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 Review of Flyer @ Knoebels
1 Rating Posted by: fergusonat on 7/3/2007 10:34:00 AM
While there was no avoiding the high praise these flyers consistently get from the TPC crowd, nothing really prepared me for how jaw-droppingly incredible this ride really is. First off, the cycle is absurdly lengthy and there is plenty of time to get 2 or 3 epic snapping episodes rolling (unlike Kings Dominions set where youd be lucky to get a single solid rhythm going). Simply put, this ride is addictive. The level of control riders have on this ride is stunning --- I suppose it has to do with the seemingly lighter weight of the buckets themselves. Whatever the reason was, my friend Shari and I had the entire structure rumbling relentlessly on both of our spins on this majestic flat ride. On my second ride, the bucking and snapping was particularly ruthless, and a little girl on the opposite side of the structure started crying. After she realized that nothing was wrong with the ride and that we were just having one helluva time, she resorted to uncontrollable laughter, so it ended well I guess. What was even more freakishly awesome was that while the rest of the skooters were slowing down and coming to a smooth rest, I still had some solid bucking going on --- the ride operator even complimented me on the killer cycle.

Bottom line: this ride is grossly fun and cannot be missed. All of those claims that a good set of flyers is better than the vast majority of roller coasters is undeniable after riding this ride. Superb flat and easily the second best ride at the park

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hrrytraver on 7/3/2007 10:52:01 AM said:
this ride is way the hell up in my top 10. at a buck a drop its also very economical. and where else would you get complimented by the ride op for trying your damndest to topple over his ride?
fergusonat on 7/3/2007 1:15:19 PM said:
^Yeah, I was psyched when he gave me the thumbs up on my piloting...its a level of satisfaction you just dont get on other rides haha

It probably is somewhere in my Top 10 rides as well, but I figured I would keep my official top 10 strictly roller coasters
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