Congratulations Paula, by the time you sit down and read this you'll likely be VERY tired...and pleased. Today is a VERY big day in the history of "that little park in Southern Indiana"...which ain't so little no more... :)
Thanks, Bill. To add to the day, my husband and I had to dash up to Terre Haute, as our oldest son was being honored last night for his performance at Rose-Hulman (he's a junior, double-majoring in EE and Math).
I *would* do the same thing, but since I won't be getting to Holiday World anytime soon, it's the only thing I've got! I only watched it once anyway, not like I'm analyzing every track segment here. ;)
The one rough spot is a slam after the hop into the final '90' turn. It is definitely going to be a trouble spot until it is "worked out".
The rest of the ride is very smooth, although it's over all not what I would call the smoothest coaster ever, but no rougher than a GCI with MF trains. :) The zig-zag section after the tripple-down is very fluid like a good B&M dance, but the rest of the ride has very nice laterals tossing you every which way.
Watch out for the twisting hop over the brake run--that's THE BEST lateral moment on the whole ride. We're talking near the brutality of PNE Playland's Coaster. Just ask Frank and Kyle, and especially John. Again, hope you've recovered from that, John. Sorry. :)
Very impressive. Based on the video, this baby is relentless from the first drop on. I'll make my first visit to HW on June 16, and it looks like this will be the first year I'll be celebrating thanksgiving more than once! :-))
CoasterDaddy: my neck gets sore sometimes but it wasn't even bothered by that minor slam after the 90's, I did have to brace a bit for it tho. Just keep your hand up and away from absorbing the jolt and you'll be fine. the rest of the ride is as smooth as most steel coasters. Just be prepared to more laterals than ever. It's hard to hold on with two good hands :D. weeeeee 2 and a half weeks!!
I found that bracing myself on this ride wore me out. Just letting go and relaxing made the ride more enjoyable. Just watch out for that rib-crushing lateral hop over the brakes. :) *** Edited 5/9/2006 1:24:11 AM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***