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Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:02 am
by Looty
xstech25 wrote:How was Hair Raiser this time around? When I rode it last year it was by far the roughest B&M I have ever been on, it was like Mean Streak bad, and we were in the front row. I don't know if I got a bad train or something but it was running 1 train so I wouldn't have been able to find out (and wasn't about risk getting my a** kicked again anyway).


I'm wondering the same thing. I visited a few months back and found it to be super shaky and one of the roughest B&M's I have been on. I rode in the front the first time and it shook the hell out of me. I figured I just had a bad ride or something so I rode in the back the next time and it was the same. I was done after two rides as it gave me a terrible headache. Still loved the park, though.

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:52 am
by boldikus
Haven't had a chance to sit and read this whole thread til today but its awesome! Thanks for sharing some great photos. Looks like an awesome time.

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:24 pm
by robbalvey
Pear wrote:Did you get any footage from the powered coaster?

No. I didn't even ride it, sorry!

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:25 pm
by robbalvey
xstech25 wrote:How was Hair Raiser this time around?

Not smooth. :?r

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:26 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
Like the photo with Pokemon Go. You get any Farfetch'd while you were there?

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:39 pm
by scubaski
Nice

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:12 am
by Garet
Looty wrote:
xstech25 wrote:How was Hair Raiser this time around? When I rode it last year it was by far the roughest B&M I have ever been on, it was like Mean Streak bad, and we were in the front row. I don't know if I got a bad train or something but it was running 1 train so I wouldn't have been able to find out (and wasn't about risk getting my a** kicked again anyway).


I'm wondering the same thing. I visited a few months back and found it to be super shaky and one of the roughest B&M's I have been on. I rode in the front the first time and it shook the hell out of me. I figured I just had a bad ride or something so I rode in the back the next time and it was the same. I was done after two rides as it gave me a terrible headache. Still loved the park, though.


Funny you both had that same experience in the front. The grouper also put me in the front on both rides, since it was assigned seating, and I also had a rough experience, not mean streak bad or enough to completely ruin the ride but enough to be noticeable and make me decide to skip another re-ride later in the day, whereas a friend of mine who'd been maybe 3-4 months before hadn't noticed anything.

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:02 pm
by cfc
robbalvey wrote:
xstech25 wrote:How was Hair Raiser this time around?

Not smooth. :?r


That's too bad. It was good in 2012.

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:20 pm
by Philrad71
Could you imagine a 400' star flyer swinging out over the edge of that cliff by the mine train?

Talk about a ride that would literally make me crap my drawers...that would certainly do it.

Re: Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:43 am
by zottewoef81
cfc wrote:
robbalvey wrote:
xstech25 wrote:How was Hair Raiser this time around?

Not smooth. :?r


That's too bad. It was good in 2012.


I think back then a lot had to do with the train being full or nearly empty (more or less weight means more or less friction between the wheels and track). I rode it 2 weeks before you guys did and to me it was the biggest piece of crap B&M ever made. It was even worse than Dragon Kahn back in '08.
During my 2 rides (1 front seat and 1back seat) there was only 1 other guy on the train and it felt that it was riding on cobblestones. It got me a headache for the rest of the day.
I don't know why it's even worse now, but maybe it has something to do with the foundation it's build on ot could it be purely maintenance issues?