BGW Sunday 9-1

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Monday, September 2, 2002 7:34 AM

First off, let me tell you that it was a perfect day to be there. There were supposed to be T-Storms and heavy rain, but all that really came down in the form of rain was mist, not even drops heavy enough to make wet spots on the pavement.

We arrived around 2:30. We were almost out of gas, and my friend wanted to fill up, but i told him to keep going(just wanted to ride apollo for the first time!).

The first ride we went to was Apollo. I went to BGW last year, but Apollo was closed all day.

Apollo's Chariot, 20 rides total(2 front row, 18 back row)

-A very nice ride i think. Our first ride was in the front. It was nice, but i was extremely dissapointed. People say that S:RoS @ SFA has no airtime, but it is 100x worse on Apollo in the front row. You get a few seconds out of your seat on the drop, and after that you dont lift up. However, the back my friends, is an airtime-lover's paradise.

IMO, i liked back row on Apollo more than Magnum. Its smoother for the most part. There isnt as much airtime, but its much more enjoyable. In the back, you get air on every hill, and there are some moments of some good +G's.

Waits for apollo: 20 mins for front, 5-10 mins in the middle, 10-15 mins for the back.

Rating: 5/10 in front row, 8/10 for the back. Could use a little more twist, but if classified only as an out-and-back, its deffinatly a winner.

Alpengeist: 2 rides, (2 front row)

Just as a i remembered it last year in october. Most people rate this as the best invert, but i see otherwise. A nice ride, but ill take raptor over alpie anyday.

Rating: 7/10 - A nice ride, very re-rideable. But not as Intense, Smooth, and Twisted as Raptor. In this case, height and speed dont matter...

Big Bad Wolf - 1 ride(middle)

Not so great of a ride, but there is more swinging action compared to iron dragon @ CP.

Rating: 4/10

That was pretty much my day. we didnt do much because my friend had some coffee that just didnt agree with him too much. he said it must have been a day old. after that, we walked over to apollo for some more rides. but by the time we got there he wasnt feeling so good, and prefered that we didnt walk anywhere.

So, as much as i did want a few more rides on Alpengeist, i just rode Apollo for about 4hrs Straight. Too bad there wasnt single rider for this ride, that would have been great!

All in All, a good park in general. I would like to see a new coaster soon, but im starting to think that no new coasters since Apollo is the cause for short lines because people have "been there, done that".

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Monday, September 2, 2002 7:41 AM
Nice TR. I was there on 8/29 and I was dissapointed with AC and Alphengeist. AC was tame -- the helix was slow, and besides the 1st drop, there wasn't much of a "bang". Alphengeist was kind of rough for a B&M... but you are right. I'll take Raptor any day.

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Monday, September 2, 2002 9:08 AM
Where did you ride on AC?? The front was very tame, and i got nothing out of it except some wind and a good view. I thought the back was a whole different story though. And yea, the helix is a little slow, but i found a small trick around it. If you ride on the very left, it enhances the speed a little when you race by the ground. Maybe if that dumb trim brake on the before the dive into the helix was turned off, it would be a little better too...

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#1-MF #2-Apollo's Chariot #3-S:RoS

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Monday, September 2, 2002 9:57 AM
Wow that's a lot of AC rides in one day. Nice TR.

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-Sean

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 4:56 AM
I rode front, 4th row and 2nd from back. It could have been the day I went... I dunno.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 11:42 AM
Y do people say s:ros at sfa doesnt have any airtime they must b retarted if they think it doesnt its actually one of my fav rides so **** u whoever says it doesnt hav any airtime
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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 11:46 AM
In my opinion, the only place to ride Big Bad Wolf is in the front. You really get to see how close you come to the supports, and it gives the best visuals.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 12:51 PM

wesb needs to do some reading, namely the TOS.

Why does it matter what Apollo is "classified" as? Does that somehow affect your enjoyment of the ride?

"If that was a twister, it sucked...but if it's an out-and-back, I loved it!"

I don't get that one at all.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 3:54 PM

Why does it matter what Apollo is "classified" as? Does that somehow affect your enjoyment of the ride?

"If that was a twister, it sucked...but if it's an out-and-back, I loved it!"

I don't get that one at all.

Thats not the way i meant for it to sound. OK, for instance an old woodie. Someone might say its not the tallest or the fastest, but that its still a great ride.

No, im not saying that if it was a twister, it would suck. What im saying is that for people who go and compare it to a ride such as raging bull or nitro, and say that AC sucks compared to one of those, then its not a very fair comparison. They are built completely differently, and IMO, AC is one of the best in its class.

Same thing goes with the MF/Magnum deal...they really shouldnt be compared, but people do anyway.


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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 4:48 AM

And yet another TR that feels the need to compare every coaster at another park to CP.

No review of Loch Ness Monster? I guess there is no coaster at CP to compare it against so it was impossible to review.

(Sorry... just feeling a bit cranky this morning. No. Wait... not sorry... Still feeling cranky, but not sorry about it.)

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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 2:38 PM

coasterdude04 said:

but there is more swinging action compared to iron dragon @ CP.

they say the same thing about most retirement homes...;)


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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 3:20 PM

SLFAKE...i dont get it...

I dont feel the "need" to compare coasters to CP's, but i havent been to a great deal of parks. PKD, BGW, IoA, CP, SFA, and Disney World. The only reason i even "compared" was to explain how the ride is. If i say BBW has alot of "swing" to it, people might want to know. So if they have been to CP, and rode Iron Dragon, and i say that BBW swings more than Iron Dragon, then they get the idea.

S:RoS @ SFA isnt an out-and-back, so i used Magnum as my example when talking about Apollo.

And, about Lochness, i didnt "compare" nor rate it because i didnt ride it that day. I rode it last october, and didnt care for it too much, so me and my friend just went on. Should i get on your ass if you post a TR and dont rate/talk/compare about a ride at the park?

And, if it would make you happy, i could even edit my post so that my rating on alpengeist isnt compared to Raptor, but instead Dueling Dragons. Would that make you happy??

SLFAKE, sorry for posting a review of my day at BGW. And thanks for your thoughtful thinking before getting on my case when i didnt even ride Lochness.

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#1-MF #2-Apollo's Chariot #3-S:RoS

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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 5:47 PM

wesb said:
Y do people say s:ros at sfa doesnt have any airtime they must b retarted if they think it doesnt its actually one of my fav rides so **** u whoever says it doesnt hav any airtime


Not only does he need to read, a little practice in the field of writing would be ideal...

Oh, just so you know, around these parts we like to have opinions. Most everyone has one... ;)

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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 5:56 PM

First off, AC has to be classified as an out and back, because thats what it actually IS. Obviously, you will think it sucks as a twister, because it isn't one. And secondly, I think it is fair to compare AC and Nitro. I would say both of them are labeled out and backs, and in fact, I would say that AC is in a way, an earlier Nitro( minus a few elements). IMO, Nitro is way better, but that's just my .02 $

P.S.- If you want to see what a S:ROS is all about, go ride the SFNE version, im sure anyone who has ridden it will agee, you will be blown away!!!

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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 6:01 PM

nice TR though coasterdude, and I for one think it was perfectly fine to compare the coasters, helps to explain your opinion. Seems as if everybody is in a hostile mood today

:-)

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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 6:01 PM
CoasterFan4Life, S:RoS is deffinately on my top 5 want-to-ride list! i know that i would be blown away, and i would love to ride it. the trouble is that i am 16, cant drive, and my parents have no reason to take me there, let alone the long drive from northern VA.

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