Wicked Cyclone POV posted by SFNE

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 10:42 AM

Oh. My.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11:05 AM

Well crap, that looks like a really solid ride.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11:09 AM

Right? I especially like the oddly negative banks on some of the lower track.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11:14 AM

I sure hope the restraints are comfortable, because that's a whole lot of tossing you around.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11:34 AM

RMC restraints are pretty comfortable, if you ask me. They're similar to the Premier lap bars, but they sit much lower on your waist so you're not getting bashed about the rib cage.

Your lower body is held fairly secure, while your upper body has room to move.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11:45 AM

That's gotta be the most improved ride ever.

Does anyone else find it odd that a "Wicked" ride is sponsored by "Friendly's"?

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:30 PM

No, because they have WICKED good ice cream.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:39 PM

Friendly's is still a thing? I thought they went bankrupt and disappeared!

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:41 PM

Around here they did, just recently, but they're still going strong up in New England as far as I know.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 1:04 PM

It appears that it's a franchisee that filed: http://nrn.com/corporate-news/friendly-s-franchisee-files-bankruptcy

Even if it were the whole Friendly's brand, something like naming rights, etc will linger until a) They quit paying the fee AND b) they reject the contract per the bankrutptcy courts.

That's why the Academy Awards were held in the Kodak Theater that year that Kodak filed BK. They hadn't managed to convert the contract yet, and so legally the name had to stay on the building.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 1:23 PM

Raven-Phile said:
RMC restraints are pretty comfortable, if you ask me. They're similar to the Premier lap bars, but they sit much lower on your waist so you're not getting bashed about the rib cage.

The New Texas Giant and Iron Rattler restraints are actually very comfortable. The Outlaw Run/Goliath at SF Great America trains and restraints absolutely suck.

The lap portion of the restraint is actually OK, but to me bears more similarity to El Toro's U-bar restraint. The major issue with Outlaw Run's trains (and the other similar trains) is those shin restraints, which allow absolutely no freedom of movement. Your legs from the knee down are essentially pinned to the restraint at all times which forces your feet into a VERY awkward and unnatural position while riding. RMC coasters do a lot right but their current trains aren't one of those things.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 2:53 PM

Had no issue with Iron Rattler's lap bar.

They really look to have polished a turd here, looks exceptional! Is there a straight section of track after the lift hill?

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 4:11 PM

Look sensational - did they always plan to remove so much of the structure?

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 4:20 PM

They didn't, they sandblasted the white paint and painted the entire superstructure grey.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 4:38 PM

Jeff said:

I sure hope the restraints are comfortable, because that's a whole lot of tossing you around.

This will probably be my first RMC conversion, and I'm still thinking this way. It just looks like such a barrage of lateral and vertical forces everywhere....from the POV I feel like I'm going to feel like a rag doll....but maybe I'll feel like a rag doll in a good way?

Either way....it looks crazy.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 8:51 PM

All I can say is WOW. These 2015 RMCs look like must rides to me. Along with Fury 325, perhaps the strongest batch of airtime machines we've gotten since Maverick /I305.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 10:34 PM

Looks intense and very reminiscent of the NTG. I hope to take a trip out there this summer.

One complaint... I was hoping that with the 3 inversions, at least one of them would be similar to the inversion of SFGrAm's Goliath, the kind that hangs you inverted for a second or two. These look to be much snappier.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 6:54 PM

Considering going up there this Sat for season pass holder opening. With not a lot of experience with RMC, and being on the larger side, how are these restraints for us more portly people? El Toro is doable for me, but it takes some serious stapling. Kingda Ka is no problem. Stormrunner, SkyVomit (my nickname for it), Farenheit those are no problem. The Wicked Twister'ish ride at Dorney is trouble. Batman at SFGA is problematic. Banshee, I need the larger seats. Bizarro, need the larger seat. The Beast was no problem.

I know thats a whole slew of different restraint systems, and manufacturers... but to just give you an idea.

Yah, I know. I should loose weight. I say this every year.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 7:19 PM

I'm not small. I've ridden all the rides you listed with only ever having issues on Wicked Twister once. RMC coasters should be fine if you can fit in El Toro.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 7:27 PM

WOOHOO!! Thats what I needed to hear! SFNE here I come! And, yah, gonna get the platinum pass. Never been to SFNE before. Want to make the most of it!

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