Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby goatdan » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:16 pm

cal1br3tto wrote:^They (or at least the rumor mill) sure did a good job of teasing us about a potential overhaul for a while. I think many of us agreed that it was probably a lost cause, though.


The issue with doing anything with SOB from the very beginning is that the redesigns that have been done of the couple rides to make them different use the same basic structure... and therein lies the problem. Son of Beast doesn't... er, didn't really have much more that you could have done. The structure of the ride is SO big already and honestly so dull that there really isn't much that you could do to liven it up. The points when it could have actually done something different - like the lead up to the loop - it was going back through the structure and would have required ridiculous changes to the ride.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby jopelt » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:14 pm

Not that I'm not a bing fan of the beast but it would nice to see some of the track redone and have some of those trim breaks removed or make them so they don't slow down the ride as much...
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby jray21 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:17 am

jopelt wrote:Not that I'm not a bing fan of the beast but it would nice to see some of the track redone and have some of those trim breaks removed or make them so they don't slow down the ride as much...


That would be nice. It is rather slow. That's the one thing that stood out when I rode it for the first time.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:06 am

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Son of Beast is now completely gone!
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The lift hill after it hit the ground.
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A final glimpse at what the ride once looked like with the loop...
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And without the loop.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby JRHcoasterki » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:12 am

^OH MY GOD! It's official gone! Rejoice! :airtimer:

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby SFOGdude25 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:44 am

And she is going.....going.....going.....and gone.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Ed Farmer » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:48 am

jedimaster1227 wrote:
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Son of Beast is now completely gone!
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:05 am

Now the ground on which it stood must be sown with salt and purified with fire, and holy crosses must be painted on any remaining concrete footers.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby BeemerBoy » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:07 am

This probably belongs in the "pleasantly surprised" thread.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:10 am

BeemerBoy wrote:This probably belongs in the "pleasantly surprised" thread.


Exactly! :lol:
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