If it wasn't for the new restraints, i would say demon at six flags great america. It was a lot smoother. But the restraints are closer to your head and are harder so i banged my head a lot on the corkscrew.
This is speculation, but I'd be willing to bet that Psyclone at SFMM will be a ton better this year than in the past. Its entire drop, as well as significant portions of its track, was reprofiled. Considering how bad this ride was before, I'm sure we'll find it much improved from last season.
*** This post was edited by biggs on 5/6/2001. ***
Fof an SOB at PKI have both been improved greatly since last year. Removing the over the shoulder restraint's was the best thing they ever done to that ride. I haven't figured exactly what they did to the SOB, but I rode it last year and just rode it today and i noticed a great change. THe whole ride is a lot more smoother than it was last year. Also the chain hill seems a lot more smoother and not as loud as it was before. The hill is still loud but it is noticable quiter.
I think PKI has the top 3... so far. 1)OLFOF-FOF(add the 3rd train) 2)SOB-better,smoother SOB(todays's ride was one of the best on any coaster ever for me) 3)KMLF-WTRA
We'll have to see about SP-PR. I'm sure it will be excellent, but a ride that goes from worst 5 to top 5 is more like Most Improved of the Century. It would be nice if they could improve another too(2). I wonder if Arrow has any extra track laying around, Peabody. ;)
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*** This post was edited by Koaster King on 5/6/2001. ***
Even though I never rode FoF before this year, I did ride it a week ago and it was a very good ride. From everything I'm hearing this ride is vastly improved over previous years.
I have to disagree with those who said SoB is improved. They added something under the floor and my legs were raised up and smashed into the lapbar. I was in pain before we hit the lift hill. Even my wife was uncomfortable and she's a lot smaller than I am. I was happy with the way it was last year and I'm very disappointed with the change.
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