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How's America's only ZacSpin, Green Lantern holding up? I don't hear about that ride much. Very much looking forward to getting out to West Coast bash soon!

 

You don't hear about it because it is awful.

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I rode GL today as well. It was smooth! Even the guy next to me said "The G's are strong but the ride is smooth as glass!" I seriously don't know why people say it is so rough. I would just call it "intense".

 

I was on the side that faces Superman. There was one person on the opposite side of me facing towards Batman. I outweighed him by a bit. We didn't flip once, kind of went upside down on the last turn but instead it just slammed me into the restraint.

 

If they ran it the way it was supposed to be run this wouldn't have happened.

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I rode GL today as well. It was smooth! Even the guy next to me said "The G's are strong but the ride is smooth as glass!" I seriously don't know why people say it is so rough. I would just call it "intense".

 

Because if it doesn't flip (like it was designed to do) it is EXTREMELY uncomfortable.

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If they ran it the way it was supposed to be run this wouldn't have happened.

 

I'm curious about this - how is it supposed to be run? Could someone elaborate? What could they be doing to even screw up a seemingly simple concept?

 

SFMM added weights to the car to prevent it from flipping so much.

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^ POV starts at about the 1:10 mark. Go to the 3:15 mark for the totally balls to the wall flipping which you will NEVER get on GL:FF.

 

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Unfortunately I hear that one has been neutered as well. Looks like I'll never ride one of these as they were intended.

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I've heard GL sucks. Haven't really read any good reports on that ride. I aslo heard at one point that SFOT was getting a clone of GL. I hope this is not the case, which I don't think so anymore due to all the negative comments on the ride . It looks cool, but I could see how it could be rough and jerky in some parks. Plus its not long at all.

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Unfortunately I hear that one has been neutered as well. Looks like I'll never ride one of these as they were intended.

 

Actually that POV shows a pretty clear view of what a ride on Insane looks like.

It has not been neutered, just adjusted so that it won't flip around (complete rotations) during the beginning and middle of the ride.

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Unfortunately I hear that one has been neutered as well. Looks like I'll never ride one of these as they were intended.

 

Actually that POV shows a pretty clear view of what a ride on Insane looks like.

It has not been neutered, just adjusted so that it won't flip around (complete rotations) during the beginning and middle of the ride.

Isn't being "adjusted" so that it doesn't flip the same as being neutered?

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Unfortunately I hear that one has been neutered as well. Looks like I'll never ride one of these as they were intended.

 

Actually that POV shows a pretty clear view of what a ride on Insane looks like.

It has not been neutered, just adjusted so that it won't flip around (complete rotations) during the beginning and middle of the ride.

Isn't being "adjusted" so that it doesn't flip the same as being neutered?

 

The ride is still flippy and very intense, just not as much as back in 09, but I wouldn't consider it neutered.

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Unfortunately I hear that one has been neutered as well. Looks like I'll never ride one of these as they were intended.

 

Actually that POV shows a pretty clear view of what a ride on Insane looks like.

It has not been neutered, just adjusted so that it won't flip around (complete rotations) during the beginning and middle of the ride.

Isn't being "adjusted" so that it doesn't flip the same as being neutered?

Here's a video of Insane shot at the end of the 2012 season. Still seems to flip a lot to me...

One thing you have to remember is that you CAN get rides, even on Insane, that don't flip very much, because, just like any other spinning coaster, you could end up having a ride where it doesn't spin at all, or one that spins like crazy. I will say that, at least in my experience, Insane consistently spun a lot more than Green Lantern.

 

To be fair, when we rode Insane in 2009, keep in mind that even with our TPR group (who are very seasoned coaster riders), we had two people throw up, one guy pass out, and another one broke a blood vessel in his eye.

 

So it doesn't surprise me that Grona Lund toned down the ride a *bit*, but looking at this video, it still seems "Insane."

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In my humble opinion, I *LOVE* Green Lantern, but then again I haven't ridden it since opening year, I remember riding it opening year and it was the craziest, most insane, amazing ride ever. I haven't ridden it since because either it was closed, or I just didn't feel like it especially when I started hearing the bad reviews coming in on how terrible the ride has become. I'll be going back April 14th to judge myself...

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I went to the park last Thursday. I got my first ever ride on GL, and I'm scared to ride it again. I never really understood the problem everyone had with the ride. I thought that people didn't like it because it didn't flip enough and was boring. However, after riding it once, I understand completely why everyone hates it. As others have before me, I entered the final drip/brake run completely upside down. Slamming into the restraints wasn't the worst part for me. For me, the worst part was this horrible rush of blood to my head. I see why nobody wants to ride GL. I certainly don't.

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I've ridden GL once, and that was more than enough. There was nothing fun or thrilling about it. It was just awkward and painful. Thankfully, it's a short ride. I might be inclined to give it another ride if I hear they go to operating it like it was meant to be operated, but otherwise, no thank you.

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I enjoy GL, but I can't help but wonder if SFMM themselves dislike it. The ride was barely advertised after it opened, and feels ignored, like an annoying step child. It's a ride I could them shipping off to another park in a few years. It serves absolutely no purpose at a park like SFMM.

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I enjoy GL, but I can't help but wonder if SFMM themselves dislike it. The ride was barely advertised after it opened, and feels ignored, like an annoying step child. It's a ride I could them shipping off to another park in a few years. It serves absolutely no purpose at a park like SFMM.

 

It does serve a purpose, in their eyes, its another coaster to add to the collection... whether its good or not.

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Green Lantern is definitely not designed for the tall.

 

Having said that, I think it does serve a purpose and I wouldn't knock it just because I came off the ride a little worse for wear. It is there to stay and I say good luck to the people who enjoy it... again a rather small minority!

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