Superman Ultimate Flight Question?

Monday, June 2, 2003 6:59 PM
Is there a spot on Superman Ultimate Flight you can ride where the positive G's aren't as strong. I went in the front row and the bottom of the pretzel loop really hurt my neck because of the positive G's. The negative G's were amazing but the positive G's hurt.

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Monday, June 2, 2003 7:09 PM
the fron row never hurt my neck. Maybe if you try the middle rows that might balance it out

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Monday, June 2, 2003 7:10 PM
I believe the front is the best you can do for that.

I guess the farteherr back, the more intense. I rode in row 8 and 7. VERY INTENSE.

Monday, June 2, 2003 8:13 PM
How did it hurt your neck? Maybe you could just let your head rest against the headrest. Sounds like you were craning your neck trying to overcome the forces.

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Monday, June 2, 2003 10:52 PM
Hmmm... I tried almost every row during Coasterbuzz Con ERT and I'd have to say the G-forces get more intense the further back you go. If the front was giving you problems, the other seats will undoubtedly be worse.

I personally love the intense Gs in the pretzel element, but I can understand how it might hurt some people.

Tuesday, June 3, 2003 4:15 AM
In row eight it ddint hurt by head. I have no idea how it could have in the first row.
Tuesday, June 3, 2003 5:28 AM
Got Nasai on S:UF yesterday and he was actually coughing going through the pretzel loop. :)

Intense stuff....

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Tuesday, June 3, 2003 11:54 AM
Last row was VERY intense. Felt like I was gonna pass out. I'm not saying I didnt like it. Would I ride in the last row again?? yes I would. For me I like the second row the best. That's rare for me on steel coasters. Almost every time I go on a steel, I ride in the last row.
Tuesday, June 3, 2003 1:02 PM
Another vote for the first row for the lowest G's! You may want to try this riding method:

1. When coming off of first hill expell all you air as you get into top of loop...

2. Take a full breath as you are about to go though the loop

3. Keep your head firmly against the headrest using your arms on the harness to brace it

On press day here st SFOG I took my first ride in the back and greyed out for a full second on the pretzel loop...somehow Claude wasn't any where near as excited about it as I was! :)


Tuesday, June 3, 2003 2:01 PM
Yes, I like the front of the train a ton better than the back. There is pseudo air-time as you fall into the pretzel loop. Also, the overbanked turns have more fun in them when you pass through in the front.

My fav. seat is row #2, but that is just cuz there is usually no wait for that compared to the front.

Tuesday, June 3, 2003 2:09 PM
I've heard mixed reviews on which seat is best. I was told that the front was slow and boring, and it didn't have as much g's. Since I have only ridden it in the back, im not sure though.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2003 2:13 PM
Like General Public said, keep your head against the headrest and you should be fine. The front row is the least intense row on the coaster and the further back you go the more you feel the G's in the pretzel loop.

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