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""To be the man, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!, You got to beat the man""!!!
All I need is 4.5 million bucks and a half a mile long sliver of land and maybe someone could build me my very own Shivering Timbers. ;)
I saw 'God" many times..on MF, The Beast and Volcano...
I wouldn't say Talon is THE best inverted though, I kinda prefer Raptor ;)
Talon is right up there, and (thankfully) exceptionally "clone-able". Sure, I'd take some others above it, (Alpie, TG:TJC, Montu), but for the land-space it occupies and the ride it provides, I thought Talon was a fantastic ride, worthy of its placement at the front of Dorney...(a great park in its own right).
edit: I should probably add Great Bear and Fire Dragon to the list of "favored" inverts....they both have really unique layouts....:)
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Talon is freaking awesome and MUCH more enjoyable to me than the big green turd. But like my P.I.C. RGW, it's still behind Montu and TG:TJC, but right there with Alpie. And even GP "T" admitted that Talon was WAY better than GB (I even like RAPTOR over GB...)
--who notes that all the blasphemy here will not go unnoticed.
IMHO Talon is just a little bit better than Raptor.
Raptor takes the 'frat boy' approach with its layout---wham, bam, snooore after the Cobra Roll. It gets extra points from me for having a Cobra Roll (my favorite element)
Talon's first three maneuvers aren't quite as good as Raptor's, but its second 'half' is better than its first.
They both get slapped around by the Dragons and stomped to mush by Montu, but that doesn't mean they're bad....just not quite as good.
(who'll gladly take a clone of either one in VF's parking lot)
The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo.
Talon is freaking awesome and MUCH more enjoyable to me than the big green turd.
WGT the "big green turd," you are obviously on crack.
Dragons is awesome, Montu too but raptor is still my fav invert and well worth the 10 hour drive one way for us!!!Actually Id take Nitro over all of them myself, thank you
O&A Rock! WOW!
The only coaster capable of seeing God on at Dorney would be that Anton Creation. LAZER!
Talon is a good ride, Nothing great or insane about it though.
Chuck, who thinks Talon was a good sound investment for the park.
Visit Lesourdsville Lake :) Park phone is (513)539-2193
It wasn't really "God", but I did meet another "deity" at Dorney....guy went by the name of Schmeck, Herb Schmeck.....
And the good news for central PA? Schmeck coasters can be found at Dorney, Hersheypark and Knoebels. And the even better news? Thunderhawk, a very good coaster in its own right, in my opinion is the weakest of the three... Comet at Hershey is just a step above... with Phoenix at Knoebels rising above the other two.
Three Schmeck coasters with in two hours of each other. Now if only Great Escape was not so darned far north in Lake George NY.
Kind of hard to take a post as objective if a park or coaster name is part of the "user name"
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