SFMM to close Colossus after 36 years on August 16th

Friday, June 6, 2014 4:12 PM
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He didn't specific that it was good quality. Bad quality is quality, too. ;)


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Friday, June 6, 2014 4:15 PM
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Blackie said:

You're the first one that I have heard of that isn't a fan. What quality wood have they ripped up?

Well I was a fan of the original Rattler (even though it beat the living hell out of me.) I loved the intensity it gave, it was very much alive in a sense.

Texas Giant too. I loved Texas giant. Well it's all personal opinion. I do like Outlaw Run, I think RMC has a great strategy when it comes to these old rickety coasters and such, they repaired Thunder Run at Kentucky Kingdom and that thing has never ran so smoothly. I'm just not a fan of the I-box stuff. Maybe it will grow on me.


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Friday, June 6, 2014 5:37 PM
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I'm a fan of airtime, laterals, and speed. What kind of coaster produces that matters not.


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Friday, June 6, 2014 5:50 PM
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I am not a fan of the only excitement on a coaster being the possibility of needing to go to the hospital.

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Friday, June 6, 2014 6:18 PM
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If a coaster doesn't give me a concussion, I ask for my money back. If they refuse, I beat them with my cast.


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Friday, June 6, 2014 6:31 PM
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I kind of thought the larger wooden coasters were underra...nevermind.


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Friday, June 6, 2014 9:10 PM
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Maybe Knoebels will buy it...

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Friday, June 6, 2014 9:34 PM
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Tommytheduck said:

Maybe Knoebels will buy it...

I can see it now... "Flying Colussus 360 Turbo."


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Saturday, June 7, 2014 11:54 AM
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Old Texas Giant was a *quality* ride IMO...easily one of my very favorites, had everything Mean Streak promised but failed to deliver.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014 6:18 PM

I didn't ride Texas Giant it's first year but I remember it was fraught with problems on account of it being so rough. I think it even closed for a while. Guys I know at an ACE event that year took one or two rides then sat out for the rest of the ERT session. Later the ride was reprofiled, or whatever, in order to "fix" it.

Then along came Cedar Point who must've said "Ooh! We'll take one of those, but please make it the world's tallest (natch') and please make it smooooth (of course) So that's how we got Mean Streak, with a brake down the first hill, a less than thrilling layout, and guess what else? Rough as hell, anyway.

It wasn't until after many disappointing laps on Mean Streak that I finally got to Arlington to ride TG and I loved it. The high hills were great, the double up was bizarre fun, and the bobs-style ending remains etched in my mind. Many years later I tried it again and was not so impressed, I felt the old guy was showing his age.

So maybe these gargantuan wooden rides have proven in the end to not be worth the time and trouble. If Colossus gets the RMC treatment, then great. If it gets the wrecking ball the only really sad thing is that an iconic part of SFMM's skyline will be missing.

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