^There's a reason for that look. "Hannibal Lecter-style restraints" are not really suitable for human consumption.
Honestly, the inversions themselves weren't that bad, the turns and hills left me wondering how Zamperla convinced people to buy them. No matter your opinions re: B&M vs. Vekoma flyers, these rank WAY lower. I've ridden them at SFEG, Rye, and....PCW. Now there is the park that had the goods to buy the B&M flyer and instead got...a really good collection of flats. ;)
Not just a cheap plug for my video. I really like reading the YouTube responses as they tend to come more from 'regular' people than the responses you find on enthusiast boards. Fun insight into what the GP thinks. :)
I guess it's one of those coasters that sounds like a really fun idea, looks like a really fun idea on the drawing table, even looks like a really fun idea when it actually is a finished construction, but doesn't live up to the fun when you're on it. I think there's a legacy to this type of ride.
I've ridden the Volare at Rye Playland on teo separate occasions. Not awful but far from fun. To put it in perspective it's better than Morey's old RC-48, which is quite possibly the worst coaster I've ever ridden.
They are an interesting bread of ride. The lift hill is kinda cool but the ride itself is more like riding a coaster that has square corners. I found the ride was rather rough in a slamming you around kind of way. I talked to some that said Ryes was the worst of several out there. I thought Ryes just doesnt have enough overall track length to make the ride flow well as the corners are very tight and there is no room for element transisions. Over all this is a ride it once, twice if I really didnt get enough the first time.
I think of the ride this way, its a flying mouse ride.