Vekoma SLC questions and insight . . . in Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys! Posted June 25, 2008 So I recently discovered this little tidbit from the Vekoma website concerning their notorious SLC coasters: "Vekoma Rides has recently designed new trains with the new modular seat design, with a special integrated vest, replacing the over-the-shoulder restraint, for a secure, comfortable and unrestrained feeling. Independent steering wheel bogies were included to offer a smoother ride and to lessen wear to increase the ride’s durability." So I was curious to know if any parks have installed this "improved" version of a ride that's known to beat up its riders? Also, I've been on one of these rides during the opening year (Hangman @ Opryland USA, now Kong at SFMW) and it was definitely one of the smoothest experiences. Of course K2 at SFKK was a totally different experience. Do these coasters automatically get rough? Is it a design flaw, or is it a matter of poor maintenance? I've heard that some installments (for some reason or other) manage to stay smooth. Any thoughts?