Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Koasterking48 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:28 pm

It's been officially confirmed that a video (PointCast, I'm pretty sure) is coming tomorrow. Whether or not it includes a POV along with the test footage is up in the air.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby OnPointTony » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:36 pm

Sadly, it won't include POV footage - mother nature wasn't cooperative this weekend. And she's not gonna be any nicer this week. :(
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby jmicha » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:49 pm

^Well we'll all just be that more excited about seeing a POV once the weather cooperates. An offride video will be more than enough to get me excited to ride. Can't wait to see it.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Lareson » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:57 pm

I know your pain Tony. Want to shoot outside for a photography project, but all I'm seeing is rain in the forecast for the rest of the week. :( Hoping with the couple more weeks I have before its due, the weather will clear up!

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby SFFTfan » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:19 pm

I will be at the park for my first visit on Saturday and Sunday June 8 and 9th. What would crowds be like and what kind of weather does the area usually have in early June? Staying at Breakers.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby smartestcoasterkidever! » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:41 pm

Saturday should be busy, but nothing like July is. I wouldn't be too worried. On Sunday, crowds should be pretty mild. Weather-wise, it's hard to say. The weather should be pretty nice then BUT that area is known for weather changing at a moments notice.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby SFFTfan » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:45 pm

Thanks

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby JJLehto » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:06 pm

So I have gotten a surprised 2 extra weeks vacation from work...
I am now going to CP twice, in May and August. Can't f-ing wait!
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Coaster Curt » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:52 pm

^ When are you going in May?
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby linearinduction » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:23 am

Lareson wrote:
TyRush wrote:^Hopefully its finished!
Is it just me or do Intamin coasters seem to lose their paint quick? Now when i say quick i mean like 5 or 6 years


Eh, it varies like exposure and weather, but If I remember correctly, I believe they powdercoat their track and supports at the factory. The stuff they use must not be very UV resistant as it does have tendency to fade and break down after a few seasons, especially when exposed like Wicked Twister and Top Thrill Dragster. Comes off as a powdery substance if touched. Also could be a factor is that they only coat the track in a thin coat with an air gun, whereas using a paint roller, it goes on thicker. The heavy duty paint that they painted Raptor and Mantis back in 2005 has held up pretty well. Usually repaints last much longer than the original factory paint.

I do like the fact that they went with white supports on Gatekeeper. Makes the coaster look much nicer on the beach and the paint fade won't be noticeable.
I'm pretty sure Stakotra just paints the Track and Uprights. Working on Lagoon's Fire Dragon and Wild Mouse, where you have to physically push and pull the transfer tracks, the paint comes off as kinda powdery on your hands.

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