Wednesday, July 24, 2002 5:04 PM
Why is Psyclone @ SFMM so...Bad according to many of you? I mean i would think all of you would adore the ride since the cars are B&M's and their only wood coaster cars also, im starting to see why... Whats the problem with the ride?

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 5:17 PM
Some coasters are just rough and boring. But for me I like almost every coaster.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 5:36 PM
The first drop is great! After that...a lot of slow screaching. Oh well.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 6:50 PM

Yeah...it has B&M trains. Therefore, everyone should love that, because everyone loves everything B&M makes.

*rolls eyes*

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 6:55 PM
I like Psyclone! The first time I went to SFMM last July, I avoided it as much as possible, but my friend and dad wanted to go on it real bad. The only reason I didn't want to ride it was because of all the bad things I heard about it. I went on it and thought it was a lot of fun!!!! Its not as rough as everyone makes it sound like. The first drop is real steep and I feel a lot of the drops! Fun ride if you ask me!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 7:06 PM
Psyclone made my Lemon Freeze fall over on the second hill, that's how rough it is. That ride has the rudest operateors. They make people take there drinks on the the ride. They'res no storage bins and there have been complaints that people refuse to ride because there arewet seats. Now unless people are goin' in there pants on Psyclone all the tiem, the drink thing is a big problem. Anyone know if there are storage bins on Psyclone yet?

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 7:36 PM
Psyclone's tunnel and first drop are not bad at all! But after that, whew. It isn't so much rough as it is slow and painful! It hurt my hip awfully bad. The first time I rode it and sat in the cars, I said, "Wow! With these awesome cars, I bet I get tons of airtime and I bet it's not that rough either!" I can't believe I said those words....

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 7:59 PM

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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*** This post was edited by sfmm15 on 7/25/2002. ***

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 8:27 PM

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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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 8:54 PM
I liked the first drop, but after that it was terrible. I was relieved to finally reach the station.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 9:04 PM
Psyclone sucks ass!! I hate that wooden excuse for a roller coaster! The last time I rode that thing it was painful. The turn after the first drop SLAMS you into the side of the car. The rest of the ride is rough and bumpy. There is one turn where it starts to screech and groan so bad, it sounds like the damn thing is gonna fall apart.
I have this dream that somedsy a giant meteor will come crashing down from the sky in the middle of the night and land right on Psyclone, burning it to the ground. What a waste of trees. Psyclone is Ghostrider's little *****(female dog)! I wonder how Magic Mountain feels knowing that they're rollin' in the "Pinto" of wooden coasters.

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*** This post was edited by DJVICDOGG on 7/25/2002. ***

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 10:29 PM

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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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 10:31 PM
Psyclone made my ribs severely hurt for a whole week. It made me unable to do simple physical activities becuase my chest and stomach hurt. Avoid the ride at all costs.
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Thursday, July 25, 2002 8:08 AM
Most of the time, you can have a great coaster, but its the trains that ruin it. This is the case, The B&M trains have a problem giving me the correct cushoning I need, they also don't track that well, and are extremely heavy, plus, I slid arond the whole time... and Im big.

The ride itself is really great, but the trains are just troublesome.

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Thursday, July 25, 2002 8:32 AM
Just make sure that you leave yourself room between your lap and the labbar. This will make for a much better ride. You kind of have to hold up the bar so that it doesn't click down midway through the ride.
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Thursday, July 25, 2002 8:40 AM
Psyclone has at least one thing going for it, a proven design (CI Cyclone). It manages to stink, dispite its inspiration. I remember in its opening years it had 90 minute waits and would fly around the course. Trims really kill the ride, and the heavy trains don't help.

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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Thursday, July 25, 2002 9:16 AM

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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Thursday, July 25, 2002 9:25 AM

'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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Thursday, July 25, 2002 9:57 AM
It's also fun how the train comes to a near complete stop when it crests a hill. I'll keep my Viper, they can keep their Psyclone!

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Thursday, July 25, 2002 10:03 AM

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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