Nitro = overrated piece of crap - SFGADV, 7/11

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Sunday, July 13, 2003 5:07 AM
Medusa is only beaten by Apollos Chariot and Alpengeist in my 10 top. Alpengeist, I found, was just slightly better than Medusa, but not by much.

After checking out my top 10 again I nudged Nitro down to #7... I thought Magnum and Talon were much better.

As far as Superman goes I think it's either you love it or you hate it. I really liked the flying concept but I can see how it would bore some people. Everyone has their preferences.

As far as the title goes, it was meant to represent my reaction after my first ride on Nitro. Besides, titles that just have the name of the park and date are very boring and stupid, so why not make it interesting?

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"If we knew how safe roller coasters were, we'd lose their thrill" - Daniel Keller

*** This post was edited by 3r1c 7/17/2003 9:58:54 AM ***

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Sunday, July 13, 2003 6:19 AM
BullGuy's avatar Some of us will never know, nasai... You never did get around to posting those fabeled TR's... ;)

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Never Has Gravity Been So Uplifting.

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Sunday, July 13, 2003 7:46 AM
Who cares if MF has an original layout? I sadly didn't miss the four overbanked turns of MF on Nitro. MF has the better first drop and is overall more thrilling, but I thought Nitro was a lot more fun with the floaters in the front seat (MF has airtime? ;)). SROS and Apollo are still better. Hercules, Flashback, Windjammer, and Viper-GAdv also have original layouts, but that doesn't mean they're great (or even halfway decent in those cases with most people).

Using negative titles to get people to read your TRs isn't anything new at all... I Hate Cedar Point! http://coasterbuzz.com/forum.aspx?mode=thread&TopicID=7481 ;)

-Danny
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Sunday, July 13, 2003 8:49 AM

Why3289 said:
NITRO AND MILLENIUM FORCE?????????????????

Nitro is nowhere near milleniums calibur of ride, just look at the height difference, speed, and teh coasters are kool, and like wide open.


Some more question marks might get your point across better. Have you ridden Nitro? I guess you're going to tell me the difference between 92 and 80 is palpable, huh. Next you'll tell me that Nitro's train isn't wide open.

Not that I think Millenium Force is a sucky coaster. It's very fast. Unfortunately, that's it. It's just fast. I'd have as much fun on a monorail if it went 92 mph. Sorry.

Don't feel bad though. I don't think Nitro is all that great either. I also think Magnum is trash, but I'd rather eat (yes, as in consume) the entire layout of Magnum's course in one sitting with mustard (which I also hate) rather than ever take another lap on Rolling Thunder.

TAER IT DOWN!

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Sunday, July 13, 2003 9:30 AM
*Gasp*

Magnum is one of if not *the* best ride for airtime. I get loads of airtime on that thing...then again, I get air on MF when people say they don't get any, so yeah...

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Sunday, July 13, 2003 9:42 AM
I can't wait to go to Great Adventure next week. I hear that GASM was very rough but maybe it smoothed out over the years. I want to see how bad Rolling Thunder is, because I fairly enjoyed Hercules at Dorney. The staff probrably wouldn't bother me.
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Sunday, July 13, 2003 9:45 AM
If you liked Hercules, you'll like Rolling Thunder. GASM isn't that bad, just sit towards the back and lean forward. My advice is to head towards S:UF and then go to B&R:TC, Nitro, Batman: Ride and other rides and then take the Sky Ride to the other side of the park.

Hope you have a good time.

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"If we knew how safe roller coasters were, we'd lose their thrill" - Daniel Keller

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Sunday, July 13, 2003 5:20 PM
cp_wt, I don't mean to offend. I just think Magnum is trash. It's dated and the trains are just plain awful. The lapbars suck any desire for me to get any airtime right out of me. I seem to feel every single weld during it's 10 mile journey.

I know there's severe Magnum lovers out there and I wish them well. But if you love Magnum AND the reason is the airtime?? Ride any of the RoS's or get on over and ride Phatom's Revenge.... Now. ;)

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I'm not an enthusiast. I just play one on message boards.

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Sunday, July 13, 2003 7:51 PM
Phantom's Revenge doesn't have any air because of those freakin' seatbelts. Go ride Big Dipper at SFWoA in 1-3 with your hands up..THAT is airtime. It's a shame parks still run their pain machines..it is old rides like those that give people brain trauma and then give newer, faster coasters a bad name.

