IMO (perhaps mine alone) I don't think Villain has the kind of lateral forces that G-trains seem to have the most trouble with...On Legend, or any serious twister-type layout, PTC's are *infinitely* better. On out-n-back layouts with mainly +/- g-forces, Gerstlauers are fine...(isn't that what they call "damning with faint praise....LOL)...
I disagree, the Gerstlauer trains are made for the vertically challenged. I am only 6'1" and yet my knees were deadlocked against the front of the car. An inch would have given me the mobility to get air-time, but instead I had to settle for keeping the lapbar raised 5 inches higfher, which was neither effective, nor safe.
Curse you rollergator, CURSE YOU! I am going to severely miss Legend's G train -- it was infinitely PERFECT for that coaster, and had tons to do with its "out-of-controlness."
I am not going to dismiss the PTC's but I honestly can't see how they're going to make that coaster better (it might have a positive effect on increased speed). I think they're going to rip the track to shreds way moreso than G's did.
Not to mention the lap bars and seat belts and seat dividers and higher side panels annoy me.
I will miss the G trains... :( I really hope the PTC's don't take anything away from Legend though!
Joe, who absolutely cannot wait to see Paula, Will, Pat, and the rest of the HW crew May 31 and June 1...two nights of ERT, bless you people!
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