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    Steepest Coaster

    Although they are called "Dive Coasters" they are technically not a vertical drop. Oblivion's drop is listed at 87.5 on RCDB. Credit is given to Tower of Terror as to being the first coaster with a 90 drop after the lift hill. Pure speculation here but I would say...
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    “Warming up throughout the day” - a myth?

    Maintenance guy here (not amusement park but large factory): It does have a lot to do with the grease. Obviously the grease in the wheels have a chance to cool down overnight and thicken. It takes some time for the grease in the bearings to warm up to optimal operating temperature and thin out...
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    SFGAdv | Jersey Devil Coaster | RMC Raptor

    Do we have a Slap bet?
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    Rank the SBF Visa Spinners

    How can you guys even have this list without putting the Hamster wheel on top?
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    Milestone Coasters in Your Count

    My count is not as high as some of you but my #100 was Diamondback at KI. It was a cool moment cause I rode it together with my 12 year old son who logged his #50. This summer he will hit #100 (14yo) on Steel Vengeance and my daughter will hit #100 at Kings Island. If all goes to plan, my...
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    CF-Lives 2020 | All Dates Announced!

    I am wondering how some members (you know who you are) plan on doing Kentucky Kingdom AND Holiday world in the same day while hungover from the night before?
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    Station fly-through: health & safety regulations

    From all the hearing training I have received working in a factory. This is correct. I asked the lead ride opp on Thunderhead about wearing earplugs and she told me with one train operation the exposure limit is not exceeded but with two trains they are required to wear them. I have seen some...
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    Tracking Your Children at Park

    Agree.. yes. However, no matter how much you try to manage three kids at an amusement park. You will always have one that you think is in one place but will wander off. The time (or two) I lost a kid at a park, it was our "home park" which all of us are familiar with and that was when my wife...
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    Coaster Tournament '19 Matches 1-16

    1: Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point (duh) 65: Copperhead Strike, Carowinds 32: Superman the Ride, Six Flags New England 96: Thunderbird, Holiday World 16: Fury 325, Carowinds 49: Expedition GeForce, Holiday Park 17: El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure 48: *Jungle Trailblazer, Oriental Heritage...
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    Busch Gardens Williamsburg Project 2021 - 355ft Height Waiver Filed

    Keep in mind that the above rendering is purely based off of speculation using the proposed fenced in areas and the location of a few concrete pads. More than likely the coaster will be more than this.
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    Hersheypark | Chocolatetown | 2019/2020 Park Expansion

    It will make for some nice photographs. I'm sure we'll see a million shots of the trains at 90degreess next summer.
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    Kings Island | Orion | B&M Giga Coaster

    I'm pretty sure they know Fury exists due to the face that every person at KI wears the shirt.
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    Tracking Your Children at Park

    Most major music festivals (or Disney) now have you wear a wristband that is RFID enabled. It helps them with tracking crowds when there are multiple venues. I am sure we will see major parks implement them in the near future. especially on busy days. This technology would be a good idea for...
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    how are special effect 'sparks' created

    I don't know 100% for sure but I would guess they are sequenced as through a control board just like you would see in a concert. Found this video...
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    Busch Gardens Tampa | Iron Gwazi | RMC Gwazi

    Upright Airtime Yeet