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Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:32 pm

I still adore this coaster, even if it doesn't adore me anymore. I am like Michelle too. The back half of the train is becoming increasingly harder for me to endure. Its purely because my body can't handle the forces and I come of feeling dizzy. Damn my body. But I can happily ride the front half, preferably front row, a couple of times in a row before needing a breather. It is such a special ride for many enthusiasts and even if it isn't the most popular one nowadays, its still probably the most respected ride on the park and still as iconic as ever and I still always get really exited when i see the bae!
 
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Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:44 pm

Not as intense as people say!

Just a fun ride that has an interesting theme.
 
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Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:03 pm

Is anyone else finding Nemesis really unpleasant this year (especially on back rows)?

I am finding the head banging worse than The Smiler and I don't know if anyone else gets this but I get a strange tingly feeling in my feet, like pins and needles (don't get that on Swarm or other forceful coasters).

Nemesis used to be my favourite ride, and I was just wondering if anyone else experiences what I do this year? I swear it wasn't that bad last year when I went.
 
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Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:17 pm

I find quite the opposite really. I had the smoothest ride I’ve ever had on nemesis yesterday, even in the cold wind and rain.

Don’t forget, roughness also has a lot to do with how you sit on a coaster, not just where you sit. I find that if you relax and aren’t tense, the ride will be more enjoyable.
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Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:55 pm

benpetben wrote:
Is anyone else finding Nemesis really unpleasant this year (especially on back rows)?

I am finding the head banging worse than The Smiler and I don't know if anyone else gets this but I get a strange tingly feeling in my feet, like pins and needles (don't get that on Swarm or other forceful coasters).

Nemesis used to be my favourite ride, and I was just wondering if anyone else experiences what I do this year? I swear it wasn't that bad last year when I went.

i hear you! I always bang my head on Nemesis but never on The Smiler.

I do like Nemesis though
 
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Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Wed May 01, 2019 8:03 pm

I don't find Nemesis rough in the slightest.

Considering she's 25 years old, she's ageing very, very well in terms of a ride experience.
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Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Mon May 06, 2019 8:44 pm

Just got back from AT for the first time in afew years. Nemesis as good as ever. Does anyone else have the theme tune stuck in their head when they get home?

Impressed with the 15 minute waiting time for a bank holiday Monday.

Sorry to be off topic but what is it that makes a coaster rough with age? I still find Nemesis to be smooth and it’s 25 years old, where as others are worse over a shorter space of time. I’m no expert and tried googling but cant find out why so just curious?? Thanks!
 
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Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Tue May 07, 2019 9:23 pm

Mango18 wrote:
Just got back from AT for the first time in afew years.  Nemesis as good as ever.  Does anyone else have the theme tune stuck in their head when they get home?  

Impressed with the 15 minute waiting time for a bank holiday Monday.

Sorry to be off topic but what is it that makes a coaster rough with age? I still find Nemesis to be smooth and it’s 25 years old, where as others are worse over a shorter space of time.  I’m no expert and tried googling but cant find out why so just curious??  Thanks!

I believe it's to do with tiny misalignments between track pieces that develop over time. The individual parts also bend and warp because of the forces, which changes how the coaster moves around it. Sometimes not all 3 of the wheels in each set will actually touch the track all the time because they have slightly shifted. B&Ms are generally better than other manufacturers because they are made to high standards in the first place. They also have quite long sections of track which helps, as each transition between pieces is a place where there is potential for bumps and misalignment, so the longer the pieces, the less pieces and transitions needed. Its sort of a combination of all these things but it applies to steel coasters only. Woodies are a whole different thing.
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Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Mon May 13, 2019 7:19 pm

Thanks! Let’s hope it carries on that way I love it so much!

It’s a shame about the red water but understand why they had to stop it. I wish they’d paint the rocks red where the water flows to give it the illusion of blood red water. This I’m sure would never happen haha.
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