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Postby Hercules » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:38 am

I love me a good boomer. Or should it be, I love me a good 'rang? Screw it. No sense in trying to make a Boomerang sound cool. I love me a boomerang.

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Postby BuschSchoe » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:08 am

The only boomerang I've been on is Sidewinder at Hersheypark... so I can't really judge them.

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Postby BeemerBoy » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:22 am

I live in Charlotte, and my GP friends are going CRAZY about this coaster. They think its a state of the art, scary roller coaster; they also know exactly what they're getting. Charlotte citizens have seen the layout because there was a whole article about the coaster in The Charlotte Observer. So, everyone know's what to expect with this coaster, and they are very excited about it (GP wise)

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Postby Hercules » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:44 am

The thing is though, the public doesn't know that it is crap unless they have traveled else where and ridden other rides. This may be the first boomerang people in that area have seen and they are thinking "A ride that goes forward AND THEN BACKWARD! HOLY CRAP!"

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Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:07 pm

The Disneylander wrote:^^ Boomerangs do NOT pull 5.2 Gs. Goliath at SFMM only pulls somewhere around 3 G's at its strongest point, which is the helix. I am VERY doubtful that Boomerangs are more intense than Goliath.

The invertigo models pull upwards of 5 G's while going through the loop on the reverse run.Sitting up front on two face(facing the top of lift #2) was a pretty intense experience when traveling through that loop in reverse.

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Carowinds: Wild Thornberry's Comes Down!

Postby MillenniumChild » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:02 pm

These pictures were released by Carowinds today showing the removal of the Log Flume :(




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Postby Speeddeamon128 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:11 pm

Any idea what they are replacing it with? Hopefully not a SLC :lolr:

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Postby SharkTums » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:13 pm

The rumor is that ... hp?t=48745 is replacing it!

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Postby Homer » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:23 pm

As Nigel Thornberry would say regarding this news, "Smashing!"
-My butt has touched 112 roller coasters, how unfortunate.

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Postby mattnz » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:28 pm

I always hate to see a log flume go... Always a great family attraction. They should build another one in its place!


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