1. How is the overall ride of Goliath and what are its +'s and -'s? This is the number 1 hyper that I want to ride by far.
2. What is the Stengel Dive like and do you think we can expect anymore sometime soon? It looks absolutely amazing.
Check this pic out though, it shows some of the highlights of the ride and how smooth it is: http://www.coastersandmore.de/Bilder/SFH/goliath.960x570.jpg
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*** This post was edited by CoastinCorey 6/10/2003 3:34:51 PM ***
The reports I've read of it aren't good. I've heard it's boring. I don't know how that can be, as it also looks amazing to me.
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G! has some great air time, mainly on the bunny hops, but also on the large camel backs. The Stengel Dive is something quite extraordinairy and the experience is difficult to explain, but if you're sitting on the inside with your arms in the air, it's simply exhillerting!
The first helix is nicely intens, and the Buckel that follows the helix is great. The second helix and Buckel, could have been a bit faster, but the bunny hops and the last turn, before the brakes, make up for this.
Coaster enthousiasts in the Netherlands (and Europe) have been waiting for this kind of coaster a long time and I've haven't spoken to anybody who thought it was boring.
Extreme coasters are kind of hard to find in Europe, but the last few years we have been spoiled nicely with Goliath, Colossos (Heidepark, Germany), Expedition G Force (Holidaypark, Germany) and Silver Star (Europapark, Germany).
Yah, I didn't really think that it was possible for a ride like that to be boring.
It's very possible... ;)
Never Has Gravity Been So Uplifting.
Goliath is a nice ride. It's not great, it's not perfect, but if it's really hot, it is packed with action, and has massive airtime, even on the last bunny hops.
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Yes, the first drop is kind of short-lived (compared to the regular hypers) because it's shorter and steep (70 degrees) - making the trip to the ground even more shorter. The Stengel Dive is a neat gimmick that catches people off guard and almost feels like an inversion - giving a hard tilt to the right (seems like you are held nearly upside down for a split second - like Manhatten Express's weird inversion). The two helixes incorporate swift directional changes that were fun (it reminded me of Expedition GeForce's surprise sway from right to left). Of course, the last few hills were like the last few hills of Superman: ROSs, Exp GeForce - full of insane forceful airtime. I liked it and wish Intamin would send a clone of Goliath and Expedition GeForce to the States. . .
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