Anyone rode Silverstar?

Monday, July 22, 2002 12:41 PM
I'm planning to pay a visit to Europapark in Germany this august. Is there anyone who got to ride Silverstar yet? I heard it's one of the best beemers, if not the best. What's the overall ride experience?

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Monday, July 22, 2002 1:08 PM
I think, but am not sure, that it is very similar to Nitro, with some elements that differ. I'm not sure if Silverstar is L shaped though. I know that Silverstar is taller, but slower and shorter.

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Monday, July 22, 2002 1:13 PM
Ummm... Stitch, how is Silverstar taller but shorter than Nitro. :-)
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Monday, July 22, 2002 1:33 PM
just because a ride is tall doesnt mean that it has to be long.. For example, Xcelerator is taller than Ghostrider, but shorter than it.
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Monday, July 22, 2002 1:33 PM
Well, i know what S, looks like and i also have two (poor quality) POV's, but i was more interested in things like smoothness, g-forces, airtime, yadah yadah yadah. :)

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Monday, July 22, 2002 1:46 PM

Wait about a week and you'll be hearing all sorts of opinions on Silver Star, as the people on the 2nd week of the ACE European Odyssey start getting back...

--Greg, who really wishes he could've done both weeks...

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Monday, July 22, 2002 2:04 PM

rentzy387 said:
Ummm... Stitch, how is Silverstar taller but shorter than Nitro. :-)


Sorry, I meant shorter in length.

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Monday, July 22, 2002 2:23 PM
Thanx Gregleg. Forgot about that one. It would be nice to read some comparisons between Nitro and his bigger brother.

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Monday, July 22, 2002 2:40 PM
Nitro has a larger drop, according to RCDB, and is longer in length. Silverstar has a trim on almost every hill (according to the pictures) so they can curb the speed

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Monday, July 22, 2002 2:58 PM
Silver Star and Nitro is almost similar. Nitro is shorter but has a longer drop and is faster and longer in length. Silver Star is like the best parking lot themed coaster because it is themed to some race or something and is on a parking lot which is good and Nitro is themed to nothing but it has the best location of most coasters far away into the woods near a large river. They both are good coasters considering made by b&m I rode Nitro but not S.S.
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Monday, July 22, 2002 6:00 PM

I haven't rode SS but I have been on Steel Dragon 2000 which I like much better than MF except for the lift and the trains anyway

Nitro: height 230, drop 215, speed 81, length 5000+
Silver Star: height 229, drop 213, speed 78, length 5315 SS's layout is closer to AC's

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Monday, July 22, 2002 8:41 PM
LOL. Oh sorry Stitch I guess I'm the stupid one now. :-p ( I didn't know you ment length)
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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 12:05 AM

I rode Silverstar a few weeks ago and it was a very nice ride. Steep first drop, good airtime on the hills, nice overbank at the turn and good speed all over the track. There are no "brakes on every hill" there's only one mid-course-brake but that one is a little tricky - when riding first row you are nearly downwards the hill when the brake does its work.

I thought it was a fun ride, one of the best thing are the cars - the are built that your feet don't touch the ground while riding and your only attached to your seat by a small personal lap-bar. The best cars i've ever ridden. The worst part is the on-ride-photo which is nearly at the end of the ride - not a place for good shots i think.

When i was there the overall ait-time was about 20 minutes during the week but about 2 hours at weekends. In August there are holidays all over europe so expect longer waits. And when visiting the park don't just be curious about Silverstar - the have a lot of other unique coasters and rides to have fun at ...

*** This post was edited by ing king on 7/23/2002. ***

*** This post was edited by ing king on 7/23/2002. ***

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 5:30 AM

Well, I rode Silver Star back in early April and it was a very good ride. ing king pretty much said it. . . It's very fast, lots of airtime and you will enjoy it. To me (I am very nit-picky), there was one rough spot that was after the first drop curving up to the second massive hill (which is where you feel the most G's on this ride). You will know what I'm talking about once you ride it. It might not have been a big deal, but I guess after riding Expedition Ge-Force and Olympia Looping, I expect all coasters to be super-glass smooth.

The stats are not that much different between Silver Star and Nitro. Yeah, Silver Star is 10 feet higher, has a first drop 2 feet shorter, and is 2 mph slower - but I know those who have ridden both can't tell. Take advantage of Silver Star being right in the parking lot for some awesome photo opportunities (with you standing by it). Probably the closest you can get to a huge rollercoaster like that . . .

By the way, why don't you stop by Holiday Park. . . it's only about 150 km from Europa Park?

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