cyclops question

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:08 AM
what is this sign all about? http://www.coasterbuzz.com/rollercoasterphoto.htm?i=2297
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Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:14 AM
Trust me with the extreme forcefulness of the ejector air in the last seat on Cyclops, you will be thankful that they dont let any kids ride back there. (Though I have heard of instances where they did even though they arent supposed to.) Let's just say that it will bruise just about anyone it is so violent. You will get air on the last drop that is so extreme most even the front gets ejector air! And just think if it is that bad in the front how much worse it is in the back!
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Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:43 AM
It means abuse is reserved for those old enough to appreciate it ;)
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Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:52 AM
God I love that ride :)

I need to head back up there and get a Cyclops fix soon. Weekend trip from Ohio anyone?

~Rob Willi

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Wednesday, May 19, 2004 12:04 PM
I'll hold off until Hades opens next year, but thanks for the offer!
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Wednesday, May 19, 2004 12:27 PM
Awesome. Next month can't come fast enough. *** Edited 5/19/2004 11:11:45 PM UTC by Pale Rider***
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Wednesday, May 19, 2004 1:56 PM
If you had ever ridden Cyclops, particularly if you've ridden it in the back, you wouldn't ask that question. :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2004 4:14 PM
Ooh, I will be there the end of August for my honeymoon, I will have to remember that for when I ride.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2004 4:19 PM
I'm not certain that particular rule is enforced anymore. It was more of an issue before the park removed the last car, but I haven't seen it enforced since. On the other hand, that sign does look new...

Not only should you ride Cyclops in the back seat, but you should ty to get a night ride on Zeus. I'm sure it will suffer a bit without all the trees on one side, but night rides used to be heavenly.

-Nate

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Wednesday, May 19, 2004 4:40 PM
I haven't ridden Cyclops, but I don't see how it's possible that it's more violent than the air on Screechin' Eagle in the back seat after the turnaround.

I'd like to hear from someone who's ridden both. RideMan?

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Wednesday, May 19, 2004 8:23 PM
I saw the rule enforced at least 3 times in a 4-hour period on a Saturday last summer. However, the kids just went to the next car because it was the closest, and since the 2nd-to-last car provides almost the same kick, I'm not sure the rule provides any real safety benefits.

By the way, does M:TR enforce this rule, too?

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Thursday, May 20, 2004 12:46 AM
Hey Den, having been on both Cyclops and the Eagle, I can still attest that Cyclops will have more air than any other coaster out there.

However, Screechin Eagle is still the best airtime woody in Ohio, I hope someone can reopen that park soon :(

~Rob Willi

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Thursday, May 20, 2004 1:55 AM
Yeah, only Jack Rabbit's double dip even compares to the pure terror of Cyclops' DROP. Wow, what a rush. When my mother saw that sign, she asked, "Is is really rough?" I said, "No. It's really good!" ;)
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Thursday, May 20, 2004 10:28 PM
When you enter the station, there is another "sign" that is written on a wooden rail with black marker that says WI state law says you cannot ride in the last car if you are under 18. I had no idea there was a law like that, but it does say that.

Having said that, I have seen kids ride that car. Not super young, but they were not 18.

As for the air, in my opinion, it is too strong to be fun. Yeah it is thrilling, but you don't really have that flying sensation. I would tighten the belt as far as it would go and brace myself with my arms and legs and that would not stop me. Each time I just slammed into the buzz bar like I wasn't even holding on. Each time it hurt. And each time my seatbelt was pulled completely slack. There is nothing that comes close to it as far as power, but it is not nearly as fun as Raven or Shivering Timbers. Now the second hill on Cyclops has great airtime.

edit: The train is one car shorter than it used to be. I cannot imagin how strong the air was when it had six cars. *** Edited 5/21/2004 2:33:45 AM UTC by RavenTTD***

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Thursday, May 20, 2004 11:24 PM
From what I understand, yes Cyclops used to have a 6 car train but I think there were trims on the flat section of track right before "the drop." I'm not sure if it was original to the ride or not since I only rode it after the modification.

I've heard different stories as far as Cyclops before and after the last car was taken off. I've been told that there was a trim, but also there were "trimless" rides. So I'm not %100 sure.

~Rob Willi

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Friday, May 21, 2004 1:32 AM
As far as I can remember, there was never a trim before Cyclops' big drop. That flat section also never served as a midcourse.

-Nate

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Friday, May 21, 2004 12:01 PM
Question: Is this "the drop" on 'Clops...
http://www.coasterbuzz.com/rollercoasterphoto.htm?i=247

Next year's Con may turn out to be an *extended* tour through the upper Midwest! ;)

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Friday, May 21, 2004 12:39 PM
Yes, thats it.
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Friday, May 21, 2004 12:45 PM
COOL....that makes me drool like Homer with a donut...:) Thanks!
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Friday, May 21, 2004 12:53 PM
Gator,
Saddest thing about that photo is that it really doesnt give you any idea of how poweful that drop truly is. It is also the last drop on the ride. Lets just say that flat area right before that drop, you are already moving at a pretty good clip. I still remember having had bruises on my legs when I first had ridden this coaster.
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