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Postby alpengeist04 » Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:51 am

^God, I hope so.

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Postby cfc » Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:53 am

Excellent, Erik--the "floorless experience" on BGE's Griffon is great, too (unless you're sitting in the middle seat, which has a little yellow platform under it). I like how the two ride's color schemes are reversed--red track/blue trains for Sheikra, blue track/red trains for Griffon.

I'm looking forward to taking a spin on the "new" Sheikra in October. The "old" one was pretty dang cool.
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Postby KrakenKing » Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:09 am

I'll get there soon to ride it... It's not really a ride I'd rush out to ride now (Even though I was there for opening day of the floored SheiKra). After riding Griffon, this would seem less... but still fun.
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Postby Golfie » Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:21 am

Ooh! Those bars that go out in front of the station look pretty sleek. I have to say, though, that Sheikra looks a little less like a beast with thinner trains. Oh well.
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Postby Erik Johnson » Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:24 am

^^ I think the sun was in my eyes. ;)

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Postby Disney Dood » Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:56 am

Sweet! I think it will be my second floorless credit when I go in December.

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Postby Cameron » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:22 am

Awesome video Erik, thanks for putting that together .. Aside from the subject matter, I really enjoyed the lack of music - nice to see something different.

And SheiKra 2.0 looks fantastic .. I need to get back there. Those station gates are super sexy ..!

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Postby bucsboy93 » Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:57 am

do they still do the 2 trains at a time or is it 1 now?

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Postby Erik Johnson » Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:04 pm

bucsboy93 wrote:do they still do the 2 trains at a time or is it 1 now?


That is a really good question, I really do not know and forgot to ask. They were only running 2 trains for the event so they were only using the back section to load people onto the train. I have to admit that I never really paid attention to the front area, but I assume its there. If it is not, then SheiKra will have serious capacity problems.

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Postby splzero » Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:07 pm

they still have 2 train loading. The only thing i really dislike is they could have put a slope in for the station floor. you have to take a step up to get onto the metal platform to walk over the track in the station. i almost fell a few times walking onto the train.

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