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“On the Curve” ~ Summer Thrills #1

Summer is coming and we want  to highlight the best it has to offer. In Maine we were raised on county fairs ~ great food, lots of animals, blue ribboned mason jars full of jams, jellies, pickles, salsa ~ everything imaginable from a garden. We have sheep dog trials and oxen pulls and all manner of draft horse events.The atmosphere is festive and dusty, built for late August and Sept evenings. If you get a chance to visit a county fair in Maine you won’t stand a chance of being disappointed.

Curve Appeal

Apart from the animal, vegetable, best pie and flower displays, is the midway ~ you’ll find it by the lights and smell of grilled onion and peppers and the best french fries on the planet. And you’ll hear the kid’s screams and laughs from the the rides! They have exciting names like “The Zipper”, “Tempest” and “Dragon Wagon” but most are less than two stories high and, if you’re over 12, about as exciting as rerun of “Mr. Rogers.”

So here we highlight the big guns: the top five roller coasters in the United States. These were rated by Time Magazine combining fan votes, awards, and technical specifications like max height, max speed, track length, G-forces, vertical angles, and inversions.:

1. Millennium Force, Cedar Point (Sandusky, Ohio)
Amusement Park: Cedar Point
Max Speed: 93mph
Rating: 100

2. Bizarro, Six Flags New England (Agawam, Massachusetts)
Amusement Park: Six Flags New England
Max Speed: 77
Rating: 99

3. Nitro, Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, New Jersey)
Amusement Park: Six Flags Great Adventure
Max Speed: 80MPH
Rating: 99

4. Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point (Sandusky, Ohio)
Amusement Park: Cedar Point
Max Speed: 120MPH
Rating: 99

5. The Voyage, Holiday World (Santa Claus, Indiana)
Amusement Park: Holiday World
Max Speed: 67MPH
Rating: 98

Our Personal Favorite

A roller coaster personal favorite of the Pyramid Graphic Dept is Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure which is the tallest and fastest in America…but it didn’t make Time’s top ten. (It should have!)

On The Curve - View Collection Here.

The curves and rolls at Pyramid Studios, our “On the Curve” line of jewelry, also wins  the popular vote. Like a great roller coaster  our hand forged artisan jewelry twists, turns, flows and gracefully accelerates. All with an eye grabbing high polish.