Is Mean Streak that bad?

Thursday, November 28, 2002 11:33 AM

Every time I see this coaster it looks awsome. The first time I saw it I figured it was probably one of the best wooden coasters. However, I've only heard negative things about this ride. It's tall, fast, and fun to look at.

I've never ridden it, but what's wrong with it?

-----------------

+0
Thursday, November 28, 2002 11:35 AM
I didn't find it rough like some people say, I think it goes to slow to be rough. The first drop looks like it would be awesome but then there are trim brakes that really ruin it totally. I also thought it was just boring. When I went to Cedar Point, I looked forward to it even though I had heard bad things. The best thing about it is it looks. Its structure is so impressive.
+0
Thursday, November 28, 2002 11:54 AM
The ride didn't hurt me.... but it was pointless.

No air, nothing. It's like driving in your car... Nothing happens.

-------------
« adix@nedesigns.com »

+0
Thursday, November 28, 2002 12:00 PM
I rode it in '98. Did they add trim brakes after that or something? I thought it was fast, and I loved how it was so intertwind in its own track. Then again, I'd take a twister over an airtime machine any day, but that's just me.
+0
Thursday, November 28, 2002 12:10 PM
I loved it!!! So? No air, who cares?

-----------------
I prefer the pears in the heavy syrup. They're just good.

+0
Thursday, November 28, 2002 12:19 PM
It used to be amazing in the first 2-3 years. Tasty air in many spots, great laterals, and FUN! But, time has not been kind to the Summers/Dinn woodies, especially the big ones. I doubt any coaster that big will remain in top shape except for the new Intamin breed. (I would be interested to ride SOB in 2010!)

-----------------
- Peabody

*** This post was edited by Peabody on 11/28/2002. ***

+0
Thursday, November 28, 2002 12:24 PM
I rode it in 94 I think or 95 for the first time and it was fast and had some great air but now its slow

-----------------
Load up on guns brings your friends its fun to lose to pretend...

+0
Thursday, November 28, 2002 12:28 PM
How is the magic carpet portion of the ride at the end?

-----------------

+0
Thursday, November 28, 2002 12:40 PM

Are you thinking of Texas Giant?

+0
Thursday, November 28, 2002 12:44 PM

The ride isn't bad, it's just boring. I'll give it 10 years, max., until that ride is demolished.

-----------------

The top 3 all time cobrarolls.

1)Raptor's
2)Deja Vu's (times 3)
3)Batman Knight Flight's

*** This post was edited by CobraRoller on 11/28/2002. ***

+0
Thursday, November 28, 2002 1:10 PM
It's not rough I just found it boring, I found it odd that the 2 kids ahead of me said it's the best ride in the park and better than SOB and Beast at Kings Island...
+0
Thursday, November 28, 2002 2:23 PM
Slow, meandering. That pretty much sums up Mean Streak. While MS and Texas Giant share some similarities, such as the track that wraps around the lifthill, they are very different rides. I loved the magic carpet section on Texas Giant.
-------------
2003-Gotham City @ SFA presenting Bathroom the Ride-Please remain seated at all times
+0
Thursday, November 28, 2002 3:03 PM
In my opinion, it's not that it's too rough or it's too boring, it just lacks that certain something that makes you want to run back and do it again. It needs some signature moment to draw you back. As it stands, the whole ride all blurs together into a mess of mediocrity. Time is better spent elsewhere.

It's pretty to look at though.

+0
Thursday, November 28, 2002 3:35 PM
I thought it was one of the better rides at CP. It sure beat out Mantis in Re-Ride factor. I didnt think it was too rough, and i loved flyin in and out of the supports.

-----------------
Women was god's second mistake.

+0
Thursday, November 28, 2002 4:08 PM
No. Relative to the other coasters at CP, it may not be superior, but compared to the coasters at many other parks, I feel it is world class. Simply considering the views of the lake and the park, as well as the crossings through itself, make it really great.
+0
Thursday, November 28, 2002 4:10 PM
Yes.
+0
Thursday, November 28, 2002 5:23 PM
I thought Mean Streak was horrible. You get little speed on the first hill and then what seams like stopping on the top of the next hill. I thought it would be intense, fast, exilerating, and have a lot of air time like Twister II at EG. But it is completely opposite of that.
+0
Thursday, November 28, 2002 5:40 PM

S00perGIR said:
I loved it!!! So? No air, who cares?

-----------------
I prefer the pears in the heavy syrup. They're just good.



Whoa... I'm not the only person here who thinks airtime does not make a coaster.

--Richard, who firmly believes that 3 seconds of air will not match 90 seconds of ride time.

-----------------
Is that a Q-bot in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

+0
Thursday, November 28, 2002 5:46 PM
I have found a liking for Mean Streak, I really like it! Probably only because the only place I ride it is in the very front. Now I have ridden the very back and that was torture, so I understand where you could be coming from there, but the visuals in the front are very neat, even with the trims, I still think it's a good ride. If there is no wait, I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

-----------------
Good Times!! Good Times!!
CCI Lives On!!!!
-Patrick

+0
Thursday, November 28, 2002 5:51 PM
I liked Mean Streak better than some of the woodies I've been on, but then there are others that make it look horrible. I can say this because I've been on most of the best woodies in the world- Phoenix/Twister, Legend/Raven, Beast, Cyclone... But then again I've also been on some of the worst.

-----------------
87 different coasters for this year and counting... 149 total!

+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...