saviourmachine said: "I saw those pictures, and thought it looked amazing! I don't know if the Rattler was brought up last time at SFFT, but it makes good use of terrain. If only the triple helix was faster... :("
yeah, when I saw that it first reminded me of the Rattler. Did you go on it in it's first year? It was pretty fast through the helix and it was very painful, but I liked it. There needed to be a coaster(at least when I was in junior high school)that separated the men from the boys. Today it's still a good ride, but a whole lot slower, and less painful.
No, I rode the Rattler last year. Still a fun ride, and definitely a little rough, although Texas Giant was rougher. It is probably the most beautiful woodie I've seen in person, due to its surroundings.
That is great use of terrain. Coasterman J, if you are talking wooden coasters, then the Beast is still the longest in the world. Also, speaking of the Beast, I think that it uses the land excellently. Just my opinion, tho.
Actually, Ultimate was the second longest in the world, as a coaster in Japan (Diasadurous or something similar) which originally was a mobius racer began to run both tracks rather than each part, thus becoming longer than The Ultimate. Then of course, Steel Dragon came and took the record...
I think King's Island uses the terrain really well for a few of their coasters. The Beast hugs the ground throughout most of the ride as does Top Gun. But I think the best terrain coaster I have been on is Adventure Express. I like how you don't start off the ride going into a lift, you start off on an out-of-control ride down into the canyon.
I think terrain coasters are more exciting because it can have some chopper effects. Plus it can really make for a creative ride as well as the layout.
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Cool. I was wondering how Adventure Express was. Sounds cool.
I don't know if I'd call the Whizzer a terrain coaster. Even though it spends a bit of the time near the ground. You could disassemble it and plop it in a parking lot. For me, a terrain coaster is designed for a specific piece of land.