Love Thread: Big Woodies

Sunday, July 20, 2003 7:26 PM
I saw the other love threads (mainly for the smaller variety of wooden coaster) and thought 'hell, why don't I start a love thread for big woodies?' So, here it is. All of those big, rough woodies need some lovin' too!

I, personally, love the Texas Giant. I don't care what anyone says; I love it just the way it is. It wouldn't be right if it were smooth. Plus, the ride kicks some major booty! ;)

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*** This post was edited by The Shy One 7/20/2003 11:28:18 PM ***

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Sunday, July 20, 2003 7:41 PM
I personally love the Great American Scream Machine at SFOG. It is a very stunning coaster visually. To bad they put that damn Skycoaster in front of it.

Now we need a thread for Medium sized Woodies.
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Sunday, July 20, 2003 7:45 PM
Mean Streak..... It's been a good while since i've been to cedar point (like years...) so maybe it is rougher now, but I though it was pretty fun.

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Monday, July 21, 2003 12:23 AM
they're big, full of trim brake, rough, and pawns to break records, "whats not to love." Ain't love grand. They have all broken records, then quickly been beetin down thanks to the big parks maintenace crews. It's ashame, they were supposed to be "so much." Not forgetting, both Colossus and American Eagle were both, most surely, top10 rides when they first opened, believe it or not. Ask some old timers. GASM in GA doesn't really fit in this category, the few times I've ridden it, it was way awesome. Big smooth and fast as a pised off whatever. But after you go too far over 100 feet of wood (as many designers have stated) you're looking for trouble. You think they'd have learned by now. Cornball is a top 5 ride, and it's like what, 65 feet???
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Monday, July 21, 2003 12:23 AM
they're big, full of trim brake, rough, and pawns to break records, "whats not to love." Ain't love grand. They have all broken records, then quickly been beetin down thanks to the big parks maintenace crews. It's ashame, they were supposed to be "so much." Not forgetting, both Colossus and American Eagle were both, most surely, top10 rides when they first opened, believe it or not. Ask some old timers. GASM in GA doesn't really fit in this category, the few times I've ridden it, it was way awesome. Big smooth and fast as a pised off whatever. But after you go too far over 100 feet of wood (as many designers have stated) you're looking for trouble. You think they'd have learned by now. Cornball is a top 5 ride, and it's like what, 65 feet???
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Monday, July 21, 2003 12:43 AM
I have lots of love for the Beast Family at PKI
I love SOB I have had 1 bad ride on it. I Love Beast Too just because of the dark rides you can have on it.

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Monday, July 21, 2003 1:02 AM
SOB, baby!

I love the small wood, don't get me wrong. Raven, Cornball are tops on my list. But, if I have to ride a woodie over 100 ft. tall, PKI is where I want to be. Maybe I've just been lucky and had 2 good rides, but I think SOB is underrated.

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Monday, July 21, 2003 1:36 AM
I must agree w/ The Shy One, The Texas Giant is a gem. I still have dreams about ERT on Giant during the ACE spring conference at SFoT ('96?). The first half of the ride is nice, the "magic carpet ride" finale is orgasmic. It is nice to live close to Ghostrider, but Giant will always be my #1 girl....

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Monday, July 21, 2003 4:01 AM
How has this thread not been hijacked?

I must say that I like the smaller CCI's much much more than bigger wood. Actually, I pretty much only like the smaller woodies. There's nothing fundamentally wrong with big wood, I just haven't met any that I liked too much.

Edit: Hrm. Ghostrider and Knoebel's Twister are above 100' aren't they. Okay, I guess I've met a few big woodies that I've liked.

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*** This post was edited by ApolloAndy 7/21/2003 8:04:00 AM ***

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Monday, July 21, 2003 4:26 AM
The Comet at Great escape who I also put into both catagories is the best woody out there.
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Monday, July 21, 2003 5:15 AM
The Beast is the big woodie for me.

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I hate Mean Streak.

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Monday, July 21, 2003 5:22 AM
Restricting it to large woodies, Shivering Timbers.
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Monday, July 21, 2003 5:32 AM
Beast and Texas Giant easily rival many of the CCI favorites (and smaller woodies in general).

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Monday, July 21, 2003 7:26 AM
Shivering Timbers is one of the best roller coasters I've ever been on. SOB is a magnificent ride if you know where to sit and can stand a little roughness. American Eagle is just mind-blowing in the front seat going forward. Ahhh, so refreshing just thinking about these rides.

From reviews: White Cyclone sounds like it should be high up in this category.

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Monday, July 21, 2003 10:08 AM
I loved Texas Giant. Sure it's rough, but it delivers a fantastic ride. I also love The Beast, it is also awesome, but for different reasons. Rattler is OK, If I had to give it only a thumbs up or a thumbs down, I'd give it a thumbs up. Mean Streak... well this is a love thread, so I'll keep my comments about MS to myself.

I don't really think Shivering Timbers fits the category of a "Really Big" woodie. I'd consider it the largest entry of the medium sized coasters.

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*** This post was edited by Soggy 7/21/2003 2:09:01 PM ***

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Monday, July 21, 2003 10:16 AM
I actually really enjoyed Mean Streak. I guess that makes me the minority around these parts.

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Monday, July 21, 2003 10:39 AM
So how are we categorizing? Under 100' - small, 100-125', medium, 125'+ big? I just want to make sure before I get involved in this thread.

mOOSH

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Monday, July 21, 2003 10:46 AM
I don't know that I want to get into *categorizing woodies* in a "love thread" with mOOSH.....sounds like a slippery slope to me...;)

I like the GG ratings myself....IIRC, they listed them as: 80' and under, 80-100', and over 100'....
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Monday, July 21, 2003 10:51 AM
My favorite big woodie is definatly Boulder Dash. I can't wait to head out to Lake Compouce and get some more rides on that baby!

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Monday, July 21, 2003 11:06 AM
*Snicker*

I had a whole response typed up... but it was soooo blue that I had to refrain.

Anyway... this thread did give me a big chuckle.

Shaggy

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