Scream and Dark Knight. What´s wrong?

Thursday, August 28, 2003 1:09 PM
I've never been on Kumba, but compared to some of the other B&M's mentioned, it is a few years older. No matter how well something ages, I doubt it will remain "smooth as glass".

As was previously said, I see no signs of roughness with Medusa, so it is odd that Scream would be rough.

Thursday, August 28, 2003 1:14 PM
Put me in the category of Kumba and Medusa East being glass smooth rides. I also noticed that there was a little more rattling on Medusa West and Scream than on the previously mentioned two, but it was more the feeling when you hum into water (if you get my meaning) than a "roughness". They were still both glass smooth. As for B:KF, I do think that its kind of rough in the second half, enough so that I hang on, something I rarely have to do on a B&M. But, I also rate B:KF as just "average" and my favorite two loopers out of the bunch are Medusa East and Kumba. So, go figure ...

Edit: Bob, I agree with you on that sand theory. It seems to make sense and perhaps is one of the few logical explainations other than the seemingly "fix all" explaination of "the wheels are made of a different material"

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*** This post was edited by Impulse-ive 8/28/2003 5:15:52 PM ***

Thursday, August 28, 2003 1:22 PM
Okay, I've been on B:TDK many times. Last year when it opened it was extremely smooth. This year for some reason it is a lot rougher. The train rattles so much at all parts of the ride. You also get some violent headbanging on the corkscrews. While the ride is certaintly not up to Vekoma roughness if it continues on it's course by next year it could be.

Not to mention the ride is boring as hell and provides hardly any forces. It's pretty sad that I would rather ride SFNE's SLC instead of their B&M Floorless.

1-S:RoS @ SFNE
2-Boulder Dash
3-Yankee Cannonball

Thursday, August 28, 2003 4:37 PM
With BKF close by, I have always attributed the vibrations on the second half to tight corkscrews and a tight helix at the end. As for headbanging, I haven't experienced much of it each time I ride.

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