The Beast, at night, Nothing better.
....I am SURE that others will disagree....and now, the others...;)
Then again, when I do ride this beast, my feelings could totally change
The Beast, at night, Nothing better.
Sorry, couldn't resist :)
-R (who has ridden Raging Bull, but only in the front).
Definitely Bull, definitely in the back.
While I prefer the trains on the Bull (whose restraints are the best and most comfortable in the world, IMHO) and the overall layout, there's nothing else I've ridden that can compare with the awesome intensity of big G's "centrifuge".
I'm dying to get back to SFoT to try out Titan's double helping of helix-goodness
"I swear -- by my life and my love of it -- that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine"
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957
Favorite Wood: Viper at SFGAM,Shivering Timbers
Favorite Steel: Magnum and Raging Bull
I HATE those B&M trains, hate them with a passion, and I find the trains on Goliath to be great. Although Goliath doesn't have the best first dop ever, the second and third take care of the airtime. The helix is "killer" and something unreal at night (and in the rain.)
So I would say if Bull is anything like Apollo, then Goliath wins hands down.
Neither of the layouts really inspired me though, being an airtime whore. Bull had so much potential, but the trims were killing all the air.
Just out of curiousity, why are we comparing these two first drops? I know that the rest of the first section of both rides are similar but S:RoS SFNE (and any coaster that first drops into a tunnel) has a similar first drop and leaves them all behind.
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My shirt in my photo seems to be for "Aging Bull"
Party goin on in the corner.....gotta be California!
Raging Bull is better! I am not a whore one way or the other, at least as far as g's go, but Raging Bull definately has the better drop, and I think, overall, the better layout. I should say, I DO prefer negative g's to positive g's, and Goliath's helix is really nice, but when I ride hypers, I sort of expect to be thrown around a bit. That's why we love having the simple lap bar.
"Well, I'm sure I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation." - David St. Hubbins, Spinal Tap
Quite frankly, and I'm going to flat out say it, don't be offended if you are Bull fanatic...I think Bull is a 1-trick pony. As others have mentioned, the first drop is incredible, but every one after that (except for a modest dose of airtime in the drop right before the figure-8) is almost like a nice breezy trip in a convertible. Very enjoyable indeed, but after the first drop, it's almost what I would consider a family coaster, you may be amazed by the number of families in the line.
Warning: I do not think like the average person. My remarks have plenty of thought behind them. Take it for what it's worth, if you disagree, please, feel free to express it, but don't put me down because of it.
*** This post was edited by SFGAMDie HARD 3/25/2003 8:00:48 PM ***
You definatly have to ride the bull in the back!!!
Just look at my Name
If you haven't rode Raging Bull in the back row you haven't lived. The feeling on that first drop cannot be explained in words!
I don't care what anyone says, Magnum is better then Millenium Force.
Back in 1999 when it first opened , I found myself grabbing the clamshell restraint everytime down the first hill. For some reason that season I couldnt get myself to just be free and have my arms up. Today that isnt a problem but the first drop is still some airtime heaven.
Now if they pull a Cedar Fair and put trims on the first drop of the Bull, I will be greatly disappointed.
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*** This post was edited by Chitown 3/25/2003 9:12:46 PM ***
I think reaging bull is much better. I worked on Raging Bull during the 2000 season so I might be alittle biased but who cares. Goliath was pretty cool but the bull was better. To get maximum air on the bull leave the lap bar as high as possible and lean forward with arms straing ahead and you fly!!!!
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Now about which drop is better...easily Raging Bull's. When I first rode that thing in the back it scared the living crap out of me. I had been on Magnum and Steel Force at that time, and this drop put those to SHAME.
Even after all these years, it's still one of the best drops on a hyper. I only like MF's (due to sheer height) and EGF's drop more. And the trains on Bull are simply perfect, they allow you to experience the full effect of the airtime instead of cramming you into a tiny Gio or Intamin car.
"No honey, the monkeys have already done enough damage on this trip." - Guy coming out of front gate at SFGAd
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