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I'm not too sure whether that would be a factor? Every ride I've had this year has been fairly smooth. I may've just been extremely lucky and gone in the same car(s) each time, however this is almost definitely not the case.

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Agreed with the headache after coming off of it, does my neck in so bad! also quite annoying how bad the queue gets for it especially on fright night it seems to be bad all day and night! But then again it is 'scary' so that would be why. Trying to imagine the ride not being associated with the saw franchise will be weird but I suppose no different to the 'air' now 'galactica' the "all new ride" rebranding!

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There is clearly a jolt, you can visibly see the change of wheel patterns on the track at the base of the drop. Even the engineers confirm this as the area is prone to sinking (hence why Colossus sheds so many bolts)

 

Some cars are better than others but I'm sorry it has nothing to do with bracing yourself.

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I know it's been said before but every time without fail you always see the entire car just jolt at the bottom of the drop and you see everyone's neck snap 

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2 minutes ago, Benin said:

Still miles behind the massive poster I have of Flug von Damenon, but it's a start... How much they flogging them for?

£15 - so with MAP discount it would be £12 - bit pricey I guess.  Am surprised TP don't sell posters - I think they would sell!

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12 hours ago, StevenVig said:

Saw is not rough, there is no jolt. 

 

Brace yourself and you will be fine. I imagine anyone who is complaining does not do this. 

 

There is no jolt because I choose not to ride. 

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On 9/21/2016 at 6:00 PM, Han30 said:

£15 - so with MAP discount it would be £12 - bit pricey I guess.  Am surprised TP don't sell posters - I think they would sell!

 

I'd buy a nice Stealth poster in a heartbeat. But this is the SAW thread so I will keep quie.... Oh.

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2 minutes ago, Project LC said:

I saw that. The headline I saw read something about 'hanging face up (what?) 30ft off the ground on World's Most Terrifying Ride'

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Wasn't it someone that was stuck on the ride that tweeted that she was left upside down for X amount of time - I mean really - how can you confuse being on a lift hill to being upside down.  Such a non story yet you have people outraged by it - does my nut in

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A little bit off topic but for some reason that "news" story got me thinking about how much better a ride Saw would be if they were able to replace the trains with the infinity II style trains, or even just replace the shoulder restrains with lap bars. I know it would make no marketing sense to change it and Merlin are the type of company to add OTSR to an RMC. Still it would make for a great ride as the layout really isn't that bad at all its just all that head banging that ruins the ride a bit.

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If you didn't have the head restraint keeping your head in the general place it's supposed to be then the result would be a basal skull fracture for you with some of those turns, which is your preference?

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On 11/10/2016 at 2:22 PM, Ian-S said:

If you didn't have the head restraint keeping your head in the general place it's supposed to be then the result would be a basal skull fracture for you with some of those turns, which is your preference?

Not true, plenty of rides have snappy turns and utilize lap bars. Just take a look at Iron Shark or Dare Devil Dive, both Eurofighters both use lap bars

Don't belittle me with a completely unfounded comment and then proceed to patronize me with a question like that. Especially as you seem to have no idea what your talking about.

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Perhaps those rides have less forces involved, the Iron Shark POV on YouTube certainly doesn't look as rough as Saw.

 

By the way, I didn't belittle you, I explained to you why, in my opinion, I felt that there was over the shoulder restraints on that particular ride, you see around 25 years ago I worked in an industry that suffered a spate of basal skull fractures, the research that went into finding a solution was extremely detailed and concluded that anything over about 5G the risk of detaching your skull from your spine was increased in a nonlinear way to the point that without something to restrict the head moving, it was almost guaranteed for everyday Joe public.  They found their own solution (since it wasn't rollercoaster related) and that solution is still in use today, so I do have a little bit of experience on the subject, if you think everybody who disagrees with you is being patronising I suggest you grow thicker skin because there will be plenty throughtout your life, especially when it comes to your own safety.

 

There is a scientific reason why over the shoulder restraints are used, it's not done just to annoy you.

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