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Radar Chief
01-19-2007, 11:44 AM
And no, this doesn’t belong in the Girly JPEG thread. ;)
My wife e-mailed this too me know’n how much of an acceleration junky I am so I thought I’d share.

New Ohio Roller Coaster with record-breaking height of 420 ft. and a record-breaking speed of 120 MPH, Top Thrill Dragster delivers on its promise thrilling riders this summer at Cedar Point. The last picture says it all.

Pictures in the first few posts, as long as I can get them to attach.

Radar Chief
01-19-2007, 11:44 AM
#1

Radar Chief
01-19-2007, 11:45 AM
#2, 3.

Radar Chief
01-19-2007, 11:45 AM
#4,5.

Radar Chief
01-19-2007, 11:46 AM
And finally, proof of its effectiveness. ROFL

crazycoffey
01-19-2007, 11:47 AM
I threw up just looking at some of the pictures.

Radar Chief
01-19-2007, 11:51 AM
I threw up just looking at some of the pictures.

The Mrs. had a similar response, only she said she almost emulated the last picture just look’n at the roller coaster.

crazycoffey
01-19-2007, 11:54 AM
The Mrs. had a similar response, only she said she almost emulated the last picture just look’n at the roller coaster.


It's a good thing Jeez isn't that runny, I don't want a big wet spot showing up on my pants after riding it.



Was that a line I just crossed?

chagrin
01-19-2007, 11:56 AM
two questions:

1) is that Cedar Point?
2) Is that photoshopped, the pissing?

JBucc
01-19-2007, 11:57 AM
That's like the one's I used to build in Roller Coaster tycoon that nobody would ever ride.

siberian khatru
01-19-2007, 12:01 PM
You know what was scariest for me? Seeing that catwalk at the top in pic 3. Somebody's got to walk up that and stand there? Shiiiiiiiiit ....

Radar Chief
01-19-2007, 12:04 PM
two questions:

1) is that Cedar Point?

Yes.

2) Is that photoshopped, the pissing?

I don’t know for sure, but the look on her face makes me think not.

Radar Chief
01-19-2007, 12:06 PM
You know what was scariest for me? Seeing that catwalk at the top in pic 3. Somebody's got to walk up that and stand there? Shiiiiiiiiit ....

Can you imagine be’n part of the maintenance crew that has to climb up there and work on it? :eek:

crazycoffey
01-19-2007, 12:07 PM
2) Is that photoshopped, the pissing?

I don’t know for sure, but the look on her face makes me think not.


The smell gives it away, it's real.

Bowser
01-19-2007, 12:17 PM
Be sure and ride that thing in the front, or else you might just end up with a face full of someone else's puke.

Kraut
01-19-2007, 12:21 PM
And finally, proof of its effectiveness. ROFL
ROFL

bogie
01-19-2007, 12:24 PM
Not a single person in that 1st photo are holding up their hands. That's a pretty good sign of how intense that ride must be.

Ecto-I
01-19-2007, 12:27 PM
OMG, I love roller coasters and NEED to ride that thing! I went to cedar point a few years ago and their biggest roller coaster at the time was the "Millenium."

Stewie
01-19-2007, 12:35 PM
Go here and click on POV in the right column:

http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/park/rides/coasters/top_thrill_dragster/index.cfm

Jr_Captain
01-19-2007, 01:55 PM
Looks awesome to me.

Donger
01-19-2007, 02:05 PM
If going forward was bad enough...

The speed of Top Thrill Dragster is controlled by a computer which regulates the speed of the launch in order to minimize forces as the train crests the hill. It is a rare occurrence for the train to not reach the necessary speed to complete the ride, but does tend to happen in cool, wet or breezy weather. When the track is wet or the weather is cold, the standard launch speed is typically not enough to force the train over the hill. The train's momentum can also be hindered by a good headwind. When this happens, the train will climb the hill, stop just short of the apex, and roll back down the hill in reverse. To avert disaster, the launch track is equipped with retractable magnetic braking fins. After every launch these fins pop back into place to slow down a train that rolls backwards to stop it safely.

ROYC75
01-19-2007, 02:45 PM
One thing for sure, this fat cat will never be on it ! :eek:

Baby Lee
01-19-2007, 03:12 PM
I wonder if I promised to only ride that one ride all day, they'd let me into a shorter line.

stevieray
01-19-2007, 03:24 PM
Incredible.

Lzen
01-19-2007, 03:25 PM
Crazy. I would try it. Looks like it's only about a 25 second ride, though.

DeepSouth
01-19-2007, 03:25 PM
two questions:

1) is that Cedar Point?
2) Is that photoshopped, the pissing?

The last photo was sent to me in a "Reasons not to get drunk" email.

ROYC75
01-19-2007, 03:31 PM
OK, where is Cedar Point ?

