Live coverage: Steel Vengeance media day at Cedar Point

Posted Wednesday, April 25, 2018 4:38 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Members of the PointBuzz community will live-blog from Cedar Point today for the opening of Steel Vengeance, the new RMC roller coaster.

Visit: http://live.pointbuzz.com/

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:31 PM

Reviews embargoed?

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:33 PM

Was surprised that no one mentioned on CB that the minimum height requirement had been raised to 52" (per the CP blog). Honestly not a surprise, but things like that usually don't make it this far along before being caught. I'm curious what specific element necessitated the change.

Last edited by CreditWh0re, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:35 PM
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 1:06 PM

I would give my left nut for one of the SV signs on the old MS wood.

Last edited by TheMillenniumRider, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 1:07 PM
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 1:17 PM

I don't know about the signs but they were giving out little keepsakes with the SV logo on a piece of MS wood. The ride is CRAZY by the way. Relentless as heck, long and airtime out the whazoo.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2:04 PM

i305freak said:

Relentless as heck, long and airtime out the whazoo.

Assumed as much given the increase in height requirement. I'm a huge fan of Twisted Colossus, and this looks like the best thing that could have happened to Mean Streak. Wish I was there today

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2:07 PM

The TL;DR review is: "Worst to first." No joke. Not like first at the park, but maybe first period.

I'll write more tomorrow... I'm flying home and have a show tonight.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2:35 PM

Agreed. Parks that put in an RMC are met with reviews of 'hitting a home run.' But CP... they hit a grandslam on this one.

It's a great ride all around. I still cannot believe the speed going over both of the huge hills. The amount of airtime in different directions is just unreal. The turnaround is probably my most favorite area of the ride, but the second half is just all out intense but smooth directional changes. It's enough for you to say, "Okay, no more, I'm done, please stop ride" but no, you still have another trip inside the wood structure where you are completely disoriented until you reach those hops. One crazy hop after another until finally the ride ends.

I had to do it again. Guests are going to totally eat this ride up.

I would not be the least bit surprised if the midcourse 'kisses' the train as time goes on, but only for 'guest comfort.'

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2:37 PM

Yeah, second half is crazy bananas. So many unexpected moments.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2:48 PM

Texas Giant is my current #1. This looks like it improves upon that x 1000 so I can’t wait till memorial day weekend.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:21 PM

Holy...I just watched a POV and it looks like the video was sped up. Insane.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 4:32 PM

i305freak said:

I don't know about the signs but they were giving out little keepsakes with the SV logo on a piece of MS wood. The ride is CRAZY by the way. Relentless as heck, long and airtime out the whazoo.

Those are them, I thought they were bigger based on the initial photos

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 4:51 PM

They are About the size of a standard brick. I was amazed when I opened it and found what was in the box. I thought it was a very thoughtful and well executed piece of swag. It’s something I can put on my desk that looks cool but is it overstated. It’s not a T-shirt, it’s not a hoodie, it’s something I can use to personalize my desk space without being over-the-top, and it is a commemorative item that reminds me of how awesome not only the ride is but this day has been .

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5:10 PM

Usually after a few laps on a coaster I can have a pretty good mental replay of the elements, dishing out a play by play.

After seven laps this morning, I still could not give you a reliable play-by-play (not even close); it's just so ferociously disorienting (in a happy fun way), especially during the 2nd half, that each ride was just as good as the first.

There is simply no let up, and the amount of airtime is off the charts; both ejector and the floaty kind. And yet, I can honestly say (speaking for myself) that at no point did I find the ride uncomfortable or painful in any way. Just as smooth as advertized.

And yet...I can honestly say that after the fifth lap I was about ready to call it a day. Again, this had nothing to do with discomfort or pain, but simply the intensity. Now I was coming off about as much sleep (read: very little) as everyone else. but after ride #5 I was exhausted. That said, we snuck in a 6th lap with Jeff just before the lunch, and a seventh before calling it a day. I live to type another day.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5:36 PM

Great to hear the positive reviews (especially the second half of the ride because the second half of Mean Streak was amazingly not interesting). Look forward to riding Steel Vengeance at some point this summer.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5:44 PM

I'm going to echo what many others have said about the end being disorienting. Going through the structure at night in a thick fog, I had no idea which way was up. There are rides that can disorient you in the cardinal directions, NESW, but never have I been on a ride that disoriented me to the point that I didn't know which way was up.

My favorite moment on the ride is the outward banked airtime hill. Just amazing. The first corkscrew near the lift hill gave way more floater air time than I expected, and the entire wrap around by the lift is amazing.

Overall, a FANTASTIC ride. This could easily be the #1 coaster in the world.

Last edited by 0g, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5:45 PM
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 7:17 PM

Raven-Phile said:

They are About the size of a standard brick. I was amazed when I opened it and found what was in the box. I thought it was a very thoughtful and well executed piece of swag. It’s something I can put on my desk that looks cool but is it overstated. It’s not a T-shirt, it’s not a hoodie, it’s something I can use to personalize my desk space without being over-the-top, and it is a commemorative item that reminds me of how awesome not only the ride is but this day has been .

I assume I will eventually locate one on ebay, and probably overpay for it also.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 8:06 PM

Copied from what I wrote on Facebook:

"Seriously, this ride is ridiculous. I've never felt airtime - real forceful air - in so many different ways. Floater air, ejector air, inversion air, twisty air, double-up-into-a-turn air, lateral air, air-that-switches-direction-and-turns-into-more-air air, tight air, loose air, high air, low air, long air, short air... this ride is so aggressive. I managed six laps this morning and had my ass kicked on every single one no matter where I sat on the train. Cedar Point killed it on this one. So good. So, so good."

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 8:16 PM

TheMillenniumRider said:

I would give my left nut for one of the SV signs on the old MS wood.

Not sure you'll have to. Were these numbered sequentially? If they were, there's more than a few out there.

Ours were numbered 838 and 831.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:42 PM

Raven-Phile said:
They are About the size of a standard brick. I was amazed when I opened it and found what was in the box. I thought it was a very thoughtful and well executed piece of swag. It’s something I can put on my desk that looks cool but is it overstated. It’s not a T-shirt, it’s not a hoodie, it’s something I can use to personalize my desk space without being over-the-top, and it is a commemorative item that reminds me of how awesome not only the ride is but this day has been .

Plus it lets you daily celebrate the destruction of the waste of space, piece of crap that once occupied its space!

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