I read some where that there are trims on the Superman Ride of Steel in Spain. If so, where on the ride are they? I know Anders has ridden it....
Darth Saambe said:
"I read some where that there are trims on the Superman Ride of Steel in Spain. If so, where on the ride are they? I know Anders has ridden it...."
Like all newer B&Ms Superman Atraccion de Acero at WBMW Madrid has some trim brakes on the course. However, during my visit on July 4th this year the brakes were off or not noticable, like many other B&Ms as well. FYI, that coaster rocks! It is easily the best floorless I've ridden and it is my 2nd fav looping coaster after Fire Dragon at IoA. It has a great speed hill in place of the mid-course block brake since it only has 2 train operation. It also has a nice straight drop and an immelman in place of the diving loop for the 2nd inversion. The ending is very cool too, with another speed hill and another nice hill after(or before) the ending helix! Overall a top notch ride which I'd love to see cloned here in the states. I can dream can't I. I think SFA should put one in. It should be less expensive then the other big floorless coasters since it has two train operation.
*** This post was edited by Ansley on 12/1/2002. ***
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The drop and the bit between the loop & Imelmann (where the camera is) are the only thrilling parts really, Batman & Wild Wild West were much better.
I disagree. Superman does resonate a little bit - well, he gave me quite a head-ache - at the bottom of the firstdrop, but the part between the immelman en the loop was very smooth. That part gave you true black-out time. :)
Wild Wild West is in my honest opinion one of the most boring coasters I have ever done. This coaster is 46 metres high, has a lot of stall moments, no airtime, and brakes way to hard. I can forgive this ride for not having airtime, but the lack of speed on one of Europe's highest wooden roller coasters in unforgivable.
I think Wild Wild West is without any doubt the worst coaster in the park. I liked both Batman and the Zierer better. Stunt Fall was unfortunately still closed when I visited the park.. :(
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An excelent review on Coaster Kingdom: http://www.m.sheen.dial.pipex.com/coasterkingdom/html/superman_main.htm
Say whatever you want about forceless thing but I love that. When i rode Tornado @ Särkäniemmi it ended that i liked the middle seats best. Why? Be cause I liked zooming trough the loops and cobraroll with no forces at all. It felt like airtime in a loop. I loved it. I also loved Dragon Kahn's first loop, very nice. So to me if a coaster is forceless that means great for me :-)
But that doesn't mean I doesn't like forces, the powerful zero-g-roll on Dragon Kahn was really good. I love all kinds of forces on coasters :-)
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