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by Sam198
Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Submission - does it still work?
Replies: 36
Views: 5308

Re: Double Submission???

Yep, it's rubbish. They can usually only drag one to life kicking and screaming, and two is a rarity these days. They are supposed to duel, too. That's pretty similar to what staff member 'Michelle' said to me while working on Submission. I asked her if they'd ever be able to get both sides going a...
by Sam198
Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Submission - does it still work?
Replies: 36
Views: 5308

Re: Double Submission???

i wonder if they'll run both next year? SW7 will bring huge crowds to x-sector, so submission and enterprise will become essential in order to soak them up... the closed season will give alton a chance to repair any mechanical faults and the new electrical arrangements for the area will sort out any...
by Sam198
Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: What did you ride on your first visit?
Replies: 139
Views: 39012

Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

toyland tours, CRR and beastie i think :P

i can remember being too scared to go on RMT...
by Sam198
Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Do you think Nemesis will always be the no1 coaster at the park?
Replies: 31
Views: 3956

Re: Do you think Nemesis will always be the no1 coaster at the park?

Would they ever be able to build a Wingrider-like Nemesis? One which heavily uses the terrain for constant near-misses? have you checked out raptor at gardaland? it's not in the same league as nemesis for terrain interaction (it's still basically on flat ground), but it does interact with the groun...
by Sam198
Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2862
Views: 1146919

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

welcome to the forums Tom :)
by Sam198
Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TowersTimes Forum SW7
Replies: 22
Views: 6477

Re: TowersTimes Forum SW7

during the night i was thinking about what other people have been saying, and was just wondering if it would be possible to block the ability of guests to see the images you wish to protect, but still allow them to read the discussion as before? you would also be able to make them aware of the situa...
by Sam198
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future of the Dark Forest
Replies: 341
Views: 59048

Re: Future of the Dark Forest

I think a ride exactly like Cobra at Chessington and Navigator at Flamingo Land would be a great family ride for the Dark Forest. Each spike of the track could be attached to massive fake trees like the one attached the station on Thirteen, plus these kinds of rides aren't that tall so it would be ...
by Sam198
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future of the Dark Forest
Replies: 341
Views: 59048

Re: Future of the Dark Forest

that would one of these :) http://www.google.co.uk/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://www.wellssomerset.com/images/productsextra/bdt03561.jpg&sa=X&ei=FjeeUPqHDciq0QWLtYE4&ved=0CAwQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNFPSnla7a162FhkcmVPsLGJWbTO_w they're made by kuka, and came about when someone ...
by Sam198
Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future of the Dark Forest
Replies: 341
Views: 59048

Re: Future of the Dark Forest

hmm, i was just looking at the picture of ug swinger in my previous post... and the trees behind it appear to be of a similar height to the ride tower when in motion :? does anyone have the dimensions for the ride (at full height), i think i's fabbri... i'll do some research myself in a minute :P ED...
by Sam198
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future of the Dark Forest
Replies: 341
Views: 59048

Re: Future of the Dark Forest

I've always envisaged an afterburner in the blade pit, but that's not for this topic :P a park like alton would have to get one of the special bigger afterburners, like vortex (with ten rows of four as opposed to 6 on a normal afterburner or 4 on a freak out), but would still be unable to run a dece...
by Sam198
Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The backstory to Air
Replies: 28
Views: 5308

Re: The backstory to Air

I've heard the theory that air's oasis is supposed to represent what the valley looked like before nemesis was unearthed... this sounds to me more like enthusiasts such as ourselves trying to attatch a theme to an already existing ride though :P
by Sam198
Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The un-secured loose items topic
Replies: 60
Views: 7664

Re: Stuff you lost in the Oblivion Hole

My virginity... Well my vertical coaster drop virginity anyway. Waits for some geek to tell me Oblivion drop isnt vertical ;) aaaaactually it's only 88.8 degrees... :P last year my friend decided to try and drop a pencil while we were on the holding brake (it still think this was a very dangerous t...
by Sam198
Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The un-secured loose items topic
Replies: 60
Views: 7664

Re: Stuff you lost in the Oblivion Hole

MattsDesigns wrote:
They need to sell a chord for peoples glasses lol


Image

they might make you look like a stereotypical mad scientist but they do the job :lol:
by Sam198
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the Nemesis sign true?
Replies: 28
Views: 3794

Re: Is the Nemesis sign true?

I beleive, however, that the 3G is sustained, while Rita maxes and drops in a split second. So though it is technically higher in terms of max g, the sustained force on Nemesis feels more intense. yeah i was thinking about that as i was writing it to be honest, i just love the way that the radius o...
by Sam198
Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the Nemesis sign true?
Replies: 28
Views: 3794

Re: Is the Nemesis sign true?

i know exactly what you mean :shock: i find it hard to believe that air technically pulls more g's than our beloved nemmy... rita's 1st turn i think is 4.7g's off the top of my head, and i tend to find that that gives a similar, if not less intense feeling than nemesis' high speed helix. the same go...
by Sam198
Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the Nemesis sign true?
Replies: 28
Views: 3794

Re: Is the Nemesis sign true?

the world's most intense ride experience an experience is something that is relative and could be interpreted differently by anyone... if they tried to state that nemesis is the most physically intense ride on the planet then other parks with rides that pull higher g's (most parks nowadays to be ho...
by Sam198
Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761693

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

I agree that any face people think they see is purely coincidental, we as humans are bound to see faces in everything... It's in our nature :P but I'm still confused as to where it is supposedly hidden :) It's suppose to be hidden? I suppose we have hidden mickeys at disney, we now have hidden &quo...
by Sam198
Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 100 things to look out for at Alton towers!!
Replies: 58
Views: 8731

Re: 100 things to look out for at Alton towers!!

People skipping along Towers street....... that was probably me :P                                                                  &n...
by Sam198
Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761693

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

I agree that any face people think they see is purely coincidental, we as humans are bound to see faces in everything... It's in our nature :P but I'm still confused as to where it is supposedly hidden :)
by Sam198
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761693

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

hmm that's quite a nice idea, someone better with photoshop than me might be able to see what that looks like for you... it's little touches like this that might just make or break the ride for many people (well, us enthusiasts anyway :) ) this really should belong in the area discussion though :P E...