Goliath at La Ronde

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 12:15 PM
La Ronde just updated their website with the new coaster... Goliath.

173 feet tall, 171 feet drop, +-4000 feet of track, 68 mph.

As for the layout, its a custom one. A total out and back with 10! hills and no helix, unfortunately.

For the name, SF didn't have much choice. The name had to be good in both french and english and in french, Goliath means the same thing.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2005 12:29 PM
the website of laronde is down presently :)
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Wednesday, October 26, 2005 12:40 PM
I hate myself for saying this and coming off as "spoiled" BUT....

I'm a little underwhelmed.

There, I said it. >_<

Ok, now that the negativity is out of the way let's talk positives. It's a custom design and it's a beamer. I LOVED Nitro when I rode it this summer and I love the way Beamer Hyper's look. Judging by the layout, I'm not sure how forceful it'll be. But here's hoping it's half as good as Nitro.

I honestly would have gone with a French name. The Anglos sure as hell don't care what it's called and giving it a name like "Le Patriote" would be fine with me.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2005 12:45 PM
I'm sure they'll call it 'Le Goliath'. Or 'Le Goliath, eh?' ;) See, I don't mind it when someone says "I'm underwhelmed by looking at this". Esp. when positives are added.

But saying this is going to suck from one pic, thats what is silly :).

*** Edited 10/26/2005 4:46:49 PM UTC by TeknoScorpion***

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Wednesday, October 26, 2005 12:48 PM
It's going to suck. I saw one pic.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2005 12:48 PM
I've been waiting for a hyper at my home park for years now. It would have been nice to get to the 200 foot mark, even though the extra 15 feet probably doesn't make much of a difference.

Does anyone know how Goliath at SF Holland rides? Even though it's only 153 feet, I've heard somewhat good reviews.

On a side note, "Le Goliath, eh?" is the single greatest name for a coaster EVER. If La Ronde ever went that route, I'd give them my first born son. ;) *** Edited 10/26/2005 4:49:46 PM UTC by Talon***

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Wednesday, October 26, 2005 12:51 PM
Reviews are pretty good actually. Beside the 2 S turns and helixes which are somewhat... boring according to some people, the rest is perfect and airtime is unbelievable. That's for the Walibi World Goliath (ex SFH)
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Wednesday, October 26, 2005 1:25 PM
Well, this officially puts Canada on my "places I must visit to ride coasters", where it previously was teetering precariously on the edge of said list. Looks like SFStL and WoF just fell another rung... ;)
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Wednesday, October 26, 2005 1:39 PM
Was already in the news section...

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/2005-299-543885.htm

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