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Postby speedracer » Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:34 pm

V2 was testing with water dummies last Saturday. Weird, I thought they only did that with new coasters, wonder what the necessity was for that :?r .

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Postby Bush985 » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:34 pm

Actually at when a train is taken off and then put back on after a rehab, well in the state of California, they are required to do a certain number of cycles. If the park has done any modifications to the restraints or done anything to alter them, they sometimes require the water dummies to be placed on the ride. It's just more to see how the train will re-act with weight on it.


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Postby speedracer » Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:21 pm

Oh ok, that makes sense. I was sorta hoping maybe they once and for all fixed the holding brake or something like that.

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Postby jamesdillaman » Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:03 pm

this is height restriction related, I heard Geauga Lake and Michigan Adventure both have county imposed height restrictions on them. Does anyone know if this is true? If so, you'd think Cedar Fair might try to get that changed?

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Zonga Removed From SFMW

Postby apollo210 » Wed May 10, 2006 5:56 pm

No! On Coater Force they posted an artical about Zonga being Removed from SFMW. I don't have an adress bar, so i can't post a link. I'm mad at SF for removing this classic :evil: but I know they had maintnece issues. Maybe it will be refurbished and moved back to the germen fairs. What do you guys think about the removal?
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Postby Homer » Wed May 10, 2006 6:53 pm

1. I wrote that story on Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits, before you begin to use the "Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits is plagarist" card, I cited the source.

The source and the proof? ... stcount=31

Also, Zonga, by many reports, was a crappy coaster. Another "neutered Schwarzkopf" by Six Flags because the loops were re-engineered by Premier Rides (to reduce G's). Also, the bulky OTSR's were another factor.
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Postby Thrillrider15 » Wed May 10, 2006 6:55 pm

I really don't know what to say about this. Kind of sad, and relieved at the same time. :roll:

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Postby SLUSHIE » Wed May 10, 2006 7:05 pm

Making way for something 100x better.

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Postby Stitch » Wed May 10, 2006 7:06 pm

Another used Six Flags ride! :roll:
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Postby V2-dude » Wed May 10, 2006 7:24 pm

While it's sad to see it go, it's a lot better seeing it moved to another park than just sitting there SBNO.
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