Iron Rattler

Sunday, April 21, 2013 12:38 AM

Yea, Blasterboy. It's fourth down in the Tools sidebar. It's easy and fun. You just point and click.

I don't look at anyone's track record though. I do it for myself...

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Sunday, April 21, 2013 2:01 PM

Yeah, I like looking at my track record sometimes. I like to keep track of things like that, and you'd be surprised at sometimes you think you got them all, and you actually have more coasters than you realize. I'd check it out.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013 10:23 PM

Thanks for your advice. I always thought you had to type in the names of the coasters you rode. I don't remember all the ones I rode, so does it have a list of coasters to choose from?

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Sunday, April 21, 2013 10:32 PM

Yes, there are lists to pick from, and if I remember correctly (it has been awhile since I added any new coasters), there are pictures too.

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Monday, April 22, 2013 12:06 AM

The easiest way to do this is to click on "amusement parks" in the bar above then scan the list of parks until you get to one you know you've been to. Click on it and you'll see every coaster, past and present, that the park has had. Click the + and it will be instantly added to your list. I like this method because it allows your rides to group on your list by park, and keeps em together. You might also be reminded of a ride at a park that you had otherwise forgotten about, and would have missed being included on your list. Just now, as a test, I randomly looked up Astroland and there was Thunderbolt, a ride I had ridden before it was razed. I had Cyclone already checked, but not that one. So, I just now picked up a "new" one for my list.
You might also see that a ride you know of is not included and that gives you the opportunity to contribute a ride to the list.
If you click the fourth item down in the tools section it will bring up your personal track record, not a list of rides you can point and click on. I'm not sure where that advice is coming from. Or, maybe I'm doing something wrong. But I see on that page it invites you to search for a coaster by typing it's name in, but that requires too much memory for me!
This is my hobby, and the list is an easy way for me to keep track of what I've "accomplished" in my coaster riding career. I don't care if anyone else sees it or not, and I'm not in the habit of checking everyone's numbers. I will admit, however, that i might give greater cred to someone's opinion when I know that they've been around.

Last edited by RCMAC, Monday, April 22, 2013 9:54 AM
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:25 PM

On this site the track record allows you to list the coasters you've ridden but as far as I can determine, doesn't allow you to keep track of how many times you've ridden them, and I find that interesting so use another website to keep a ride count. I've ridden El Toro 76 times and I305 7 times, which isn't necessarily a reflection of preference but opportunity. After all, SFGA is my home park and Kings Dominion is not.

As to Iron Rattler, I will have to watch the test videos more closely to notice whether the speed changes perceptibly. It is certainly my most anticipated new coaster of the year.

I will actually be at Six Flags Fiesta on Sunday and am sick about it because the whole point in going there was to ride Iron Rattler and I can't push back my itinerary without paying $300 to US Airways. So I'll have to settle for watching them test the ride and taking photographs. I'd volunteer to ride along with the water dummies and sign a million waivers discharging the park from any responsibility in case of mishap if they'd let me do this but it ain't gonna happen, not even if I start to cry and say that I'm a poor, downtrodden senior citizen who came all the way from Philadelphia to ride this coaster.

Last edited by Bobbie1951, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:39 PM
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 3:19 PM

Iron Rattler looks awesome. I love the whole concept of the cliff and tunnel. I know I won't be riding it anytime soon, mainly because I'm all the way in Ohio. But if I ever get the chance, it's on my list.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:18 PM

We're headed to Texas late summer to check it out. The parks down there have been on my list for a long time.

And no, there is no place to count the laps on Coaster Buzz. There is another site, though...

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 7:45 PM

Don't forget to visit Sea World and Schlitterbahn while you're in the area. If your time (and Budget) allow you don't pass up Six Flags Over Texas in the Dallas area and/or Kemah Boardwalk in the Houston Area. Texas has some fun parks and sometimes I wish I lived there.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 9:17 PM

Yeah don't miss out on SFOT or Sea World. After NTAG a couple more times, I've got to say it's my #1. You just never get tired of it. The airtime is powerful, but not painful in any way. I'd say it's some of the most comfortable ejector air I've ever gotten on a coaster, and it only gets more and more plentiful until the very end. Talk about coaster heaven. The Steel Eel is also very underrated. Sitting in the back, the ride is quite uncomfortable since the ride digs you into the seat and has you fighting to enjoy the ride, but in the front, I'd put its airtime up against any B&M Hyper with the exception of Nitro. Sea World's restaurants IMO aren't THAT good, but it is way better than food at the majority of SF parks (except GA and MK). I like Rosita's Cafe the most mainly because the chairs and tables are neat and not all sticky, the lines are pretty short, and the food tastes great overall. Sea World's shows are really spectacular too. Just make sure you're not having smoked chicken when Shamu decides to come on over and make a splash.

Last edited by blasterboy6500, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 9:19 PM
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