Capler wrote:Love everything about the coaster, except one thing, the launch speed. i know people are saying it won't make much difference because of the compactness of the ride, and it will have incredible hang time, but i'm still not sold on that slow launch speed. i don't care what it does during the rest of the ride, for me the launch is what makes such rides.
CopperHead Strike has BackLot coaster speed, and I've never been overwhelmed with that coaster. I mean it's cute and all, but it's not something I look forward to.
i want my breath to be taken in those first seconds. With Volcano, that launch is what makes the ride. I really don't care what it does after that.
The second launch seems a lot more interesting and should deliver a good little pop. I 'm really curious why they made the first launch so slow? I just hope the train makes it through those loops on a cold March morning. Am I missing something the rest of the world is seeing? Am I alone in the way I feel?
Perhaps, based on the layout, it is not even possible to make it faster without causing other problems. Before someone goes off on the 'enthusiast always want the fastest, tallest rant' that is not the case here. That speed seems kind of slow for a non kiddie attraction. Hell the giant frisbees announced yesterday go 75 miles per hour. IMO, that would be a lot more thrilling. BTW, I'm not a fan of I-305, I think it is too intense, if that gives you some idea about my ride tolerance. I just did not expect to wake up this morning and see Carolina Slinky Dog Dash.
Other than that, it's a nice family attraction.
I know Maverick goes 70 mph out of the second launch but for most of the ride it's not going that fast. Obviously this ride will not be as intense as Maverick but to compare it Slinky Dog is just silly (I realize you may have been somewhat kidding).
I see the ride having plenty of force considering the compact layout. The mention of Verbolten's launch may be a good comparison here. I do not see the launch as being the most critical element of the ride like some do. It's a fun element but it doesn't have to peel my eyelids off to give a good ride through the layout of the coaster.
I'm most impressed with the airtime hills and the hangtime in some of the inversions. Oh and the theming is excellent! Can't wait to ride it.