Lzen
01-19-2007, 03:32 PM
OK, where is Cedar Point ?

Between Toledo and Cleveland in Ohio.

CoMoChief
01-19-2007, 03:53 PM
Thats at Cedar Point isnt it, because ive been on that.

CoMoChief
01-19-2007, 03:54 PM
Millenium Force is the one to ride though.

chief52
01-19-2007, 04:04 PM
The park boasts an unheard of 17, yes, 17 roller coasters (more than any other park in the world)! With a lineup that includes three of the top 10 steel roller coasters in the world, Cedar Point is a coaster lover's dream come true.

WOW...this place must be something else. I am going to be in Ohio in May. I may have to head over there for a day.

alpha_omega
01-19-2007, 04:06 PM
Ummmm, no thanks.

stevieray
01-19-2007, 04:06 PM
How far is it from Canton?

fingers crossed...

Radar Chief
01-19-2007, 04:15 PM
The last photo was sent to me in a "Reasons not to get drunk" email.

Ah oh, I think the pee picture just got busted. Too bad, that one cracked me up.

seclark
01-19-2007, 04:19 PM
prolly not if i had to pay.
i worked 2 towers today over 175' both still covered w/ice.
if i was being paid...maybe.
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chief52
01-19-2007, 04:26 PM
prolly not if i had to pay.
i worked 2 towers today over 175' both still covered w/ice.
if i was being paid...maybe.
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What do you do?

Halfcan
01-19-2007, 04:26 PM
Looks cool!

ROYC75
01-19-2007, 04:27 PM
How far is it from Canton?

fingers crossed...

149.3 by truck miles ............. by car it's right at 100 miles , figure a 2 1/2 hr trip by car on alot of 2 lane roads.

seclark
01-19-2007, 04:28 PM
What do you do?
install/maintain wireless communications equipment, and dream of staying alive long enough to retire.
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chief52
01-19-2007, 04:31 PM
install/maintain wireless communications equipment, and dream of staying alive long enough to retire.
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Wow. 175' is up there. I am an electric lineman. Qualified to do tower work, but have not done much. Tallest pole I have climbed is a 100 footer. Your legs are burning pretty good by then. Climbed a lot of poles in major wind and ice though. You earn your money on those days/nights.

crazycoffey
01-19-2007, 04:33 PM
How far is it from Canton?

fingers crossed...


Hey Stevieray, are these some of your relatives????

Calcountry
01-19-2007, 04:35 PM
I wonder if I promised to only ride that one ride all day, they'd let me into a shorter line.No, they want you to pay for a day, then wait in line all day, and only be able to ride that one ride all day.

Calcountry
01-19-2007, 04:36 PM
149.3 miles ..............Sandusky, Ohio.

stevieray
01-19-2007, 04:39 PM
Hey Stevieray, are these some of your relatives????

:)

No, they all have wigs on.

crazycoffey
01-19-2007, 04:44 PM
:)


No, they all have wigs on.


:LOL:

I just saw one of them on the saints replay and looked up saints elvis and got that pic, it only showed one of them on NFL Network, but I couldn't help but share, thinking of you.

You put them to shame anyway....:thumb:

stevieray
01-19-2007, 04:46 PM
:LOL:

I just saw one of them on the saints replay and looked up saints elvis and got that pic, it only showed one of them on NFL Network, but I couldn't help but share, thinking of you.

You put them to shame anyway....:thumb:

Right on man...

maybe i'll run into them in miami... :hmmm:

chief52
01-19-2007, 05:00 PM
Right on man...

maybe i'll run into them in miami... :hmmm:

How is that going?

Baby Lee
01-19-2007, 05:00 PM
No, they want you to pay for a day, then wait in line all day, and only be able to ride that one ride all day.
Little bit of backstory, there was a little roller coaster at WoF called the Shussboomer, back in the 70s. First time I went w/Mom/Dad, it was a [then] Bendix employee's/family night. I was about 5-6, and it was the only roller coaster I was tall enough to ride. There weren't long lines, as it was a 'small' ride and it was in the evening, etc. So pops got to accompany me on like 25-30 straight rides. I'd hop off, zoom down the exit, zoom up the entrance and hop on again, laughing like a madman.
Still crave that stuff, daydream about flying a fighter jet, driving a top fuel dragster, piloting an F-1 around Monaco.

crazycoffey
01-19-2007, 05:03 PM
How is that going?


I heard he got it.

stevieray
01-19-2007, 05:06 PM
How is that going?


pretty damn good..chiefs provided the tickets..fifteen rows up in the EZ.

chief52
01-19-2007, 05:10 PM
pretty damn good..chiefs provided the tickets..fifteen rows up in the EZ.


