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Incredible Hulk Coaster Refurb

Discussion in 'Islands of Adventure' started by Brian G., Aug 14, 2015.

  1. OhHaiInternet95

    OhHaiInternet95 Veteran Member

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    Inner vs. outer seats is THE decider. And I'm pretty much always a single rider, which means I get the outer. Which is why I :rolleyes: whenever someone says IOA shouldn't add any big coasters because there's already Hulk.
     
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    Makes sense. I was outer on my last visit.
     
  3. Spaulding

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    This explains a lot. I was confused on our recent trip when I came off Hulk with a sore head and my wife enjoyed it as much as ever. I was in the outside seat though, so that is probably why.
     
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    I road the outside seat both times. Each side. Smooth as silk
     
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  5. Cup_Of_Coffee

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    Outside is definitely more "rough" than the middle 2 seats but I think that adds to the experience. Id go ride back row of HRRR rn if you really want to feel a rough coaster.
     
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  6. Honor_Knight

    Honor_Knight Rookie

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    How about they just tear it down and build it up again? Oh...right. They already did that. :look:
     
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    Given how a coaster works, I just can't see being on the outside or the inside having a major difference in the 'roughness'. More intense on the outside, sure but not more rough.
     
  8. Cup_Of_Coffee

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    The intensity includes roughness however especially when this coaster has a few tight turns.
     
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    Try riding the inside and outside of X2 at Magic Mountain and you will see a significant difference on how rough a ride is.
     
  10. shiekra38

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    After hearing about the awfulness of the vest restraints on Banshee I hesitate to want them to include them on Hulk...But a different restraint would sure make a difference
     
  11. GadgetGuru

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    For years, I've been too chicken to ever try going on the Hulk. But, I really feel like I should just get over myself and give it a try.

    How intense is Hulk compared to Rock n' Roller Coaster? What would the closest Cedar Point equivalent coaster be (those are the only frame of references I have)?
     
  12. boomerthom

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    The launch into the zero-g roll is a pretty intense and unique feeling. But everything else on the ride should be no problem if you can handle RnRC. Sit near the middle of the train for a slightly less harrowing ride.
     
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  13. shiekra38

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    RnRc is in the dark so I consider it a bit more crazy...Hulk is a traditional B&M besides the beginning...After that it's a pretty standard coaster
     
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    ChristopherSE V.I.P.

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    Honestly, I haven’t found Hulk rough at all, but I’m also distracted by the fact that I’m graying out the whole first half so who knows lol
     
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  15. OhHaiInternet95

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    Montu, Shiekra, Mako and Manta are smooth as glass. Kraken and Kumba definitely lean more in Hulk’s direction.
     
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    Hulk is *significantly* more intense than RNRC. That can’t even be debated. I grey out nearly every ride during the first few elements. Nothing on RNRC comes close to that. Plus after the launch and first 2 inversions, RNRC aid a big nothing burger
     
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    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    Crazy doesn’t mean intense!
     
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    The person originally quoted was asking for an intensity comparison though
     
  19. Condog

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    The roughness is due to the wheel assembly being underneath the outside seats. On B&M coasters the inner two seats prove to be smoother as they are more inline with the track and don't have the same direct amount of rattle from the wheel assembly. Another major factor in the smoothness of B&M coasters is weight, just a few open seats can increase the rattle exponentially if the wheels are already worn down as the train will vibrate more. For the smoothest ride, try one of the first few rows in one of the middle seats.
     
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  20. ThemeParks4Life

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    I've never really had head banging issues on Hulk outside of one or two rides. I feel like being braced for certain spots on the ride helps combat that.
     
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