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Re: Columbus: Festivals & Events
« Reply #175 on: July 25, 2017, 06:47:36 PM »
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Re: Columbus: Festivals & Events
« Reply #176 on: July 27, 2017, 09:16:29 AM »
Awful news last night from the Fair.  One man, 18 years old, dead and several others injured as the Fireball ride malfunctions.  I won't post the link of the video here.
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Re: Columbus: Festivals & Events
« Reply #177 on: July 27, 2017, 11:14:12 AM »
That video of the incident is awful to watch.  Agree that there's no need to post it here.  If anyone wants to view it, its readily available elsewhere.

Below the Dispatch link about this incident is a photo of the Fireball ride that malfunctioned last night.  That arm in photo operates like a pendulum while those chairs at the end of the arm rotate at 13 RPM.

From the video of the incident and news reports, it looks like one of those four-person pods came loose.  It also looks like the man who was killed was thrown from his seat, while the other three who are in critical condition remained in their seats.  Four more were in stable condition and got injured from the flying debris of the detached pod.

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170727/man-killed-seven-injured-by-malfunctioning-ride-at-ohio-state-fair



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Re: Columbus: Festivals & Events
« Reply #178 on: July 27, 2017, 11:17:36 AM »
Those carnival rides are notoriously dangerous. It seems like you hear about these types of incidents pretty often. Mobile rides that are assembled by carnies...hm, what could go wrong?

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Re: Columbus: Festivals & Events
« Reply #179 on: July 27, 2017, 11:46:16 AM »
This is a really unfortunate story, and it really is way too common that things like this happen. Kentucky's state fair uses the existing rides at Kentucky Kingdom (formerly Six Flags) which I think is a good idea, instead of using sketchy traveling rides. Unfortunately Columbus doesn't really have a park to utilize and you can't really move the state fair to Mason or Sandusky.

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« Reply #180 on: July 28, 2017, 08:47:57 PM »


FULL STORY:  http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170728/photo-appears-to-show-crack-on-rides-arm-grew-to-catastrophic-break

"A closeup photograph of the severed metal spoke that failed, killing one man and injuring seven, appears to show that a critical weld holding the seats onto the ride’s arm may have cracked over time due to metal fatigue, and then suddenly and catastrophically failed, said Gerald Frankel, a professor of materials science and engineering at Ohio State University."

“What is on the left side (of the break) looks very different than what’s on the right side,” Frankel said. “That first part on the left took some time to grow. That part on the right, that didn’t take any time.”  The photograph, which shows a closeup of the severed metal arm apparently taken shortly after the accident, was posted on a Dutch theme park internet discussion forum, the thread titled: “Terrible accident in the U.S. with ‘Fire Ball’.”

“Clearly, you’d have to do a detailed failure analysis to sort this out, like what’s being done at SEA,” Frankel said.  But the photo is telling.  The straight-line break on the left indicates a “weld had a defect and that defect grew over time, likely because of fatigue, which is repeated stresses below the limit that the metal would normally break,” Frankel said.  The jagged right side is where it finally failed, suddenly and catastrophically breaking off, a “ductile failure,” meaning it simply ripped off from being unable to hold up to the load."
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Re: Columbus: Festivals & Events
« Reply #181 on: August 08, 2017, 12:23:36 PM »
The final report on the deadly ride accident is yet to be written.  But early focus seems to be on corrosion inside the hollow steel arm of the Fire Ball ride that broke apart at the Ohio State Fair.  Initial reviews are saying that water may have pooled inside the hollow ride arm and caused it to rust from the inside out.

