Question about SLCs

Saturday, May 25, 2002 2:59 AM

I've been watching on-ride & POV footage of SLCs (S:UE, Wicked Twister, V2, etc.....) and noticing that they all look about the same as far as the ride experience goes.

Having never been on any of these myself, I was wondering if each of them does have its own unique feel, or is it a case of "if you've rode one, you've rode them all"?

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 3:21 AM

Just wanted to tell you the coasters you mentioned aren't SLCs, they are Impulses. SLCs are rides such as Hangman at Wild Adventures and Mind Eraser at SFA.

But I don't have an answer for your question, because I'v never been on an Impulse :(

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 6:23 AM
The different styles feel different. Linear Gale felt different from V2/S:UE, and those feel different from Wicked Twister. Don't expect any different feel between Great Amerca's V2, and S:UE, but all the others are somewhat different.

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 6:29 AM
Like Mr.T said, an SLC is a evil head banging machine made by Vekoma.

The coasters in question: V2 and S:UE are, as you would guess are very similar.

However Wicked Twister is another story. The reverse tower is a experience like no other.
Honestly, I have no good way to describe it, just go ride it and find out for yourself!

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*** This post was edited by RollerFreak on 5/25/2002. ***

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 7:02 AM
I wouldn't consider a SLC evil, but it definitly isn't comfortable. I love to first drop on SLC's in the front seat, but the rest of the ride is nothing special.

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 7:38 AM
Maybe she's referring to "SLC" as in suspended launching coaster.
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Saturday, May 25, 2002 9:17 AM
Actually, that is what I was referring to, Batwing. Thanx. I forgot that SLC can also stand for "shuttle launch coaster". See how the evils of abbreviations can undo us? *sigh*
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Saturday, May 25, 2002 3:04 PM
uhh.. slc doesnt stand for shuttle launching coaster,it stands for suspended looping coaster.
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Saturday, May 25, 2002 3:18 PM

Well, now we have multiple versions:

l__--__l Linear Gale

l__--__Z S:UE , Screaming Condor, and Vertical Velocity

Z__--__Z Wicked Twister

l__--__/ V2

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 3:35 PM
B&M Rocks..........Ummm......excuse me for sounding a little sarcastic. No offense is intended......but if SLC doesn't stand for "shuttle launch coaster", then what would? YQX??
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Saturday, May 25, 2002 3:37 PM
Well, the one thing I have heard about these type of coasters is that they all give a pretty rough ride. Reportedly that's why people refer to them by their nickname "Hang-n-Bang".
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Saturday, May 25, 2002 3:47 PM
Lots of confusion in this thread.

I'll just say that people refer to SLCs generally as the Vekoma full circut inverted coasters. They nickname them "hang and bang" because they are rough, unlike impulse coaster which I hear are smooth.
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Saturday, May 25, 2002 4:56 PM
Slc's are the vekoma suspended looping coasters. A shuttle launching coaster is a good term for Impulses although I have never heard it used like that before. I'm going to stick to using SLC for Vekoma's coasters.
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Saturday, May 25, 2002 5:13 PM
How about using LSC,shorthand for launched shuttle coaster,of course it can also mean launched suspended coaster.
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Saturday, May 25, 2002 5:36 PM

Impulse is the word for them (launched), no other name is needed. SLC, suspended looping coaster, is the name Vekoma has always used for their inverted coasters. All SLC's are not created, nor maintained, equally....the ride can vary quite a bit from park to park, seat to seat, and even year to year...

Hangman at WA (Wild Adventures - where I'll be Monday), is an example of a smooth SLC, whereas T2 at SFKK was not quite so smooth.....I think they tend to "age" quickly....

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 5:41 PM
Ok, lallen seems all confused. SLC is vekoma hang and bang, which does offer a very rough ride. SUE and V2 are Impulses, which are in no way rough.

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Sunday, May 26, 2002 9:17 AM

Haha, SLC can also stand for steel looping coaster! Vertigo, what is Screaming Condor? Fill me in. I have ridden both V2's and S:UE, and they all felt pretty much the same. The only difference was SFMW's had no holding break, so it was a little less painful and less intense. Am I the only one that thinks the restraints kill you on the launch and holding break? The really squish your nads. Then, the other problem is those restraints have almost no padding. On the spiral, my head always hits the OTSR a little, and since they are so hard, it hurts. If they had a little padding, it would be fine.

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Sunday, May 26, 2002 9:31 AM

Screaming Condor was an exact copy of Superman:Ultimate Escape that opened in 2001 in Taiwan. What could be funnier an impulse coaster, called Screaming Condor, unkown to enthusiast or not knowning that SFGAm's stand up was the second steel looper to be called Iron Wolf, I thought Six Flags actually had an original name ther ;)

Note: Roomraider's site might have more info on Screaming Condor, but don't quote me on it.

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*** This post was edited by Vertigo on 5/26/2002. ***

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Sunday, May 26, 2002 9:31 AM
Funny, I thought SLC always stood for Standard Lobotomizing Contraption. Silly me. :)

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