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MacCoaster
Aug 15, 2004, 01:19 PM
Here are two avatars with roller coasters as background images and an Apple logo (thank god for option-shift-k) in the foreground. Roller coasters mean a lot to me, as they're 1/3 of my life. They're also why my nickname on Mac sites are MacCoaster.

Bonus points to anyone who can identify the following for both: roller coaster name and the theme park in which they are found.

Edit: By the way, I took those pictures myself at the theme park when I went.

skyfex
Aug 15, 2004, 01:40 PM
Very nice. I like the photographs, and the Apple logo is always a nice touch to any image =D I can't identify the rollercoasters, but then I am not a big coaster fan. And never went to one while in the USA.

iLikeMyiMac
Aug 15, 2004, 02:13 PM
Is one of them from Cedar Point in Ohio?

MacCoaster
Aug 15, 2004, 02:21 PM
Is one of them from Cedar Point in Ohio?
Nope, but that's where I'm going this Saturday. Oh yeah! Good try. :)

iLikeMyiMac
Aug 15, 2004, 02:52 PM
It was just a guess. Since there are so many coasters there I thought I give it a shot. I went there about 2 months ago

MacCoaster
Aug 15, 2004, 02:53 PM
It was just a guess. Since there are so many coasters there I thought I give it a shot. I went there about 2 months ago
Did you get to ride Top Thrill Dragster? Man, I crave to ride that.

themadchemist
Aug 15, 2004, 04:03 PM
There can't be a thread about Cedar Point without what's-his-face who is obsessed with the place.

iLikeMyiMac
Aug 15, 2004, 04:06 PM
Did you get to ride Top Thrill Dragster? Man, I crave to ride that.
Yes I did. 120mph!!! :eek: Be ready for a long line. :p

iLikeMyiMac
Aug 15, 2004, 04:10 PM
There can't be a thread about Cedar Point without what's-his-face who is obsessed with the place.
I kinda know who you are talking about. Doesn't he have "future CEO of Ceder Point" or something like that in his sig.?

MacCoaster
Aug 15, 2004, 05:08 PM
I kinda know who you are talking about. Doesn't he have "future CEO of Ceder Point" or something like that in his sig.?
I've seen him aroud, IMed him, but forgot his SN. :\

katanna
Aug 15, 2004, 08:50 PM
My only guess is that the second one is a Bat Man ride???

Matthew

MacCoaster
Aug 15, 2004, 10:13 PM
My only guess is that the second one is a Bat Man ride???

Matthew
Nope. I can see why you thought it might have been Batman, as both the ride-in-question and Batman are ``inverted'' roller coasters. Good try.

Just a hint guys, from what does the said coaster appear to have track coming out?

Surely there must be Virginians on this forums. :D Oops, did I say where it was? :eek:

iLikeMyiMac
Aug 15, 2004, 10:36 PM
I don't know. Its kinda hard to tell at 75 by 75 pixels. I blew it up in Preview but still couldn't tell. My best guess would be something brown...?? :p

windowsblowsass
Aug 15, 2004, 10:43 PM
a quick search on rcdb

its volcano, the blast coaster: its an intamin suspened catapult coaster

the other one is shockwave :its a togo standup coaster

both are at kings dominion


wheres my prize



i ust got back from cedar point i managed 6y coasters in a day unfortunately noth wicked twister and ttd were closed heres what i went on in order

1. millenium force (HOLY ****)
2. gemini
3. raptor
4.mantis
5. magnum xl-200
6y.meanstreak

MacCoaster
Aug 15, 2004, 11:48 PM
a quick search on rcdb

its volcano, the blast coaster: its an intamin suspened catapult coaster

the other one is shockwave :its a togo standup coaster

both are at kings dominion


wheres my prize

Yup. Volcano (http://rcdb.com/installationdetail474.htm) and Shockwave (http://rcdb.com/installationdetail91.htm) at Paramount's Kings Dominion (http://rcdb.com/locationdetail16.htm). Was there the first full weekend in this month. Went to Busch Gardens (http://rcdb.com/locationdetail20.htm) the day after, but didn't take any pictures.

Here's your prize: http://www.keyingredients.org/images/timeline/044.jpg

windowsblowsass
Aug 16, 2004, 12:29 PM
Yup. Volcano (http://rcdb.com/installationdetail474.htm) and Shockwave (http://rcdb.com/installationdetail91.htm) at Paramount's Kings Dominion (http://rcdb.com/locationdetail16.htm). Was there the first full weekend in this month. Went to Busch Gardens (http://rcdb.com/locationdetail20.htm) the day after, but didn't take any pictures.

