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Postby coaster_type_of_person » Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:44 pm

I always hear people talking about how SLC'S suck and all that jazz, so since I've never been on one, I want to know if it really sux or wutnot.

If you would post back kind of describing your ride and if you liked it.

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Postby Scaparri » Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:55 pm

The layout itself is actually really darn good. I've had the opportunity to ride a few SLCs back when they were smooth and they really are great rides. But that is very shortlived. Layout is great, but the ride sucks. You really get beat around pretty hard and the shuffling is horrendous. For guys, point that splits the legs on the seat becomes your worst nightmare when the shuffling begins.

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Postby jarmor » Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:55 pm

if I tell you its the best ride ever will you run to a park like, right now to ride it or if I tell you it sucks will you never go to a park w/ one...

Its all opinionated man what may be cool for one person may not be for the next. If you wanna see if they are rough or not...just ride one!

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Postby What Now » Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:02 am

Some are better then others.

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Postby Skyscraper » Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:17 am

If you know how to ride them, they're excellent !

Always ride them in the first row and get your head out of the restraint as much as you can !

I remember the first time i rode Kong at SFMW, i hated it.... too much headbanging.. but after giving it some rides, I learned how to get a good ride... and I think it's an awesome ride. At the top of the hill the train is going so slow that the feeling of your feets dangling so high above ground is a big thrill... and i love it when the train is pushed after the loops by the rear of the train... almost a woodie feel...

They are not bad at all... give them a chance !

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Postby Mind Eraser » Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:06 am

I think the layout is brilliant, but some of them were constructed poorly. That and train design is somewhat flawed. Most SLC's have a "special seat" -- where you can get a particularly smooth ride. SFA's is the very LAST row.

The roughest SLC's I've ridden were SFA's Mind Eraser, PCW's Top Gun, and SFAW's Serial Thriller. El Condor and T2 are rough, but I like them a lot for some reason!

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Postby ncf » Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:45 am

All "bigger" coasters are fun.

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Postby CoasterCrazy » Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:46 am

Most of them aren't that bad.

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Postby Hicko » Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:51 am

I think one of the main reasons they get bad things said about them is because there's so many of them and it's like "Meh, Another SLC, Boring...........Next!!!" They arn't bad but some of them are unrideable.

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Postby Robbie » Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:40 am

Hate em' Hate em' Hate em' the first few years they are OK but after about 2-3 years the thing just beats the crap out of you


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