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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 11:30 AM
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SheiKra ...the most awesome one of a kind 70 mph roller coaster in the world
Edited on Sat Jul-19-08 11:39 AM by L0oniX




Yes, it stops right at the top and the first row gets to look down before the drop. I rode it twice this Friday. Of course the wife chickened out. I highly recommend this ride at Bush Gardens Tampa.

http://www.buschgardens.com/bgt/sheikra.aspx click on "take a virtual ride on SheiKra"
Lots more videos on YouTube.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 11:33 AM
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1. there is NO way in hell you'd get me on that
no way, no how. I'm with you're wife on this one.


aA
:scared:
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 11:48 AM
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2. I'd hit it!
:D
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 12:47 PM
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9. Did you read the OP subject line as "Shakira" too?
Because that's a ride I would definitely go on twice... ;)
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 11:51 AM
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3. woah! I haven't been on a coaster in a while...but yeah I'd love to ride it
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 11:55 AM
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4. Last time I went to Busch Gardens it wasn't open yet.
It's been a while. :P
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MsKandice01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 11:55 AM
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5. That looks like FUN!!
I'm a total roller coaster fanatic though. I love 'em all.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 12:00 PM
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6. And to think there are even freakier roller coasters out there. I would have been on that with
Edited on Sat Jul-19-08 12:02 PM by GreenPartyVoter
ya back when I was a kid, a) I am out of shape and b) I lost my fearlessness once I had kids. The last crazy rides I went on I either was praying "Please don't let anything go wrong, leaving my kids as orphans", or I was freaking because the idiot ride attendant put a kid on who was too small for the ride and it was all I could do to hold her in her seat as we went upside down. I could just barely lean forward enough to push down on her shoulders. Poor thing was crying the whole time and we couldn't get the attendant to stop the ride. Told him when it was over what happened and he just looked at me like I was nuts and blew me off.

Here's a pic of the ride that the little girl barely stayed seated on.

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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 12:12 PM
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7. Nice ride, but not truly one of a kind
It has a bigger brother at Busch Gardens Europe (Williamsburg, VA)



There are rumors that a few more of the B&M Vertical Drop coasters are coming to the US over the next few years.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 12:27 PM
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8. I love, Love, LOVE roller coasters
My husband won't even get on the cute little Giant Dipper at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. x( So it's been a while since I rode one - especially a good one like that.

I think Roller Coaster Reviewer would be the best job in the world. :bounce:
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 01:25 PM
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10. Yes, the last frontier - 90 degree drop
It looks good! I can't wait for an opportunity to try it!
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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 02:38 PM
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12. How about 120 degrees?
Steel Hawg, at Indiana Beach (Monticello, IN)




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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 01:28 PM
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11. 3 miles from my house, but I'll never get on it.
Me = skeered of heights
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 03:21 PM
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13. Awk buk buk buk awk buk buk buk
:evilgrin:
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