I was at GADV last Sat and watched S:UF test. I have ridden the SFOG version and it appears that the exit to the loop is a lot higher then SFOG's. The spiral drop after the pretzel is also totally different. I woudl assume that even if the loop were "tamed" the addition of the 8th car would negate things.
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X a flyer...not in the least, Brent....at least not IMO. Sure, the flyers are great, and offer a completely different orientation than *normal* sit-downs or inverts, but they are *fixed* in the single orientation throughout the ride. X offers a variety of orientations, and changes rider position DURING the ride....
Yes, flyers are good rides, and even though I prefer the Vekoma layouts, there really is *nothing* else that even comes close to the B&Ms. But X, that is a completely different animal. Can't wait to get one on the East Coast in '04, even if it is a "compact" version....*drool*,,,;)
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I've looked at picture after picture to see the difference between SFoG's turn after the pretzel loop and SFGAdv's. Does anyone have some good pics where wou can notice the difference and if you could explain it to me? Thanks and sorry I'm so blind.
The most visible things to me are that S:UF at SFOG is not a parking lot coaster and has nice trees behind it. Also, S:UF at SFOG is on higher land so the contours of the ride are much different. Plus S:UF at SFOG has the small tunnel before the helix into the roll.
Felt pretty much the same to me. I'd give SFOG's the slight edge. I prefer the open queue to SFGAdv's "hidden" queue. SFOG seems to set up things to highlight the pretzel loop. SFGAdv's pokes up behind the large building you enter. Plus SFOG's has the tunnel.
I agree with Gonchar.. We might be the only ones that have ridden both to this point. I think oG's is MUCH more intense, but the placement of GrAdv's makes it 10x more photogenic! Both excellant additions, but I'm ready to put oG's up on the auction block for a RoS. Either one I rode will do fine. ;)
Well Great Adventure's has the better station/queue house .........so nyah :) Anyway, I am willing to bet that Georgia's version uses the contoured landscape to its advantage, rather than being plopped on a flat pice of land.