New Ostr's on Serial Thriller

Tuesday, August 5, 2003 6:38 PM
I was at Sfwoa recently and i was debating riding serial thriller. (wasn't sure if i was in the mood to a head ache) But i decided short line i'll ride. When i got on i felt the headrest and it is now soft i asked a ride operater and he said they added new ostrs this winter the ride felt great. I just wish the would of done this to rides like Drachen fire. (r.i.p.) I was wondering what other rides coaster buzz members should have these new ostrs.
Tuesday, August 5, 2003 6:45 PM
They're the same...
Tuesday, August 5, 2003 6:51 PM
I will say that Serial Thriller is actually a good ride with minimal shuffling and headbanging.. However, its cousin in Louisville (SFKK's T2) is a torcher chamber running on steel track.

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*** This post was edited by Chitown 8/5/2003 10:51:33 PM ***

Tuesday, August 5, 2003 10:26 PM
I never rode it until May, right before SRM. But I noted in my trip report that it felt like the padding on the restraints was extra cushy. I would re-ride this in a second! Come to think of it, I did.

I've gotten the Point of life, and can now pass away a happy man!.......

Tuesday, August 5, 2003 11:08 PM
No one mentions that Kong was the other SLC to have the restraints modified like Serial Thriller's... dang east coast sites. ;)


Wednesday, August 6, 2003 7:05 AM
Serial Thriller is one of the rides that I don't bother riding anymore due to the headbanging. However, my cousin was in from FL last week and he wanted to ride everything in the park so we rode it and I was quite surprised. We sat in the back seat and I noticed the restraints were really "cushy" and it was one of the better rides I've had on it.

You think T2 is bad, try Mind Eraser at SFDL. Ouch!

Wednesday, August 6, 2003 7:20 AM
A few weeks ago I stated that the ride had gotten pretty rough after its first few seasons and that I hadn't ridden it the last couple of years. I promised to ride it again the next time I went because everyone was saying how good the ride was. We'll I'm happy to report that you guys didn't let me down. I rode the coaster at a regional event at the end of July and was impressed. the ride is back to its former glory again. The new padding is softer, but the ride tracks much better now also. Good job Six Flags.

Now I have to go eat my words, uuuggh

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Wednesday, August 6, 2003 8:08 AM
I haven't been on too many SLC's, but enough to know I can't stand the restraints. The ones I've experienced had flaps on the sides...why? They are so narrow that to lock it down, I have to shrug my shoulders with my elbows in front of my stomach. I can bend my arms just enough to reach the buckle. They are confining and painful even when the train is not moving.

Are the new ones like normal OTSR's and does anyone know of a master plan to replace all the old ones like Premier did for their lauched coasters?

Wednesday, August 6, 2003 8:21 AM
Sounds intresting, I guess we have to call it Serial Thriller now instead of Serial Killer, I had to toss that in.

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