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Postby palavos3 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:27 pm

Yes, but you have to remember one small point. Griffon's train will go 10 across. So if you sit on the outside of the train, with the seat so far from the track there will be an X like feel to it. So Griffon will still have that over Sheikra.

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Postby Guy T. Koepp » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:28 pm

^Some would consider the Motercycle Chase > Soap Box Racers as 8 seperate credits.

Like you I do consider those two as a seperate credits. Entirely different feel as to riding on something open to being enclosed in a car.

Much more fun on the cycles.
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Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:32 pm

Guy T. Koepp wrote:Kraken used to have floors? I thought it was built floorless. :?r


Kraken was built as a floorless coaster. That was part of Busch's marketing strategy- assigning it as a floorless coaster.
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Postby Gnome » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:41 pm

SharkTums wrote:I don't think people are really complaining or whining...I just think it's amusing!

Like others have said...the two rides don't share any share the same market so none of the GP will even know. I can see it pissing off a few BGW Fanboys, but what's the problem with that?!?!

I like Sheikra a lot, I think the whole floorless thing is a bad gimmick. It really won't make a difference to me!

Some how I think the effects will be amplified for a floorless dive machine compared to the normal floorless coaster.
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Postby coasterdude5 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:42 pm

I think it's a move, not good, not bad... Some of the GP might think it's a whole new ride!

I'm glad though it'll be open when I go for spring break.
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Postby snorkymn » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:53 pm

I haven't been on it either way yet, so looking forward to it when I get down there in December.

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Postby Guy T. Koepp » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:54 pm

Nemesis Inferno wrote:Wasn't too impressed with SheiKra when I went over last year, and tbh I don't think this'll add much to the overall experience... But then again I don't feel much of a difference without the floor on Kraken...


^I was responding to this statement. It appears that this individual has ridden Kraken with and without floorless trains.
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Postby cfc » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:59 pm

Guy T. Koepp wrote:^Some would consider the Motercycle Chase > Soap Box Racers as 8 seperate credits.

Like you I do consider those two as a seperate credits. Entirely different feel as to riding on something open to being enclosed in a car.

Much more fun on the cycles.


Agreed re. the cycles, but I did like how they tricked it up with new effects and scenery when they switched to the soapbox racers.

Sigh! Riding Steeplechase at BPB (my favorite coaster there) made me miss the Motorcycle Chase even more.

Now floorless soapbox cars--that would've been exciting!
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Postby SharkTums » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:03 pm

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Postby KrakenKing » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:13 pm

That 2nd photo is photoshopped horribly!

Wes41190 wrote:Would you really count Sheikra as a new credit just because it got new trains?


Yes.
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