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Well, your advise for Samurai was good anyway   So I finally rode Zodiac yesterday after dodging it for a long time - thanks to Flipper who somehow manages to get me on rides that I really avoid!

Your teacher is right. It's the argument over centrifugal force vs. centripetal force. The former being a force that doesn't actually exist. What is at play is centripetal force. Centrifugal force sug

Sorry, not my point.  I get there will be a background reason,  what I take issue with is the blaming of 'H&S' as if it's something they have been told to do from outside and they no choice over.

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[Yep me. I just feel really unsafe on it and get the feeling that the pods gonna come off ]Same here! And when I watch it I also think that so I can't look at it, Also in the que were the pods going upside down and facing you in the que I think there going to fly off and hit me lol.

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[Yep me. I just feel really unsafe on it and get the feeling that the pods gonna come off ]Same here! And when I watch it I also think that so I can't look at it, Also in the que were the pods going upside down and facing you in the que I think there going to fly off and hit me lol.

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does the new vortex have any themeing on the wheel because the old one did or is it still silver. also I dont like it because it dont seem to go totally vertical and should stay verticle for longer.
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Does anyone know if zodiac will get back its theming over the closed season?

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From the looks of things now - no.

I've not been on zodiac because I dont trust it. I think something should replace it.

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Well thats what Thorpe thought last year.. so they did replace it, shame it was with another Huss Enterprise though :P Dunno what they'd put there cos the ride area isn't actually that big.
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The old one was the dodgy one, and now its gone, never coming back =]Zodiacs just a 'meh' ride really.. Horrible paint job, annoying music, nothing to do with the zodiac symbol stuff (at least the old one did). And if anything its just an accident waiting to happen :P

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Nope your right there.. something happened and the support holding up the gondola snapped leaving the gondola that they were in dangling although it was e-stopped and started bashing against the ride platform I think? can't remember the details that well.

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Oh the BBC always use crap pics when they have an article on Thorpe! That pic is Swat from Six Flags Astroworld :P Also in the Guiness Book of Records a few years back there is a picture of Colossus, but its not actually Colossus.. its Corkscrew at Cedar Point and they expect no-one to notice ! Random.. anyway Zodiac..

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That pic is Swat from Six Flags Astroworld  :P they expect no-one to notice ! Random.. anyway Zodiac..

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LOL!!! If its from six flags Astroworld then they sure do have some intresting colour intrests! :P. Hey is Astroworld owned by Six Flags? :D As for the Colossus one, I certentely noticed. I even wrote a letter to them about it! :P
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