Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

P. 118 - Icon Front Seat POV and Rider Cam!
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Sat May 26, 2018 10:00 am

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:
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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat May 26, 2018 6:05 pm

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.
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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sat May 26, 2018 6:11 pm

Wow!!! The difference in those videos is INSANE!!! The new video shows the pacing to be MUCH better than we originally thought. So glad this coaster is turning out to be as awesome as we hoped!
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby Condor » Sat May 26, 2018 8:30 pm

I suddenly feel a lot better about this coaster.

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby Anything » Sun May 27, 2018 2:52 pm

There have been mixed reviews of Icon among the UK enthusiast community. Here's one which is fairly balanced: http://riderater.co.uk/7012/review-icon-rollercoaster-at-blackpool-pleasure-beach/

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