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I only rode on this coaster once...it was alright,but I banged my head a little like the Mind Eraser.
My first invertigo, and it was a pretty fun ride. As with most Vekomas, there was a certain degree of headbanging present, but the effect you get by seeing your friends screaming right in front of you makes up for the uncomfortable ride experience. Regardless, it was worth a spin, and is a cool little ride.
Along with crossovers and directional changes, another feature I believe gets somewhat over-emphasized in roller coaster reviews is "rerideability." I mean, I understand that if you travel a long distance specifically to experience a certain ride, you may well want to experience it more than once. Thats perfectly reasonable. However, as enthusiasts, we tend to overlook the fact that many park-goers are perfectly happy to ride something once or twice and then move on to something else. Thats also perfectly reasonable. Rerideability to some degree limits what you can do with a ride, which is why I respect those rare coasters whose intensity is such that you can get your fill in one ride, even over a relatively short course. Vekoma shuttle coasters, for me, fit this description.
One of these days Im finally going to figure out that I should not attempt back-to-back rides on these things. I tried that with Two-Face: the Flip Side, and I was out of commission for a good 20 minutes after ride two. I then went to S:ROS, which broke down for the rest of the day just as I was preparing to board. In any event, Two-Face is a very fun ride. The hills feel faster and steeper than they look, and the loop is very tight and taken at high speed. The negative Gs on the backwards trip are no joke; they take a toll on me like no other roller coaster. At the same time, the suspended version of this familiar layout seems to offer less of the dreaded Boomerang ear-boxing. Finally, getting to watch the person across from you really does enhance the experience. It adds a communal aspect to the proceedings that you just dont get looking at the back of a trainful of heads.
Two-Face: the Flip Slide handed my ass to me and sent me away bent over and reeling after two quick trips. Short, brutal, and business-like in a way that reminds me of the old Intamin Freefalls, its a good way to get your ticket punched but not a ride over which most will want to linger.
I guess I have been spoiled by having a Deja Vu at my home park, but the Invertigo - while an alright ride - just doesnt compete. Two Face did have that added effect of the face-off trains, but the ride itself just didnt compare in terms of intensity and thrill that the GIBs give you. At least it beats a sit down boomerang, no question
Two Face The Flip Side is a steel roller coaster. It is a Invertigo Boomerang. It was built by Vekoma in 1999. It is fast, fun, rerideable, it has a large capacity, and a long duration. It is nicely decorated also.
I still enjoyed Two Face on my 2006 visit, but it wasnt quite what I remember it being in 2003. The one thing I love about TFTFS is the INTENSITY! My goodness, this thing is strong. I lost my vision going both forwards and backwards which is something that has never happened to me on coasters (at least not that I remember). I dont think its too short. When a ride packs this much of a punch the average rider wouldnt be able to handle any more legnth. Its good for what it is, but to me the ride is just missing something that prevents it from being one of my favorties. Still above average and very, very intense.
...Before loading place secure all loose articles including hats, TEETH, glasses... LOL That was the first time I ever heard that, but I can see how it could apply to this coaster. I would hate to have someones fake teeth clamp onto my nose going down the hill or something... anyway, I really like boomerang coasters but the suspended aspect of this ride made it even better. I didnt find the ride to be as intense as a regular boomerang, but like I said, the other aspects add to the ride. My biggest comment is about the restraints, which on the Vekoma rides that I have been on I have found them to be, in my opinion, shoty in the first place. I was inbetween clicks on this thing, and apparently in between is about the equivalent of... Large vs. XXL, a 34 inch waist vs. a 44 inch waist, Ray Romano vs. Chris Farley... I think you get where I am going with this. I was swimming in that seat and when I got pressed up against the restraint, I was really hanging there. I thought it was pretty cool. I guess it could have freaked some people out, so I guess it is kind of a word of warning to some, but at the same time Im sure that there are some that are saying "I hope that happens to me!" Anyway, this has the typical boomerang layout with the cobra roll and the vertical loop. Facing one another is pretty cool. At least you can have a cool story to tell after you get off of the ride if you dont enjoy these kinds of coasters. I do, so not only can I sit back and enjoy the ride but I can have a story to tell at the same time. It is like a double dip for me. I didnt experience too much headbanging. The only part that I did, like on most boomerangs, was entering the cobra roll going backwards. It still didnt bother me though. I had a lot of fun on it. The only thing is that the ride ops were pretty slow and the loading time could be bad, but I was lucky and it was a very slow day and all coasters were walk-ons. Good ride... just be prepared to hold onto your teeth.
This invertigo is sooooo much better than any of the boomerangs I have been on. The headbanging is minimal and facing people is so much fun. You can actually have a conversation on a coaster. :thumbsup: Much more than I expected. One thing, the restraints swell BADLY of sweat!! You have to hold your nose on this one.
This was alot better than I expected. It had nice intensity and extra padding. This coaster was the biggest surprise of my trip to this park. I almost didnt even go on this ride, but Im really happy that I did. Also, Its really fun if youre in a group of four to ride facing your freinds to see their facial expressions
knowing how slow shuttles can load I went on this ride first to avoid the lines. typical boomerang layout (Cobra Roll and Loop) but as an invert with the seats facing each other and extra padding on the OTSRs. Now thats how to make a boomerang. The coaster also lost a point due to poor ride operations.
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