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Postby SeaWhippet » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:08 pm

Yes, it's true ... I'm all about the history. But every now and then I like to mix it up a bit. So here are a few pics of Kings Island's hot new Diamondback hyper. It's a great ride, which is no big surprise, really. It's B&M (B. was here today to cut the ceremonial ribbon!), and their hypers are always rather impressive.

Though Apollo's Chariot remains one of my favs, Diamondback is an incredibly powerful contender. It rides like CW's Behemoth but it's more twisted and secluded. The airtime, especially in the aft sections of the train, is quite impressive. How nice to be yanked over the drops and then float ALL THE WAY DOWN. Wheeeeeeeee :b

I'm looking forward to night rides tomorrow. I imagine they'll be even more intense.
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Pure joy!
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Free-falling!
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Backseat nirvana!
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Is that an inversion?
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This will be DARK during night rides.
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Leaping over KI's railroad bridge.

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Postby Six Flags Enthuseast » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:16 pm

Looks like Teen Spirit in the back! :devil:

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Sorry, I was thinking of In Utero for a second. ;)

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Postby Yeti762 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:32 pm

Looks like they could've used more people to fill the trains.

I would've gladly volunteered!!! :)

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Postby SeaWhippet » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:02 pm

Yeti762 wrote:Looks like they could've used more people to fill the train.!


They ran three trains today for several hours so everyone could get good shots. Seems that some of the media present couldn't endure the stinging bite of Diamondback! ;)

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Postby Six Flags Enthuseast » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:16 pm

I couldn't imagine........ actually, I can, since the guy who did a news segment on Kingda Ka didn't go on it. Nevermind. :roll:

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Postby SeaWhippet » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:06 pm

Taking a break from KI for a few hours before going back tonight. Diamondback's queue was rather lengthy this morning! :?r

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Postby SeaWhippet » Fri May 01, 2009 4:18 pm

Though I usually focus on history in The Closet, this little vid we did takes a recent look at Kings Island and its hot new Diamondback hyper.


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Postby ratdogg68 » Fri May 01, 2009 6:19 pm

^ Great video, showcased K.I. really well.
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Postby Guy T. Koepp » Fri May 01, 2009 7:40 pm

Rode Diamondback 4 times today. Front, middle and back. All incredible rides and distinctly different. Awesome coaster! Easily in my top 10.

All in all, it was a great day! I was able to whore the whole park in a little under 4 hours. that includes the Little Bill coaster! Ask James Dillman. It was hilarious! :lolr: :lolr: :lolr:

Thanks for showing me around the park James and PKIjizzman. (Zach) I had an awesome time. I'm looking forward to tomorrow. =)

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Postby SeaWhippet » Fri May 01, 2009 8:31 pm

Glad you had a good time. KI is a great park. And Diamondback is one sweet hyper ... especially at night.

Oh, and did you check out the Beast? I was totally impressed by all the track work. Though the permanent magnetic trims are ... sucky ... I was amazed at how rideable it was. I miss the the REAL Beast of 1979. It was beyond amazing. :roll:

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