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Monday, July 14, 2003 11:43 AM
I only once had a problem with the trains on Maggie, and that was because it was my first ride ever, and I stapled myself to kingdom come. It dosn't hurt, and I completley enjoy it. Yeah, I've got strong quads because of track, but still, it isn't THAT bad. Dated? I'm lost on that one.

Try Blue Streak in the back for mad Air too...lol I know it's hard to put the two together, but I get some airtime on this oldie.

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Monday, July 14, 2003 1:45 PM

Homey G. said:


But if you love Magnum AND the reason is the airtime?? Ride any of the RoS's or get on over and ride Phatom's Revenge.... Now. ;)


But what if we love all of those? ;)

I think that riding Magnum is one of those times when it pays to have big, and naturally padded, thighs. :)

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Monday, July 14, 2003 2:20 PM
Millie is the second lowest hyper on my list just above Steel Force. It's a good ride, but not by any stretch of the imagination spectacular IMO. It does what it's intended to do, it's just that it's not what I like. I woudl put it just right about 20th on my list of steelies.

As for Nitro, I absolutely adore the thing, but it does have a tendancy to underperform. It is no Maggie or PR but it's a great ride.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2003 6:20 AM
One thing *I* dont understand is that the original poster rated the park overall a 7/10 (about what I would rate it), yet repeatedly says how horrible the park is. I give it a 7/10 and it's in my top seven or so parks. I'll admit, HersheyPark is LOADS better, but Dorney isnt even on the radar.

Two: Just because one likes Hercules does NOT mean that they will like Rolling Thunder. I love Herc, but cant stand RT. It was so bad the first time I rode it, I wanted to ride again because I could not believe a coaster could be that terrible.

Three: I-fan, when did you *finally* come around to Medusa? I remember two years ago you were hating on it hardcore. Going as far as to say it had "headbanging".

Four: chris, I'm skinny (but getting fatter daily...) and I still like Maggie :)

lata, jeremy
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Tuesday, July 15, 2003 6:33 AM

2Hostyl said:


Four: chris, I'm skinny (but getting fatter daily...) and I still like Maggie :)


Says the masochist that loves SOB and Hercules. :)

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Tuesday, July 15, 2003 7:01 AM
Koaster King, to say that Nitro knocked Millenium Force out of your top 20, is just plain insanity.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2003 7:23 AM

2Hostyl said:


cant stand RT. It was so bad the first time I rode it, I wanted to ride again because I could not believe a coaster could be that terrible.


Haha, that's why I rode RT twice, too. First time in the front, and couldn't believe it. Saw the short line, ran around and hopped in the backmost seat. Got more than I could believe, and decided that was quite enough. I wouldn't have dared ridden Viper a second time, though. I don't think I had with me enough Advil to conquer head, neck, and shoulder pain of such magnitude.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2003 7:29 AM
Every hyper I've been on is better than Nitro, except for S: RoS (SFA).
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Tuesday, July 15, 2003 7:41 AM
john peck's avatar Okay. We can't go around saying people are nuts if they don't prefer one ride to another, thats just one's opinion.

But, back on this subject, and to anyone with SFGA as their home park, my question is, is what rides have been down the majority of the time? I plan on visiting in a few weeks, and though we haven't decided on which day yet, I need to prepare myself for rides not operational.....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2003 8:15 AM

2Hostyl said:
One thing *I* dont understand is that the original poster rated the park overall a 7/10 (about what I would rate it), yet repeatedly says how horrible the park is. I give it a 7/10 and it's in my top seven or so parks. I'll admit, HersheyPark is LOADS better, but Dorney isnt even on the radar.

The park experience at Great Adventure wasn't the greatest, however their selection of flats (for the ones that were open) and roller coasters (as well as quality) is pretty impressive, which is basicully the only thing saving the park from a 5-6/10 rating. When I say it's the worst park I've visited, that really isn't saying much as I've never visited a park I didn't enjoy and my park experience is rather limited (as well as my track record, hence why Nitro is rated pretty high).

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"If we knew how safe roller coasters were, we'd lose their thrill" - Daniel Keller

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 5:34 AM
John Peck, the Batman track on the Chiller, the Poland Spring Plunge, and the Jumpin' Jack Flash (it was testing last time I was there, so it may open soon) have been closed every time I went to the park this year. The Parachute Drop is only open on days with little or no wind.
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