Speed or Inversions? Take your pick.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 3:25 PM
WE ALL LOVE ROLLERCOASTERS. But which one's are our favorite? The speedsters( Millenium Force, Kingda ka, Top Thrill Dragster, and Nitro)? Or the loopers(Kumba, Batman:The Ride, Great Bear, and Medusa)? Tough question right? Tell us about your favorite monsters!
Tuesday, May 9, 2006 3:37 PM
For me, it's the sensation of speed, more than anything. For instance, I would rather go on a woodie that tops out at 50 MPH, but feels like 80 MPH, than a coaster that tops out at 80 MPH, but feels like 50 MPH.

Inversions are fun and all, but I like those out of control feelings.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 3:39 PM
totally agree.
Tuesday, May 9, 2006 3:47 PM
I like it all. I just don't like too much of one thing at one park. A park full of inversions, and it all begins to feel the same. 9 times out of 10, I'll take speed (as long as it's not just a bunch of straight track). I'm not against inversions though, although vertical loops and cobra rolls do nothing for me anymore. The zero g roll still gets me everytime.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 4:12 PM
Speed's OK, inversions are overrated (EXCEPT for vertical loops, esp. Anton loops, and tophats)...LOL!

Airtime is where's it's at, though... :)

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 4:48 PM
I prefer oranges over apples

Agreed with Bill though...AIRTIME!

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 5:09 PM
Did we turn over a new leaf? Nobody's attempted to flame or hijack this topic! "What happened to coasterbuzz?"

I definitely will take air and out of control over either speed or inversions. That said, speed feels much more out of control (especially at night in the front) than inversions.

Boulder Dash in front at night - Out of control air with no idea where you're going and a great feeling of speed. Now you're talking!

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 5:16 PM
Inversions are overrated.
Tuesday, May 9, 2006 5:18 PM
Perhaps inversions are overrated within the enthusiast community. But is that really much of a surprise? ;)
Tuesday, May 9, 2006 6:35 PM
Speed >>> Inversions
Tuesday, May 9, 2006 6:38 PM
Rosie O'donnell. I can't believe we're still even having the conversation.

Oh wait, sorry, wrong thread.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 7:52 PM
I personally like both. Especially if they are in the same coaster. Incredible Hulk for example has a fast out of control speed fist half and a traditional looper the second half.

Matt, this thread will eventual turn out like the other one.;););)

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 8:00 PM
If a certain park already has too many speed coasters, then it's a nice change of pace to goto a looping coaster...

...but I myself prefer speed & air-time... just because the comfort is not being restrained in the shoulder restraints and the freedom of movement & air-time is there...

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 8:18 PM
As others have stated, I like speed. My favorite is the type I feel on coasters like Raven and Legend, even more so than the Son of Beast or Millie.


SOB/Mille speed = driving 80mph on an 8 lane highway
Raven/Legend speed = driving 40mph in downtown San Francisco

The latter is not as fast but sure feels faster. A 150 mph coaster would be interesting, but the curves would be so big and drawn out that the ride would not be as thrilling as it should be.

And yes, I enjoy inversions too. They have their place and seem to work great as marketing tools. Son of Beast/Revolution/Mindbender etc. use the "less is more" inversion strategy, with good results. But for the most part, for me a loop is a loop is a loop...(Schwartzkopf loops excluded)
-Buckeye Brad

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 8:46 PM
I guess I might as well answer before this get's closed as I suspect it's against TOS.

If forced to choose between speed and inversions I'll take speed. But I prefer airtime over speed and inversions.

*** Edited 5/10/2006 2:41:34 AM UTC by Mamoosh***

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 9:18 PM
^Why would this thread get shut-down by TOS??? *** Edited 5/10/2006 1:18:46 AM UTC by Hamster Boy***
Tuesday, May 9, 2006 9:21 PM
Tuesday, May 9, 2006 9:23 PM
^^O.K O.K. I get what you mean
Tuesday, May 9, 2006 9:28 PM
The mods will have the last say, of course ;)
Tuesday, May 9, 2006 10:35 PM
The more experienced I became by riding many different coasters the less impressed I became by loops and by sheer speed. Airtime, unexpected directional changes and the general "fun factor" is most important to me now. I like a ride I actually want to reride a dozen times.

The most I've rerode a looping coaster was maybe 2 times during a day. I rode the Cornball Express 30 times in one day but desired to ride the Hoosier Hurrican 7 times during that same day.

I am kind of fond of shuttle loops such as Greezed Lighting, a few arrows that are not rough, Tennesee Tornado for instance, and I like some of the B&M sit down loopers and floorless coasters, but prefer the non-looping rides by B&M like Raging Bull.


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