Mean Streak a Top 10 Wooden Coaster?

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 11:25 AM
Mean Streak was in my top 5.....from 1991-1993. It kicked butt back then. After that it's slowly sunk and is probably in the 60s or 70s on my wood list.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 11:30 AM
Aside from the "all too easy" sarcasm and jokes, just how do they explain MS being a top 10 woodie (which, obviously we know to be ridiculous).

I agree with them that MF is the number 1 steel coaster...so can they be so right.....yet so....off?

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 11:42 AM
MF is the #1 steel coaster according to Amusement Today. But that picture says Mean Streak is in the top ten according to Theme Parks Magazine.

Must be a big difference.:)

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 11:44 AM
But, "we" don't "obviously" know it to be ridiculous. I think Mean Streak is doing really well this year. Hell, even when it was rough, it was still a decent ride, albeit a little boring.

The other day it was so packed at the point that MS was the only ride Jen and I got on. The trim was barely on, and the entire track had a nice fat line of lubricant running it. It was even better than it has been in the past weekends this year, I got a stream of tears in my eyes from the speed.

I'm not saying that it's anywhere near the quality of the woodies at Holiday World, but there's definitely a hell of a lot worse out there. (Shivering Timbers, for example.)

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 11:44 AM
OMG, There are only 10 wooden coasters left on the planet???
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 11:53 AM
If I had a fledgling magazine, I'd make an arbitrary list of highly visible coasters in hopes that the parks saw it as an opportunity to put up a huge banner promoting their ride with the name of my publication on it and thus getting me more exposure.

Oh wait...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 12:53 PM
In my ten visits to CP, Not once have I seen grease on the track.

I was begging to think it was environmental thing or something but Blue Streak always has it.

Chuck

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 1:22 PM

MrPKI said:
MF is the #1 steel coaster according to Amusement Today. But that picture says Mean Streak is in the top ten according to Theme Parks Magazine.

Must be a big difference.:)



Theme Parks Magazine also voted Millennium Force #1: http://www.themeparksmagazine.com/mediakit/readerschoiceawards-2005.pdf

Oh, and Dragster's #2. Sounds like my kind of publication.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 1:35 PM
I don't know what you all are talking about but Mean Streak has to be one of the best woodies that I have ridden. If you want to hear some woodies that are rougher than that, lets see:

1. Predator - Six Flags Darien Lake
2. Grizzly - Kings Dominion
3. Hurler - Kings Dominion

Mean Streak ranks in my top 10 total coasters list, but I also love wooden coasters that kick a little bit. I mean, I even loved Blue Streak and that had a little bite to it.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 1:50 PM

Charles Nungester said:
In my ten visits to CP, Not once have I seen grease on the track.

I was begging to think it was environmental thing or something but Blue Streak always has it.

Chuck


It's been there most of the times I went this year, and that's been every weekend.

The exceptions are after heavy rains.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 2:04 PM
Dustin - you need to ride more woodies. ;)
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 2:12 PM
"RCPro: Your source for high quality coaster information"

Someone needs to define terms here... ;)

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 2:26 PM
Hey, If Cedar Fair can say that Hydra is one of the tallest and fastest floorless coasters, then I suppose they can brag up Mean Streak like this :)
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 2:56 PM

Olsor said:
Dustin - you need to ride more woodies.

I was about to jump all over you for first mis-spelling my name and then for even daring to say that I should ride more woodies as I have been on most of them in the USA -- then I realized we have a new poster who is named Dustin. My bad. ;)

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 2:58 PM
Well at least they had the nerve to name their source. This doesn't surprise me. It seems like a clever attempt to fill the queue.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:16 PM
Did you consider that it could be Top Ten by attendance. If CP is the #1 or #2 attended seasonal park it stands to make sense that MS would indeed be a Top Ten wooden coaster. It has more riders that most other coasters, bad or not.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:27 PM
I guess the other coasters on list have similiar banners or something to that affect according to Jeff Mast, editor of TP Magazine.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:33 PM

Lord Gonchar said:
...in hopes that the parks saw it as an opportunity to put up a huge banner promoting their ride with the name of my publication on it and thus getting me more exposure.


Swoosh said:
I guess the other coasters on list have similiar banners or something to that affect according to Jeff Mast, editor of TP Magazine.

And there you have it. :)

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 4:29 PM
Anybody know what the other 9 are? (Yes, I'm too damn lazy to research it for myself)
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 4:37 PM
Given that as a number ten, I'd say SOB, The Beast, Villian, RAging Wolf Bobs just to name a few.
:)
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