Favorite Suspended Coaster!

Tuesday, May 16, 2000 5:50 PM
What is your favorite Suspended Coaster?

Sorry if this topic has ever before come up!

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Kyle
201.3 Miles to Cedar Point from Owosso MI.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2000 6:42 PM
Since I've only been on two, I'm not really qualified to answer, but for now I'd pick Top Gun. We'll see when I do Big Bad Wolf.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Tuesday, May 16, 2000 7:31 PM

My Fav is Big Bad Wolf... the near misses with the Village buildings make it a lot of fun. And the view of the river is nothing short of breath taking.
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"You have to scale a lot of lift hills to coast easily..."
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Tuesday, May 16, 2000 8:58 PM
Never rode Wolfy, Top Gun is okay, Iron Dragon, is smooth yet bland, aside form the mist. The one at PCW, Vortex is it? It's not bad, I like the mountain. But Im gonna go with Ninja at SFMM. It was my first and still seems fastest and easily wins for best visuals.

When we get off a ride do we say, "phew, we nearly missed that building"? Or do we say, "we nearly hit that building"?

My point, a near miss is a hit.

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"May the Force be with you"
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Tuesday, May 16, 2000 9:31 PM
I usually prefer to ride coasters in the front seat, however, on top gun, I enjoyed the back seat better for some reason.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2000 10:20 PM
Hands down, the best suspended coaster I've been on was the Bat. It's a shame the tech problems forced it's closure (sp). Having only experienced Big Bad Wolf on DVD, I can't really rate it though it looks awesome. I'm gonna have to give my favorite pick to Top Gun at PKI. Too bad it's so short. :-( Iron Dragon has some great thememing, but I agree it's too mellow a ride to even be thrilling.
-JJ
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Wednesday, May 17, 2000 3:49 AM
GTG with Big Bad Wolf at BGW. It is just amazing. I've never been on a ride that whipped you around so much. I liked it almost as much as Alpengeist!!!!!!!
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Wednesday, May 17, 2000 4:56 AM
hehhe here we go again..... I would have to say Face/Off. But I have only ridden 2 inverted.... Top Gun being the other!

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Sousa129 :)

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Earnhardt2 *** This post was edited by Sousa129 on 5/17/2000. ***
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Wednesday, May 17, 2000 5:00 AM
opps I guess it would be Top gun because Face/off isn't suspended...its inverted!! hehhe my bad

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Sousa129 :)

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Wednesday, May 17, 2000 8:41 AM
I definately have to second JJFang. The Bat was definately a killer ride, and is sorely missed. So many thrills, it could give you a heart attack. ;)

For present-day, I'd have to say Top Gun at PKI. It's a little short, but it's a sweet ride. The way it works with the contour of the land is incredible. In my opinion, for a coaster to be good, it has to "talk" with its surrounding scenery.

BTW, JJ, I want my coaster DVDs back when I come out this summer. ;)

-Marc
*** This post was edited by JENOVA on 5/17/2000. ***
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Wednesday, May 17, 2000 8:48 AM
whats the deal wit these coaster dvds
where do you get em'?
price?
selection?
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Wednesday, May 17, 2000 8:48 AM
Since I only been on two suspended coasters I would have to say Top Gun at PKI. It's a lot faster than the Iron Dragon, the other suspended coaster. The Iron Dragon just seemed too slow.

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THE BEASTmaster
www.geocities.com/byostie
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Wednesday, May 17, 2000 9:53 AM
The two DVD's I have (thanks to Jenova) are America's Greatest Roller Coaster Thrills #'s 1 and 2. They are really cool though a bit outdated now. The first one hands down is the best. They have 3 coasters from CP and the Beast at PKI plus many others. The worst thing is the annoying hosts and the fake scream track, but that's what the mute button is for. hehe I believe Amazon.com stocks both, and I heard there is a third one that has just shipped out with more of the recent coasters. All of the DVD's have a POV function that is really sweet!
Hope this helps,
-JJ
Oh don't bother with the 3-D aspect of the discs. It's a waste of time, and ya look like a dork wearing the glasses. heh
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Wednesday, May 17, 2000 10:01 AM
PKI's Top Gun. Short, but alot of fun.
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Wednesday, May 17, 2000 10:22 AM
This is my first post, and would like to say "hello" to all other coaster fans out there. I have been on only 2 suspended coasters, Ninja at 6 flags MM, and Top Gun at PKI. Hands down, Top Gun wins that battle.

Big Bad Wolf looks great from photos on the net, however.
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Wednesday, May 17, 2000 11:29 AM
Big Bad Wolf is the best. The first time I rode it, before the trims on the last drop, I was blown away by the last drop. The helixes disoriented me to the point that the last drop caught me by complete suprise and scared the *beeb* out of me! Not even Top Gun at PKI comes close.

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Six Flags America IS a Six Flags park! *** This post was edited by WildOne on 5/17/2000. ***
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Wednesday, May 17, 2000 11:50 AM
Why doesnt any one build suspended coasters anymore? My favorite suspended coaster is the
Big Bad Wolf
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Wednesday, May 17, 2000 12:56 PM
Montu would be my top pick.Also i prefer Fire Dragon over Ice on DD.The back row is the best.
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Wednesday, May 17, 2000 1:20 PM

Suspended coasters were built by Arrow, who does not seem to be interested in reviving the line, and we are talking suspended costers, not inverted ones.
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Six Flags America IS a Six Flags park!
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Wednesday, May 17, 2000 1:21 PM
Montu and Dueling Dragons are inverted, not suspended coasters. Suspended coasters swing from side to side freely of the track.

Of course, to make things confusing, Vekoma calls their model, cloned throughout the universe, a "suspended looping coaster" or SLC, even though it has more in common with a B&M inverted coaster than an Arrow suspended coaster. Apparently it has something to do with a patent held by B&M.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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