A coaster question

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 7:45 PM

A friend on Facebood posted this question. I thought it was quite intriguing and thought I would ask the CB folk for their answers.

What is the #1 steel coaster and the #1 wooden coaster that you want to ride, but have not ridden yet?

Mine are X2 and T-Express. I doubt that I will get to South Korea, but hope to ride X2 in January.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 7:57 PM

If it was still possible, Eagles Fortress would be my most sought-after steelie without a doubt. Sad I'll never get to experience it. And a similar ride might never be built again. :(

For wood, it's Gravity Group's Fireball in China. Looks absolutely brilliant and with no stapling.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 8:10 PM

Bizarro (X2 a very close 2nd) and El Toro. Guess I need to be headed east.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 8:22 PM

Assuming that you are talking about SFNE Bizarro and not the one that is across the bridge from El Toro. Both are worthy to look forward to.

I am only counting that are currently in operation or Texas Giant 2.0 would take my top spot.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 8:31 PM

I'm gonna stick stateside on the coasters, becuz I don't keep up TOO much with what's overseas. That being said, I'd love to ride Oblivion.

But in the US of A,

Steel..in keeping with the previous consensus, X2.

Wood...Prowler, followed by Evel Knievel.

I'll throw a wrinkle in, though, and say that the non-roller coaster ride I'd most like to experience..although I'm not sure it's still in operation..is the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ride at Alton Towers.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 8:44 PM

That's an easy question for me. The two that consistently top the polls: Bizarro and Voyage.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 8:46 PM

DaveStroem said:
A friend on Facebood

I like Facebood...

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 9:43 PM

A coaster answer

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 10:44 PM

Steel: Olympia Looping
Wood: The Voyage

I don't think I am ever going to ride Olympia Looping but I expect to get to Holiday World eventually, just not anytime soon

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 11:09 PM

The Liseberg coasters.

Followed closely by:
Steel: Edmonton's Mindbender
Wood: Tremors at Silverwood and Phoenix at Knoebel's

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 8:09 AM

Steel would be Expedition Geforce

Wood would be T Express

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 8:59 AM

I know it's early in the thread, but I find it interesting that nobody's mentioned Formula Rossa. It'd probably be in my top ten international wanna-rides, but I still have too much ground to cover on American soil (or concrete, as the case may be.)

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 10:06 AM

Wood - The Voyage. I'll get there probably this Spring! It's only 5 hours from where I live.

Steel - That's a tough one. I can't come up with just one. Either Bizzaro at SFNE, or maybe X2. ...Or maybe Mindbender at SFoG

...Or maybe the new Texas Giant.

I better get rid of my bitterness towards Six Flags right now. lol

Edited to add - My first thought when reading the title to this thread was exactly what Jeff posted as his answer. Worst. Title. Ever. :)

...But very interesting thread, nonetheless.

Last edited by LostKause, Wednesday, November 24, 2010 10:07 AM
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 10:49 AM

Wood: my #1 coaster I'm missing has to be El Toro. Probably followed hard upon by Boulder Dash.

Steel: This really is a tough one, as Travis said. As I look at CB's list of top 100 coasters, I've ridden most of the top 25 that are steel. So I guess I'll have to go with Fahrenheit or Expedition Everest.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 11:11 AM

Yes, Mike. You need to get on both of those woodies. ET is the best, and Boulderdash has always been one of my favorites. BD is especially great now, after some track work.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 11:36 AM

Mike,

Yeah, what Raven-Phile said. Toro's my #1, Boulder Dash my #5..two great slices of bread around Ravine Flyer, Voyage, and Beast. You gotta get thee East and hit those. And let me know when you do...

The OTHER Mike

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 11:38 AM

Raven-Phile said:
BD is especially great now, after some track work.

And mind-blowing in the dark.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 12:10 PM

Mike Gallagher said:

And mind-blowing in the dark.

Yes. It's freaking amazing in the dark. The downhill/ramp before it heads up to the turnaround seems to just continue into eternity at a shallow-ish angle when you can't see anything. Then, those bunny hops and triple-up at the end that are taken in such rapid succession that it almost doesn't let you breathe are just insane.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:14 PM

Yes. It's freaking amazing in the dark. The downhill/ramp before it heads up to the turnaround seems to just continue into eternity at a shallow-ish angle when you can't see anything. Then, those bunny hops and triple-up at the end that are taken in such rapid succession that it almost doesn't let you breathe are just insane.

Yeah, all that's true. But I especially love the slow climb of the lift hill through the trees into absolute PITCH blackness. Then all of a sudden, there's a glimmer of lights from the rest of the park and it's off to the races!!! I liked BD a lot when I first rode it, probably about six-seven years ago. I could be off on the years...old, ya know..but I'm sure that was before the retracking. Good as it was, that version doesn't hold a proverbial candle to the current incarnation.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 4:26 PM

Yeah, I have to drag my sorry ass out that way sometime.

But my question, Mike Gallagher, is how can you be the OTHER Mike? I thought I was the OTHER Mike. How many Mikes do we have around here anyway? ;)

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