Theming: The only theming there is the large sphere located near the first corkscrew. But the sphere is really cool looking and has like a dark copperish look to it. I guess the new color scheme is part of the theming also. Oh, and we do have an interesting Borg Assimilator entrance sign.
The Ride Itself: There were sections in which the train rattled a bit but not so much that I couldn't enjoy the ride. To me, the restraints were very comfortable. I got 3 rides in on it today (Sunday) and managed to ride in both the front and back rows. I loved the horseshoe in the back row. That vertical loop pulls some strong G's in two different spots. I wasn't too fond of the corkscrews because of the shuffling leading into them. Once in them though it wasn't too bad. Overall, I liked the ride. This was my first Vekoma flyer so now I can compare it to B&M's version. I think that the Borg does more interesting stuff than S:UF because the only real thing that S:UF has going for it is the smoothness and the pretzel. On Borg the constant rollovers were disorienting and I like that aspect of the ride.
While the ride layouts are nearly identical to Borg's the extra helix & inlines make it even more disorienting...the only thing Borg has over the 2nd gen flying dutchman coasters is it's location & walkway interaction.
Man if only SFA would put a midway under Batwing's drop or inlines like they did with Borg,I'd love to get a close up view of the ride from that vantage point.
BATWING FAN SFA said:
...the only thing Borg has over the 2nd gen flying dutchman coasters is it's location & walkway interaction.
It sounds like it's smoother (due to Premier reworking the trains) and has more/better theming too. It's a clear winner for Carowinds once two-train operation starts and the crew gets used to loading and dispatching faster.
Same as when it was at PGA.
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