Ride of Steel topped?!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 4:15 PM
I came from the Busch Gardens Music Festival in April stunned. Not because are high school won the overall competition, but because of the scream machines. After riding Apollo's Chariot numerous times, I had the Supee knocked out of me. Apollo proved more thrilling for me than SFNE's S:ROS. The guys and I rode Apollo four more times to test the rush again. Two of the five friends I spent the day with agreed but the rest thought we were nuts.

Has anyone else ridden both Superman:Ride of Steel at SFNE and Apollo? Can someone tell me there views between the rides...

Actually has anyone has ride on any other hyper that felt more thrilling than Superman:Ride of Steel? I just wondering if I'm alone over here...

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003 4:38 PM
I think AC is the best of the 4 B&M hypers, but it doesn't come close to any of the Intamin Hypers. S:ROS at SFNE is just pure bliss.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003 5:17 PM
rollergator's avatar Vertigo, I've ridden only the RoS at SFA, and the three US Beemer hypers....the suggestion you make approaches blasphemy...;)

Regardless of layout, the only Beemer that seems to have a good train design is none other than E:GF...which makes me wonder what's up with the nasty trains on *our* B&M hyper machines...which IMO feature great layouts chock full of *meh* floater airtime...

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003 5:22 PM
rollergator, what is E:GF?
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Tuesday, May 20, 2003 5:27 PM
E:GF=Beemer? ;)

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003 5:31 PM
E:GF a Beemer Bill?

I thought AC roughly equal to RB. Only above Steel Force out of the hypers I have ridden.

Nitro however does knock my socks off with some very good Flojector air. I just hate the 4 wide trains.

Nothing even comes close to topping S:ROS at SFA to me. The violence and longevity of the air is simply amazing and I really ejoy the helices. Maggie and Phantom are right up there as well with Nitro barely behind.

I need a bity more then some float to make me happy, the more violent the better and S:ROS, Maggie, and Phantom have violent air in spades.

God bless Intamin, Company that I love. Stand beside her, and ride her, from the opening to the closing of the day.

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 5:33 PM
rollergator's avatar ROFL....eh, I'll go have some dinner now...;)

But you can find me in line somewhere for some VIOLENT ejector air...:)

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 5:34 PM
RB is downright boring...AC has great air, if the ride is warmed up and has a full train. As an overall ride, I would take AC over S:RoS at Darien Lake, but that incredible air on the hills of S:RoS can't be beat!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003 5:46 PM
Jeff's avatar I've not been to SFNE, but to date my favorite hyper is easily Apollo. I got on it two days before Bull one year, and like Apollo better. I got on it the day after Nitro another year and still liked Apollo better. I don't know, I think it's just basic good old fashioned air, start to finish, in really cool terrain.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003 5:48 PM
Well, I just got back minutes ago from riding AC, and I have ridden many other hypers, but not the one at darien lake. No offense to anyone, but I personally think that AC is the tamest large steelie I have ever been on. Yeah, it has one squittle of a drop, and some good floter air in the back, but it is nothing compared to say S:ros at SFA, or even Steel Force. It is just do tame that it makes me sad. Don't get me wrong, I love it, and I rode it more than any other coaster today, but it is definitely not on my top 25 list. With a wonderful intense coaster called Alpi so close, I would have thought that B&M could have something better than that to give us.

I'm being a hypocrite with my sig, ain't I? Well I had fun on AC, so there!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003 6:09 PM
Isn't E:GF an Intamin & not a B&M?

The only B&M hypers that I'm aware of are AC @BGW,RB @ SFGRAM,Nitro @ SFGRADV & Silver star @ Europa park.

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 6:33 PM
Ok, so we are all in agreement that coasters haul ass when it's hot. Well, I went to Busch Gardens on a Sunday when it was 94 degrees with 90-100% humidity and still came off Apollo yawning. Way too trimmed if you ask me. And gator, I thought the trains were all the same for all 4 BM hypers. Plus Silverstar (I think you were referring to that) I heard is the worst of the quartet.
Tuesday, May 20, 2003 6:36 PM
The trimming reminds me of Bull. Unlike Nitro the trims are on the upsides of the hills. It was a good ride but it was a serious case of anticipointment.

