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    An ACEr I knew gave me his newsletter and it had the same effect.
    Quote Originally Posted by bgwfreak
    I was just reading about this in ACE News and it really sound exciting.
    It felt even more exciting sharing the news with a lady I talk about Knoebel's with. The excitement feels real and is spreading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rider711
    I don't know if any of you guys seen this...

    http://www.flyingturnsproject.com/
    That's very cool, webcams and everything. Not much happening at the moment, but still informative. Steve Okamoto is involved doing the train design! I'm loco for Okamoto. It also looks like the crazy Looper flat ride is still there, which is great. I was afraid the Flying Turns would bump it out.
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    ^If you look at Knoebel's ride list, you will notice that at least according to TN, the park has only two defunct rides in it's entire history, and both are coasters. I don't know if that is true, but it is quite astonishing. They have a HUGE flat collection, and I think something as vintage and unique as the Looper is quite safe at this park.
    I like the Zingo a lot.
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    Knoebles = One of the best older style parks on earth.
    Flying Turns = One of the most historical Ride types on earth.

    Knoebles + Flying Turns = Nostalgiac Heaven. This is gonna be good.
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    It looks really good. I can't wait to see this take shape and come together.
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    I cant wait to see how they re-design the cars and trains to todays safety standards

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    Looks bumpy.

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    Wow, this thing really is in house. Looks like a bunch of random people coming to help build a project type thing, not a coaster!
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    this looks so awsome, I really want to ride one of these!
    it's simple
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    Wow I wish I could do some photos of the construction. The curves in the wood sections make for some interesting views.
    This will be an interesting project to watch get built because of its uniqueness.
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    Yeah those pictures really do look cool. I wonder how long it will take to put this beauty together?
    cheers

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    The idea seems awsome.
    BTW
    Has anyone else noticed the fact that it seems to not have much heigth to it? Are just starting with the low parts of the ride first or this this thing gonna be really low to the ground?
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    The ride is going to be 50' tall.
    They're probably building sections on the ground then lifting them into place

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    It says on the ride's progress and history reports that they are building low first because they need to get their strategy, and technique down before they try experimental building procedures 50 feet up.
    I like the Zingo a lot.
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    I cant wait to ride this later this year ! Or maybe next year if its not done for 06.

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    Updates on the site. There is now a logo and a layout picture. http://www.knoebels.com/update.htm
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    The layout looks actually a bit better than I expected from looking at the ride it is based from. How cool is that?! I like the logo a lot too. It's very vintage looking.
    I like the Zingo a lot.
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    Very cool logo, I'm psyched!
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    anyone else having trouble viewing the time lapse video's on http://flyingturnsproject.com ? Oh well, either way, consrtruction is going well, you can actually see the 2nd to last turn completed (the bottom right side of the ride). It looks like it's probably going to upen up befored this year is over.
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    It will be open this year.
    It's not a big ride.
    FIRST DROP magazine had a good article on it

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    The video plays, but is just a black screen.
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    sux. they gotta get someone to fix that...
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    I wonder how the ride will be winterized. I wish the park luck in its completion and maintenance of this coaster to come. If I keep rolling at my pace to 200 for this year this may be a candidate for #200. This or Leap the Dips.
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    Anybody been by the park lately. I was wondering how construction was going. I see one of the webcams shows they still have a long way to go if that is current. I wish the park would add a few new photos of construction.. I will be stopping by the park in a couple weeks to take a look and catch a few rides on Twister.
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    I can't wait til' this is done! hey anyone know why on there webcam page it only shows one webcam?? the other one is black! and also I think they need to update there site with new pictures and lets us know how the progress is doing! anyone got more info let me know can't wait til' its done.

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    So it's just a wooden bobsled coaster? Why is it better than a steel one by Mack or Intamin?

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    Considering that noone on these boards ever rode one that is wooden, it's a safe bet to say that noone knows how it will ride.

    It looks like it would be much smoother, but you can't tell from pictures and concept art.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry S
    So it's just a wooden bobsled coaster? Why is it better than a steel one by Mack or Intamin?
    It's taken from blueprints of old-school style Flying Turns ride. They were regarded as scary because they always felt like they were going to fly off the track. I never get that feeling on any steel one.
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    ^^Well, I've been on Avalanche at PKD, and I didn't find that rough.

    ^I guess I can imagine that with the wood it could go much faster. The steel ones have tiny little rails that cause friction, and the wood could be smoother I guess.

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