blue fire Megacoaster

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 12:32 PM
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ApolloAndy said:
More importantly democracy has nothing to do with having an opinion.

Especially if your opinion is wrong. ;)

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 2:49 PM

Well, if anyone is interested, I wrote the article on Blue Fire in RC!

And as for comparisons, Maverick is awesome but Blue Fire is in a different league altogether :)

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 2:51 PM
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Martin Valt said:
And as for comparisons, Maverick is awesome but Blue Fire is in a different league altogether :)

Out of curiousity, how much of that would you attribute to the restraints?


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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 2:52 PM

To be frank, I had absolutely no problem at all with the restraints on Maverick. But the ones on Blue Fire are still WAY better.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 4:42 PM
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Martin Valt said:
To be frank, I had absolutely no problem at all with the restraints on Maverick. But the ones on Blue Fire are still WAY better.

See, Germans do it better! Maverick is like ridding a coaster designed by a 5 year old child; simply aweful, pointless, and unworthy of any praise.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 5:10 PM
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mlnem4s said:
simply aweful,

You understand that that is a compliment, right?


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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 5:33 PM
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mlnem4s said:
See, Germans do it better! Maverick is like ridding a coaster designed by a 5 year old child; simply aweful, pointless, and unworthy of any praise.

But how do you really feel?


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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 6:23 PM
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+1's to kpjb and Gonch.


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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 6:56 PM

I love Maverick, but Ive been hurt on it and so have other members of my family.

Two problem areas, the S turns at the begining and the last Stengal (sp?) dive, if you have no idea what is coming its very easy to absolutely box your ears due to the rapid change in Gs. Not only that, if you know its coming and try to stop it "the wrong way" you end up pulling your neck. Ive done both a few times actually until I learned the correct way to bend my neck to avoid it.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 8:49 PM
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kpjb said:

mlnem4s said:
simply aweful,

You understand that that is a compliment, right?

No I meant aweful, as in urban dictionary "aweful waffle":

"A massive wedgie in which the underware are filled with syrup, eggs, chocolate, honey, dirt, leaves, butter, or anything else that can cause discomfort in the butt crack. Massive Sticky Discomfort."

That's what Maverick is, massive sticky discomfort.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 10:04 PM

You mean the urban dictionary definition for awful waffle? Just because one other person spells it wrong too...


Bill
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Thursday, March 18, 2010 12:05 PM

Touchdown said:
I love Maverick, but Ive been hurt on it and so have other members of my family.

Two problem areas, the S turns at the begining and the last Stengal (sp?) dive, if you have no idea what is coming its very easy to absolutely box your ears due to the rapid change in Gs. Not only that, if you know its coming and try to stop it "the wrong way" you end up pulling your neck. Ive done both a few times actually until I learned the correct way to bend my neck to avoid it.

This is the reason why I'll only ride in the front two rows now. I learned this lesson the hard way when I rode in the fourth row and that ride was, by far, the worst I've had on this coaster. You can't anticipate many of those quick turns from outside of those first two rows, and if you're off a little in your anticipation you do run the risk of getting dinged. I'd also stand to reason that's why you don't see many people with their hands up on this ride once you get past the first drop.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010 12:15 PM
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Jeff said:
Wow, the folks who rode it over and over again at the last BooBuzz, to say nothing of the thousands of people who run back to ride it every morning, would beg to differ.

Yup, and thousands still line up to ride Vekoma Boomerangs, hang-n-bangs, Predator, GA Cyclone, etc.

An orange is orange :) And it still tastes good!?

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Thursday, March 18, 2010 1:18 PM
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I don't see enthusiasts line up for Boomers, Hang N Bangs, or even Cyclone, and Jeff was talking about BooBuzz.

I personally LOVE Maverick. Its my #2 Steel and #5 coaster overall, even with the restrains. And, yeah, I'd rather ride it without the restraints, but to be honest, I'll take it any way I can. Megacoaster looks pretty awesome, and I'd love to ride it, but Maverick is a great coaster and pretty popular all the way around.


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Thursday, March 18, 2010 1:25 PM

Having ridden (and enjoyed) both, a quick comparison:

Maverick - far more intense, pacing is more balls-to-the-wall, more airtime, rolls are more 'snappy', more opportunity for neck/ear bashing.

blue fire - not as intense but incredibly fun, pacing is very balanced, airtime is less pronounced, rolls/track in general is far more 'fluid', and the trains... the trains! I love the trains. Bar-none the best of any looping coaster I've ever been on. That heartline roll at the end has this ridiculous moment of inverted ejector air with no pain whatsoever, and the sensation is far superior to the "well-I'm-just-kind-of-flopping-around-in-my-seat" feel that you tend to get with Intamin heartline rolls. Honestly that roll alone makes the whole ride... it's probably my favorite element in all of steel coasterdom.


Bill
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Thursday, March 18, 2010 3:20 PM
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That makes me miss Chiller.


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Thursday, March 18, 2010 4:27 PM
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I don't know why its so hard for certain people on this board to believe that Maverick may be uncomfortable for some people to ride. I get my head banged in a couple of spots. I still think its a very good ride, just not one I can ride more then once or twice in day. Get rid of the shoulder restraints, and I could ride it all day.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010 5:02 PM
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ApolloAndy said:
That makes me miss Chiller.

Everything in steel makes me miss Chiller...post-retrofit, it was simply the best shuttle I've ever ridden - and yes, that includes my beloved Frosty Freeze(s).

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Thursday, March 18, 2010 8:09 PM
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+100,000 crazy points to CoasterDemon!

:)

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Thursday, March 18, 2010 9:03 PM
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^Yay! What do I win?

Even Storm Runner - as much as I love it, has a couple nasty spots. It sucks to have to be on guard when you are riding a coaster you love, but o well.


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