Here's your prize: http://www.keyingredients.org/images/timeline/044.jpg


i think im gonna make either a raptor or mill force 'tar now

katanna
Aug 16, 2004, 03:21 PM
Wow, thanks!!!

Wait... I didn't win it? Oh well, it is still Katanna #14!!

Matthew

MacCoaster
Aug 17, 2004, 12:20 PM
Wow, thanks!!!

Wait... I didn't win it? Oh well, it is still Katanna #14!!

Matthew
You know you're supposed to make a new thread for that?

Sneeper
Aug 17, 2004, 12:27 PM
a quick search on rcdb



There's an rcdb? Wow, what doesn't the internet have?

MacCoaster
Aug 17, 2004, 12:51 PM
There's an rcdb? Wow, what doesn't the internet have?
Do you seriously think there aren't any coaster enthusiasts who know at least some programming? :p CoasterBuzz (http://coasterbuzz.com/) has a similar database.

medea
Aug 18, 2004, 12:42 PM
I like the first one more, to me it's not obvious the other one is a roller coaster and the white apple logo works really well with the sky.

MacCoaster
Aug 18, 2004, 03:36 PM
I like the first one more, to me it's not obvious the other one is a roller coaster and the white apple logo works really well with the sky.
Yeah, I like both almost equally, for different reasons. I personally prefer the Volcano, hence I'm using it now, because it's subtle. I just wish a train had gone through the heartline twist for added effect.

joed
Aug 19, 2004, 09:08 AM
They suck!

No not really, I prefer the one that looks like an "o" better though. But the concept seems a like far from Apple and macrumors. I mean, a rollercoaster? where's the link? The whole MacCoaster seem stretched. But they still look cool :)

MacCoaster
Aug 19, 2004, 09:10 AM
They suck!

No not really, I prefer the one that looks like an "o" better though. But the concept seems a like far from Apple and macrumors. I mean, a rollercoaster? where's the link? The whole MacCoaster seem stretched. But they still look cool :)
The avatars don't have to have anything related to MacRumors. My #1 and #3 have more relevance in that area, but this one is just something to show the meaning of my nickname.

medea
Aug 19, 2004, 09:25 AM
The man/woman loves macs and coasters and chooses to combine the two. Where is the harm in that?

MacCoaster
Aug 19, 2004, 09:35 AM
The man/woman loves macs and coasters and chooses to combine the two. Where is the harm in that?
:eek: I didn't know i was a man/woman! ;)

Yep, that's precisely what I had in mind. Too bad people kept thinking the Coaster was an actual coaster on which you put glasses of drinks. Oh well, I hope people now see `the light.` :)

Btw, I'm a guy. :)

medea
Aug 19, 2004, 09:40 AM
Thanks for clearing that up, I assumed you were but didn't want to offend. Heh. Better to be safe than sorry.

Sneeper
Aug 20, 2004, 12:33 PM
Maybe we need a gender field on our profile.

Hmm.. I wonder how many people assume I'm a guy. :rolleyes:

themadchemist
Aug 21, 2004, 08:01 PM
Maybe we need a gender field on our profile.

Hmm.. I wonder how many people assume I'm a guy. :rolleyes:

probably everybody. You could have an avatar that said, in big flashing red letters:

I'M A CHICK!!!!

;)

Sneeper
Aug 22, 2004, 04:11 PM
probably everybody. You could have an avatar that said, in big flashing red letters:

I'M A CHICK!!!!

;)

Hmm.. That might be fun. But since I actually AM a guy, it'd be mean.

I was just wonderng how many people just assumed I was.

dho
Aug 24, 2004, 09:23 PM
I really dont have much to say.

I like the pictures will :)

in case u dont know thats MacCoaster's first name :)

edit: will told me over aim "your post is the most pointless post", so i figured i would make it more pointless by adding that.

~dho

MacCoaster
Aug 24, 2004, 09:46 PM
I really dont have much to say.

I like the pictures will :)

in case u dont know thats MacCoaster's first name :)

edit: will told me over aim "your post is the most pointless post", so i figured i would make it more pointless by adding that.

~dho
*strangles dho*

Thanks for the compliment on the pictures, though.

:p