Yesterday was unbelievable. 52 consecutive laps. The day surpassed all of my expectations. I thought I might ride a few times here and there, but Other than moving around the train occasionally, I never got up, other than to eat and well, you know. Waldameer was nice enough to treat us all to Applebees for lunch. In terms of intensity and pure craziness, I still have to give my vote to Voyage, but I can't ride that more than a handful of times. This is very reridable. If needed, I could have stayed on much longer than the 52 times we had already ridden.
I prefer the left side of the train in the back seat. Of the 10 airtime moments, i think 4 felt like ejector. Keep in mind that it was cold. So this could be different with warmer weather. I only had three rides in the very back seat and it was the first 3 rides, so I wasn't yet paying attention to the details. That being said, I recall there being good air over the hills. I didn't get any front seat rides and will defiantly go back sometime this summer. The 2 biggest laterals in my opinion were the right turn just after the first drop and the right turn going up through the turnaround. The 90 degree turn is of course amazing. This is a very well paced ride that is non-stop from beginning to end. The view is pretty sweet too. There is much to see and you have to ride it a few times to really get a good look around.
Most of my rides were toward the front due to my morning purchase of a red Ravine flyer T-shirt. I have transition lenses in my glasses, so the guy if you see a guy in the pics from Saturday in a red shirt with what appear to be sunglasses, it's me. Rob did a great job and I can't believe some of the places they stood to get video.
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Thanks for the write-up, Jason. I can't wait to experience RVIII for myself in less than a week!
Not sure I'm motivated enough to ride any coaster 52 times - let alone 52 consecutive times. :)
52 laps = 78 minutes & 28.56 miles (according to RCDB)
Wow, I'm beginning to wonder if I am the only one who was completely underwhelmed by RF2. I fully expect it to get much better as it breaks in, but I'm honestly surprised at how good of reviews it's already getting. Perhaps it's already gotten much better, because there certainly were not ten airtime moments when I rode it; maybe 7, and only three were strong.
Regardless of how it eventually turns out, it is a good coaster.
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
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