Flight of Fear layout

Monday, July 23, 2001 2:41 PM
Just curious. Is the Flight of Fear layout in any way similar to the other launched Premier rides? Joker's Jinx for example?

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Monday, July 23, 2001 2:47 PM
It's exactly the same as Jokers Jinx, save that FoF has a midcourse block brake that JJ doesnt have.
jeremy

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Monday, July 23, 2001 2:52 PM
Cool! I was just checking out the pix on RCDB and wishing to myself: "Man! What a cool looking layout! I would love to ride that!" Guess I'll get to when I go to PKI...and in the dark yet. Notwithstanding, I could do without the mid-course slowdown.

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Monday, July 23, 2001 2:57 PM
janfrederick that design is ROUGH. And it is also the same as poltrigeist and Mad Cobra.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 3:06 PM
I am a ride-op on Flight of Fear at PKI the mid-course brake does exist, but is no longer used to trim the train. It will only stop a train if the train is still in the ready brakes or a computer malfunction accurs.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 3:08 PM
Actually FoF, i have ridden Flight of Fear about 10 times and each time you could hear the brakes slowing down the train just a tad no so much to get noticed but you can hear them scrape the fins.

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Monday, July 23, 2001 4:42 PM
Rough? I can deal with rough so long as it's fun. But yah, smoother is nicer.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 4:52 PM
FOF is no longer rough with the new lap bar restraints - it is quite simply AWESOME! And if the trims on PKI's FOF do come on, it is not noticeable, however, the ones at PKD are!
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Monday, July 23, 2001 4:56 PM
Now wait just a sec, FoF is just as rough as it's always been. Actually, IMO it was never "rough", just all the direction changes caused your head to bang into the restraints. It wasnt really roughness like riding on square wheels, just really quick transitions (see Iron WTF?!? @ SFGAm). The coaster has always been great. And now that it is painless...WOO-HOO!!!
jeremy
--If they were your pants, heads would roll!
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Monday, July 23, 2001 5:13 PM
I rode flight of fear and June when they had the new restraints on it and there is a huge difference from last year when I rode it. I it a whole hell of a lot smoother.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 6:54 PM
I rode Mad Cobra in Japan 3 years ago, and they use a different kind of collar. It is very large, holds your head almost completly still, and is super padded. It reminded me of a person that has a broken neck, and wears those halos? It was a wonderful ride. I wish I had a chance to ride FOF, though. I imagine it is even more special in the dark, and without horse collars.

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Monday, July 23, 2001 7:51 PM
I agree that Flight of Fear never was rough, it's just that swallowing your head in something they were calling a restraint prevents your head from allowing for the natural absorption of direction changes.

And I'm happy to report that the PKI Flight of Fear still isn't using the mid-course to trim at all, though I think they backed off the launch just a little.

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Monday, July 23, 2001 9:05 PM
If you have not ridden Flight of Fear this season, you have not ridden Flight of Fear.
Prior to this season, PKI stopped the train on the mid-course brake. This year, it flies through the mid-course brake, dramatically improving the whole back end of the ride. You actually stick to the seat now when going through the corkscrew instead of getting dumped into the lap bar.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 5:28 AM
During the corkscrew, for some reason I can get air on that. Dont know how, dont know why, but it is the BEST corkscrew I have ever ridden.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 7:32 AM

RideMan said:
"Prior to this season, PKI stopped the train on the mid-course brake. This year, it flies through the mid-course brake, dramatically improving the whole back end of the ride."


Well can someone @ PKI give a call down to PKD as they still have the midcourse brake on TOUGH!
jeremy
--who always liked Jokers Jinx because there was no mid-course trim
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"Nobody writes about the planes that land." Steve Salerno Washington Times 7-10-01
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 7:37 AM
All Premier rides will be way better once they get rid of those nasty OTSR's. I think the track smoothness hasn't really changed, but my head feels a lot better when I get off the ride now. The makers of Advil WILL be disappointed!

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