hamu86 wrote:OK, I didn't believe you all so I went to Fujikyu Highland yet again last Friday. I got on Eejanaika in 5 minutes using my super-priority pass -- I won't go into detail about how I got it, except to say that it was because I was a repeated victim of rain and a good customer for the park. Anyway, I boarded on the right-hand platform and they gave me second row inside. It was a fine, smooth ride, and I didn't have to reach for my harness once. In fact, it was one of the smoothest I've experienced in the eight times I've been aboard.
I will say as a disclaimer that I am NOT a fan of X however I was very hopeful for Eejanaika because I was told how much smoother this ride was.
Here is the footage I shot on Eejanaika the day we were there. I sat on an outside seat in the very back row. As you can see, it jostled me around a LOT!
I'm not doubting that you had a "smoother" ride than I had, but I find it very hard to believe that anyone could call it a "smooth ride." And I will say that the padding on the restraints does help. It wasn't that "painful" but it really threw me around really good!
Granted a lot of people in our tour did like the ride, and the bouncing around didn't bother them, but I don't think anyone said it was "smooth."
Even Elissa, who was in the inside seat in the front row, while she didn't mind it, was bounced around to the point where her legs came up over the "crotch hump!"
I do wish I could have gotten another ride in a better seat, but the horrible operations at the park that day made it impossible for that to happen.
Again, I will say that if you are a fan of X, you will probably LOVE Eejanaika, but if you're like me, and X just isn't for you, this ride, IMO, was worse. (At least in the outside back row seat!)
Anyway, watch the footage, and you tell me if this looks like a "smooth ride" to you!
ps. BTW Hamu, I kept trying to contact you a few weeks before we left for Japan, but the email address I had for you kept bouncing!