This video shows the difference in speed between the rider cam that Craig shot at the POV that the park provided us. The POV hits the final brakes about 6-7 seconds slower than the rider cam. Not a HUGE difference, but enough to where you'd notice it while riding.
Here's the POV that the park sent to us at is referenced at the end of the video above:
Last edited by robbalvey on Sat May 26, 2018 10:53 am.
Just watched that video, and the difference is remarkable. I think I'd probably love this coaster, though realistically it'll be about 15 years before I have a chance to get to England. Icon looks really fun, and I'm sure people in northern England are going to love this.
^ I don't want to hate Big One, but it's the absolute worst coaster experience I ever had. I don't think this ride is boring, it has some nice moments, but this is the only coaster that hurt me and I still had pain days after my ride on it. I just hope the retrack helps to make this ride more enjoyable. I guess what I mean is I like what they are doing.
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I don't recall Big One being painful. It definitely had some awkward transitions, but I could see them coming a mile away.
What is painful on an Arrow hyper is getting airtime into that hard, metal lap bar if you don't know about the seat belt trick. However, that isn't an issue on Big One since it doesn't exactly have airtime.
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^ Yea, but you have a Superman-like tolerance for pain on coasters.
Big One last year was... not great. I rode it twice because it was an iconic coaster for younger Mike, we had the time saver passes, and I really hoped the first ride was just an anomaly, but Rikki and I were decidedly done after that second ride.
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