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 Review of Pippen/Thunderbolt @ Kennywood
0 Rating Posted by: coasterf42 on 10/21/2007 6:09:00 PM
One of the few rides in America that I had no idea of what to expect before riding. It gets mixed reviews, has a crazy layout, and Id never seen a POV. Mix in the fact that it has no seat dividers, buzzbars, and my first ride was at night, and I was very excited about Thunderbolt. The drop out of the station was totally unexpected. The first part was okay, but nothing special. The best part of the ride was the jump onto the lifthill, which provided almost Phoenix-like airtime. Weird, but really, really unique and good. The big drop (the one after the lift, not technically the first) was okay, followed by a fabulous un-banked turn. This was so much better than Hurler or Thunder Run as it was completely COMFORTABLE, plus no seat dividers. The rest of the ride was full of these un-banked lateral-crazy turns, and some okay air. That combo. made for a really fun ride, but it lacked any true airtime accept for the one pre-lift hop. I am just amazed at how well this has kept up over time. The ride is still very popular, and after all these years is very smooth for such a lateral-packed layout. Just hoped for some more airtime, but it really is a fun wooden I could ride again and again.
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