SOB-possible to enjoy it?

Thursday, April 7, 2005 10:33 PM
Every time I've ridden Son of Beast at PKI, I've sat in the front seat and have gotten my butt kicked. I get shaken up so badly that I can't enjoy any part of the ride at all, and I always regret riding it. I know this is a common problem with this ride.

I was just wondering if there is a particular car/seat that provides a more "comfortable" ride than the front seat.

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Thursday, April 7, 2005 10:40 PM
Well if they ever remove those handle bars that bang into your knees. Then mabye.

i'm not sure what to put here..

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Thursday, April 7, 2005 10:57 PM
I always get on 1:2 or 6:2. 1:1 or 1:3 really beat you up. The second seats are very smooth in comparison. Another thing is to cross your legs for the seats are rather small.
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Thursday, April 7, 2005 10:58 PM
Try sitting in row 2. I rode it there and thought it was quite smooth, thought maybe they'd "fixed" it, then I sat in the front again and "ouch".
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Thursday, April 7, 2005 11:00 PM
crazy horse's avatar Here we go again...........

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Thursday, April 7, 2005 11:12 PM
I have sat in every seat, and have marathoned it in the back seat, you people must have no idea how to ride or coaster, or you all are just using SoB as escape goat to have something to ***** about.
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Thursday, April 7, 2005 11:19 PM
nasai's avatar I don't believe the notion that less "negative" energy transfers to the non-wheel seats. The fact is the car, no matter what seat, is attached to those same crappy wheels. I do know that the way g's affect a car is different, but I've never seen anyone prove that less energy is transferred into those middle benches. I think it's all placebo bull****.

For the record, I don't dislike SOB half as much as most. I certainly don't love it, but I feel the same about it as I do something like Face/Off or any hang-n-bang. I'd do it again, if I had to, or visited again. I would probably regret it as well. :) *** Edited 4/8/2005 3:20:18 AM UTC by nasai***


The Flying Turns makes all the right people wet - Gonch

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Thursday, April 7, 2005 11:27 PM
Wasn't there just a topic on this. I agree Cazy Horse. *sigh*

i'm not sure what to put here..

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Thursday, April 7, 2005 11:29 PM
Nasai, I look at it this way in regards the second seats being better. Think of the car like a see-saw. When sitting on the far extremes, you move up and down 4 ft. If you sit in the middle on the pivot point, you barely move at all. The same happens on SOB, as most of the roughness happens when the trains bump around on the track, either in a up/down motion, or side/side motion. Also the bumps happen to first the front set of wheels, followed by the second (even though its barely anytime at all). Thus the first and second row experience the full force of the bumps, while the second row kind of rotates in the middle and never moves as far as either the front or second row. This in turn creates a smoother ride. Still it isn't enough IMO to make the ride to be considered smooth.
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Friday, April 8, 2005 12:13 AM
The Beast Tamer: the next installment of SNL's "Hans & Franz"....you must be one ripped ***** then...you da man. I bow to you, I ......sheesh, get over yourself and this fantasy SoB world you're living in. That thing is mediocre at best, and yes, you're right, we all ride our coasters 'wrong.'
There's nothing like a woodie...
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Friday, April 8, 2005 12:14 AM

Beast Tamer said:
I have sat in every seat, and have marathoned it in the back seat, you people must have no idea how to ride or coaster, or you all are just using SoB as escape goat to have something to ***** about.

He found us out. We just don't know how to ride coasters, and we LOVE to complain. Just like those 9 out of 10 dentists that reccomend Crest don't know how to brush and just love to complain about aquafresh!


Real Cbuzz quote of the day - "The classes i take in collage are so mor adcanced then u could imagen. Dont talk about my emglihs" - Adamforce
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Friday, April 8, 2005 12:21 AM
Mamoosh's avatar "I have sat in every seat, and have marathoned it in the back seat..."

Maybe instead of spending all that time on SOB and taming Beast you should get outside of PKI and Ohio and ride some good wooden coasters...? ;)

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Friday, April 8, 2005 12:27 AM

Mamoosh said:
"I have sat in every seat, and have marathoned it in the back seat..."

Maybe instead of spending all that time on SOB and taming Beast you should get outside of PKI and Ohio and ride some good wooden coasters...? ;)


I have been to cp, gl, and kk, and HW

My top five woodie list is:

1: SoB
2: Beast
3: Thunder Run
4: Racer
5: Twisted Twins (Lola).

I have rode legend and raven and i think they are pieces of s***. I like my woodies intense.

I think that Twisted twins are better than those overrated HW firewood. *** Edited 4/8/2005 4:28:33 AM UTC by Beast Tamer*** *** Edited 4/8/2005 4:34:20 AM UTC by Beast Tamer***

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Friday, April 8, 2005 12:32 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Ooooh...I didn't realize you were so well travelled! LOL! :)
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Friday, April 8, 2005 12:34 AM
Hmmm...clearly he mistakes brutality for "intensity".

Personally, I think the best way to enjoy SOB is to ride Top Gun and Adventure Express, both of which come perilously close to Sonny's structure.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Friday, April 8, 2005 12:41 AM
Mamoosh's avatar That's what I'm thinking, Dave. Apparently all those rides on SOB has caused some sort of brain damage where Beast Tamer can't distinguish between "intense" and "brutally rough." ;)

I'd say the general consensus - confirmed by the much-respected Mitch's Wood Coaster Poll - put's his opinion of SOB, Raven, and Legend in a very, very, very, very small minority.

But hey...if he likes SOB over the Holi-woodies that's fine by me! One less person in line ;)

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Friday, April 8, 2005 12:41 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Beast Tamer said:
...you people must have no idea how to ride a coaster...

I often have trouble with that whole "sit down, buckle belt, lower bar" concept.

Nothing is worse than that feeling after you've approached the train, lowered the lap bar, squiched your head between it and the seat back to lay your face on the seat, then put the seat belt in your mouth.

Many an embarassing moment could've been avoided had I just kept it straight.


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Friday, April 8, 2005 12:43 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Since when have you not kept it straight, Gonch? Does this mean I have a chance after all? ;)
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Friday, April 8, 2005 12:47 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Well, I guess if I'm strapped in face first on a coaster, I'd make a pretty good target. ;)

(was this my official first "taking it too far?")

I'm supposed to be one of the little voices of reason around here, right?


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Friday, April 8, 2005 12:57 AM
Mamoosh's avatar LOL Gonch ;)
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