Love Thread: Small Woodies

Saturday, July 19, 2003 9:36 PM
I just decided to try to do a love thread for the small woodies that pack the punches heavy. In my wonderful summer I was able to enjoy 3 small woodies that have made my top ten. Cornball Express in my opinion the single greatest woodie out there, even more air than Timbers in half the length/space and it is 50 feet shorter. Then of course there is Raven, the drop is A+ and this is the one I vote for most intense woody, intense g's air, and turns. Then Ozark Wildcat! So twisted and has so much airtime for a ride that has hardly any straight sections, 8 moments in the Front!!!!!! I just wanted to express my love and appreciation for those woodies that have completely proven biggere isn't always better. Go ahead and express you love.
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Saturday, July 19, 2003 9:43 PM
Wow, if there was ever a thread title ripe for hijacking, this is it. ;)

But on topic, Cornball Express is amazing. Its hard to believe that it packs the punch that it does considering its height.

And good old Raven. Visited HW for the first time in May... I can't say enough great stuff about the park and this ride in particular. Its a work of art. :)

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Saturday, July 19, 2003 9:43 PM
Dont remember some of the old small woodies...My favorite is Yankee Cannonball...As you can see in my top ten its high up there...

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Saturday, July 19, 2003 9:51 PM
I am trying to get to go to Cliffs before summer ends so I can go on NMR, that looks like a great Cornball coaster, packs a lot for its space, looks like it'll have great air and lats. Any one ridden it.
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Saturday, July 19, 2003 10:46 PM
SwampFox at Myrtle Beach
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Sunday, July 20, 2003 1:22 AM
How about the Blue Streak at CLP its a classic, lacks a locking lap bar and when riding alone the lap belt leaves about a 6 + inch gap, so when getting air time your basically standing up unless your holding one for your life, then at the turn around you get slammed to the left then to the right then some more camel backs with air time, all that and factor in the bone crushing first 3 drops before the turn around, plus the the ancient station where no computers or electronics are to be found just the hand brake levers.

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Sunday, July 20, 2003 2:20 AM
Screeching Eagle at Lesordsville lake(PLEASE OPEN NEXT YEAR!)
Great airtime and Ohio's standup ride IMO.

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Sunday, July 20, 2003 3:29 AM
For ultimate air on a small woodie (less than 100ft) the Phoenix wins hands down. 13 bits of airtime in the front seat, the majority of which are ejector. Cornball and Raven are cool too.

Second I would put the Grand National at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The second double down launched me into standing position, and then both of my feet took off the ground! If I hadn't have been holding on I would have been out! The ride is less than 70 feet high, and nearly 70 years old. If it was located in the US it would easily be a Top 10 woodie. The whole ride is so much fun.

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Sunday, July 20, 2003 4:49 AM
Remeber it's not the the size, but how you use what you got ;)

That being said, gotta give props to the under 100 foot crowd. CP's Blue Streak will always hold a special place in my heart, and of course nothing beats Cornball.

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Sunday, July 20, 2003 5:46 AM
One word: Cyclops. "Best half coaster I have ever riden"(CPlaya) Words that are so true. Best ejector airtime moment you will ever find. Get out and ride this gem in the Wisconsin Dells. You won't regret it.

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Sunday, July 20, 2003 5:50 AM

Kick The Sky said:
One word: Cyclops. "Best half coaster I have ever riden"(CPlaya) Words that are so true. Best ejector airtime moment you will ever find. Get out and ride this gem in the Wisconsin Dells. You won't regret it.

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Bob Hansen
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I couldn't agree more.

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Sunday, July 20, 2003 8:52 AM
I also gotta give props to my first coaster (at age 3 no less) the Yankee Cannonball aka the airtime machine.

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Sunday, July 20, 2003 9:06 AM
Blue Streak (CP) is a classic ride. It can't compete with a neighbors, but it is still an overall fun ride. Rollo Coaster is also an awesome junior woodie. It may be only 900 feet long, but it is one of the most fun coasters I've been on. The Phoenix is also good (but not mind-blowing), but it's already given so much love, I don't think it needs anymore.

The Comet at Hershey was also good until they added the brakes...

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Sunday, July 20, 2003 9:06 AM
The Tornado at Stricker's Grove, and it's double hump near the end that ejects you from your seat. It's also fun to hear first timers scream when they hit it!

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Sunday, July 20, 2003 9:13 AM
I could say a whole lot about first timers hitting woodies, but I wont.......

;)

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Sunday, July 20, 2003 9:15 AM
Fav small woodies: Kennywood's Jack Rabbit, Racer, and Thunderbolt, HW's Raven and Legend, and Lake Winnie's Cannon Ball!
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Sunday, July 20, 2003 9:49 AM
I love woodies, although I haven't ridden nearly as many as I would like. If I could go back in time, I'd love to ride the Flying Dragon at Walled Lake again.

As for the present, Legend and Raven top my list. If I restrict to the small woodies (therefore eliminating Shivering Timbers), next would be Blue Streak. I've been riding it since 1970 so it has a solid place in my heart.

Although it's been 10 years since I've ridden it, the Big Dipper at SFWoA is still high on my list.

Obviously, I still haven't ridden many of the great old coasters.

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Sunday, July 20, 2003 11:00 AM
I absolutely love Timber Terror at Silverwood , there is awesome ejector air on most of the hills and at least some air on all of them. It's to bad that not that many people have had the chance to ride it.
*** This post was edited by coastercody 7/20/2003 3:02:01 PM ***
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Sunday, July 20, 2003 11:48 AM
I'll definately agree with your statement on the Ozark Wildcat. clearly one of the best out there.
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Sunday, July 20, 2003 12:25 PM
As for a small wooden coaster... I'd have to place my vote on Worlds of Adventure's "Big Dipper", for the fact that this coaster is intense in air-time on nearly every single hill in the first car. The lap bar gives you plenty of room, no seatbelt, and it's qualified as an ACE Classic because of no seat-divider.

If you ride it in the back, it's pure hell from the first drop to the end... but in the first car, it's total bliss, as it's smooth, and exciting for a ride soo old & so small.

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