Anyone have Guide To Ride the older one?

Anyone have Guide To Ride the older one?

Post by Surf Dance Chr » Tue, 07 Oct 2003 12:42:34


If so, what does it say for the longest drop for the Hurricane at Adventureland
in New York?

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Anyone have Guide To Ride the older one?

Post by Dave Althoff » Tue, 07 Oct 2003 13:09:24


: If so, what does it say for the longest drop for the Hurricane at Adventureland
: in New York?

Guide to Ride 1991:
==========8<----------
Hurricane
SDC s.r.l.
1991
59-foot lift
52 feet, 6 inches max. drop
1,437 feet long
35 mph
1 min. 52 sec.
Two three-car trains, four-seater cars

Designed by former Schwarzkopf engineers using computer modeling,
Hurricane is currently the only coaster of its kind in North America.
This second-generation Galaxi coaster utilizes standard five-inch pipe
rail.  Ride features include eighty-degree banking, an inverted loop and G
forces of 4.7.
---------->8==========

Guide to Ride 2000:
==========8<----------

Quote:
>Hurricane

     Steel, Windstorm
     SDC
     1991
     50 feet high, 30 foot drop
     1,430 feet long
     Two trains, three 4-seat cars
     This was the first installation of this production model coaster.
---------->8==========

Okay, let me guess:  They're both wrong?

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Post by Surf Dance Chr » Tue, 07 Oct 2003 23:41:49

<< Guide to Ride 1991:
==========8<----------
Hurricane
SDC s.r.l.
1991
59-foot lift
52 feet, 6 inches max. drop
1,437 feet long
35 mph
1 min. 52 sec.
Two three-car trains, four-seater cars

Designed by former Schwarzkopf engineers using computer modeling,
Hurricane is currently the only coaster of its kind in North America.
This second-generation Galaxi coaster utilizes standard five-inch pipe
rail.  Ride features include eighty-degree banking, an inverted loop and G
forces of 4.7.
---------->8==========

Guide to Ride 2000:
==========8<----------

Quote:
>Hurricane

     Steel, Windstorm
     SDC
     1991
     50 feet high, 30 foot drop
     1,430 feet long
     Two trains, three 4-seat cars
     This was the first installation of this production model coaster.
---------->8==========

Okay, let me guess:  They're both wrong? >><BR><BR>

The 1991 version is most correct--- 59 feet high is correct, 1437 feet is
correct, 35 mph (approx) is correct. As far as the length of ride, I've
personally clocked it from pressing the "Advance Zone 1 to 2" button until the
ride stops in the unload station at 1:26 nearly every time. Maybe when it
opened in '91 it was slower though, I know they added weights to the car at one
point.  I never knew what the offical longest drop was, though, although 52
feet sounds a bit high in my opinion. The paragraph in the 1991 is correct as
well.

I saw one for sale at the PPP, I shoulda picked it up, have the 2000 one but
it'd be nice to have an old one too.

Maybe next year.

Thanks for the info, Dave.

                                                        "Surf Dance" Chris,
                        who will ride the Flip "N" Out before any coaster!
                                        http://members.aol.com/surfdancec
                                #1 Mondial fan- Super Nova, Top Scan, and Shake
                                "Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads!"

 
 
 

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Post by William J. Buckle » Thu, 09 Oct 2003 08:38:22


Quote:
> The 1991 version is most correct--- 59 feet high is correct, 1437 feet is
> correct, 35 mph (approx) is correct. As far as the length of ride, I've
> personally clocked it from pressing the "Advance Zone 1 to 2" button until
the
> ride stops in the unload station at 1:26 nearly every time. Maybe when it
> opened in '91 it was slower though, I know they added weights to the car
at one
> point.  I never knew what the offical longest drop was, though, although
52
> feet sounds a bit high in my opinion. The paragraph in the 1991 is correct
as
> well.

> I saw one for sale at the PPP, I shoulda picked it up, have the 2000 one
but
> it'd be nice to have an old one too.

Wow, they had a Windstorm for sale at the PPP?  Gee, how did I miss that
one?!
 
