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 ***

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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.

-Josh

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Friday, April 7, 2006 1:08 AM
The steepness of the lift/drop looks absolutely nuts.
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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...).

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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

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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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