Gosh, you're right, have just done the same and yep, I make it about 4 seconds too. No wonder I was so meh-ed by it.What a complete bummer re: Lech, I’m gutted for you! I’ve just spent the last 5 minutes crawling over your POV and my one (in my trip report thread) and from being horizontal on the lift hill until being horizontal on the break run, there is a conservative ~4 seconds in it based on a clumsy phone comparison (40 seconds vs. 44). That suggests a ~10% difference... is that really all it takes to have such a different experience?
I would like to have seen that tbh, I can imagine it being a great park for a large group of goons... if everything was open and it had, like, other people there too.When I went in 2018, I was super impressed by the park. It felt like somewhere that had a really bright future.
Yeah we had walk-ons but with full / mostly full trains.Gosh, you're right, have just done the same and yep, I make it about 4 seconds too. No wonder I was so meh-ed by it.
I'm guessing the total weight of riders also played its part, there was only me and Doc on our rides, presumably you had full or nearly full trains?
But wow, 10% difference, that's quite a big margin. You can really see it in the videos too, it looks almost sluggish in places on Hipster's vid compared to yours.
Such a shame.
Luckily we had no such issues with Hypadra, fairly sure those boys were going hell-for-leather!
I made a thread some time ago about rides ‘warming up’ etc somewhat doubting that the ride experience could vary so dramatically
Regarding the performance of Lech, my rides in 2017 were considerably more intense than my recent experience this July.Yeah we had walk-ons but with full / mostly full trains.
You’re right there is visibly a difference in the POVs too. I made a thread some time ago about rides ‘warming up’ etc somewhat doubting that the ride experience could vary so dramatically in general and I think this pretty much proves that you can get a very different experience from the same coaster in different conditions (weather, time, number of riders - whatever the difference was).
Meanwhile, Zadra was so furious at the end of the day in the 30 degree heat that it was unholy - it even looked out of control. I would say that in those conditions Zadra did beat Lech for intensity but there wasn’t a huge amount in it and I’d say that my experiences that my rides on Lech were at least as intense (if not more so) than first thing in the morning on Zadra... which probably sounds ridiculous if you’ve only had duff rides on Lech, but that’s the ballpark we’re talking.
I guess we just have to keep visiting the parks to make sure we get the best possible rides!