Steel Vengeance

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:32 PM

It looks fantastic! I just love the past few years the increase in detail and thought behind the story/theme of the attractions. The trains visually look very cool, I am excited to see what else they have in store (lighting, music, additional theming not yet shown).


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:49 PM
TTD 120mph's avatar

The original structure lighting from Mean Streak will make this ride look immaculate at night.


-Adam G-
Former title: Biggest Dragster nerd
Current title: Biggest Sir Rub a Dub's Tubs nerd

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 4:38 PM

Just looks amazing!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 5:28 PM
Cargo Shorts's avatar

RCMAC said:
Probably best leave the cargo shorts on...

Nope. Planning on borrowing the wife’s yoga shorts for this ride. :D

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 8:33 PM

https://twitter.com/tonyclarkcp/status/984221271230730240

Tony and Jason rode SV!


#RMCMeanStreak

Giant Wheel Triangle 2018
maXair/Dodgem 2019
Iron Dragon 2020

Steel Vengeance Rides: 86
Last SV Ride: 9/27/2020

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 9:10 PM
Cargo Shorts's avatar

“The ride is terrible and you shouldn't ride it!”. Straight from the horses mouth. Tearing up my Preview Nights tickets, not wasting $30 on gas.

https://twitter.com/tonyclarkcp/status/984222425926787072?s=21

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 10:01 PM
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Damn. I'm disappointed now.


Steel Vengeance rides: 178

I'd rather be sailing

Marina operations attendant-2021, 2022

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:28 AM

Looking at that picture of Tony And Jason, I can't help but notice that they're holding on to the grips for dear life. The airtime must be ridiculous.


RMC streak or bust!

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 9:59 AM

^ You're probably right about the airtime, but I could be wrong in thinking that every time i've seen official CP / Cedar Fair on ride stuff, they are always pretty much holding on? Have you ever seen any pics/videos of Tony or any other officials with their hands up on a coaster? I think it has something to do with how they have "guidelines" on how to ride, such as keeping your hands in the car/train etc.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 10:49 AM
GL2CP's avatar

I agree, im pretty sure they will always be shown holding on. Every promo video or picture of riders from the park show people holding on. It is part of the Safety guidelines. Can't tell people to hold on if you don't. Also i usually hold on for anything other than airtime because my arms are too heavy when pulling those types of G's, I don't know how people an keep them up at all times.


First ride; Magnum 1994

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:53 PM

As a former CF employee I can confirm you are not allowed to ride as a CF employee without holding on.

We terminated employment at GL for ops who would test ride with hands in the air.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 1:01 PM
vwhoward's avatar

For them to tell you to hold on to something, you'd think they would give you something to hold on to. There's not much there, it seems.


Joe
Eat 'em up, Tigers, eat 'em up!

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 1:05 PM
Dvo's avatar

Most of the RMC restraints have straps on the side bars of the restraints for holding on to. That's why they're reaching down so far. It's not a metallic bar on the top of the restraint or on a seat back, like other ride vehicles use.


374 MF laps
Smoking Area Drone Pilot

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 1:07 PM

There's plenty to hold on to.

These handle/straps are what I'm seeing on Steel Vengeance. This picture is from Twisted Timbers though.

https://cdn-cloudfront.cfauthx.com/binaries/content/gallery/kd-en-u...rains4.jpg

They also have installed these grab bar things (I don't know what they're called) on each side of the restraint on Twisted Timbers..


~chugh43

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 2:05 PM

There’s only two, one on the outside of each seat. Which tells me that handle is not for your convenience, but for the ride ops’. Unless something's changed, their restraints are stiff as hell and difficult times get up and down.
The thing I find disconcerting on RMC trains is the lack of a grab bar. Sure, I can hang on to the restraint, the dent, the strap, or whatever but I always have the unsettling feeling that if it goes I’m going with it.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:00 PM

Since the previous testing video was taken down due to being shot from within the park, here's another one taken from across the bay: https://www.facebook.com/cprundown/videos/1725069270919504/

Even from this distance, it's still incredible to see how much speed this thing carries throughout the layout.


Past Cedar Point visits: 10/??/11, 05/18/12, 08/8/13, 08/28/14, 08/25/15, 8/8/17, 7/30/18
Planned visits: TBD

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:29 PM
Skyhawk06's avatar

Actually the video of the testing is still up on youtube.


Steel Vengeance rides: 178

I'd rather be sailing

Marina operations attendant-2021, 2022

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:41 PM
Cargo Shorts's avatar

It may be Skyhawk but it is not sanctioned by the park so we can’t post or link to it here.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 9:22 PM

The sides of an RMC restraint are I-beams, so you can hold on to the top flange of the I-beam on the inside and the handle on the outside.


#RMCMeanStreak

Giant Wheel Triangle 2018
maXair/Dodgem 2019
Iron Dragon 2020

Steel Vengeance Rides: 86
Last SV Ride: 9/27/2020

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 9:23 PM

Lightning Rod has added these handles on the restraints.

https://captaincoaster.com/photo/2206/big/IMG_3867.jpg

There is one one each side of the restraint. Twisted Timbers has these as well. I couldn't find a picture, but I definitely used them a couple of times.


~chugh43

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