Terrain Coasters

Sunday, October 7, 2001 4:06 AM
I'd really like to here some opinons on certain terrain coasters like Hercules and Boulder Dash. And on terrain coasters, how good do they use terrain?
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Sunday, October 7, 2001 4:14 AM
I've been on Boulder Dash and I think its the best wooden coaster cuz of the terrain. Its awesome when the lift bings you up the mountain then the drop brings you down the mountain. And then you go past the queues to the part where you twist in and out of the trees. Then a huge amount of air with the bunnyhops to the end next to the lake. Terrain coasters rule!!!!!!!! I suggest Boulder Dash.
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Sunday, October 7, 2001 4:18 AM
Revolution. Beautiful ride. The rides does all these swooping curves and drops around the terrain and it feels like you are going to hit it. All the trees around makes the ride feel very fast. The loop is really fun to plus there is this banked turn which makes you feel like you are going to fall off. Even though this ride is plaughed with trim breaks and shoulder restrains its an incredibley fun ride.

Not recommended with your eyes closed! :)

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Sunday, October 7, 2001 6:51 AM
Th best terrain coaster is the Beast, while Boulder Dash's terrain is also good, the Beast has two underground tunnels and is a lot longer. Once you've gone down the first drop, you can't see the rest of the park - it's awesome.

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Sunday, October 7, 2001 7:12 AM
Hercules really isn't a terrain coaster and it is absolutely awful, worst woodie i have been on!! Boulder Dash is a great ride that really built all along the terrain of a mountain. Boulder dash's track is never  elevated more than 15 feets above the terrain and rocks. I think Boulder Dash is a better terrain coaster than Beast, BD is better intergrated into it environment and provides much more airtime as it fallows the topography. Beast just meaders through the woods, and doesn't really fallow the landscape, Beast is still an a good ride though.
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Sunday, October 7, 2001 7:15 AM
Montu has the narrow trenches which really ad to the ride, and even though I haven't ridden it, Nemesis looks like it has the same effect.
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Sunday, October 7, 2001 9:25 AM
Montu really isn't a terrain coaster.  If it was it wouldn't have any hills at all, since the park is dead flat.  The trenches are just a nice added feature.  (And Montu is a great coaster.)

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Raven which uses the terrain well in a great coaster.

Personally, I love terrain coasters for the feeling of speed as the terrain and trees rush by.

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Sunday, October 7, 2001 9:46 AM
I'd say Dragon Mountain uses the terrain pretty good. Check these out... http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery185.htm

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Sunday, October 7, 2001 6:18 PM
i really liked sooperdooperlooper at Hersheypark alot....i have a feeling that it is a lot like Revolution at SFMM, although ive never been...the drop uses this big hill, its incredible...after the AWESOME loop, the rest of the track is ground level with tight little drops and a psycotic helix!!  its awesome :)
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Sunday, October 7, 2001 7:48 PM
Is the raven at holidayworld concidered a terain coaster. since its tracks are low to the ground? if so can anyone name all the possible terain coasters?


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Sunday, October 7, 2001 8:36 PM
Wouldn't the Thunderbolt at Kennywood be one.
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Sunday, October 7, 2001 8:40 PM
well, SFMM has three as I would classify terrain coasters.  Those are Revolution, Ninja, and Goldrusher.  does anybody agree/disagree?
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Sunday, October 7, 2001 8:44 PM
I think that the BOSS at SFSTL uses the terrain pretty well. I mean, it seems like the whole park gets higher and higher toward the back of the park where Screamin Eagle and the Boss are. Maybe that is just me though. lol The double drop is really cool! Also, on Batman at SFSTL, there are a few places where it looks like you come really close to like some rocks or something. I know that might not be real terrain, as it may have been put there just to look neat, but I think it looks...well, neat! LOL

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Sunday, October 7, 2001 8:49 PM
if you call the Raven a terrian coaster then you would have to call the Boss a terrian coaster.
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Sunday, October 7, 2001 9:29 PM
I would have to say Cornball Express. It may not be a terrain coaster for land but as far as space this one takes tha' cake. :)

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Sunday, October 7, 2001 11:51 PM
The Ultimate at lightwater Valley UK, apart from the lifts it doesn't go much abouve 2 ft high, yet its one of the longest coasters in the world. Not sure if Nemesis counts here, but if it does then there's definately the best.........
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Monday, October 8, 2001 2:53 AM
Isnt it also that a terrain coaster uses the contours of the ground for drops and hills? does the track have to completely follow the ground in order to be a terain coaster or just any part of the ride or most the ride? cuz if its just any part of the ride then yes i would concider revolution-goldrusher and ninja terrain coasters.
how about Big bad wolf or even Lochness? How about the Matterhorn, even though it uses its own structure for the terrain, or even Big thundermountain at DisneyLand or possibly any minetrain rides, they all pretty much use the ground.


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Monday, October 8, 2001 3:54 AM
I don't think Matterhorn and Big Thunder Mountain are terrain coasters because they don't use "natural" terrain like Raven or Hercules.
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Monday, October 8, 2001 8:54 AM
I would have to say that the Big Bad Wolf at BGW is a classic terrain coaster, whatwith that final drop into the lake!  Another great classic is the Ultimate in the UK.  Great long ride, and stays barely 5ft off the ground in its entirety.  Amazing concepts in coasters.   I would like to know how the engineers build them with almost no open space to default to...

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Monday, October 8, 2001 9:01 AM
I really like the Goldrusher at Magic Mountain. Very cool terrain coaster!
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