A much better day

Discussion in 'Your Alton Towers Trip Reports and Plans' started by Snagglemama, 24th Jul 2018.

  1. Joel3

    Joel3 TowersStreet Member

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    Agreed, doing nemesis twice on front row in ERT time last year was fantastic. So much fun!
     
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  2. Mikw

    Mikw TowersStreet Member

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    For me i think The Smiler is smoother than Rita is. I've done it loads and not bashed my head once. Been on all four rows too. As others have said there's a couple of jolts towards the end, but it's not too bad really.
     
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  3. IanSR

    IanSR TowersStreet Member

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    Going in to the cobra roll / batwing section (where the crash was) there's a big jolt on one of the transitions because it's so tight and the last corkscrews are a bit uncomfortable, but other than that Smiler is fairly smooth, my favourite bit is diving down from the lift hills to the batwing sections.

    Rita is awful, so uncomfortable, whoever designed the first corner did not understand momentum physics, but not as bad as Castration, sorry Saw, at Thorpe.
     
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    Rick TowersStreet Member

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    I've only ridden Smiler once this year and it was still quite uncomfortable, has some of the vibration been addressed or is it pot luck in terms of train/car?
     
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  5. Mikw

    Mikw TowersStreet Member

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    I'm not sure, my ride count is in double figures this year and i've not a rough one yet.
     
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  7. Snagglemama

    Snagglemama TowersStreet Member

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    I enjoyed Rita but then perhaps I'm at the stage of coaster geekness that everything is thrilling lol

    This is my point really so many inversions I know they all provide different experiences but smiler makes me feel sick just watching it.
     
  8. Snagglemama

    Snagglemama TowersStreet Member

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    I found nemmy very intense hence why I'm not sure if I love it or hate it lol
     
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    RicketyCricket TowersStreet Member

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    I usually have a few goes on the front row of nemesis and one on the back.

    It’s good anywhere you sit but the front row makes it 10 x better. The ground disappearing from below as you go into the first inversion is one of the best coaster moments in the world.
     
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  10. DiogoJ42

    DiogoJ42 TowersStreet Member

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    Nemy's front row is also the greatest hangover cure on the planet. ;)
     
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    Why does this thread make me think of this song
     
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  12. Snagglemama

    Snagglemama TowersStreet Member

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    :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:

    It was a lovely day
     
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  13. mrignuf

    mrignuf TowersStreet Member

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    Try it on the back row after its been running all day! It really gets the feet tingling :D
     
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  14. Snagglemama

    Snagglemama TowersStreet Member

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    We were on it around 3pm if that counts my legs were jelly at the end of it
     
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  15. Alsty

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    Anybody else go light-headed as the train comes out of the helix? I'm sure it's got more intense over the years.
     
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  16. Snagglemama

    Snagglemama TowersStreet Member

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    I was terrified so was pretty light headed already o_O
     
  17. Laura91

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    Pretty sure I almost greyed out on it the other week :tearsofjoy:
     
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  18. Snagglemama

    Snagglemama TowersStreet Member

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    :eek:
     
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