Is it me or is there just two much flat track on this ride? It was a good ride, but the helixs arent two intense and are two drawn out. Also there is a portion of the ride which is just a long slat straightaway. I am not saying it is a bad ride, but for some reason during some parts of the ride I actually got bored. Go here for the layout of the ride.
Until I ride another S:RoS, the one at SFA remains my #1 steelie, far and away better than the hypers MF, AC, or even the Big G and Nitro. The airtime was more sustained and intense than any other steel coaster, and the helices were powerful with fantastic head-chopping...
I never got bored even for a second...the only steel coaster so far to leave me weak-kneed...
When I first rode the one at SFDL, I was all about it, and knew we had good things in store the next year at Cedar Point. Yes, the straightaways are kind of dull, the helices kinds of long, but it's still an outstanding ride. I liked Millennium Force better but suspect that the SFNE ride, or Expedition GeForce or the new Goliath, would likely be even better.
As for the SFA ride, only got about 140 feet up the lift. Did I mention that the chain broke when I was on the ride?
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That piece of flat track between the first helix and the notorious third hill is the reason that coaster sits @ #2 on my steel list as opposed to #1. If they would have put a tunnel on it, I would have liked it better. But still, it's not like I'm going to boycott riding the darn thing. In fact, April 13 cannot come soon enough. lata, jeremy --for the first time all off season actually anticipating returning to SF***
I didn't have time to be bored on the thing. I've only had one ride, in the back seat, on the SFA version, and it kicked my butt from start to finish. It really caught me off gaurd. I was suspecting something half way between Maggie and MF and I got something half way between Maggie and....some really wild, violently intesnse coaster that I don't think has been built yet. Not for the meek, says I.
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well, seeing that SROS was Intiman's first hyper, I wouldn't be suprised if their were flaws. They got much better when they did Millenium Force, but hadn't done their best yet there either. Then there was S:ROS@Six Flags New England where for the second time I thought they took it to the max. Boy was I wrong when Expidition G Force came through and now we have three more Intiman mega coasters on the way. Compare Goliath to S:ROS@SFA and just by pictures you can se their progress.
SW, you should try S:ROS @ SFA again, if you make it to the area. They did a substantial rebuild on the trains last summer that made for a smoother ride. For those who may have gotten "bored", try riding the front seat. It 's like your attached to a missle. Or better yet, go ride Steel Force at Dorney, then come back and ride S:ROS. That should take care of any boredom you may have. ------------- The word "definitely" is definitely the most misspelled word on the buzz.
Intamin Fan said: SW, you should try S:ROS @ SFA again, if you make it to the area. They did a substantial rebuild on the trains last summer that made for a smoother ride. For those who may have gotten "bored", try riding the front seat. It 's like your attached to a missle. Or better yet, go ride Steel Force at Dorney, then come back and ride S:ROS. That should take care of any boredom you may have. ------------- The word "definitely" is definitely the most misspelled word on the buzz.
I did ride it in the front row twice, and also rode Steel Force about a week before. Im not saying it was a bad ride. At some point s my eyes were tearing and some parts were great, but Im just saying that about half of the ride was flat track which was what I didnt like.
S:RoS is an awesome experience from start to finish. I rode the one at SFDL when it debuted and it blew me away. I love the airtime, helices, and the water underneath. I thought it was better than MF and Magnum (2 rides I feel are terribly over-rated). It's my second favorite "big/hyper/giga" coaster only behind the Steal Phantom(haven't rode it's revenge yet).
Hmmm...what's my number one steel coaster? That's a hard question, but S:ROS @ SFA is it. It could be because I've ridden it over 200 times, or just because it fits my needs in a hypercoaster (extreme airtime, consistent speed). I have also ridden Nitro, Millennium Force, Steel Force, Magnum XL-200, Apollo's Chariot, and Phantom's Revenge (a close second). I think each of those rides has good qualities also. I know I would most likely really like S:ROS at SFNE, but I don't know when I'll make it up there. With my weeklong Texas trip, the local trips, and a trip out to Holiday World and back, it won't leave me with much money. ------------- The word "definitely" is definitely the most misspelled word on the buzz.