save the classic steelies

save the classic steelies

Post by DEBORAH J BUN » Wed, 09 Apr 1997 04:00:00


 dear god, or reader

        i am really hopeing the classic steelies stick around for while,
even though the corkscrew coaster are short and not vary thrilling they are
alot of fun, i also love the demon at pga that coaster is really fun beter
theming then most pre-studio rides. the first drop is great plunging into
the trees but I wonder why the removed the tunnel on the second loop. but
most importantly save the shuttle loops, six flags deserves credit for
relocation i wish they restore plywood waves to the pga tidal wave. one of
the bathrooms is right under this thing and its really loud it makes the
walls shake with a boom.

 
 
 

save the classic steelies

Post by Shawn Mamr » Fri, 11 Apr 1997 04:00:00


|>         i am really hopeing the classic steelies stick around for while,
|> even though the corkscrew coaster are short and not vary thrilling they are
|> alot of fun, i also love the demon at pga that coaster is really fun beter
|> theming then most pre-studio rides. [...]

There are still many Corkscrews (Arrow and Vekoma) out there, and most
aren't in any danger of being displaced anytime soon.  There's even a
park out in the northwestern US (doggone it, can't remember which one
it is now) that just bought a used Arrow Loop-Corkscrew this year - the
one that used to be at Rocky Point Park (Warwick RI).  Up in this neck
of the woods, Canobie Lake Park (Salem NH) happens to have the second
Arrow Corkscrew ever installed (originally located at Old Chicago, later
moved to the Alabama state fairgrounds).  Silverwood (Athol ID) owns
the very first one (originally located at Knott's).

|> but most importantly save the shuttle loops, six flags deserves credit for
|> relocation i wish they restore plywood waves to the pga tidal wave. [...]

Indeed, especially the Schwarzkopf shuttles (like PGA's).  I think there
are only four of these left in the US - PGA Tidal Wave, Montezooma's Revenge
at Knott's, Greezed Lightning at SF Houston (Astroworld), and Viper at
SFoG.  Anybody else know of others?  (Yes, I know about El Cascabel at
La Feria in Mexico City; not sure how many others there are outside the US).

The Arrow shuttle loops don't do much for me.  Others like them for their
"airtime", but to me, that airtime is of the falling-backwards-in-your-
chair variety - not a fun sensation at all to me.  But to each their own...

-Shawn Mamros