I can't believe how fast this thing looks, and how well it keeps it's speed through out the entire course. Looks like a pretty fun ride with some nice moments of airtime. I'm wondering when will we see one pop up here in the states, i'd love to ride one. *** Edited 7/21/2005 6:37:52 PM UTC by westcoaster man***
I got to sit in one of those at IAAPA last November, and I was surprised at how comfortable it is. Granted, that's not pulling a couple of G's or rolling over track, but it was overall a vehicle that actually fit the human body.
Well I could maybe see a single or double vertical loop maybe themed to the old stunt guy, I think it was Evil kanevil(SP) or something like that lol.
Anyways I really don't think inversions is what this type of coaster is after, when was the last time you rode a motorcycle and went upside down. If you did I'm surprised you'd live to tell about it, unless your like some big time stunt rider. Stunt riders even have accidents sometimes pulling stunts like that.
This coaster seams more about the feel of a somewhat real motorcycle ride. Quick directional changes, high speed turns, and dirtbike style jumps/bunnyhops. I'm not saying one day one of these coaster won"t be built with inversions. I just think it would look really stupid seeing a coaster with motorbike trains doing cobra rolls and corkscrews IMO.
Rollergator beat me to it, but the restraint system is almost identical to DISKO. And if it is it's very comfortable. Thanks for the video though, I've been watching this coaster for a while now, but that's the first video I've seen.
It does look fast, and sitting in that position would definently add to the thrill I'd think.
The pacing is amazing! A lot of coasters look slow from the ground and seem faster once you're riding them. This thing looks like is flying through every element. Reminds me of SFNE's Superman in that respect.
Totally agree with Matt.- the pacing looks great. Fast from go to stop. Takes off over the first hill, great pace around the helices and what about over the air time hill. If that were a coaster without those restraints- air time city.
Is there air time?? Anyone know??
Looks like a great ride from Vekoma- I know we cant judge smoothness from a video, but i will- it looked nice and smooth. Anyone know otherwise.
Thats the 2nd of that coaster out there now, am really looking forward to another maybe bigger version. Needs 2 trains for a larger park to improve capacity. Think a high speed s turn would be fun and some tunnels would be great, as the diameter of the tunnel would be smaller, than normal sit down trains, which could add some excitment to the ride.
Re: the restraints vs. Disk'O....the thing that made those "kidney-punchers" less-than-comfy on Disk'O was that they featured a small surface area against the lower back and that you sat *near vertical* so that pressure was applied against those while the ride was spinning. Given the *near-prone* rider position on the motorbike, it seems quite likely that they'd be considerably more comfortable than the Disk'O. Just my guess... ;)
And no, these won't be inverting anytime soon...although it would be hella-fun! :)
Wondering what the *actual* capacity was....before going to zero that is... ;)