So fellow buzzers, ask yourselves: What coasters would you ride if they were a different type or designer?
Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."
Schwarzkopf shuttle loops...The most possible fun in 36 seconds.
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.
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.
I also like the idea of retrofitting the restraints on Arrow loopers. I think S&S should place their Screaming Squirrel restraints on them.
Prowler. Opens May,2 2009.
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.
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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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.
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!
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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.
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?
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!
Prowler. Opens May,2 2009.
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