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Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:07 pm

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I thought I heard at the end from that man that it goes 80mph.... Hmm. Why would they make it so fast it would hurt you though?

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If you read the notes, they were testing it at that speed, then they did the roll back aswell :)
 
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"LiamC""][quote=""Matt 125" wrote:
I thought I heard at the end from that man that it goes 80mph.... Hmm. Why would they make it so fast it would hurt you though?

Matt :D


If you read the notes, they were testing it at that speed, then they did the roll back aswell :)[/quote]

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Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:45 pm

That video was great although the rollback wasn't very high at all.

Does anyone know if Stealth had this "faster" testing because im sure it should of done but i never heard of it happening.
 
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Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:47 pm

Yep it did have faster testing i believe, it reached up to 100mph i believe on a few of them i believe.


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Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:00 pm

If it got to 100 wouldnt it had proplems at the breaks? I mean the magnets are being set to stop the car from 80mph?
 
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"iriderides101" wrote:
If it got to 100 wouldnt it had proplems at the breaks? I mean the magnets are being set to stop the car from 80mph?


No the fins are the same as the 1's on TTD and KK just they would need more depending on the ride layout.


Im sure stealth has enough breaks to handle 100mph :)
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Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:18 pm

Stealth had more brake fins on the camel back during testing, therefore it could handle the higher speed test runs...

Stealth topped just over 100mph from what I heard, which is pretty impressive, shame no footage was caught of it testing at such speeds.
 
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"Dr Pop Rocket" wrote:
Stealth had more brake fins on the camel back during testing, therefore it could handle the higher speed test runs...

Stealth topped just over 100mph from what I heard, which is pretty impressive, shame no footage was caught of it testing at such speeds.


Yeah bet that was good to watch, rita use to have alot more brake fins in its brake section (not launch) this was changed to improve thoughput but allso made it overspeed quite often :)
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Pony Express - New for Knotts

Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:52 pm

Knotts are adding yet another coaster. Pony express is a moto coaster by zamperella. Its more family orientated. But the party piece has to be the trains.

Length: 1300'
Height: 44'
Inversions: 0
Speed: 38 mph
Max Acceleration: 0 − 38 mph in 3 seconds


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Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:12 pm

I noticed this about 10 mins ago and was quite intreigued... nice to see a slow launch for once, looks like quite a fun coaster actually :)

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Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:15 pm

looks fun :) .

Sooo what does the train look like is it the horses in the first picture or motorbikes in second???.

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Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:18 pm

The horses of course... if it wasnt i'd be called motorbike express :lol:

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Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:23 pm

Haha yeaaa duhh :P .

anyways they look ugly the motorbikes look nice :wink: .
looks fun though anyways.

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Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:14 pm

A child's launch. :)

Layouts looks slightly weird though, looks abit compact.
 
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Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:19 pm

I'm surprised that we've not seen something like this akin to the gloomy wood launch coaster at Alton.

A small launched broomstick coaster would be brilliant!
 
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Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:32 pm

"Thomas" wrote:
A child's launch. :)

Thats a bit extreme, i can probably walk faster than that!
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Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:57 pm

The layout is compact. Knotts have used prettyy much all the land they have avalible. Thats why rides interlock with eacthother. Such as Silver bullet has jaguar under it. The park actualy feels quite claustrophobic in places.
 
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Re: Knott's Berry Farm

Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:55 pm

Several people were rescued from the Sky Cabin at KNott's Berry Farm last night... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38476814
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Re: Knott's Berry Farm

Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:01 pm

Knott's is to remove their Boomerang within the coming months, with its last scheduled day of operation set for April 23rd, according to several local news organisations and an update on its RCDB page.

Given the vast area now made available thanks to the removal of this, Riptide (a nearby flat) and a nearby defunct restaurant, it seems very possible that something big may be coming for the park in 2018.
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Re: Knott's Berry Farm

Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:00 pm

Giga, please giga, please giga.

I'm really not familiar with this park so have no idea if it's even possible :lol
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