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.
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***
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.
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.'
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!
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.