RAWKIN_coaster38 wrote:I'm interested in what you have to say about Kumba.
I rode twice, both times at or near the front. Kumba is now #6 on my (somewhat short) list of coasters, behind Skyrush, Phantom's Revenge, and Twisted Cyclone on the steel side. I had set high expectations for it and it managed to exceed them easily. The drop and loop are intense as expected, but once you start going through the dive loop everything breaks loose and it's just an unrelenting coaster from that point until the final brake run. I have never said "holy [censored]" so many times in one ride on a roller coaster, and I was nearly out of breath when it finally stopped.
I can see why you might get jack-hammering coming out of the mid-course brake seated in the back, for sure. But I got smooth yet snappy trips through the corkscrews both times, even when sitting on the outer seats. I was never uncomfortable, though I did get a bit sick after I did a near-immediate re-ride. Next time I go I need to remember to bring my glasses strap with me so I can wear them on the ride, I bet that I would be fine if I did so. But if I just spaced my rides out throughout the day I would gladly take three or four spins total.