If it was a different type of coaster...

Sunday, July 23, 2006 12:40 AM
Well the monkey of my mind has me thinking again, and I was really thinking about what it would be like if there was an inverted Magnum (same layout, different type) or a steel Mean Streak. I would also like to see a more complex suspended design, something with a layout like Goliath South. I'm not sure if it would work or not but it's definitely something interesting to think about.

So fellow buzzers, ask yourselves: What coasters would you ride if they were a different type or designer?

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Sunday, July 23, 2006 10:46 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar Most woodies could benefit from being a CCI/GG, a GCI, or an Intamin PnP. Well, maybe not the Phoenix! :-P

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Sunday, July 23, 2006 10:56 AM
I'd love to try Arrow/Vekoma loopers with a Schwarzkopf or even a Premier style lap bar. I imagine they'd be much more pleasant ride experiences.

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Sunday, July 23, 2006 11:42 AM
^Good one Ben,I look at the SLC layout & think "man this design has the potential to be a great ride but suffers from horrible tracking & trains". & if only they could do something to fix those problems the design would get a better rap from the enthusiast community.

For some reason though the GP seems to flock to the SLC's,I don't know how they can tolerate the rough ride & come back for more because for me one ride on an SLC per trip is more than enough.

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Sunday, July 23, 2006 11:45 AM
beast7369's avatar There is actually a GOOD SLC out there...Nor' Easter at Morey's was awesome. As good as any Batman clone....if not better. No roughness at all. And it's location on the pier intertwining with waterslides is great too.
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Sunday, July 23, 2006 1:17 PM
DantheCoasterman's avatar Wow! A smooth SLC!?
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Sunday, July 23, 2006 1:45 PM
I wouldn't go as far as saying smooth, but it isone of the least rough SLCs out there. It's VERY inconsistant seat by seat though. I took two rides within 15 minutes in 2 different seats. One was not too rough, the other was typical SLC banging.

There is a new custom SLC in Europe with a brand new layout (vertical loop, cobra roll, etc). I've heard it's not too bad either.


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Sunday, July 23, 2006 1:49 PM
GL must have fixed something with Thunderhawk, because it was hardly rough.

I also like the idea of retrofitting the restraints on Arrow loopers. I think S&S should place their Screaming Squirrel restraints on them.


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Sunday, July 23, 2006 2:32 PM
Yea I was just going to add that Thunderhawk was suprisingly not bad.
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Sunday, July 23, 2006 2:47 PM
DawgByte II's avatar Geauga Lake's Thunderhawk has had diddily done with it. I rode it at the end of May, and it felt just like every other SLC. I rode I think in the front of all front seats... and it didn't feel any better than any of the other SLC's I've been on.

However, if that same layout was made by Intamin, I'm sure that it'd be uber-sweet. Imagine... it's got the same 2-seat style inverted trains, it's capable of making super twisty layouts... it would be one of the most intense FUN smooth coasters out there.

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Sunday, July 23, 2006 2:59 PM
Robocoaster's avatar While not a complete fan of the layout of Manhattan Ex at NY, NY in Vegas, if someone other than TOGO had designed it, say B&M, I would probably have logged more than two rides on it.

Both of those rides were before I moved here, when I would visit. In the 20 months I've been a resident, I haven't bothered with that pile of crap, and I love coasters.

On a side note, upon my visit to GL in '03, I was damned near startled at how much I enjoyed their SLC. It seemed noticeably smoother to me, as I noted in my TR, but that could have been because I felt it had better (more) padding around the head than other SLCs (Kong at SFMW can be brutal, for instance).


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Sunday, July 23, 2006 4:06 PM
new forum member here.

i visited las vegas this year for the monster truck world finals. being that two of my favorite things in the world are monster trucks and coasters, i was excited to get some more seat time in both.

i had my eye on manhattan express for a day and a half before i got a ride, and it could quite possibly be one of the biggest let downs i've hever had. so boring. such great real-estate for a thrill ride, gone to waste! i don't know much about togo aside from manhattan express and the viper they built which was recently disassembled, but i'm not inclined to learn much more.

anyway, more on-topic, i think the only great part of the ride was the view (aside from the messy rooftop the coaster is built on), so i would have loved just a smooth, dangly inverted coaster. if it can't be exciting, maybe it could have been beautiful? i dunno.

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Sunday, July 23, 2006 4:37 PM
If B&M's flyers had the layout of the Vekoma Flying Dutchman, I think that would be an excellent compact ride for them.

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Sunday, July 23, 2006 5:26 PM
rollergator's avatar

Robocoaster said:On a side note, upon my visit to GL in '03, I was damned near startled at how much I enjoyed their SLC. It seemed noticeably smoother to me, as I noted in my TR, but that could have been because I felt it had better (more) padding around the head than other SLCs (Kong at SFMW can be brutal, for instance).

Read back about five 'Buzz-years ago and you'll find a couple of my *rants* on the subject of SLCs and the difference made by the heavily-padded OTSRs. (I think at the time I was praising Wild Adventures for their SLC...my how times have changed, and NOT for the better in this case)....

edit: Morey's is clearly the best of the stateside SLCs that I've been on, and I think I'm only lacking Kong...SUPREME foot-choppin' action!

*** Edited 7/23/2006 9:27:38 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Sunday, July 23, 2006 6:20 PM

Robocoaster said:
Kong at SFMW can be brutal, for instance.

Most of the time, in my experience, Kong delivers a pretty average ride compared to some of the other Six Flags SLC's and Thunderhawk. This season it was especially pleasant. It was actually a fun ride. Granted, two seasons ago I had the most rough ride on it.

Some SLC's are just brutal, but GP still flocks to them.

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Sunday, July 23, 2006 6:21 PM

Ben Nelson said:
I'd love to try Arrow/Vekoma loopers with a Schwarzkopf or even a Premier style lap bar. I imagine they'd be much more pleasant ride experiences.

I agree. Can you imagine the Ninja at SFStL and OG with a B&M restraint system and tracking?

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Sunday, July 23, 2006 6:25 PM
DawgByte II's avatar Oh, oh, oh...

I got a good one...

How about Drachen Fire with B&M style track & trains?? I bet that'd turn it around into a whoole new coaster in which would have retained its popularity!

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Sunday, July 23, 2006 6:27 PM
I never rode it but just thinking about it is heavenly.
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Sunday, July 23, 2006 9:32 PM
Dawgbyte...isn't that called Kumba? ;)
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Sunday, July 23, 2006 9:40 PM
I'm sure many will disagree with me, but I'd like the camelbacks on Magnum to be redone by Morgan.

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