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...

(non-club members, click here )

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!!


Laugh your troubles away at Riverview, the world's largest amusement park.

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?


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