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1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone/B:TDK
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phsyclon was a slow rough and boring ride every time i go to the park i say ill give it another chance and i regret it. it is also one of the reasons i am not a woodie fan i mean hears the list of wood coasters ive been on
phsoclone ,colosus, grizley (pga), rolling thunder and the dragon coaster (playland) . they all have to be in the top 10 for worst wodden coasters
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I rode Psyclone last summer and in nall honesty can not see what all of you are complaining about. Sure it isn't any Raven or Legend or CI Cyclone, but I still thought it was a fun ride. Maybe I just got lucky and caught it on a good day. Perhaps some of you are just spoiled by Ghostrider, which is in the LA area. Or maybe one person didn't like it, and the anti-Psyclone cry has gone out because of rumors. Like I said, I thought it was a good wooden rollercoaster.
Vertigo-wet seats could be cused by many things. Both Arrowhead Splashdown and the raft ride are in the general vicinity of Psyclone. Wet people=wet seats.
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Yeah it is a fun ride NOW. Back in 1999, this thing was a pain inducing POS. I actually like it better than Colossus now, in terms of excitement and fun. It may not be the greatest or considered a top 10, but it is fun nontheless. And unlike my visit to the park in 1999, I did not get a beating on my last trip on this ride. Yes, you could imagine how surprised I was after getting off it. :)
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The ride itself is really great, but the trains are just troublesome.
I heard a ride op say that on test runs with empty trains, they turn off the trims. I watched some test runs, and it does look out of control! It would still be bumpy, but at least the ride would be thrilling.
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Honestly, I don't think the ride has had a *lick* of maintenance done to it....ever. If it has been "maintained", I think the parties responsible should be FORCED to ride it for about 2 hours' ERT....Exceptionally Rough Track. Sure, the trains are awful (yet PKI went to a steel coaster manufacturer for Sonny's trains, hmmmm). And they are REALLY heavy, which only adds to the nightmarish tracking....
I rode in October of 2000 and didn't know why people complained so much about Psyclone....now I know - it's an (un)natural disaster....nail heads stick out ALL over the place - hey, I got a souvenir...;), and it bounces along the track.....the ONLY coaster I've been on that falls below Rotting Timber at SFGAdv....
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'Gator - actually the park has closed Psyclone for at least a month in the off-season the last few years for maintenance and the lift track was recently retracked w/ steel I-beams. I know various portions have also been retracked and the first drop has seen more changes in profile than Rattler or Michael Jackson's nose.
While I think the major problem is the heavy trains I also believe a contributing factor to the roughness is the structure itself, which like other Summers-Dinn coasters is lacking in support and strength.
But that's just speculation on my part.
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Can't imagine they put that much time and effort into it, and it still "settles" SO much when the train bounces by....takes about 5 seconds for the squeaking to stop (pointing to the structural instability you mentioned).
But more changes than it took to turn the king of pop into Diana Ross - that IS amazing! Perhaps Psyclone will finally *settle* into a relatively stable position when "the big one" hits...whatever work they ARE doing to this coaster, it is NOT working....you'd think some SERIOUS structural bracing could at least keep it stable enough to do some trackwork that would last.....
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