SFOG woodies

Monday, January 28, 2002 11:57 AM
Me and my mom are planning to take a trip to SFOG for a weekend this summer and she cant really ride rough woodies. Are GASM and Georgia Cyclone rough. Are there any other rough rides I should know about. 

Oh, and one more question, when you hit the brakes on Freefall does it jam your back down, or does it stop smoothly?

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Monday, January 28, 2002 12:05 PM
In this case...um yeah.  She better avoid Cyclone like the plague.  One of the best in the world though, don't miss it yourself. 
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Monday, January 28, 2002 12:12 PM
I found The Georgia Cyclone to be a dud, contrary to popular opinion.   Most people rave about the intense ride it gives, but I found it to be very boring with none of the ejector/stand-up air I've heard about.  It was quite a let down for me, as I love intense wooden (and steel) coasters.  I'm figuring I hit it on an off day, and am going to give it another try (or two or three) this year. 

The Great American Scream Machine is very fun, and not what I would consider rough at all.  It does offer some forceful airtime, but is in no way violent.

One rough coaster to avoid at SFoG is The Ninja.  This was not a pleasant ride at all, with more head banging than a Quiet Riot concert.   I will *not* give this one another try.

Freefall was closed when I was there, so I couldn't tell you much about that one.

SFoG is a really beautiful park, and you should definitely enjoy yourself there.  Be sure not to miss Mindbender, the parks hidden gem.

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Monday, January 28, 2002 12:16 PM
Thanks guys.
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Monday, January 28, 2002 1:05 PM
I would say avoid both woodies. I especially found GASM to be particularly jarring on my back while riding in the back seat, and while others don't seem to have the problem, I wouldn't take the risk.

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Monday, January 28, 2002 2:36 PM
Ga. Cyclone has insane airtime if you sit in the back.  If you sent in the front, then I'm afraid it's one of the most boring rides.

GASM is smoother and has some good airtime.  The back part of the train is a rough ride, but in the middle to front is great going over the bunny hops.  I would definitely go for both.  Also, like chris said, be sure to ride the Mindbender.

I will be working at GASM when the season opens as the foreman, be sure to say hello!

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Monday, January 28, 2002 2:59 PM
Um... Duh!!  Of course there gonna be ruff, but the Cyclone is more intense and ruff than GASM.  Oh and GASM has great air time!  Another ride you should look out for is The Ninja... Man that ride will beat the hell out of ya.  Oh and I really recommend the Mind Bender... Its not the tallest or the fastest coaster at the park, but that ride has some great G forces on the highly banked turns and drops!

*** This post was edited by brett1019 on 1/28/2002. ***

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Monday, January 28, 2002 3:21 PM
GASM is the least roughest between the two, but you should ride both.  Ninja is rougher than GASM and Georgia Cyclone.  Be sure that you ride the new Superman: Ultimate Flight!
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Monday, January 28, 2002 3:31 PM
Thanks, and MisterX, look for a short kid with his mom (hehe)
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Monday, January 28, 2002 3:49 PM
SFOG woodies are awesome! However, GASM gave me backache for 2 days after riding in the back, but I still loved it. Ride it in the middle or front or with a tight seatbelt and you'll be okay.

Ninja's roughness might depend on your height. I'm 6 foot and got no headbanging.
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Monday, January 28, 2002 7:15 PM
Oh, I should add that I don't think Free Fall is really rough.  When you level out just be sure to hold yourself pretty firmly and keepy your head on the headrest and you shouldn't have problems.
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Monday, January 28, 2002 7:40 PM
GASM is fantastic, got work over last off-season and was running beautifully by park's closing...Ga Cyclone was a bit rough and screechy, but they were planning some work on it, so it may be fine this year.  Ninja is an original-layout Vekoma and pretty cool, but definitely NOT for your mom, pretty rough!  The Intamin first-gen freefall rides are pretty much standard IMO, and the improvement in the next version was considerable...the rough part was the transition from on your back to vertical, at the end of the ride.

Oh, and I can't let chris' statement go by without comment...miss MindBender and you will miss one of the best coasters anywhere...
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*** This post was edited by rollergator on 1/29/2002. ***

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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 11:27 AM
You guys helped out alot, thanks!

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