OK, I have ridden both coasters(Rode SheiKra last year infact) and lemme tell ya, IMHO, I really was'nt that impressed with the ride
OK so we have an impressive looking drop on SheiKra, but in reality, Its exactly the same as Oblivion's which is nearly the same height level as well, Oblivions goes underground anyway which is better than SheiKra's because its just goes over plain ground.
So SheiKra has a lot more to it after that of course, but its still not all that great. That excludes the Inversion though as that was honestly fantastic, I got worried how well B&M could execute the inversion, but WOW they got it spot on and it was so smooth.
So we have a second drop, but BGT brake you to nearly a comple stop before going over, It was still nice to go over straight away without a holding brake, but its actually quite a tiny drop really, but it was cool through the tunnel.
The Splashdown bit is rubbish when you're riding, you cant see anything going on, and it can only be enjoyed watching it really because you suddenly see this huge wave coming towards you, and if you're standing at the end of the splashdown, you get soaked.
The End Helix is pointless, and felt like something B&M just plonked in to finish it.
Also Managed 2 Front Rides, and a back ride, And even riding in the front didnt really do much for me, The main drop was nice, but because it was the same as Oblivion's, It didnt do it for me, Inversion was pretty cool in the front, but the rest was'nt all that. The back seat provided some nice thrills especially down the drop and inversion, but again then the whole ride died down from there.
You might think I am slating SheiKra, but actually I'm not. I dont really want to take anything away from the ride, because it was still a nice ride experience, and for B&M to create an inversion on the design(WOW) but the rest of the ride just doesnt do much, and I didnt really get that much pleasure. I still wouldnt mind one of these rides in my backyard, but it wouldnt make my Top 5 List, and would probably just about struggle to make it into my Top 10(and if it did, It would only be 9 or 10)
To add on further though, BRAVO for BGT to put in a ride like this one still, the area in fits in was all very nicely layed out, and infact when I went, certain things were still being finished, so it probably looks better than it does now when I went, and the General public were absolutly loving it, and going around for more rides, so it certaintly appears its been a success at the park, but then again if you did ride SheiKra before Oblivion than obviously you will think its an awesome ride, and I'm sure that would have been the case for me, and anyone else.
I hope I havent put any of you off to go over to Florida and ride it, because I dont want to give out that impression, People always have different opinions about things and for all I know, you might go out there and love it to bits. I mean when I go back to Florida(Hopefully next year) you certaintly wont stop me from going to BGT and certaintly riding it again.