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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby CpBluestreakCp » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:32 pm

Interesting Star Flyers go that fast, never knew it. But, it does sounds like some kind of drop tower or Star Flyer. Hopefully this opens with Flying Turns next year..one can hope.
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Postby imawesome1124 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:34 pm

If the typical Starflyer speed is 43 mph and whatever this is goes 47 I think it makes even more sense because from what I've heard, Knoebels runs their flat rides faster than other parks.

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Postby A.J. » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:35 pm

Yes, but there are still "manufacturer specifications". If the manufacturer says that a ride can't safely go above 43mph, then it can't safely go above 43mph. Knoebels may run some of their flat rides "faster" than other parks, but I'm pretty sure that they're still running them safely.
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Postby Shavethewhales » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:55 pm

I think a drop tower is much more likely. It seems more traditional, and like something that they would have been planning on adding for a long time.

Glad they've been able to push on after Flying Turns. I have a feeling that ride will never live up to the GP's expectations after having to wait... how many years now?

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Postby Voxelmatic » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:06 pm

^It's been since 2007 I think?
As much as I love drop towers, I think that a Star Flyer would suit the park better.
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Postby A.J. » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:01 am

Shavethewhales wrote:Glad they've been able to push on after Flying Turns. I have a feeling that ride will never live up to the GP's expectations after having to wait... how many years now?


I don't understand why Flying Turns would have to live up to "GP expectations". If they had the ride plastered all over the website and consistently said lots of stuff on how super-fantastic it would be, then I would totally agree with you. But, the only hype that the ride is getting is through the little display at the entrance to the queue. They seem like they're being very humble about it.

Plus, if Flying Turns was really the money pit that a lot of people are making it out to be, Knoebels wouldn't have been able to build Black Diamond or install this mysterious new attraction for this season.



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It looks like an ARM drop tower. Aren't those the scary ones?
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Postby Voxelmatic » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:18 am

ARM towers look fantastic! I'm happy the park is getting one of these and not an S&S.
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Postby cal1br3tto » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:24 am

Well, they announced that quick. Seems like a welcome addition.

Am I missing something, or are the restraints really that minimal-looking nowadays? Now those look like noodles.
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Postby Mrlittle » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:26 am

Another reason to go back. Not that I really needed more reason.
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Postby hollinwp » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:38 am

I just said last year that they needed one of these! Couldn't be happier with this addition, it's one of the best types of drop towers out there, adds more thrill, and is just the perfect fit to the park!
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