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 Review of Son of Beast @ Kings Island
3 Rating Posted by: txcyclone on 2/10/2003 3:27:00 PM
Half-way through SOB I began blinking my eyes madly, hoping I would rematerialize at the station platform. This ride is BRUTAL. From the moment youre pinned in the seat, legs cramping from the tight restraint system, to the double helix Satan himself designed, SOB really is an SOB. Youve got to be worried when the on-ride photo is snapped at the approach to the lift hill! If the camera were anywhere else, courtrooms nationwide would be swamped by physical and mental abuse cases from this ride alone. The loop is smooth, but no cause for celebration -- it merely serves as a respite from the punishment. Ive ridden tons of coasters and generally like the rough-and-tumble of a good woodie but MY GOD this was too much to bear. Funny enough I DID buy a set of drink coasters becuase the SOB logo is so cool. Also, I think everyone should ride it and is welcome to his/her own opinion. Like The Beast, Ill have to wait 18 years to ride SOB again -- long after its been loaded up with trim breaks! PKI - heres a new slogan for your T-Shirts: "Son of Beast - You dont RIDE it, you SURVIVE it!"

Review Comments

Raptor on 2/15/2003 2:51:06 PM said:
Couldnt have put it better myself. The loop was added with the intention of being the scariest part of the ride, but its pretty sad when youre thankful its there as a relief from the spine-jarring pain that the rest of the ride is.
MagnumMan on 2/15/2003 7:42:39 PM said:
LOL AMEN. What a joke!
sob#1 on 3/18/2003 7:17:59 PM said:
Heard a rumor at coasterbuzz that SOB is getting a new restraint system, and as many people know the horrible restraint system is the cause of most of the pain. Also heard SOB is getting tunnels. Whether this is true or not remains to be see. But if in fact SOB does get new restraints please give the ride another chance. Heres a link to the thread
copy and paste it.
sob#1 on 5/8/2003 8:42:54 PM said:
Well tagekg SOB is indeed getting a new restraint system. One train is off getting them installed right now and should be back and ready to go in early June. Then the second train will be sent of to have its restraints put in.PKI hasnt said what the restraints will look like, but they did say they are unlike any others in the park. So i hope this will correct any problems you all have with the ride, and if it doesent well, that just means a few less people in line.
sob#1 on 6/10/2003 4:53:35 PM said:
well put Anonymous person.
MagnumMan on 6/10/2003 7:53:00 PM said:
Ummm...Im not talking to you. And I can say whatever I want about the WORST coaster ever made because its my opinionated public knowledge that needs to be told. I dont care about roughness but it IS possible for a coaster to have too much of it (ie- Son Of Beast). Plus, I cant even excuse that and say anything good about the ride itself because, frankly, the layout sucks. I dont give *a care* if theres one loop. It adds NOTHING to the ride! Get it through! BTW: There are more (and entirely better) coasters that coaster riders can try at PKI, you know.
sob#1 on 6/10/2003 9:03:05 PM said:
Hey MagnumMan SOB got new restraints. Was at the park the other day and kept hearing people commenting how comfertable he new restraints are. Give the ride another shot. It seems your main complaint is roughness and that has been largely delt with since the last time you rode it. Its no rougher than the Beast now a days.
MagnumMan on 6/11/2003 6:35:20 PM said:
The restraints were also part of the problem too. It was like a frekin medicine ball! BTW:Well, I thought the Beast was rough too (especially in its "signature" helix) but the exellent layout made up for it.
sob#1 on 6/11/2003 6:49:44 PM said:
The helix may be rough but its so damn fun and not to mention extremely intense. Anyway, The actual lap bar on SOBs new restraints are no longer big and rounded. They are now flattened on the bottom allowing for a more comfertable fit.
MagnumMan on 6/11/2003 7:16:22 PM said:
Well that will probably improve the ride a bit, dont you think?
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