 
 

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Post by Surf Dance Chr » Thu, 09 Oct 2003 13:19:24

<< Wow, they had a Windstorm for sale at the PPP?  Gee, how did I miss that
one?! >><BR><BR>

I think Playland's is still for sale.........

                                                        "Surf Dance" Chris,
                        who will ride the Flip "N" Out before any coaster!
                                        http://members.aol.com/surfdancec
                                #1 Mondial fan- Super Nova, Top Scan, and Shake
                                "Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads!"

 
 
 

Anyone have Guide To Ride the older one?

Post by Dave Althoff » Fri, 10 Oct 2003 23:53:45



: > I saw one for sale at the PPP, I shoulda picked it up, have the 2000 one
: but
: > it'd be nice to have an old one too.

: Wow, they had a Windstorm for sale at the PPP?  Gee, how did I miss that
: one?!

Somebody must have snapped it up.  Maybe it was Sandy...I think he had the
biggest vehicle among all the r.r-c people...

Just goes to show you can buy anything at that swap meet!
(I had to settle for a 2004 calendar.  A couple of years ago I bought a
record of Freddy Cannon's "Kennywood Park.")

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Post by Sandy A. Nicolayse » Sat, 11 Oct 2003 07:26:37



Quote:
>: Wow, they had a Windstorm for sale at the PPP?  Gee, how did I miss that
>: one?!

>Somebody must have snapped it up.  Maybe it was Sandy...I think he had the
>biggest vehicle among all the r.r-c people...

Spoken by a guy driving a Crown Vic.  :)

How many gallons to the mile does that thing get?

- Sandy

 
 
 

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Post by Dave Althoff » Sat, 11 Oct 2003 12:27:49



: >: Wow, they had a Windstorm for sale at the PPP?  Gee, how did I miss that
: >: one?!
: >
: >Somebody must have snapped it up.  Maybe it was Sandy...I think he had the
: >biggest vehicle among all the r.r-c people...

: Spoken by a guy driving a Crown Vic.  :)

Well, besides, I'm only going on rumor, as I never saw your vehicle.

: How many gallons to the mile does that thing get?

My Crown Vic gets about 0.038 gallons to the mile.  Not that it matters;
the Crown Vic spent the weekend in my garage and I rode to Knoebel's in
Dad's Cadillac.  I have no idea how many gallons per mile that thing gets.

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Post by Sandy A. Nicolayse » Sat, 11 Oct 2003 12:47:59



Quote:



>: >: Wow, they had a Windstorm for sale at the PPP?  Gee, how did I miss that
>: >: one?!
>: >
>: >Somebody must have snapped it up.  Maybe it was Sandy...I think he had the
>: >biggest vehicle among all the r.r-c people...

>: Spoken by a guy driving a Crown Vic.  :)

>Well, besides, I'm only going on rumor, as I never saw your vehicle.

>: How many gallons to the mile does that thing get?

>My Crown Vic gets about 0.038 gallons to the mile.  Not that it matters;
>the Crown Vic spent the weekend in my garage and I rode to Knoebel's in
>Dad's Cadillac.  I have no idea how many gallons per mile that thing gets.

Actually, 26 MPG is quite good for a car that size.  My Suburban gets
11 MPG (when I'm NOT towing the camper).

I get about 7 MPG when running all 50 feet of truck and camper.  I
know that sounds terrible, but for a family of 4 it works out better
compared to the $2600.00 it would cost us to go with the
CoasterZombies tour.

We spent about $1600 for 9 days at 8 parks in late August.  That
includes gasoline, tolls, park admission and parking, food, etc.  The
parks were CLP, SFWOA, CP, IB, (HW was closed), PKI, KW, Idlewild, and
Lakemont.

- Sandy "but I have my own crapper" Nicolaysen

 
 
 

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Post by Robert Ma » Tue, 14 Oct 2003 06:23:22

Quote:
>- Sandy "but I have my own crapper" Nicolaysen

That's such a great thing.
Rob "family picked up a RV this year" Mack

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