Much better on the SLC's than the X-Flights.
Do the trains ride different? Vibration, lurching, side to side? Can't wait to get some of these trains over here!
I know that NOT having standard OTSRs will eliminate the headbanging - but does the train still vibrate and rattle (which I assume was SUPPOSED to be fixed by the *solution* Chuck mentioned)?
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Too much play.
You stepped up, you stepped in, now I'm going to take you for a little spin.
The coach has an open feeling, due to the overbuilt and padded shoulder harnesses. Now you can see to the left and right.
Totally opposite of the Arrow Pipeline restraints that placed you next to the track.
What was very interesting in today's testing, was that only the front row was modified with the new seats (similar to the pic a few posts back). So you were able to ride in the second row for comparison -- and wow, what a difference.
Now, clearly it's no B&M, but for an SLC, it's as close as you are going to get. It's a decent ride now.
AJ is correct...one huge benefit is the "open feel" you now get while riding and now one can actually look at and have a conversation with the person sitting next to you. You don't feel like you are in a "box" anymore.
The harnesses do tighten a bit as you ride and coming into the trim, you are pretty much stapled into the seat. But the seat is more angled back and your center of gravity is lower, so they are WAY more comfortable than the old seats.
If you are looking for the smoothness of a B&M, you will be disappointed. If you looking for a decent ride, one that you would probably ride again, these new seats are the way to go. Hopefully the remainder of the testing goes well and the Morey's purchase the rest of the seats. I think it would be the first SLC in North America to receive the retrofit.
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