God bless Intamin, Company that I love. Stand beside her, and ride her, from the opening to the closing of the day.

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 6:40 PM
The only hyper I find better than SRoS SFNE is Nitro, of course (honestly, who doesn't know this by now, lol).

My top 6 looks like this (I have ridden all the B&M hypers in the world and all Intamin hypers minus Thunder Dolphin for reference)...

Nitro, SFNE SRoS, MF, X, ExGeF, and Raging Bull

As you can tell, I'm a *huge* fan of both B&M and Intamin styles. And honestly, I can't say which I'd prefer at a park either. I love them for what they are...Intamins have horrid trains (in the fact that they are small and cramped -- I dig how close they are to the track and how there's nothing on the sides though) but insane speed and amazing ejector air, then the B&Ms don't have the ejector, but have many many thrilling moments of long-lasting floater and many more elements than most Intamin Hypers. They have more "bigger hills" which I love...

Anyhoot, Apollo is a great ride (was running bad last year on my visit though) but I'd definitely take SRoS SFNE over it.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003 6:59 PM
I'm one who really likes the B&M hypers, and would rank all three in my top ten. Both Nitro and AC are probably in my top 5, behind MF of course. RB is my least fave of the three, but still a great ride. I just really enjoy the smooth ride, great hills, and floater air that those hypers give. The seats retraints are cool in that they are pretty easy to keep loose, allowing for more air than usual.

However, with that being said, I must confess that I have not yet rode S:RoS, and cannot compare the rides. I certainly hope to change that before too long however!

Take care and God bless!

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 7:11 PM
ive had good and bad rides on Apollo, but i still very much enjoy it, its a fun coaster....and honestly, i was not impressed that much with the SFNE superman....with all that said, SFA's version whips the crap outta both of them...for that matter, whips the crap outta Nitro as far as im concerned...

ill find out in a few weeks how Raging Bull holds :)


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Tuesday, May 20, 2003 7:47 PM

is it possible that I have ridden a different SROS@ SFA then you? The one I encountered(multiple times during 2 different visits) delivered no great air to speak of, had long dull stretches, and a rather tame helix, IMO. After riding, I wondered how this coaster is even considered top 10 material. SFA's version does not compare to SFNE's in any way. As far as hypers(not counting gigas) go, Its SROS sfne, Nitro, Maggie, with the others way behind. Haven't been on Ex:GF or RB though....

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 7:53 PM
SFA's S:ROS is incredible.

if you got no air you had to have been superglued to your seat. I came very near to dying on the thing. The piledriver air is relentless and just friggin huge. The first drop has air in the FRONT SEAT for cryin out loud. It is perfectly paced IMO. I wasn't looking for much before riding, I thought the flat sectiosn looked dull and the helices were ho hum.

Heck no, the layout looks so simple yet is so amazing.

If you rode with Vacoasterfreak and I you woudl understand the power of SFA's S:ROS.

God bless Intamin, Company that I love. Stand beside her, and ride her, from the opening to the closing of the day.

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 8:05 PM
Vater's avatar SFA's S:RoS is the only one of the three Intamin Supermen I have ridden, and I prefer it over both AC and Nitro. The air is awesome, and the straight sections (as well as straight sections of track in general) are highly underrated.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003 8:11 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar I've made no attempt to hide my lack of enthusiasm for the B&M hypers. Nitro and AC do little for me with their threatening poses, but pussycat rides. S:ROS at SFA is in the bottom half of my top ten and is among the great but it doesn't touch S:ROS at SFNE. SFNE's is just outstanding. Take the best parts of all the other hypers you've ridden and put them together - you now have S:ROS at SFNE.

AC and S:ROS? No comparison. I'd take one ride on S:ROS over 10 on AC. I prefer a powerful ride that tries to throw me off like an angry bull over one that caresses my buttocks as it gently floats me around like a child in the arms of his mother.

I do give the slight nod to AC over Nitro though...

...and the straight sections (as well as straight sections of track in general) are highly underrated.

Agreed! :)

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