Mean Streak Thought

Tuesday, May 6, 2003 11:18 AM
After riding RWB and seeing how much the retracking helped for this ride, would a retracking on Mean Streak help or is Mean Streak rough because of its size?
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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 11:20 AM
The first three hills of Mean Streak were retracked during the offseason.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 11:26 AM
Mean Streak *used* to be rough -that was part of the fun and what made it a great ride IMHO. What made it suck was that they put large amounts of trims on it and now it crawls over the hills a-la RWB on the turn closest to BKF

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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 11:29 AM

But even with the trims, Mean Streak was still very rough. Did the retracking of the first three hills help at all, or is it still the same?
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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 11:33 AM
Wooden coasters are supposed to rough. If people want a smooth ride on a roller coaster, then they should stick to steel coasters.

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Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do. :)

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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 11:45 AM
Mean Streak is perpetually retracked year-round.

Wolf Kabobs had the most messed up track gauge in history prior to this year, which is why I'm sure the difference seems so drastic. Mean Streak suffers from many inter-related issues, and if there was a quick fix for it, they would've long since tried it.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
"Pray that your country undergoes recovery!" - KMFDM

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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 11:58 AM
My problem with Mean Streak isn't totally because of the roughness. The fact that it is extremely slow and boring in conjuction with the roughness makes it the worst ride I've ever been on. I don't think there is a fix for it so just burn it down and start with a new woodie.

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All who think Mean Streak needs a match taken to it say I.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 12:07 PM
Coasterphil, have you ever riddn it without the brakes, because I had the privilage one day to ride it without the brakes, and it is not a boring ride. Quite the opposite, in fact. It has insane laterals, good, if not ejector air, and was very fast. Until I went back to CP and rode it with the brakes, it held a place on my top 10 list. If STUPID Cedar Fair would stop putting so much money into their pockets and spend a few thousand every year on woodie upkeep, we would have some great woodies.

Also, because they put brakes on the woodies, then the GP thinks they are just boring rides to begin with, and that puts woodies in a worse place than they already are. So this year I am not going to CP unless they throw Mean Streak's trims into lake Erie.

So there!

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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 12:11 PM
I have not ridden it without brakes so I can't make a judgement about how it is without. All I know is that the ride sucks with them on.

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All who think Mean Streak needs a match taken to it say I.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 12:23 PM
That stupid Cedar Fair company. They should just get rid of everything anyone gripes about.

Mean Streak is not a bad coaster.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 12:27 PM
Coasterphil, so will you change your sig now?

Hmmm, MY homepark has 12 coasters, and absolutely NO trims. So if PKD can do it, than CP should be able to also.

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I am not going back to Cedar Point until they throw Mean Streak's brakes into lake Erie. There should be a law against killing coasters like Cedar Fair does.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 12:27 PM
nightride, I have a feeling that you'll never be going to CP, because Mean Squeak's trims are there to stay. Cedar Fair isn't stupid for putting them on, the exact opposite is true, the trims are the only thing keeping this ride from literally falling apart. The biggest "bad decision" was to build the world's largest woodie at the park in '91.

MS's problems stem from one thing, and one thing only. It's too diddly-doo-darn big. Wooden coaster technology hasn't changed much since the 1920's, and there is a limit to how large they should be built. My opinion is that 130' is just about as big as they can get before they start killing themselves.

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SCREAM with me... in 2003!

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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 12:27 PM
Nightride: Now you're just posting nonsense. Cedar Fair puts money in the unit holders' pockets. Furthermore they do what they need to maintain a ride. Are you aware there are six full-time union carpenters who work that ride year-round? No other ride in the park has higher maintenance costs.

Like I said, it's not a simple issue. Sure, they could let it run loose, but then they'd need to deal with even more track maintenance and structural problems.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
"Pray that your country undergoes recovery!" - KMFDM

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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 12:36 PM

nightride said:
Coasterphil, so will you change your sig now?

Hmmm, MY homepark has 12 coasters, and absolutely NO trims. So if PKD can do it, than CP should be able to also.

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I am not going back to Cedar Point until they throw Mean Streak's brakes into lake Erie. There should be a law against killing coasters like Cedar Fair does.


No, because I said the ride I had on it sucked and in my opinion needs a match taken to it and a good gravity group coaster put in its place.

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All who think Mean Streak needs a match taken to it say I.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 12:50 PM
Why do so many parks consistently underestimate the cost of upkeep for their wooden coasters?

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Kevin Stone
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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 4:11 PM
They don't underestimate costs. But they know they could spend an infinite amount of money trying to please spoiled enthusiasts.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 4:17 PM
Nightride..dont even get me started on PKD's wooden coasters. While there maybe no trims on any of them, Grizzly has to be the worst piece of junk Ive ever been on. Rebel yell wasnt much better and Hurler was mediocre. I rode Mean Streak in 2000, while its no Lightning Racer, I still had fun on it.
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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 5:37 PM

General Public said:
They don't underestimate costs. But they know they could spend an infinite amount of money trying to please spoiled enthusiasts.

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


I didn't know wanting a ride that was either fun and rough or slow and smooth was being spoiled. Enthusiasts aren't the only people who don't like Mean Streak. The general public doesn't appear to like it much either.

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All who think Mean Streak needs a match taken to it say I.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 5:41 PM

coasterphil said:
The fact that it is extremely slow and boring in conjuction with the roughness makes it the worst ride I've ever been on. I don't think there is a fix for it so just burn it down and start with a new woodie.

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Wow. If Mean Streak is the worst ride you've been on... *shakes head*

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Never Has Gravity Been So Uplifting.


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Tuesday, May 6, 2003 6:01 PM
So you don't see how it could possibly be the worst coaster I've ever been on. I've been on a lot of rides and this is definitely the worst.

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All who think Mean Streak needs a match taken to it say I.

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