Well I got my second ride in on Friday, knowing what to expect this time, I actually really enjoyed it more this time around, especially the second and final bunny hop. So much fun. It certainly is a juddery ride, but really not in a bad way, it's fun, in some ways when Swarm opened, it was too smooth, it was ridiculously comfortable, it's perhaps loses it soul. Smiler definitely has soul and personality.
I personally think the Infinity trains are far more comfortable, the seats feel slightly deeper and of a softer material, the restraints more substantial, more accommodating. Although they clearly haven't perfected the timing yet, I'm really impressed with the through put of the ride with the turnaround, simple little things like the restraints self releasing make the whole process loading/unloading much quicker, my only wonder is why the unloading wasn't kept separate. Plenty of room for it. Not a big deal mind.
I sincerely hope this ride ages better than Saw does, it really has brought new life to the X-Sector and the sight of the completed track from Oblivion is breath taking.
Vladimir Bobinski wrote:
I've only been on the ride once on a very busy day, but my impression was it was the same style of restraint mechanism used on typical euro fighters. Is it close to allowing someone the same size on saw?
The reason I ask is I'm going with a couple of friends on Friday but I'm concerned as one of my friends couldn't get on saw last time due to his quite large shoulders stopping the rest of the restraint coming from anywhere near his belly. (My main gripe with OSTR's).
Yes I believe they are the same style as Saw.
Well, I went on Friday, my friend said there was far more shoulder room than on Saw. They are definitely higher.
I also like the garage start up with the LED batons very much.
Agreed, I think anyone who hasn't rode it for the first time is surprised by the speed and force than it goes through the station section. Then baton lights kick in, it sets the whole mood for what you are really in for.
thats quite understandable really, its a monday
It peaked 90 mins on Friday, averaged 45 mins. I got on first thing in about 20 mins.