I was looking @ pics of this Arrow Coaster and was wondering what year did its colors change. Was it originally black or originally green/red, when did this change happen and is the ride smooth.... it looks great with the tunner and mostly over water.
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The ride is fine, I found it "knocking" until I started riding in the back. I had a severe distaste for it the first time I rode it, from the front seat. Just be ready for the MCBR, watch the heads of the poor shorter people in front of you, & the butterfly is good with a little planning. I didn't find it rough, to say "rough", but more taking my breathe, pushing me down a bit, although my head pretty much clears the OTSR & I'm not that tall. People are whimpy(j/k a wee little), LOL, Anaconda would be worth riding even if it was pure hell just for the way it blasts off the lift hill, almost like a launch it gets off there so quick. Once the noise of the lift's over, you are GONE.
The ride is relativly smooth until the Butterfly element (Or the part after the Mid Course Brakes). If you just hold on tight and keep your neck stiff, you really won't bang your head at all, or maybe just a bit. I found riding near the back was pretty smooth.
As with Shockwave, those turns hurt your head, so you just gotta stick your chest out. If you try that during Anaconda, it might help.
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Does anyone else notice that we ALL can agree where the "rough spot" of the track is? I mean, it doesn't take a Hammersly to FIND the rough spots in track...(just to fix 'em)...but what I'm really getting at...finally you say, is that if we ALL know where the problem is, why can't it be FIXED....steel coasters DO replace track too....;)
RGW: I cannot answer your question. But the funnest (!) thing for me to do @ PKD is ride Anaconda with a full train (me in the back of course) and listen to the "traveling wave" of "ow ow ow ow ow..." as the riders yelp in pain as the train passes thru the butterfly. It's almost symphonic!
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Anaconda is one coaster that I've wanted to ride my whole life, no matter how rough anybody says it is!
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Well, let me tell you that Anaconda is just the same grouping of Arrow elements you've ridden a hundred times on other coasters spliced together in a different way. The first drop into the "water" is cool, though.