Tbcoasterfan wrote:I roll my eyes at these over-generalizations.
Also in my opinion, anyone that complains about Macerick being painful to ride, doesn't know how to ride it properly.
I think a huge part of whether or not a ride like Maverick is painful has to do with one's height. Same with Arrow loopers. I'm guessing that many, if not most people, who like the ride are relatively tall. I am able to ride most Arrow loopers defensively enough that I can avoid most, if not all, the head-banging, but it takes a lot of effort and for me it really isn't worth it for multiple rides. However, this past July I rode Maverick in the front seat and sadly it was one ride that I was truly wishing for it to be over - my ears were on fire when I got off. I'm 5'3" so that puts my ears right at the level of the OTSRs, and the transitions were just too quick and too hard for me to avoid being bashed (says something for the slow corkscrew transitions on Arrow loopers, at least you have time to prepare!).
That said, if it had restraints like I-305 I think it would be a lot of fun. Otherwise, it's on my "do not ride" list for now, and probably forever if they don't fix the OTSRs.