Wednesday, March 28, 2001 4:29 PM
Is the ride loud, or quiet? And how do those restraints come down if its what i heard an ankle, lap, and knee restraint?
coo man chu
Wednesday, March 28, 2001 4:48 PM
Its just like the S+S towers
just a nice silent whish of air pressure..!
Not too sure about the restraints though buddy
Wednesday, March 28, 2001 4:51 PM
Its load at the Launch, then gets quiet until Breaks...Those are LOUD!
The restraints come down like others do. The other bars are connected to the main two poles, which is where you hold on for dear life! :D
The extra bars rest themselves on you, making a comphy fit! :D
"Lets shot Spitballs at Al Gore and make him all Confused!"-Brain
Favorite Park: Paramount's Kings Dominion!
Favorite Coaster: HyperSonic XLC!
Thursday, March 29, 2001 4:01 AM
Yes, the brakes near the end are the loudest part about the ride. The pressure building up before the launch is not really loud at all, then it gets quiet right before the launch.
Standing under the overbanked turn, the train going by is *so* smooth and quiet.
All in all, the sounds of the pre-launch and the launch itself are very exciting and not overbearing at all. I took notice, and the first reaction most people have to Hypersonic, myself included, is usually one syllable words, mainly consisting of 4 letters.
4.5 Hours of Waiting + 2 Breakdowns = 0 rides for me. (But I Still Love It)
Thursday, March 29, 2001 7:09 AM
Did anyone else notice that sometimes when the train goes by, you can hear "road noise" as the tires go over gaps in the I-beams? At the very least, it shows how much the tires are smoothing out the ride -- you don't notice ANY bumps while on the ride...
I also love seeing (and hearing) the compressed air vent by the hill after a launch. Although I discovered that standing near that hill for a while irritates my eyes something fierce.
It's funny. People are talking about how quiet they think Hypersonic was, but I honestly thought it was pretty loud.
*** This post was edited by GregLeg on 3/29/2001. ***