So what's up?
Also the power application to coaster cars only occurs during a relatively small part of the overall track. During the remainder of the ride, the motion is entirely dependent on gravity and momentum.
Oh... what the heck. Are log flumes coasters, Arthur?
Not that long ago we had a thread that discussed with the issue of what actually counts as a "credit". That thread delved into matters such as whether drop towers are coasters or whether the gravity powered darkrides at Conneaut Lake and Camden should be counted.
Avatar is powered throughout, therefore is clearly a !coaster.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
It was kind-of a coaster, yet kin-of not.
I have no idea if I will count it or not. Hmmmmmm...
P.S. It was actually a lot more fun that I had thought it would be!
But I also don't consider Wicked Twister and the like to be coasters, so I'm probably not qualified to judge anything.
I'd say they (CLP's Devils Den and the like) are. Fixed circuit, chain lift, single drop and it coasts thru the course via gravity.
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Also, rcdb lists powered rides (see: Thunder Run at PCW). Some Dragon Wagons ARE powered, others use gravity.
I'mtorn on a couple of different front in terms of "credits", so right now I'm somewhere between 485-520....LOTS of gray areas, LOL.
edit: FLYINGSCOOTER, I don't think Devil's Den, Dante's Inferno, and the like truly "coast throughout", I believe they all go under power for speed control immediately AFTER the gravity drop...they DO coast momentarily though.
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DawgByte II said:
If it's not on RCDB, it doesn't count... plain & simple! :)
Yes, but RCDB also lists powered coasters. Any real enthusiast knows a powered coaster is not a real coaster. :)
I don't know if I would really call them a coaster though as they were designed first and foremost to be darkrides. This is different from putting a regular coaster in the dark. Not sure where this places Locosumo and The Underground. But there is a nice way end the debate: just don't keep a track record!
Considering the subject, i thought somebody might like this.
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Would be kinda cool to have ONE "landmark ride" that I'm aware of...is there a *gravity darkride* in Denver that I can use for #500...since I don't specifically COUNT powered rides, hehe. But, like KerSplash and Timber Mtn. Log Ride, I have no requirement for "mostly coaster", "some coaster", "mostly darkride", etc.
All without leaving the continent - maybe I am a "homer"?!!??
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...HOWEVER, the Intamin Half-Pipe coaster is vaguely similar to the overall style, so some may argue that if Avatar isn't a coaster, why is the Intamin Half-Pipe considered a coaster? The answer is: Ida know... because it's much bigger? Because it's manufacture is Intamin?
...And considering the number of Pretzel rides I've ridden, I'm *thatmuch* closer to the 500 mark...LOL!
Most Pretzel rides are not gravity driven. The only two gravity Pretzel rides that I know of are at Conneaut and Camden. Personally I don't count them as coasters but this was real borderline for me. I can understand why many enthusiasts do count them.
However if you try to count all Pretzel rides, then you will have to be slapped.
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