Lake Compounce New Ride

Phillies2's avatar

It might be nice for a small park like them, but I'm not impressed at all

Smart move for a small park. I thoroughly enjoyed Tempesto. Hopefully they have a 3 car train instead of the 2 car train to help with capacity. Even though this is a small park it kills that two of your four adult coasters are only 1 train op.

Now that Premier has sold 3 of these coasters in the US. Does anyone else feel this could be the next Vekoma Boomerang? Small, compact and cheap (comparatively) for small to medium size parks to install.

Tommytheduck's avatar

I have yet to ride one of these, but they don't interest me much. All the back and forth seems silly to me, and for all that buildup, I think it should at least go through the circuit twice.

ApolloAndy's avatar

I've ridden SFDK's a handful of times and it's interesting but not notable in any way. Combined with pretty poor capacity (I suspect even worse than the already bad boomerangs, at least for the 2 car version) and I really hope these don't get installed all over. It feels very flash over susbstance ala TTD/KK although obviously not quite on that scale.

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Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

I kind of disagree. I mean, if we look at these in a Boomerang kind of way, I'd be willing to bet these are more thrilling (and way smoother) than your Vekoma clones. I'm a big fan of Premier, and if these typically work ok, I'm all for more parks building them. Better than Larson loops right?

"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

Premier has order for 4 more. Its a very reliable design.

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