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Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:18 pm

Pas wrote:The downside, so far, it's the reliability. It gets stuck, a lot.
The day I was there it opened 8.15 PM, worked 20 minutes and went down again when I was at the loading platform (almost cried).
Luckily it took only 20 minutes to reopen.


How does it get stuck? Do you mean it won't launch or something?

Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:51 pm

So, the lines are always full? Like, totally full?
So how long does the queue take?

Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:17 am

^^ What generally happens is thet the train is stopped on the MCBR and the guesta are evacuated using the service ladder. After that the ride colses for about 20 minutes and then reopens.

^ Lines can get longer than two hours.

I really hope that they can fix this third train problem soon so they can run it at full capacity and reduce the lines.

Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:44 am

2 hours?!
:S
Damn...
Do you think this will be the same next weekend?
Hope not, cuz I was hoping to marathin the thing...

Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:03 am

Well, summer holidays are almost over so you may find it a little less busy, but I'm not that sure about it.

Matteo, when I was there it was down because of the launch.
People on the train before mine said they felt the launch getting weaker and then they were back into the station.
The same happened in the morning and keep it down for the whole afternoon. Luckily in the evening it took less than half an hour, but you could see during test launches that it struggled to pass the top hat, at first.
It was even slower than the first videos of iSpeed testing.
I guess it was just the wrong day...

Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:15 am

I'm planning a visit to iSpeed for the nest weekend I'll let you all know how it goes.

Also on the new First Drop magazine (ECC magazine) there's my article about iSpeed!

Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:06 pm

I was there today!
iSPEED was fantastic, and i loved every second of it!
Well, except for the headbanging part, but the awesomeness of the rest totally make up for it.
I got 3 rides on it, with w8ing times between 1.5h and 2h.

Btw, matteocrepaldi, were you there today? Because i think i saw you a couple of times...

Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:21 am

Me and my friends were there but we had the V-PASS (Q-BOT) and we used the line only once for the front raw. With that pass we rode it 6 times + once in the front without it.

I know it's really strange but the line for the front raw is actually shorter than the regular line.

On Sunday we didn't have the fast pass but we managed to ride it 3 time using the front raw.

Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:22 am

Did you happen to wear a theparks.it t_shirt, were filming iSpeeds first 180° turn at around 8 and were queueing for Katun at around 10?

Also, the front row queue was faster? :shockr: Dammit, me and my brother didn't even ride in the first row, becouse we thought it would take too long...

Also, on sunday, I rode it twice, both rides in the very last row, and both times, there was airtime over the entire tophat, with very strong ejector on the drop, and insane ejector on the airhill! And, the MCB stopped the train just a bit, so the ending was quite fun too! There was even some floater on the little hill!
The only problem I found was that the insane Gs caused the OTSRs to close down all the way, and really pinned you into the seat. but still, nothingt major...

Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:31 am

Yes, that was me! We had iSpeed scheduled at 8pm and after that at 9.30pm. After that they closed the line so we went to Katun; we rode it once with the regular line and once using the v-pass.
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