Which is pretty troubling for the future of these so-called “aggressive thrill rides" operated by these travelling shows.  Inspectors can perform multiple safety checks on the outside of these rides.  But if the danger isn't visible, they can't detect it.  Below are multiple reports about this:

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170807/fair-rides-deadly-corrosion-was-likely-hidden-inside-arm-that-broke

http://www.10tv.com/article/manufacturer-years-corrosion-reduced-metal-thickness-caused-fire-ball-accident

http://nbc4i.com/2017/08/06/fire-ball-ride-manufacturer-says-excessive-corrosion-led-to-fatal-malfunction/
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« Reply #182 on: August 09, 2017, 12:50:11 PM »
Unsurprisingly, this year's Ohio State Fair attendance numbers are down.  Marred by the tragic opening day ride accident that killed one and injured seven, and was captured on video that went viral, the Ohio State Fair logged its worst attendance figure in eight years.

The fair, which concluded its 12-day run on Sunday, logged an estimated 801,031 attendees between July 26 and August 6.  That’s a 13 percent drop from last summer, when a total of 921,214 visitors attended, and a drop of more than 18 percent from two years ago, the eight-year peak:

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170808/after-ride-disaster-ohio-state-fair-attendance-was-lowest-in-8-years
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Re: Columbus: Festivals & Events
« Reply #183 on: August 09, 2017, 01:12:29 PM »
It's not just that accident. You can't get people to do anything anymore because of Netflix.

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Re: Columbus: Festivals & Events
« Reply #184 on: August 09, 2017, 01:38:52 PM »
Fortunately, the 9th annual Pelotonia fundraiser that raises money for cancer research, did not have an attendance drop.  In fact, the more than 8,000 riders participating this year was a record number for Pelotonia.  This year's ride raised more than $14.8 million:

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170806/each-pelotonia-cyclist-has-cancer-fight-story


The 8,000+ riders and their supporters gathered last Friday in the Arena District.  They heard from former VP Joe Biden, whose son Beau succumbed to cancer in 2015:



Other notable people at Pelotonia 2017 are shown in this photo montage from Business First -- Jill Biden, wife of former VP Joe Biden; OSU President Michael Drake; Pelotonia CEO Doug Ulman; former VP Joe Biden again; and former mayor Michael Coleman



On Saturday morning, the riders began routes that ranged from 25 to 180 miles - with the longest-distance riders staying overnight at Kenyon College in Gambier before returning on Sunday:




And, as has become customary, there was a strong corporate presence among the Pelotonia ridership:



Below are many, many more photos of Pelotonia 2017 from Business First:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/08/05/photos-pelotonia-2017-kicks-off-from-the-arena.html

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/08/05/photos-joe-biden-encourages-riders-at-pelotonia.html
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Re: Columbus: Festivals & Events
« Reply #185 on: August 12, 2017, 11:00:58 AM »
Guide to Festival Latino 2017 - which is being held today and tomorrow at the downtown riverfront Genoa Park in front of COSI:

http://www.columbusnavigator.com/columbus-festival-latino-2017/
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Re: Columbus: Festivals & Events
« Reply #186 on: August 17, 2017, 01:45:47 PM »
http://www.fmmf.us/

FMMF is moving to Obetz apparently.

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Re: Columbus: Festivals & Events
« Reply #187 on: August 17, 2017, 01:51:18 PM »
Say...what!?!?!
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Re: Columbus: Festivals & Events
« Reply #188 on: August 17, 2017, 01:51:59 PM »
^lol I've been to Obetz (I admit that was decades ago). But somehow "Fashion" and "Obetz" don't seem to go together.

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Re: Columbus: Festivals & Events
« Reply #189 on: August 17, 2017, 02:29:23 PM »
It's at the old Columbus Motor Speedway which is now a rugby/lacrosse stadium.

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Re: Columbus: Festivals & Events
« Reply #190 on: August 17, 2017, 02:38:04 PM »
^In about an undeveloped area inside the outerbelt that you can find.  Wonder why the change.

I can almost guarantee attendance will struggle when they're asking $50/day or $90/two days and it's not anywhere close to the downtown area.

It was a cool concept but they've stumbled with implementing it every year.  I am torn between wanting to see it succeed (if it's possible) or just ending it altogether.

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