when working there, i often was one of the people who 'tested' it in the morning, there was nothing really to look for that was out of the ordinary on the drop apart from seeing if the drop conveyor was in order. anyway what i am getting at is i had a lot of oppertunities to test different methods of riding.
my favourite was sitting in the front row sitting in either seat 3 or seat 6 and having my harness lax (obviously still safe as it never was higher than the arm rests, ok maybe some of the time
) if you put your feet between the metal frame on the grab rail and put your arms out straight you can feel a freefalling experience which is honestly the best experience on the park for me of course. on my recollection just now while reading this post i realised that my body and the seat diddnt meet until i was whisked back up at the bottom of the tunnel. that i remember because of the freedom that you felt while doing it. anyway once doing my little stunt i then would proceed to check that the mist was on and that the tunnel lights were switched off.
another little addition to the above method is to tilt your head to the sky and keep it that way, makes you feel as if your on detonator at thorpe with an added bit of rollercoaster. scares you the first time. (does give you butterflies in your tummy)
hope this helps and if you do wish to try my method out please send £1.50 loyalty to barclays bank a/c ******10
..::perfection requires a touch of madness::..