Son of Beast airtime

Friday, August 23, 2002 7:17 PM
I was wondering, does this coaster have some massive airtime? From the looks of it with the lap bars and all and how i fly up out of shivering timbers it would, anyone wanna inform me on this?
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Friday, August 23, 2002 7:18 PM
No. SOB has no airtime. It has lots of hurt time (mostly on the sides of your legs) though. Wear long pants. :)

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Friday, August 23, 2002 7:31 PM
Agreed. No airtime. The train shakes through the course. I don't think its as bad as people say it is but there is no airtime.

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Friday, August 23, 2002 7:35 PM
It's a shame they put so much time and effort and money into a record breaking coaster only for it to feel as though it would break your bones. It confuses me why if you put fourth that much time and money why you couldn't pay the little more for comfortable PTC's. But then again PTC's are probably not designed to travel at such high speeds.

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Friday, August 23, 2002 7:36 PM
No airtime :o(...........

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Friday, August 23, 2002 7:41 PM

Awesome ride.....only thing it's missing.

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Friday, August 23, 2002 7:48 PM
I've gotten a pop of air before, it's just the lap bars, if there wasn't a loop we could have different trains.

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Friday, August 23, 2002 11:24 PM

The first big drop,drop into the loop,and the last drop before the brakes are the spots for some air.

Every now and than,depending on where you sit,you can get some air on the second big drop as well.

*** This post was edited by DirtyVern on 8/24/2002. ***

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Friday, August 23, 2002 11:52 PM
Some coasters are made with airtime in mind. SOB is all about size and speed, any air you might get is a bonus.

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 1:55 AM

There is some air on the big drop (the 214 footer) and maybe one or 2 of the other drops. Otherwise, it's just intense and incredibly fun.

It's not a ride for everyone, especially the weak of heart or people (i.e. enthusiasts) expecting massive airtime. It's scary, exciting, and not nearly as rough as you'd expect. I was in more pain after riding The Boss, Screaming Eagle (both SFStl), Thunderbolt (Kennywood), Mean Streak (Cedar Point), and Big Dipper (SFWOA). Beast & Racer at PKI provide more than enough airtime. I personally think SOB was designed to offer a great ride without taking away from the positive aspects of Kings Island's other wooden coasters. I feel that this is the most underrated rollercoaster in North America. Beast is my favorite, but his Son comes in a close 2nd.

On a side note, I've never ridden Shivering Timbers, but hope to either later this season or at the beginning of the 2003 season. It looks incredible!

;-)

*** This post was edited by djgreghaus on 8/24/2002. ***

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 5:56 AM
In 5-2 and 6-2 (I don't ride in any other 5s or 6s), I've always had air off the first and second drops as well as two or three spots from the midcourse. I thought SOB was easily better than Timbers and its my third favorite woodie (just edging out The Raven and Ghostrider). So, if you're looking for any hints of airtime, take car 6, row 2 and you should have a great ride since you can feel the power of the ride even more.

I still have zero understanding of why anyone has found the ride rough or uncomfortable since 2001. I don't recommend sitting on your hands or clutching the lap bar the entire ride either as that just magnifies the shaking you probably feel. Anyways, like I said to my friend, for those who've never been on Flying Eagles or refuse to ride SOB after 2000, let's just keep the two "hidden gems" our little secret.

*** This post was edited by Koaster King on 8/24/2002. ***

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 6:30 AM
While I was riding, I was honestly more concerned about staying alive, than getting any airtime.
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Saturday, August 24, 2002 7:09 AM

Honestly, I don't mind being thrown aronud or rough rides at all...............I actually think they are kind of fun. But when I sat back seat on SoB, it was MURDER.........I got a really bad ride.

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 7:19 AM
If you don't ride on an axle, it's bearable to me. That's why I think 6-2 is definatley the best seat. But no, i didn't notice any airtime except for the first drop.

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