Manny Rodriguez

Published: December 19, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Robert good post!. Just one thing before I go to invert coasters, I have been posting threads and They dont go to the discussion board please help want to post, inverts I can understand really scary at first but do it once and your fear is gone nothing else if you don't want your feet dangling just feel like there is a floor on the bottom or make your feet stay still.
Robert Niles
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Published: December 19, 2011 at 9:10 PM

The reason I don't like inverted coasters is because of the lack of visuals, unless you wait an extra-long time for the front row. I've called it like riding in a blender, because all you see is the seatback in front of you. Without visual cues, and with the extra Gs that these seem to generate due to their design keeping you away from the track, inverteds leave me with worse headaches than any other type of coaster I've ridden.

After a bad ride on Batman at Six Flags Great America two summers ago, I vowed: never again. Then I broke my promise by riding front row on Dragon Challenge last summer. While the front experience was better, I still didn't enjoy that ride enough to make me want to give inverteds another chance.

I understand that some people like them, which is why I'm getting my position on them out in the open. I'm not riding them anymore - and will leave it to others to review them.

213.205.224.208

Published: December 20, 2011 at 5:47 AM

I was on the Battlestar Galactica ride in September. I decided to check where the best seat was and after 13 rides decided that it was at the back left of the cylon. It's a good ride, but I prefer the dragon challenge in Orlando.
68.32.166.80

Published: December 20, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Humans are the "good guys"? Did you not watch Battlestar Galactica? It was a lot more complicated than that :)
Mike Gallagher

Published: December 20, 2011 at 9:01 AM

I was curious...is Battlestar Galactica the first ever two- track coaster to feature two completely different TYPES of rides..i.e., a sit-down and an invert? Although tracks and layouts may be different on other "double" rides, it's always the same TYPE of coaster on each track.
Robert Niles
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Published: December 20, 2011 at 5:24 PM

To anonymous: all right, I'm grossly oversimplifying. But I'm loyal to my lifeform, what can I say? And that Cylon chick gives me the creeps - though she is a delightful archetype of the ultimate dream psycho girlfriend from Hell. (FWIW, I also watched every episode of the original series but only here and there of the much better new one, since I don't buy cable.)

And Mike, I was trying to think of another example, but couldn't. So unless someone else jumps in with one, I'm gonna say that you are correct.

Giovanny Cruz

Published: December 22, 2011 at 1:29 PM

It looks really cool and hoping that it would go to IOA