Just to add fuel to the fire, any loss of speed due to re-working the heartline area could easily be compensated for my adjusting the trim brake after the launch and/or the launch itself.
That said, the only way I'd want the heartline roll back is if they could do it without any headbanging. From reading some reviews, it sounds like there already is some decent headbanging going on (easiest way to ruin a looper for me), so I'm guessing there isn't much chance of this "wish" coming true. *** Edited 6/9/2007 11:20:44 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***
My favorite was when an enthusiast/ride-op at Hershey's Roller Soaker sent an email to Screamscape that on a rainy day in June 2003 he witnessed four "executive-type" men wearing SFNE jackets riding his ride and that SFNE was going to be getting a coaster just like Roller Soaker the next yet.
Who were the four men in SFNE jackets? Me, Bassistist, Gator, and Flare! We bought them a week earlier on another rainy June day ;)
The coaster is meant to satisfy everyone (at least people who will get on a roller coaster), not us dime a dozen enthusiasts. What the public doesn't know won't hurt 'em, and if they did know, they probably wouldn't care that much.
With the extensive use of computers, ect, when designing a rollercoaster nowadays, how did they not know that the train would be traveling too fast through that element? I mean, they should have been able to pinpoint nearly exactly how fast the train would be traveling at any given part of the ride. It just dosent make sense that they didnt know it would be too stressful on the riders.