how is the viper at SFDL?

Thursday, August 2, 2001 11:38 AM
I was looking at pics of it and itlooks preety short. i was wondering if it was fun.
Thursday, August 2, 2001 12:16 PM
Its ok its a average looper it was smooth when i rode it.
Thursday, August 2, 2001 12:30 PM
Its a "nice" ride... nothing too spectacular though (It was my first Rollercoaster as well...)

Alan Jacyszyn
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Thursday, August 2, 2001 2:27 PM
Honestly... I have been on it since 1986, the first time I braved a looping coaster.

It is a sweet coaster that never disappoints. It can be pretty smooth for an Arrow as well so it has stood the tests of time. The worst part of the whole ride is how the entrance & exit are so far apart.

The ride goes as such: Exiting out of the station, it goes up the lift hill, makes a right turn at the top (with a lil' dip), and drops into the first loop (a classic especially in the first or last seat), then it immediately travels to its next element, the pretzal (as some may argue, boomerang or batwing if you will). Right after that, it turns to the mid-way breaks, and immediately goes into the corkscrew which travels right over the queue line (Which is never filled up that far anymore).

After that, it goes into a sweet helix under ground and comes up to the final turn w/ station breaks.

I'd say there is not a moment of ho-hum on the ride, and with 5 inversions... it really keeps the pace!

Again, it's a classic arrow looper. It stands up to today's Arrow loopers in both terms of size, and activity!

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Thursday, August 2, 2001 5:39 PM
I really like this ride. Compared to other arrow loopers this is definently the smoothest (i thought gasm at sfgadv was HORRABLY ROUGH!)

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Thursday, August 2, 2001 6:47 PM
Huh, I thought it was just as rough as every other old arrow looper out there.

Gemini 100
Friday, August 3, 2001 8:30 AM
Viper at SFGAm is an awesome ride, but I don't know about Viper at SFDL.

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1)Raging Bull 2)Millennium Force 3)Medusa (SFMW) 4)Vertical Velocity (SFGAm) 5)Incredible Hulk, The
Friday, August 3, 2001 8:37 AM
Old and needs to be replaced!

Friday, August 3, 2001 11:50 AM
Its great. runs like a classic Arrow Looper (1975-1986) , not a Violent Arrow Looper (1987-1992)

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