Do you get wet in the back row on Diamondback?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 3:24 PM

Iwas just watching the video of the splash down on Diamondback, and thatsplash looks bigger than Sheikra's and Griffon's combined- that's huge!From some angles it looks like the mist blows right into the riders'faces, hence the reason for my question. Do you get wet at all?

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 3:24 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Couldn't you have just asked this in any of the on-going Diamondback threads?

And no, you do not get wet.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 3:55 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Actually, you have to watch your arms in the back. You can get very wet from the shoulder to the ends of your fingers.

We were a little taken at how accessible that stream of water is to the riders in the last seat.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 3:58 PM

and if the wind is blowing just the right way... it also occasionally drifted into that lower queue area, but just a mist...

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 4:06 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

^^Reports I read is that back row riders would have to make an effort, i.e. reach out, to get wet. Is that not so?

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 4:57 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

On one of my rides, I felt a mist when I was in the middle of the train on a right hand seat. I suppose it could have residual water on the track getting thrown up by the wheels. When I sat in the second last row, the kid behind me said his feet got soaked. When I turned and looked, I could clearly see water on the floor of the train.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 5:09 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Mamoosh said:
^^Reports I read is that back row riders would have to make an effort, i.e. reach out, to get wet. Is that not so?

If you make an effort, you're getting into the really forceful stuff.

I got nailed all along my armpit/shoulder and I'm not sure I was doing much more than raising my arms. I might have leaned or shifted or something, but that whole shoulder/underarm part of my shirt was drenched and there was no effort to reach the water in any way.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 5:22 PM

I basically had the same experience as Gonch. On my first ride on Saturday, I was in the right seat of the very last row. I had my arms up, like on any other coaster, but my right arm was probably more out to the side, than up. As we hit the splashdown, the wave of water completely soaked my right arm. My entire hoodie sleeve was dripping wet. Even after ringing it out, it took about 3 to 4 hours for my sleeve to dry. Had my arm been down in my lap, or gripping the handle of the lap bar, I probably would have stayed completely dry.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 5:27 PM

I got wet on Diamondback, but I was sitting in the front : )


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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 5:32 PM
Jeff's avatar

This could have been asked in any of the other threads.


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