Photo TR: Hanno's start to the 2009 coaster season

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Postby TexTitan01 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:19 am

Blue Fire looks simply great. I think the restraints are the most interesting part. I remember when looping coasters came out & they all had over-the-shoulder restraints. Now this ride comes out & offers so much freedom, awesomeness =)

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Postby Woogle » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:54 am

Great report and photo's Hanno!

I also find the restraint most interesting. Please let us know about the heart monitor in the handles, Hanno.

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Postby GeorgeT » Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:00 pm

Thank you for so many nice pictures...and being the last rider is always something nice and special.
Though it seems as if you liked the ride, I have to say that it`s the least enthusiastic review I read during the last days compared to the (about )fifty other ones...
But anyway...wish you a good time...
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P.S. To have the full force of this ride I think you have to ride it in the afternoon or the early evening...and in one of the back seats (where did you ride it ?).
My impression was also, that the sun (!) accelerates the speed...!

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Postby Electerik » Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:47 pm

coasterbuzz wrote:
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/So what's the German word for "island"? :P


Insel ;)


How confusing. Why don't you just speak English? :P

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Postby pyrocoasterkid » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:00 pm

What's with the oversized handles on the lapbar? Looks like it has mini tv's or something on it!

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Postby GeorgeT » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:09 pm

It`s a display that measures your actual pulse...and if you want to, you can buy a diagram after the ride, that shows exactly how it develloped during the ride.
BTW, Thats what the grips are for...they are sensors !

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Postby BeemerBoy » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:18 pm

^ That is both the coolest and most pointless thing yet! Not to mention the potentially biggest money making scam ever. It's cool because I'm not the "hands up" type of rider. It does nothing for me, and these handles are located in the perfect spot! It's pointless because for all I know, that map of my pulse rate could be completely bogus. All it would take is a program that randomly generated slightly varying graphs for everyone, although they'd all realistically be similar (i.e. spike on the launch, spike on the overbank, spike on the rock tunnel, etc.).

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Postby Xizor_Racer » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:29 pm

...and for those with overactive imaginations, you can pretend you are actually driving the coaster!!!!


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Postby Speeddeamon128 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:37 pm

Awesome pics as always Hanno! Enjoy your 2009 season.
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Postby TPDave » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:56 pm

As usual some fantastic pictures there, I never get tired of reaction shots!

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