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by gallopbob
Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 513143

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

What you don't seem to understand is that the train behaves exactly the same whether it's full of obese people or completely empty. It's basic physics. Gravity affects an empty or full train in the exact same way. Isn't that only when it reaches velocity? Which certainly wont happen. So you are say...
by gallopbob
Fri May 31, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 513143

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

so no washing machine? vertical lift freefall back? there has to be on-train face recognition speed controllers, surely?? ah well, there is always SW8.
by gallopbob
Thu May 30, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1741970

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Not really relevant but... gerst car spotted at 8:40 in a car park in uttoxeter http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p732/J_Baggie/DSC_0030_zps0de07710.jpg Now you see this is really relevant in my opinion! Never been so exited about seeing a car parked up ! :L Ahh, that's where they get their parts...
by gallopbob
Wed May 29, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1741970

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I'm still convinced we'll get an opening date today. Right now there's so much confusion as to when the ride will open. The website seems to suggest May 2013, but the way Alton Towers and some of the TTF members are addressing the issue, suggests it could be much later. Either way I think Alton Tow...
by gallopbob
Thu May 23, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1741970

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Who is the hotty with the pink hair on TT live??  Forget the Smiler, that's worth the trip on its own!! That would be my Girlfriend ;) I'll take that as a compliment though. I am sure I read somewhere about "thou shalt not covet my neighbours wife or ride".  I am guilt of both!!...
by gallopbob
Thu May 23, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1741970

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Who is the hotty with the pink hair on TT live??  Forget the Smiler, that's worth the trip on its own!!
by gallopbob
Thu May 23, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1741970

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Doesn't seem an obvious option. Oblivion doesn't have one , nor Saw. Both " similar cars. However I prefer the back row on 13 and Nemmie as it offers "more G" These coasters don't, as they have only two rows.  (oblivion's 2nd row is elevated, so both technically offer front row ...
by gallopbob
Wed May 22, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1741970

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I hope AT kept the receipt from Gerts! Who knows, maybe B&M will do a part-ex??
by gallopbob
Fri May 17, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1741970

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

If it indeed has been constructed to self duel, will we actually even appreciate the effort gone into makeing it work?  This ride will be so intense with so much theming in between other tains on the track, that i doubt as you ride, you would be able to tell, either way??
by gallopbob
Thu May 16, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1741970

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I think BP should show us how to make a Marmaliser out of used bog rolls and sticky-back-plastic - at least we could keep it in the construction topic!
by gallopbob
Tue May 14, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1741970

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I hope this is not the SE.  I don't want 15 other people to negatively effect my enjoyment of the ride!!  Sorry to be controversial