I think that call them Corkscrew coasters. Are they rough ? are they fast ? Who's been on the Viper at SFMM ? Is it fast ? rough ?would you like to see more of them ? only a redesign of there Harnesses .
I've been on the Viper at SFMM three times when I was there and it was pretty fun although the design was rather unoriginal and it's pretty rough. The corkscrews are gone through at low speeds (*VERY* low speeds). However I'd take a B&M, Intamin, or Gianovlia (Sorry if I spelled it wrong) over the Viper anyday. ----------------- I have a photographic memory... I just forgot to put film in.
Okay I was just kidding. Just because I have put up topics about B&Ms, Intamins,and now Arrows does not mean I going to have all of those, I am just getting everyone's opinion and a lot of them have not been very good ones. So Lets not go there again PLEASE !!!!!!
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Ive been on Great American Scream Machine (one of the Arrow megaloopers triad)several times and for some reason, only the front row is smooth. Every other row is like a boxing match with the harness -----------------
Canyon Blaster at the Adventuredome isn't rough and the corkscrews are taken at a pretty good clip. As for Viper, they purposely slow you down before the corkscrews. They are trying to steal your money (seriously look down when you are going upside down)...j/k But they do slow you down, I think its better that way though.
If SFGAm is any indication, the Arrow loopers take a beating over time. Both Shockwave and Demon are in, well, terrible shape. They are rough, headbanging beasts.
It isn't clear though, how much responsibility the quality of the maintenance could hold. I know that some days they seem better than other days, which suggests, as I've heard Jeff say many times before, that the roughness has a lot to do with the maintenance of the wheels.
So leave a few million to provide for quality maintenance...
JoNoJ27: Bad? Maybe. Terrible? Nope. Demon is a smooth Arrow, and Shockwave does have it's bad times, but despite all the bad attention it's been getting, I almost always get a smooth and enjoyable ride. I'm not saying it's B&M smooth, but it's not like it has square wheels either. So with that in mind, I would really love to see more classic Arrow Megaloopers. Oh yeah, and I totally agree with what Arrow Guy said. If you don't particularly like Arrow Loopers, then do yourself a favor and try Tennesee Tornado. You will not be dissapointed:)
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MillenniumForceX said: I have two words for you if you love Arrow Loopers: Carolina Cyclone A fantastic Arrow Looper....Extremely Smooth ( I know, I know...some of you are saying...Arrow? Smooth? You gotta be kidding me...) Well it is very smooth. It has two vertical loops, two corkscrews that go over the Midway into Action Zone (Formerly Wayne's World) and a awesome tunneled helix...If you are in the Charlotte Area, Definately give it a try.
Finally, someone other than me has said a positive comment about Carolina Cyclone. It was my first looping coaster and it's incredibly smooth. Even the corkscrews. Nice drop, really fun inversions, and awesome tunneled helix at the end where it feels like you're laying on your side about to hit the ground. It's a great "Starter Coaster" for some, but still delivers a good thrill for an enthusiust. The only other arrow I've ridden is Nessie and it's just as smooth as CC, if not smoother. I give both rides an 8.
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P>n response to both of the Cyclone comments, too am a big fan of the Carolina Cyclone. While you may get some roughness up front, the back is smooth and filled with great forces in the inversions. /P> HR> FONT face=Verdana size=2>Everyone needs a one way ticket to Pigeon Forge, TN. MG src="http://coasterbuzz.com/forums/images/smile.gif" border=0> BR> HR> must agree with that :). Tennessee Tornado is one of the best loopers out there, and its smooth as can be. Arrow's newer coasters are looking mighty fine. A href="http://www.starcoasters.com/ridereviews/tornado/tornado.html">/A> ----------------- Top Gun: The Jet Coaster Flights in 2001: 83 Coaster Tracks Ridden: 57 www.starcoasters.com
Since I have been on the Carolina Cyclone this past summer, and since my homepark is PKI, I think that the Vortex is one of the best arrow loopers. Why? Well, it has some spots of air time (especially on the first drop, which doesn`t lead into a vertical loop!) Also, unlike most Arrow loopers, the corkscrews are not the last inversion element and are pretty high off the ground. Also, the corkscrews are taken at low speeds adding to some hang time, when you hang from the OTSR! The Vortex can be a little rough, but it is one Arrow coaster that has a high capacity, fun elements, and looks good so far with its new paint job! ----------------- www.geocities.com/coastersrz I`ve ridden Son of Beast 62 times!
Compared to its condition new, yes, shockwave and demon likely are in terrible shape. Demon is by no means smooth. The smoothest Arrow looper I've ridden in (I've only ridden 3) was Double loop at SFWoA.