Good for you! Had not been on to see how things went. Glad you are making it. Do not know if you remeber me...met you in the parking lot before the Eagle game with Phobia. Glad you are making the trip :thumb:

seclark
01-19-2007, 06:07 PM
Wow. 175' is up there. I am an electric lineman. Qualified to do tower work, but have not done much. Tallest pole I have climbed is a 100 footer. Your legs are burning pretty good by then. Climbed a lot of poles in major wind and ice though. You earn your money on those days/nights.
you earn your money...not much to strap yourself to on frickin poles. i'm out in the country. it might be a radio tower, water tower, grain leg, or bin. if i can catch a signal, they'll send me up.

gotta take home some money to mrs. sec, so she'll let me have my daily 6pack and can of cope.

be careful.
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DomerNKC
01-19-2007, 07:05 PM
Little bit of backstory, there was a little roller coaster at WoF called the Shussboomer, back in the 70s. First time I went w/Mom/Dad, it was a [then] Bendix employee's/family night. I was about 5-6, and it was the only roller coaster I was tall enough to ride. There weren't long lines, as it was a 'small' ride and it was in the evening, etc. So pops got to accompany me on like 25-30 straight rides. I'd hop off, zoom down the exit, zoom up the entrance and hop on again, laughing like a madman.
Still crave that stuff, daydream about flying a fighter jet, driving a top fuel dragster, piloting an F-1 around Monaco.shussboomer rocked.

mdstu
01-19-2007, 07:21 PM
shussboomer rocked.

What was the name of the small RollerCoaster there by the north entrance for the kids. Was Scandinavian or German themed area I think.
Loved that thing when I was a wee boy.

Frazod
01-19-2007, 07:40 PM
Damn, that looks awesome. That might be worth a trip to Ohio.

Guru
01-19-2007, 11:13 PM
Holy Crap!!! WOW!!! I just found my next vacation spot.

Damn 838 miles away too.

kregger
01-20-2007, 01:40 AM
Little bit of backstory, there was a little roller coaster at WoF called the Shussboomer, back in the 70s. First time I went w/Mom/Dad, it was a [then] Bendix employee's/family night. I was about 5-6, and it was the only roller coaster I was tall enough to ride. There weren't long lines, as it was a 'small' ride and it was in the evening, etc. So pops got to accompany me on like 25-30 straight rides. I'd hop off, zoom down the exit, zoom up the entrance and hop on again, laughing like a madman.
Still crave that stuff, daydream about flying a fighter jet, driving a top fuel dragster, piloting an F-1 around Monaco.
Man, I was pissed when they tore that down. It was like one of those cat and mouse rides. Small, tight, compact. Me and my buddy would get in a car and lean on every corner and hill. It was before they started putting breaking mechanisms on those coasters. We made serious ground on the car in front of us. Never caught it though. Not that we didn't try.

Deberg_1990
01-20-2007, 01:43 AM
I was pissed when WoF got rid of the Zambizi Zinger.....altough dated, it was still a hell of a ride.

Guru
01-20-2007, 01:47 AM
I was pissed when WoF got rid of the Zambizi Zinger.....altough dated, it was still a hell of a ride.
It was a great introductory roller coaster for the kids too.

crazycoffey
01-20-2007, 01:52 AM
coasters are cool

kregger
01-20-2007, 01:56 AM
Anybody ever ride the Cyclone at Coney Island? That is a thrill ride because your ride could be the last.

Logical
01-20-2007, 02:34 AM
Holy shit

http://67.18.68.69/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=65014

J Diddy
01-20-2007, 02:42 AM
Holy shit

http://67.18.68.69/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=65014


first I hate rollercoasters and second even if i did like rollercoasters......


**** that

luv
01-20-2007, 02:47 AM
first I hate rollercoasters and second even if i did like rollercoasters......


**** that
You've got to be kidding me. Party pooper. I would so get on that!

J Diddy
01-20-2007, 03:16 AM
You've got to be kidding me. Party pooper. I would so get on that!

i have no interest in falling a gazillion stories for no reason at all

Redcoats58
01-20-2007, 05:46 AM
That's like the one's I used to build in Roller Coaster tycoon that nobody would ever ride.

That's funny, I thought the exactly the same thing when I saw those pictues. Pissed me off that no one would ever ride the bastard after I spent a fortune to build it. It would be the only badass ride in my park.


And that coaster looks awesome. I'll have to show the wife that one, I'd go on that in a heartbeat.

Guru
01-20-2007, 05:50 AM
You've got to be kidding me. Party pooper. I would so get on that!
Got that right!!!

crazycoffey
01-20-2007, 11:40 AM
You've got to be kidding me. Party pooper. I would so get on that!


oh, if only I had a dollar for everytime a girl has said that.

Adept Havelock
01-20-2007, 12:17 PM
Looks like a hell of a lot of fun.