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Subject:Desperado
Time:05:40 pm
Videos taken on my very favorite roller coaster. Just watching the videos makes my stomach jump:



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filthy_habit
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Time:2007-06-26 01:50 am (UTC)
Lightweight!

Couldn't get a fix on where that is, but for my money you go to Magic Mountain and ride Viper. You're upside down 7-times on it, and the first drop clocks you at 75mph. They even have brakes on it in spots because you're going too fast at some points. Colossus at same park is also pretty awesome for a wooden roller coaster. It used to be the highest wooden roller coaster (back in 1980), and you're doing something like 65mph at the bottom of the first drop. I'm sure there are better wooden ones now, but that one is still quite a ride.

In the Bay Area, Top Gun at Great America is pretty awesome, but too short (about 45 seconds). I've got video of that one, if you're interested!
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whipartist
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Time:2007-06-26 01:53 am (UTC)
Desperado. Stateline. That first drop is 200', into a tunnel, and the coaster hits 80MPH. Oh, and you only have a lap bar.
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filthy_habit
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Time:2007-06-26 03:09 am (UTC)
Hrmmm. I thought it might be that contraption I passed by several times on my way too/from Las Vegas. Seeing as I've recently turned my daughter into a coaster fiend, maybe we'll take a jaunt over there some weekend and check it out.

However, I gotta say again, if you're not upside down at any point, then it ain't a coaster...

I just wonder if my fat-ass can still fit on one...
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andrewhime
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Time:2007-06-26 02:58 am (UTC)
Only watched the first one, but it put a smile on my face. I need to get on a coaster again.
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drj0402
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Time:2007-06-26 03:29 am (UTC)
This does make me want to ride a roller coaster again. I think the last one I was on was at the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz about 5 years ago.

When I was in junior high and high school I especially enjoyed the Demon at Marriots Great America in Gurnee, IL. I think it is a Six Flags now. It went into a drop right after you boarded it and did a number of spins before taking you up the huge climb so you could go upside down at least twice. I believe it was only a lap bar back then.
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mspurrmeow
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Time:2007-06-26 05:13 pm (UTC)
Excellent. Unfortunately, we skipped Desperado on our trip down there. It was bad timing for me. We drove out there just for it, looked at it, then left. Can't explain the thinking.

I've only got 13 days before I get two solid days of roller coasters at Cedar Point. I LOVE roller coasters. Doesn't surprise me that you enjoy them, too!
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dkuznick
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Time:2007-06-27 04:23 pm (UTC)
I would love to work up the courage to go on this. I have been on Superman at Six Flags New England which is very similar (220 foot drop, 78mph, just a lap bar), and loved it, but know I would have to work up the courage to go on it again.
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