I'll give a plan and simple answer I got from the top maintence worker for all three wooden coasters. Villain got so rough because woodies should not have steel supports. They dont allow the ride to bend and sway enough causing to much stress on the wooden track. SFWoA takes great pride in their wooden collection. They take great care of these rides as well. But theres only so much they can do, rides as intense as Villain will tear themselves apart.
SFWoA ATL in 2002!
Ok, I am getting tired of these people praising the Six Flags woodies. The comment on the steel being bad for the wood is crap. I rode the Great White in Wildwood last year. That was built in 95(i think) and it still runs good. Six Flags does not take good care of its woodies. If the WOA coasters aren't enough let me offer a few other coasters: Predator at Darien Lake, it was good when I rode it in 97 but was terrible last year. Rotting Lumber oops I mean Rolling Thunder at SFGadventure. And this 3rd one from my dad, Great American Scream Machine down in GA. He rode it in the late 80's and it was one of his favorites. We went down there last Labor Day and he hated it. Six Flags does not take care of its woodies, please learn that.
I read in a Cleveland newspaper that SFWoA is getting a hyper next year so for Dano who didn't find the park thrilling enough might be thrilled next year.
I knew about the hyper coming, and I will probably make another trip next year. This time I will bring a bathing suit and enjoy the water park. I think the new coaster will be exciting, even if it is a clone, I haven't been on any SF hypers so anything will be a new ride to me.
I had a good time at the park, don't get me wrong. I guessed I just focused on the things that bothered me during the trip. Trust me I really had an OK-good time. :)
84 coasters in Track Record!! Hypersonic XLC # 100 in July. Waiting for the 305 foot drop tower in 2003. Thank you PKD.
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