Wednesday, April 10, 2002 7:41 AM
I noticed especially on SLC's but more recently on Kraken, that the OTSR's have (I don't really know what to call it) a bunch of notches cut right at about ear height (for me). On B&M's it's not too much of a problem, but coming off an SLC, it feels like someone rubbed my ears with sandpaper for two minutes. What's the point of these notches?
The legend lives!
Wednesday, April 10, 2002 7:47 AM
Those are to allow the air to escape when your ear slams up against the pad. Keeps the ride from blowing out your eardrum.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Wednesday, April 10, 2002 7:54 AM
Dave, This is yet another reason you should apply to be the Coaster Geek on "Beat the Geeks" see the other thread... http://club.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=19703
(non-club members, click here http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=19703 )
Wednesday, April 10, 2002 8:33 AM
I have found the grooves to be a great way to trap the sweat of the previous riders. SLCs have the smelliest OTSRs of any coasters I have been on. YUCHHHH!!
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Thursday, April 11, 2002 10:25 AM
Also Mad Cobras have stank*****OTSR's. JJ smelled like the locker room. Good thing they're leaving. =)
AC?, RB?, MF?, DD?, PR? Who can keep track of it all?