Speed debuts at Oakwood

Posted Thursday, April 6, 2006 9:24 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The new Speed attraction at Oakwood in Pembrokeshire, which has the first "beyond vertical" drop in the UK, was given a special preview launch yesterday, ahead of the park's summer opening next Thursday.

Read more from The Western Mail.

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Thursday, April 6, 2006 7:02 PM
That drop will probably be more painful than it would be thrilling. That 97 degree drop will deffinity give you major whip lash. Ouch!!!:(:):(:):(

*** This post was edited by Hamster Boy 4/6/2006 7:03:24 PM ***

Thursday, April 6, 2006 7:18 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar Considering that this isn't the first one in the world, and the other one hasn't snapped any necks, I'm sure everything is just fine with it.


Friday, April 7, 2006 1:08 AM
The steepness of the lift/drop looks absolutely nuts.
Friday, April 7, 2006 3:29 AM
I rode it yesterday. It's a very good ride.

The air time on the first hill is absolutely insane.

My full trip report will follow later tonight (have to go to work...).

Friday, April 7, 2006 9:36 AM
Ah! Another place I recognised your name from! LOL - Was indeed a great day! I *do not* have to work today! Put a vid & few pics online from yesterday (includes pics of Mr Bannister before his dash to the canteen!) - feeling any better yet? ;-) LOL

Good to meet ya anyhow!, Look forward to it again sometime!

All the best,

Col.- www.ukrides.info

Friday, April 7, 2006 3:44 PM
Yeah, I'm feeling fine now, despite not getting home until well after midnight (thank you, Ryanair...) :)

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