I was in California a couple days ago. I rode Scream and I found it extremely rough. no joke, it felt worse than SFGAm's Shockwave. I don't remember what train I was in, but i think I was in the 5 or 6 row, far left side. has anyone else experienced this? I hope its not a new trend for B&M's
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It wasn't really rough when I rode it, but it did vibrate a lot. I didn't get a headache or anything like from X or Revolution, but the thing vibrated like there was an earthquake going on or something (at least that's what it felt like to an east coaster ;) ). I couldn't even begin to guess why - maybe the semi-rushed construction, I don't know.
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I was there at the beginning of July and rode it a couple times. I didnt find it rough, just the vibration that everybody is mentioning. Nothing big though, I found Revolution more like Shockwave than Scream!.
And rushing B&M during construction can cause roughness? ... since when? Maybe they just need to change out the wheels, that's the problem most of the time. Or tighten the assemblies so that the shocks kick in. *** This post was edited by sfft_freak 8/8/2003 6:57:29 PM ***
Everyone's been saying it's been rough since day one. I've gone on it three times and yes, it is a bit rough (mainly from the loop to the zero-g, then it's smooth). Not that big of a fan really. Worst. B&M. EvAr.
I've only been on the ride once! In general, I enjoy B&M's and Scream was no exception. I did however feel a shaky/bad wheel on my one trip. I would guess that sfft freak is correct and they are running trains with bad wheels or something similar! ------------------ Give me wood! :-) 328 and counting!
Scream! is definitely the roughest B&M I have ever ridden. I have already ridden Scream! over 150 times and never have had a B&M smooth ride. It has definitely gotten better but Scream! is rough for a B&M...plain and simple.
It could be something with the rolling stock on their floorless coasters. B:KF at SFWOA has the same "vibrating" problem. I don't think it has anything to do with the fact it is built on asphalt, because KF is built over water. *** This post was edited by stopher 8/8/2003 11:46:16 PM *** *** This post was edited by stopher 8/9/2003 6:43:34 PM ***
It's not just Scream!, Batman: The Dark Knight at SFNE vibrates a lot too in my opinion. It's sort of funny how the new ones do that and the old ones like Kumba don't. Maybe it has something to do with the floorless trains or new running stock.
Just to squelch the vibration/floorless idea. Kraken is still as smooth as day one. I think it comes down to Six Flags just being to cheap to maintain (aka change the wheels) there coasters to provide smooth rides.
Wow, this is kind of a funny thread. I remember not long ago the floorless coasters got criticized for being too smooth and boring, now they are rough and have vibrations. ------------------ "This time I think ... I think it's ... it's going to work!" - Dr.Bruce Banner
I'm no SFMM expert, nor a marketing guru, but when scream! was announced I was quite surprised. I mean didn't it/doesn't it seem like this is the one ride that the park doesn't need? Like it seems more of the same type of coaster the park already has....
Just my 2 cents, which is 1.2 cents after converting to US funds ;)
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*** This post was edited by coo man chu 8/9/2003 4:10:17 PM ***
I have ridden Scream also and it is quite rough for a B&M. Medusa at SFMW is super smooth, so I don't think its a "six flags" thing. How smooth is Medusa East? .....since it is a mirror clone of Scream.