The GP, especially at CP, expect everything to be perfect, so the make up crazy stories (I've heard em) about snapping their necks and hurting their backs on Mean Streak
Although that sounds crazy, you may have a good point. When I was at the Point in September going for my second straight ride on Mean Streak (I expected it to kill me the first time and surprisingly it didn't so I hopped in line again), an op had to ride before me in my seat on my train because someone had complained about it hurting them. When he came back into the station he looked a bit confused and said "That's as smooth as it has ever ridden". When I rode it both times I had no complaints either about any type of roughness.
Koaster King said: And Craig. How was the Crystal Beach Cyclone? You seem to know how it rides. And comparing that to SOB(not a rough coaster at all)."
Well, according to his profile it was dismantled 40 years before he was born, so he probably can't give a first hand account. As much as I'd like to hear a first hand account of how it rode, I doubt that anyone on this board has ridden it. If anyone really has, please speak up! (I'm just guessing that there aren't many 65+ year olds on this board, and if there are, there is probably a slim chance that they had the pleasure of riding the CBC.)
Martling said: "It's obvious that any wooden coaster that is huge is going to be rough... too rough...MS, Hercules, SOB, Rattler, Texas Giant. Something needs to be done to the track, cars or both to make them a little smoother."
I rode sob last weekend and it was a lot smoother than last year. In fact it was a lot smoother than most woodies. I Think meanstreak i a great rollercoaster , but then again I love almost every rollercoaster. I agree we bobolgone then need lighter cars to take the pressure off of her so they can take the trim breaks.
Im sorry but I love the Mean Streak it is such a fun ride. So it makes you hurt a little bit. Who cares your still alive arent you. Yeah I do not like the brake after the first drop, but I think they pt it there to slow down the rapid destruction of the coaster. Oh well!
Well, we would never want to replace anything with Morgan trains. Maybe they're lighter, but they make up for that with other areas of, I guess, 'being terrible.' No better way to put it.
Here's Mean Streak's deal. It uses flanged wheels. A lot of wooden coasters do, but with the height and speed of this thing, it makes matters much worse. Flanged wheels eliminate the need for side-friction wheels, which a lot of wooden coasters are starting to use. With Mean Streak's twists and turns, the wheels (that have this little lip on the inside) grind incredibly hard against the side of the rail. This creates the squeeling and the roughness. There is no doubt in my mind that taking the time to retrack the coaster and put on updated rolling stock would alleviate all the problems the coaster has.