Vekoma, why don't you do this to lessen the Hang-N-Bang?

Sunday, September 12, 2004 10:21 PM
I was on Vekoma's site just now looking at a few of their designs. I've known for well over a year that they have a version of their Jr. SLC called a family SLC that has an overbanked horseshoe(a la flying dutchman) and a corkscrew, but if you go to the site(, find family rides, and look at it, not only does it have the layout, but a look at a seat/restraint system that would eleminate headbanging.

What I wonder is why they haven't re-designed this for the bigger SLCs. It looks like it would work, and would not have the Headbanging associated with the coasters because the restraints aren't as thick and bulky aound the shoulders.

One thing I like about the dutchmen is how the restraints work. Why can't they put a vest type of restraint on all looping inverted coasters instead of horse collars? They're outdated and unnecissary.

Sunday, September 12, 2004 10:26 PM
Because they are Vekoma.
Sunday, September 12, 2004 11:35 PM
Ive heard SLC v2.0 is much better as far as the head banging goes.
Sunday, September 12, 2004 11:48 PM
I thought they had redesigned the SLC trains and they were available to any park who wants them?
Sunday, September 12, 2004 11:53 PM
Everytime I visit a park with an SLC in the lineup, it seems to be popular with the park-goers. I don't think we'll be seeing many redesigned trains getting purchased because other than with enthusiasts, SLC's are generally popular.
Monday, September 13, 2004 12:25 AM

Mamoosh said:
I thought they had redesigned the SLC trains and they were available to any park who wants them?

"Vekoma has recently designed and built new trains with an even more open coach with comfortable over-the-shoulder bars for a secure yet unrestrained feeling. Independent steering wheel bogies were included to offer a smoother ride and to lessen wear to increase the ride's durability"

I guess bull guy is right they are popular so why would most parks feel the need to spend the money?


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