Help Needed to Find Coaster

phoenixphan :-)'s avatar
I am looking to find a simple out and back wood coaster. I have gone over hundreds of pages at rcdb, and the like, and even searched youtube enlessly. What I need is just the most basic out and back... no fancy helices or anything for a project that I am working on. Thanks all for the help!
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
Blue Streak at CP, Tornado at Adventureland. As simple as they get.

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Triple Hurricane at Cypress Gardens?

phoenixphan :-)'s avatar
I forgot to mention, I am looking for a coaster around 60 feet high. I have Blue Streak on my possible list, as it seems to be a classic example. I am also looking at Screachin' Eagle. Does anyone know if that coaster is still for sale and if so if it is too far gone to salvage?
Big Dipper at Geauga Lake...65' high.

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Racer at Kings Island, just count one side.

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Yeah. You could actually BUY the 'Dipper too.

One of my personal favorite (and the closest coaster to me) is the Yankee Cannonball at Canobie Lake. 63' tall It's not quite a straight out & back, but an L-shaped out & back.

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phoenixphan :-)'s avatar
On a side not, I know this may be blasphemy... but wouldn't building a coaster with an itentical blueprint to say Big Dipper at GL or Screechin' Eagle be acceptable? As much as I would love to see one of those two coasters saved I don't know if much more than the trains, lift chain, etc would be salvageable.
Considering Big Dipper has only be SBNO since the end of last season, one would think it is very salvageable.
High Roller at Valleyfair! is also an 'L' shaped out and back with a height of 70'.

Good luck with your search. Let us know which coaster you decide to use. What do you intend to do?

Thanks for another great season, VF!

I don't know what heights these coasters are, but I love them:

Great American Scream Machine (Six Flags Over Georgia)
Judge Roy Scream (Six Flags Over Texas)
Blue Streak (Cedar Point)
Screamin' Eagle (Six Flags St. Louis)
Wild One (Six Flags America)
Thunderhawk (Dorney Park)

Here are the heights for those coasters:

Scream Machine (Six Flags oG) 105', 57 mph
Judge Roy Scream (Six Flags oT): 71', 53 mph
Blue Streak (Cedar Point) 78', 40 mph
Screamin' Eagle (Six Flags St. Louis) 110', 62 mph
Wild One (Six Flags America) 98', 53 mph
Thunderhawk (Dorney Park) 80', 40 mph

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

As far as SBNO out and back's go, don't forget Blue Streak at Conneaut Lake Park.

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Shivering Timbers would be a choice if you want a large scaled out and back.
The LEGEND at Arnold's Park in Iowa. It's only about 60' High, yet it packs a greater Whallop than rides over twice its size! :)

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Rick_UK's avatar
The first that came to mind, and seems to fit the bill;


Nothing to see here. Move along.

How about the Cannon Ball At Lake Winnepesaukah? 70 foot first drop and a straight out and back.

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Lets not for about Williams Grove's Cyclone.

It's a little sketchy, but a good example of an out and back coaster.

Zeus at Mt.Olympus is a simple out and back with height of 90ft. Voyage at Holiday World is a large scale out and back.
I have to agree with Rick_UK.

Starliner is probably the simplest out and back design in existence and it fits your height requirement.

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