Are rough coasters good or bad?

Wednesday, October 17, 2001 5:42 PM
In your opinion do you think a rough coaster either wood or steel is bad or better for the ride.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 6:08 PM
Bad!!

But you still have to ride.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 6:11 PM
It's bad for parks and for humans, particularly if someone associates a type of coaster with pain. For example, "I'll never ride a wood coaster again after riding Hercules."
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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 7:20 PM
It's good if it's a poweful ride that only some consider rough. If it comes from poor maintenance or poor design, than forget it!
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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 7:41 PM
Generally they are good rides.  The roughness does hamper the ride, but really when you look at Outer Limits is now awesome withought OTSRS, just imagine how awesome rides like Drachen Fire or Viper at SFMM could be with just lap bars. 
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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 7:56 PM
they are good as long as they have good restraints

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Thursday, October 18, 2001 5:38 AM
Bad.  There is no reason a coaster has to beat the crap out of you (300 ft Millenium force does not do that, 147 ft wooden American Eagle does not.....)  Its just poor design and maintenance.
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Thursday, October 18, 2001 5:51 AM
It's BAD! ex: Son/Dad of beast


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Thursday, October 18, 2001 6:51 AM
As long as the rough coaster is also fast & exciting, I do not mind the roughness. (Texas Giant, Desperado, Magnum)

But if the rough coaster is also slow and boaring then it is not good. (Mean Streak, Flashback SFMM, Windjammer)

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Thursday, October 18, 2001 8:01 AM
I agree so much with Soggy! There are some rough coasters that are amazing, like Texas Giant. There are some rough coasters that suck big time, like Psyclone. It's really on a case by case basis. I think some rough coasters are awesome! That's why I love wooden coasters.
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Thursday, October 18, 2001 10:53 AM
>i dont think "rough" ever HELPS a coaster. But the amount of roughness depends on whether or not it HAMPERS the ride. If the ride causes PAIN, then it cant be fun. Psyclone and Flashback are 2 that I will NEVER ride because of their roughness. Magnum,desperado, Manhattan Express, Meanstreak, Double Loop, Corkscrew are coasters that I would ride once per visit, but thats it. Of course, on a pay per ride basis($10 manhattan express) I wouldnt ride at all.
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