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Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:07 pm

ahhh I'd love to go on that :) launch looks amazing!!
 
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Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:09 pm

Ok although Kingda Ka is taller faster and has a airtime at the end. I wreckon TTD is better. Simply because the lack of restraints!. There is hardly a height difference or speed so it doesn't realy matter
 
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Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:59 pm

i dunno if any of u have seen this picture

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Im blown if i wanna do that...
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Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:31 pm

"mankey52" wrote:
i dunno if any of u have seen this picture

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Im blown if i wanna do that...


That pic scare me lol!
I was watching megastrucures. I could not work on a structure that high lol
 
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Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:57 pm

"iriderides101" wrote:
Ok although Kingda Ka is taller faster and has a airtime at the end. I wreckon TTD is better. Simply because the lack of restraints!. There is hardly a height difference or speed so it doesn't realy matter


Kingda Ka doesn't have airtime at the end. Just like on Stealth, the brake fins start at the crest of the "second" hill. So, there's no airtime at all. Plus, the launch is not constant, its a pulsed launched which sorta sucks. Its also EXTREMELY rough. There's really no comparison to Top Thrill Dragster. TTD blows KK away in every category.

I'm still a HUGE fan of Rita though. The launch is quick and there's more to the ride than just a top hat. Even though their durations are similar, Rita offers a ride that's more fun. TTD offers a ride that's more thrilling.
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Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:10 pm

Hmm, Rita has resulted very well in the general launch coaster hierarchy I think, for what it is... probably because it sticks to basics and has nothing like a pulsating launch 'current' if you will.

I think PortAventuras launcher will become on of the best in the world. It looks to be an upgrade of Rita and launch coasters without top-hats seem to work even better than with them.
 
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Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:17 pm

"mankey52" wrote:
i dunno if any of u have seen this picture

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Im blown if i wanna do that...


OMG! I most certainly wouldn't go stand there! But considdering he's got ropes on etc, i suppose he's safe.
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Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:40 pm

"Sir John Talbot" wrote:
I think PortAventuras launcher will become on of the best in the world.


Don't forget about Maverick!! :) I have a feeling the mid-course launch in a tunnel is going to be wicked. Not to mention all of its turns, inversions and bunny hills. Keep in mind, Maverick's mid-course launch is faster than Rita's only launch. :)
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Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:49 pm

It's allso going to be a bastard if t goes down with the 2 launches and diffrent blocks! i would like to see the controll pannel for that :o

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Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:56 pm

Don't forget about Maverick!! I have a feeling the mid-course launch in a tunnel is going to be wicked. Not to mention all of its turns, inversions and bunny hills. Keep in mind, Maverick's mid-course launch is faster than Rita's only launch.


Maverick isn't an accelerator its a lsm coaster
 
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Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:34 pm

Yeah I believe we both called it a "launch" coaster, not an accelerator.

If you want to see the control panel for Maverick, just look here: http://maverick.cedarpoint.com/_upload/gallery/mvt131.jpg
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Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:52 pm

That coaster looks amazing!
 
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Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:09 pm

"halltd" wrote:
Yeah I believe we both called it a "launch" coaster, not an accelerator.

If you want to see the control panel for Maverick, just look here: http://maverick.cedarpoint.com/_upload/gallery/mvt131.jpg


Not to hard to work out :) all computerised op dispatched it closes gares etc computer does rest heh

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Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:29 am

"mankey52" wrote:
i dunno if any of u have seen this picture

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Im blown if i wanna do that...


Wow that picture is so cool but at the same time so terrifying would so love to go on Kingda Ka but its just the height that I worry about.
 
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Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:31 am

"sammie04""][quote=""mankey52" wrote:
i dunno if any of u have seen this picture

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Im blown if i wanna do that...


Wow that picture is so cool but at the same time so terrifying would so love to go on Kingda Ka but its just the height that I worry about.[/quote]

100% more love to go on top thrill than KK!


but if it had to be KK im sure i wouldnt mind :rolls:
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Six Flags Great Adventure

Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:42 am

I did a quick search of the forum and found nothing for it :)

Zumanjaro is the worlds tallest drop tower that is built on Kingda Ka that should be opening soon. I don't really know what else to say, so I'll just leave this video :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkjZld1bGz0

Doesn't half look awesome! :D
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure - Zumanjaro

Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:23 pm

The park have announced on Twitter that the preview pass holder event will be held on July 3rd, and the official opening the next day, July 4th!

Exciting times :)
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure - Zumanjaro

Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:46 am

Unfortunately the opening dates and media night has been cancelled. Intamin have signed off the ride and handed it to Six Flags for staff training etc; but can't get H&S in to the park to sign off the ride and open it to the public.

Although on the 10th of July they are holding a competition for people with the tallest Mohawk. The 8 people with the tallest Mohawk will be escorted to the front of the queue, and potentially be the first riders. Whether this has. I been cancelled is unknown.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure - Zumanjaro

Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:54 pm

 
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure - Zumanjaro

Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:20 pm

It is also open now apparently :D
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