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#70210 Lightning Run is the $***

Posted by Genesis on 26 May 2014 - 06:39 PM

Reminds me so much of an intamin mega lite. Airtime is insane, and its ejector! Top new coaster in the Midwest IMO.

#70171 Mantis or Raptor?

Posted by Genesis on 08 May 2014 - 10:48 PM

Raptor. Mantis is a POS.

#70147 KI 5/2 BANSHEE ERT

Posted by Genesis on 02 May 2014 - 12:41 PM

I think it was Scooby, beastie, something, then what it is now. It should always be beastie.

I have heard that what leads to the jackhammering on diamondback is because of wheels that are used to last longer between changes which causes the jackhammering.

Todays banshee rides had the same jackhammering effect on the pullouts. The ride seemed a few mph slower as well(could be day vs night). I also did not feel forces in my legs like I did last weekend. The jackhammering is not as bad on an invert vs a sitdown(my teeth still rattled) I hope I just recieved two bad rides today and hope its back to its form from last week when my wife rides. Could have been the cold temps.

It was still a fun ride today, more like patriot and silver bullet than more aggressive like a montu or raptor. The original b&m invert batman is still tops IMO. MY wife thinks its from intamin.

#70144 KI 5/2 BANSHEE ERT

Posted by Genesis on 02 May 2014 - 11:33 AM

Rode banshee twice and left.

Rode in the 4th row last Saturday night. Today rode front and back. I enjoyed my ride last saturday night better. Night rides only for me IMO.

Excited to go back to the park with my wife and baby, she enjoyed her first ride on wood stock express. My next adult coaster will probably be at cedar point in a coupe weeks or I may hit up Hershey next.

#70133 Return of DIAMONDSTACK

Posted by Genesis on 28 April 2014 - 08:53 PM


The site is actually for sale, hmmm.

#70132 Boyz are back

Posted by Genesis on 28 April 2014 - 08:52 PM

I hear the show is awesome. Anyone seen it?

#70121 Banshee down....

Posted by Genesis on 27 April 2014 - 12:05 AM

I Want to ride it more in different rows to give it a fair evaluation. Quick notes.

I rather there had been a pre drop.
I could do without the first immelman inversion, those are pretty boring IMO.
I would have rather it been a typical b&m and head straight into a large vertical loop or like hulk and head straight into a cobra roll then it could have went on to the vertical loop through the lift.
I enjoyed the zero g.
The pretzel was good at the pullouts. The overall pretzel is better on a flyer like tatsu.
Vertical loop was good.
The carousel turn could have been a little tighter.
The heartline was good.
The downward helix was blah, r aptors helixesque would have been perfect.

Its a improvement over b&m's latest american inverts (silver bullet & patriot).

#70120 Return of DIAMONDSTACK

Posted by Genesis on 26 April 2014 - 11:47 PM

So it took 2 hrs to get on the ride. The top que was around 3/4 full when I got in line, not like the que was overflowing. Trains being released with multiple rows empty.

Its good in theory to have an op at the top of the stairs but I have yet to see an op at diamonback competent enough to quickly fill all the rows. Capacity would increase if there was just a free for all IMO.

Diamondstack is already jackhammering. Tonight's ride may be my last. I always try to give diamondstack a chance since I like speed and its the fastest coaster within 4 hrs of me, but it SUCKS!

#70118 Banshee down....

Posted by Genesis on 26 April 2014 - 10:49 PM

Ladder came down from in the station @ 9:58. Ran 6-9 test cycles then reopened to everyone that was still waiting outside the entrance. That was like 10:10 or so. (I figured they would have told us to get lost cause it was after closing, but they let us on.)

#70113 Banshee down....

Posted by Genesis on 26 April 2014 - 08:03 PM

I thought b&ms were so reliable....

#70112 Return of DIAMONDSTACK

Posted by Genesis on 26 April 2014 - 06:47 PM

One hour and still on the first part of the Que....

#70099 Return of DIAMONDSTACK

Posted by Genesis on 25 April 2014 - 10:33 PM

Stacking was horrendous last season, now there are seatbelts to check... It did not affect my airtime as I have never gotten air on it to begin with.

#70084 intamin track spotted on I-71 (pic)

Posted by Genesis on 24 April 2014 - 10:19 AM

Beastforever does not notice it was posted on april 1st.

#70081 banshee testing (creeps through elements)

Posted by Genesis on 24 April 2014 - 12:03 AM

Don says that cause its a popular thing to say in front of a room filled with suck up fan boys. If ki got another vekoma, fan boys would rave about how wonderful vekomas were.

Ki getting two b&ms is just 20 years behind other parks. With that logic ki won't get a real thrill machine for another 20 years.

B&m has built a few thrilling coasters but that was 20 years ago as well.

I am not an intamin fanboy, I just like insane thrilling coasters. It just happens that ttd, Ka, el Toro, supes', bizzaro, i305, stormrunner, skyrush, maverick, mf to just name a few has came from intamin and no other coasters can compare.

#70073 intamin track spotted on I-71 (pic)

Posted by Genesis on 23 April 2014 - 09:17 PM

Did you forget I am an expert involving everything intamin?