still photos.

I rode the Euclid Beach FT's many times as a kid and it is still atop my ride list. If you like out-of-control twisters, you will love the FT's. I mean how much more out-of-control can you get than no rails?

Of course I am assuming that Knoebel's will "do it right", which should be a pretty good bet. But I'd also bet we're looking at 2007 here given the absence of any design info, let alone construction updates. Hope I am wrong here though.

The only negative I see is ride capacity, especially if they use the EB style, 3-car trains as seen in my avatar. At only two per car (Wild Mouse style) the Coney Island 5-cars would obviously help some. Still I'd expect that it would be hard to get above 600/ hr or so given modern safety considerations... There were no mid-course, safety block, brake segments in the EB version.

Here is a post over at CF I made in a similar thread last November.
http://www.coasterfanatics.com/sec_forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=646&KW=flyin+turns&PN=0&TPN=2

And here is a nice pic of a FT car.... note the caster wheels....
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