Sunday, November 17, 2002 4:09 PM

Read this online @ http://www.limanews.com/display/inn_lifestyles/Family/family156.txt

and agree whole heartedly with it. Anyone here actually have a good ride on this thing?

"The Beast is the classic. Son of Beast is too much. The force with which it throws you from side to side makes it feel like Mike Tyson is pounding on your ribs. It's more extreme than the beast and I'm not yet sure if it's a good thing. As our first ride ended, I swore I didn't want to ride again. I felt the same way immediately after the second ride.

AIR TIME: Hard to notice when you're getting mugged

RIDE: Rough - make that very rough

URP FACTOR: Too busy counting bruises to feel queasy

BEST FEATURE: The loop"

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The Beast, at night, Nothing better.

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Sunday, November 17, 2002 4:14 PM
I love the ride. I have ridden it 10 times in one day. Not a single bruise on me. Its one of the smoother woodies out there.

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Waiting for 2003.

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Sunday, November 17, 2002 4:16 PM
Well either you were drugged up, or I got the worst ride on it ever.

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The Beast, at night, Nothing better.

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Sunday, November 17, 2002 4:18 PM
They said Mean Streak was too smooth. Now even if it isn't rough its one of the bumpiest rides I've been on
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Sunday, November 17, 2002 4:22 PM
For me Mean Streak was as smooth as glass compared to S.OB.

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The Beast, at night, Nothing better.

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Sunday, November 17, 2002 4:22 PM

Rough woodens rock.

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I prefer the pears in the heavy syrup. They're just good.

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Sunday, November 17, 2002 4:23 PM
SoB can be rough but it isn't that bad. PKI has done a whole lot to get it to where it is now. You shoulda ridden it on Media Day. New trains would make the ride atleast twice as good.
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Sunday, November 17, 2002 4:24 PM
I enjoy a rough wooden coaster too, but for me Son of Beast crosses the line from fun, to "I think I broke something,"

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The Beast, at night, Nothing better.

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Sunday, November 17, 2002 4:26 PM

I don't agree with what they said about Maggie. It's not at all Milllie's little brother and offers an excellent ride. It has plenty of hills. Also, at night the Raptor can really cause some people some great discomfort if eating at all before. It is definitely not safe at all times. These people seem to be quite off on many of their comments but I guess riding a coaster and rating it is very subjective. ie "very rough" (may not have been on many other rough coasters), "ridden on golf carts that were rougher" (obviously must not get out much at all because MF is awesome and very forceful, especially in the front seat! I guess everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

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Sunday, November 17, 2002 4:30 PM
Man you guys are weaklings,

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I prefer the pears in the heavy syrup. They're just good.

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Sunday, November 17, 2002 4:34 PM
If a coaster is made out of wood, its not going to be smooth. Yes, some wooden coasters are smoother than others, but geeze, just look at the two, S.O.B. just looks more intense. This guy is acting like it is a disgrace, give me a break. No coaster that gets in the top 5 is a disgrace.

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Sunday, November 17, 2002 4:41 PM
I almost lost the contents of my bladder on S.O.B, because of the bumpiness (I had drunk a medium Mountain Dew before getting into line). I kept praying for the end of the ride, which seems to never end. Thank God there wasn't another train in the station. The comments about Mean Streak were right on the money, as far as I'm concerned.
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Dude, you're getting an Intamin!
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Sunday, November 17, 2002 4:42 PM

I used to think that there wasn't a woodie rough enough. It didn't bother me. Now I can't stand it. I find myself getting tence to attempt to not let my spine get jarred. I carry alot of headache medicine cause I know I'll ride SOB and Mean Streak and the last two times I rode the Beast it gave me a headache. I think I was spoiled on the CCIs we have in Indiana and Michigan, I've ridden them all millions of times and not a single headache to report.

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Sunday, November 17, 2002 4:45 PM

I hate press terms. And 2002 was the first season King Cobra was not operating.

Also Wicked Twister is a great ride and when is Mean Streak "Too smooth". I find the whole thing to be completely off.

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Sunday, November 17, 2002 5:03 PM
In two words: Total Crap.
How could they rate anything new and Intamin a 6?!

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SFNE Central- Online Six Flags New England Resource
Devoted Intamin Lover for Life!

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Sunday, November 17, 2002 5:06 PM
I'm willing to go through the roughness of S.O.B., which I don't think is that bad, any day for that great layout, not to mention the loop. I consider Mean Streak about the same roughness, not TOO bad but very noticeable, but I'm not going to want to endure that somewhat little pain for the slow, bad-paced, trimmed up Mean Streak.
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Sunday, November 17, 2002 5:35 PM

Listen, SOB can be extremely unlpleasant, or great, depending totally on where you sit! I'm not talking so much as front or back, but over wheels or not. If you take the middle seat of each car, its much smoother, its unbelievably different. This holds true for almost every coaster as well! (Maggie is a good example) Now the front versus the back is also smoother, but the wheel assemblies are definately where NOT to sit.

Geoff

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Ride Coasters Always!

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Sunday, November 17, 2002 6:07 PM

I had the most amazing ride ever one time. Mid-August, 9:30 PM. Front Seat. Smooth as steel. I mean it, the ride was quiet, smooth, fast, and... COMFORTABLE! The next day we went back to ride it again, after getting off, I was about ready to pass out. It was amazing the difference in the ride. Almost like day and night. (Pun intended)

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87 different coasters for this year and counting... 149 total!

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Sunday, November 17, 2002 6:18 PM

I rode the front seat on the last car and it was TERRIBLE. So slow between elements, no air at all. Even lats were minimal. It just bumps and jars and shakes you all up. By far the roughest, mot painful experience on a coaster since first riding FOF with those damn OTS restraints.

But i know that it was probably the seat. If i had chosen more wisely i could possibly have had a great ride i suppose. But the first ride was so rough and tumble i was unwilling to take that risk again. And again i go back to the pacing. It was terrible. Yes incredible speed at the bottoms, but nothing pushing you over the tops. SO for me the risk of a concussion wasn't worth the medioce ride.

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Sunday, November 17, 2002 6:49 PM
Besides the two woodies at Holiday World, I can't think of a wooden coaster smoother than Son of Beast (I can think of 2 CCIs nearly 10x as rough). Easily one of the best coasters I've been on with great intensity and even airtime in 6-2. So far, leg pain for me has been non-existant and I've only had pain in my stomach the very first ride (knock on wood :)).

Those who've ridden with me know how much I love it! I think if you ride any coaster as much as I've ridden SOB, you get used to the minimal pain in may have and just ride it! Put your hands up and just let the coaster do its job.

Danny, who is officially insane on the Buzz now that he's revealed he loves Son of Beast, Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, and Vekoma =)

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