Does anyone know what makes it so rough? *** Edited 4/27/2006 7:53:02 PM UTC by jonrev***
My advice to you would be to ride in one of the middle rows of any of the cars so that you're not over an axle. Probably middle of the train would be good, too. Try to not let the lap bar be too tight against you, and try to keep it from falling lower while riding.
FWIW, the loop is one of the smoothest parts of the ride, probably mainly because of the steel frame. A lot of the rest of the ride is very rough. SoB is, to me, more of a ride to be endured than enjoyed, unfortunately.
I personally thought Villain at Geauga Lake (rode it last year) was a whole lot worse than SOB was.
*** Edited 4/27/2006 8:15:55 PM UTC by nstod***
Suggestions, take that middle area and not sit on the wheel area, like mentioned above, and also just be prepared as best you can, unfortunately you have little to stabilize your body with in the restraints they have. Its just plain bad, take some aspirin, and maybe find something to pad your body a bit, like some extra clothing or something.
As far as being as bad as the villain, i can see that as an accurate description the villain was bad last year if you were there, but at least it mercifully ends at bit quicker.
The coaster has been rough at times, So rough that even I wouldn't ride it. But usually it's not as bad as people say.
IMHO ride the second seat of any car and never ride the front row of any car for any reason.
The've done mass work on it over this winter, We'll see if its changed.
Chuck, who thinks for a coaster that is as bad as enthusiast make it sound. Has a ton of riders considering it cycles more per day that Papa with three trains.
If MagnunBarrel is right about it being comparable to the Villain now, then yes, I would say the ride has COMPLETELY deteriorated.
I'm guilty of having complained in the past about SOB, but really, some have overblown the roughness of daddy. It is rough, but as I've said before, how many woodies do you know that travel between 75-80mph. That can make for a rough ride anyway.
Siebert said a couple of years ago that they would be working on SOB over the next few seasons to work out some of the problems, and I noticed a difference last season, not huge, but a difference nonetheless. To be honest, anymore I fear Face/Off more than daddy. *** Edited 4/27/2006 8:33:52 PM UTC by Floorless Fan***
2 subsequent rides in 2003 and 2005 were enough to make me never want to ride it ever again! Nuff said :)
Does anyone wonder about the life of this ride? Think it could even make it to a 10th anniversary, or is it going to be kindling? If it could be retrofited with Intamin milled track and their special trains (darn similar to the MF trains, just 3 bench) I wonder if it would run fine...just might be a snoozer at that point!
--Cyclone (Williams Grove)--easily one of the worst
--Raging Wolf Bobs (pre-retracking)
--Wild One (pre-retracking)
Son of Beast, to me, is right up here with these pieces of work.
I rode on the Villain and Mean Streak in consecutive days last year, and I felt that Villain was exponentially worse than MS was. However, I could have just been "off" that day, or maybe it was a bad day for the ride. But, even though MS can be rough, it was night and day to me.
MS and Villian are, IMO, not as bad as SoB in terms of roughness. Actually, I don't find MS awful, but I do find that it doesn't do much for me. Villian, however, I do like, at least riding near the front.
Part of it could be those darn Gerslaugher (sp?) trains which, on some coasters, might work better, but just aren't the most padded. Perhaps PTCs would have been more comfortable on Villian.
*** Edited 4/27/2006 9:57:16 PM UTC by Swoosh***
Does anyone wonder about the life of this ride? Think it could even make it to a 10th anniversary, or is it going to be kindling?
No one wants to bite at this yet? I'd like to hear some realistic discussion on it. (Please no "TAER IT DOWN!!!")
*** Edited 4/27/2006 9:57:13 PM UTC by Peabody***
C'mon, you saw it coming. *** Edited 4/27/2006 9:59:37 PM UTC by matt.***
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