Sunday, May 18, 2003 6:46 PM
I noticed that both SF:DL, and SF:NE have a S:RoS coaster. What I was wondering was if they are identical, or at least very similar, or if they are different at all. Plus, how would people compare it to MF? Thanks!
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Sunday, May 18, 2003 6:55 PM
I'm not sure, but SF America has one too. They are probably clones, but I'm not too sure about the two you've mentioned.
Sunday, May 18, 2003 6:57 PM
There are 3 S:ROS's, one at SFNE, one at SFDL, and one at SFA. The SFDL & SFA coasters are essentially the same coaster, just mirrored. The SFNE one is the cream of the crop however, which is nothing like the other two other than the name. I've been on all 3 and MF, I loved MF, but I also loved S:ROS at SFNE. I think I'd have to ride them back to back to decide which I enjoyed better. Hope this helps. :)
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Sunday, May 18, 2003 7:04 PM
SFA's and SFDL's S:RoS are mirror images of eachother. SFNE's S:RoS is completely different than the other two. Although im not sure about SFNE's S:RoS and MF, I do know that SFA's version doesnt compare to MF at all.
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Sunday, May 18, 2003 7:04 PM
Thanks for all your help! It definitely sounds like I NEED to go to SF:NE!
Sunday, May 18, 2003 7:09 PM
As someone who has ridden MF, but not S:ROS at New England, I can tell you that Millennium Force only has moderate airtime. Most of the ride is just spent traveling at obscene speeds. But, I have seen the Bad Nitrus recreation of S:ROS and it just keeps going up and down and up and down, and....well you get the point. I hope to experience it this summer.
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Sunday, May 18, 2003 7:13 PM
SFNE's Superman is one of the best paced coasters you'll ever ride. The mix of air and helixes are close to perfect.
SFDL's has a bit too much flat track and one too many helixes - the second one is a bit redundant. Still a good ride, though.
In my mind, MF is all about speed and power with big, wide elements. SFNE's is about negative G's with a few positive G's thrown in so you can feel the difference.
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*** This post was edited by Chaindog 5/19/2003 7:42:32 PM ***
Sunday, May 18, 2003 8:08 PM
i've ridden them both. S:ROS KILLS MF. seriously, one hill on ROS has more air then all of MF.
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Sunday, May 18, 2003 8:20 PM
S:ROS at SFA is simply amazing IMO. That 3rd hill is the most incredible thign in the world. Millie doesn't hold a candle to that incredible air on S:ROS. IMO it is perfectly paced, I love the helices and the speed track. It is a gutsy layout IMO as it just seems so dull yet is truly amazing.
It is far and away my number one out of 150 coasters.
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Sunday, May 18, 2003 8:26 PM
As already said, the SFA/SFDL and the SFNE versions are totally different. First of all, on the SFNE version, The first drop is longer, due to the drop into the underground, mist filled tunnel. The rest of the layout is also completely different.
I have to say MF is my favorite coaster, with SFNE's superman a close second. MF has a few good pops of air, but it is clearly built for speed,power and height. S:ROS, on the other hand, goes for Forces (lots of air, positive and lateral G's)with not as much height or speed. As I said, MF is my personal favorite, but not by much.