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Hair Raiser at Ocean Park, Hong Kong

the_winged_beast the_winged_beast Profile

Posted:
12/14/11 at
6:22:09 AM

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Just thought I'd share my excitement at a new roller coaster opening at Ocean Park in Hong Kong. Hair Raiser is a custom, B&M floorless coaster which sits atop a mountain overlooking the sea.

I really have a soft spot for floorless coasters, they've always got a lot of stick from coaster geeks as you only get the effect of the ride in the front row. While I see this criticism, personally I've found them to be fun wherever you sit, get over it geeks! I also love the sheer drama of the floor folding away before the ride starts, it's a little over the top and turns the start of the ride into an epic ceremony.

Check out this awesome photo of the layout With the advent of Wing Rider I guess we'll see less floorless coasters from B&M. So let's take a ride with this front row POV video. :)

Re: Hair Raiser at Ocean Park, Hong Kong by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 12/14/11 10:29:01 AM

What a beautiful setting/location and photo!

I may be a coaster geek... I post on the North American board regularly, but look at this board occasionally. But I'm not one of those who feels a floorless can only be appreciated in the front row. And, being bald, I love the name!

Looks like it just opened last week!

BTW, geography is not my strong suit. What body of water would that be? The China Sea?

Mike

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Re: Hair Raiser at Ocean Park, Hong Kong by mugen828 mugen828 Profile at 12/14/11 12:07:35 PM

Nice setting! would be great to ride that one day!

Love to color.

Re: Hair Raiser at Ocean Park, Hong Kong by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 12/14/11 5:49:31 PM

Wow, it looks like one of those RCT coasters that's situated in an unrealistically beautiful setting, but it's totally real!!! That view from the top of the lift is unbelievable.

Re: Hair Raiser at Ocean Park, Hong Kong by Graeme Graeme Profile at 12/16/11 6:17:38 PM

> I really have a soft spot for floorless coasters, they've
> always got a lot of stick from coaster geeks as you only
> get the effect of the ride in the front row. While I see
> this criticism, personally I've found them to be fun
> wherever you sit, get over it geeks!

Well said! It really bugs me how Floorlesses have always been given a raw deal by a lot of coaster enthusiasts. Yeah, the view from the front is best, just like any coaster, most of all inverteds!

I see Floorlesses as "evolution" coasters (as opposed to revolution). They don't try to do anything radical, just make a traditional experience better... which is exactly what I like.

This one looks superb, with a stunning view of the bay.

Re: Hair Raiser at Ocean Park, Hong Kong by Corkscrew_Foley Corkscrew_Foley Profile at 2/5/12 1:00:50 AM

Wow, this looks great! Like Graz, I too love the floorless concept. I've only ridden Dominator, but it's this generation multi-loopers. I would like to see more floorlesses too, but I too believe the wing rider concept is going to hurt it.

Tim.