What coaster has statistics that suggect it is probably tame or maybe even looks tame, but actually is an extremely thrilling coaster? Small woodies can pack qite a punch even though there stats might be normal.
I have to say that many mine train rides can be very decieving. Also the small beemers like Talon and Great Bear are still great rides even though they are not very tall or long. For woodies, Raven is a prime example or so i have heard. The figuares on it make it look like a decent woodie but everyone raves about it being among the best.
I have always said that Batman:the Ride is the only coaster at SFMM that cant bost being the biggest/fastest/tallest etc etc, but its' my personal favorite. Non-stop furious action in a tight little compact coaster. I was very excited to ride Raptor at CP, expecting a much better but similar ride. I was a bit disappointed. Although Raptor was taller and faster, it lacked the non-stop mayhem of Batman. Batman continues to twist,turn,and flip at an alarming pace, whereas Raptor had lots of long stretches between its elements. Not taking anything away from Raptor (I still enjoyed it very much), but I felt Batman was more "intense" all around.
I dont know how GhostRider stacks up as far as hieght and speed go, but that ride kicks @ss!!! Three words : OUT OF CONTROL!
I think a decieving coaster is M. Force at CP. Sure its stats and looks suggest it should be good but well its not. So much potential that was wasted.
back to original topic I would have to say Jack Rabbit at Kwood. I didnt and dont know the stats but the looks of it were less then thrilling, but that double dip is the most air I ever had on a coaster. Ever!
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., you NAILED this one. Looking at Raven's stats might not do too much, but riding it sure WILL. Also, KW's woodies are all great rides, and the stats on JR and Racer are deceiving. I hear Cornball delivers quite the ride. Almost forgot, Talon, Top Gun @ PCar, and Ga Scorcher-- the power-packed, smaller-footprint B&Ms, and Mindbender, also SFoG. All the good mine trains out there have deceiving statistics, too. Size is DEFINITELY not everything, at least when it comes to coasters! And then I remembered GCI's ROAR and Gwazi - great rides! ----------------- Son of Drop Zone - PKI CoasterCamp I Champions!!!
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I *would* have said Raven, and that'd likely still be my wooden choice. But overall I have to go with Big Bad Wolf @ BGW. With the rest of the suspendeds being little more than scenic Railways, BBW carries a suprising ferocity. I think BBW is even more intense than Batman: The Ride...and that's say a lot coming from me. jeremy ------------- "Nobody writes about the planes that land." Steve Salerno Washington Times 7-10-01
Seems like Big Chief's in WI has a lot of decieving little CCI beauties:). I also think that Lightning Racer is one of the most surpriseing to me, since it is such a gorgeous and incredible coaster yet its stats are really nothing special. 2hostyl is definitely right about Big Bad Wolf, I haven't really expected much from suspendeds since most are just extremely tame line Iron Dragon at CP, Ninja at SFMM. but BBW is an pretty intense ride with a excellent ending and crazy 80 ft drop.
DEFINATELY Big Dipper at Worlds of Adventure. It's stats show it's 75yrs old, and it only goes 35mph, but that is probably the best air-time coaster I have ever been on, not to mention the nastalgia of a single seat with no divider and a lap bar that barely comes down!!
Cornball Express all the way! I've never been so surprised my first time on a coaster. I also agree with SFWoA's Big Dipper. Great airtime! For Steel, B:TR takes the cake. And while I haven't ridden it, I hear High Speed Thrill Coaster at Knoebels packs quite a punch for looking like a "kiddy" ride.
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