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Smoothest Vekoma ever

Xpress

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Boomerang at KBF is probably the smoothest I've ridden. Doesn't leave me feeling light headed like other vekomas do from the head banging.
 

Kebab

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Asides from their family coasters which are generally considered smooth, I've only encountered one large 'smooth' Vekoma. That's Vortex at Siam Park, an SLC which was surprisingly glass-smooth.
 

Harvey

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The suspended family coaster at Movie Park in Germany is really smooth, not much of a thrill ride at all, clearly, but very very smooth indeed.
 

Pieman

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Everest of course, is the smoothest one I've been on, being a relatively modern Disney Vekoma, but Carolina Cobra was also great thanks to the vest restraints, and Nighthawk was pretty enjoyable as well. Definitely shuffled a bit in the front, but it wasn't too painful.
 

codyrisko

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Sidewinder @ Hershey got the new restraints now it feels, relatively smoother now. Now if only they would get ride of the finger smasher. Does anyone else know what I am talking about?
 

Pieman

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codyrisko said:
Sidewinder @ Hershey got the new restraints now it feels, relatively smoother now. Now if only they would get ride of the finger smasher. Does anyone else know what I am talking about?

No, I don't know what you mean by the finger smasher. I do love the new Vekoma trains though; they're REALLY nice looking, some of my favorite trains actually.
 

Snoo

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codyrisko said:
Sidewinder @ Hershey got the new restraints now it feels, relatively smoother now. Now if only they would get ride of the finger smasher. Does anyone else know what I am talking about?

Are the same as the ones on Carolina Cobra down at Carowinds? If so.. wonderful restraints.. quite comfy. I mean.. the ride still sucks.. but makes it bearable.
 

codyrisko

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This is what I am talking about right here. Guests always smash their fingers in it. It is a major flaw in the car design to be honest.


hmm no img tags?
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/ ... wTrain.jpg
 

Snoo

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No image tags allowed until 20 posts love. ;)

And yeah.. same restraints. I could see where it could be a problem but wouldn't say it's a flaw. Paying attention would solve that.
 

Hyde

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Intricks said:
Canyon Blaster at Adventuredome was surprisingly smooth when I rode it. After riding Desperado, I only cringed at how painful CB was gonna be....but, it was smooth as silk with little to no head banging (surprisingly). Ninja at SFoG was also quite smooth when I rode it as well....

Canyon Blaster is an Arrow. ;)

The smoothest Vekoma I have ridden is Thunderhawk at Michigan's Adventure - a rather smooth SLC!
 

codyrisko

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When you work on a ride that has the new Vekoma cars, and you are forced to lift the whole trains restraints 10+ times it is a flaw ;)
 

CoasterCrazy

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Tom G said:
I've heard that Ben 10 is extremely smooth and this may be down to the new train designs or improved track fabrication

I rode it only once (due to que length) when I went to Drayton Manor and I did find it quite smooth (probably because it doesn't go very fast) however, some people say they felt dizzy on it...

It's a lot smoother than Vekoma boomerangs though-wipeout was head-banging madness! :!:

However, I do think that intensity adds a fair bit to a ride...just not too much!
 

Snoo

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codyrisko said:
When you work on a ride that has the new Vekoma cars, and you are forced to lift the whole trains restraints 10+ times it is a flaw ;)

You know that happens quite often with numerous types of restraints right?
 

codyrisko

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Snoo said:
codyrisko said:
When you work on a ride that has the new Vekoma cars, and you are forced to lift the whole trains restraints 10+ times it is a flaw ;)

You know that happens quite often with numerous types of restraints right?

Noooo I only work on Stormrunner, Fahrenheit and Sidewinder of course I don't know that. I am saying that annoying knob on the train serves no purpose. Ask anyone that works on a Vekoma that has those, they will complain. Not only do guests get hurt in them, employees do too. I smashed my finger in it the first day I was on it, and it bled like crazy.
 
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