Thursday, June 28, 2001 8:57 PM
viper, phsyclone, georgia cyclone, texas cyclone,?
Thursday, June 28, 2001 11:14 PM
Texas Cyclone was the worlds #1 coaster until they put those plastic trains on it. That killed the ride, along with reprofiling. The Georgia Cyclone was a top 10 ride until they "got stiff" with the brakes, and also reprofiled this ride.
The Psyclone was never that good, it opened with plastic trains.
VIPER!!! I'm so lucky this is at my home park. It's fast, very smooth, with massive lateral and negative G's. It gets better ever year! I can't even believe Six Flags has such a wild woodie. And it ain't got no brakes! The only thing I don't care for is how the ride "drops" into the brake run at the end. Kinda stupid, and causes a very harsh stop. Other than that, it's beautiful! Just like the original Cyclone, every curve seems to get faster. And our double drop works!
Friday, June 29, 2001 6:22 AM
The Georgia Cyclone is still a wild ride.
If it was any wilder than it was last year, I don't know what I would do. I've never been thrown out of my seat and the restraint!!
Friday, June 29, 2001 7:48 AM
"The Georgia Cyclone was a top 10 ride until they "got stiff" with the brakes, and also reprofiled this ride.
Hate to tell you, but the Georgia Cyclone is wilder than ever. When was the last time you rode it? You still get thrown out the seat on just about every hill like. The Cyclone is still a top 10 ride IMO, but I have to admit Viper at SFGAm is very good also. I just don't think its wilder than Cyclone, by any means.
Friday, June 29, 2001 8:22 AM
The Viper was rated in the top 30 in the last top roller coasters poll. I don't recall where the other "cyclone-clones" ended up. Maybe someone out there has the link to it...
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Friday, June 29, 2001 8:09 PM
Georgia Cylcone is the best Cyclone Clone in my view.
Friday, June 29, 2001 8:12 PM
Ga Cyclone is the best, but they really need new trains! The current ones have these god-awful seat dividers!
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Friday, June 29, 2001 8:24 PM
LOL... sorry, your post title took me like 15 seconds to say correctly. It's sounds kinda humorous when you split it up into syllables.
"ci cy clone clone" ;)
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Friday, June 29, 2001 8:48 PM
Well Viper is the only Cy-clone I've ever been on and I am still raving about it to everyone who asks me how my trip to Great America went. I just can't believe how great of a ride this is. Being that it is the only Cy-clone that hasn't been braked or reprofiled (or damaged in an earthquake), I would guess that it is the best.
I really want to ride the original Cyclone now since I'm sure it is even wilder!
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Friday, June 29, 2001 10:28 PM
"Texas Cyclone was the worlds #1 coaster until they put those plastic trains on it.
They removed the coffin cars this year, and from what I hear its a major improvement!
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Friday, June 29, 2001 11:10 PM
TEXAS CYCLONE IS THE BEST EVER! The new trains improve the ride %100! Its in my top 3!
Friday, August 24, 2001 4:59 PM
Texas Cyclone was pretty good, but not like the Georgia Cyclone!
Friday, August 24, 2001 5:13 PM
I would have to say ASKA at Nara Dreamland in Nara, Japan. That thing kicked my tail! I got just as much air on that as I did riding the original, and was beat up like crazy too. Loved it. Still don't know what the name means. Better ask my wife:)
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Friday, August 24, 2001 8:37 PM
I would say Texas Cyclone, but it IS the only clone I've been on :). It was my first woodie so I think it will always be my favorite.
Friday, August 24, 2001 11:55 PM
Haven't ridden Viper or the TX version, but here's my ranking the ones I have ridden: 1) CI Cyclone, The Original - no question the best, one of my top three woodies for riding and the coaster you always hear about...and for good reason. 2) Ga. Cyclone - pretty close to MOM for laterals and drops, minus the view of the Atlantic and ALL that history, but proximity to lots of other coasters IS a definite plus. 3) Psy-clone...Great name, pretty good ride. Before it's critics get their dander up, I think based on preious postings it may have lost a little luster since I rode it...
Editorializing now: (you guys MUST be used to my late-night ramblings by now) Let the woodies run WILD, that's why MOM became the world famous coaster it is - ALL parks adopt HW's strict standards for wild and wolly woodies (and I can't mention HW without saying SOMETHING of that Oh-so-expensive friendliness and clealiness)? - SRM was WELL worth the trip from Florida (including flights, hotel rooms, rental cars, admission, etc). I know it requires more maintenance in terms of wear-and-tear, but isn't that why they have banking, elevated turns, and grease. Woodies require more maintenance, but you can get a fantastic ride for not NEARLY as much initial investment. Nice soft padded cars that track well, and smooth steel running plates make for a comfy ride that doesn't hurt the track OR the patrons if the coaster is designed well... GCI and CCI both make excellent rides IMO, and I think the turnstiles agree. But if you don't want to spend an extra $100K or so every year to maintain them properly and KEEP them running great, you can easily end up with a ride that becomes a liability in terms of down-time and ride-ability, and eventually, ridership. (Never wait long for Mean Streak at CP anymore, do you? How much different is Rattler from its original glory? At 50+ years older, we have Big Dipper at SFWoA, which tracks real nice, as does Wild One at SFA). Prediction: Twenty years from now, SRM will be as busy as ever. Woodies don't need to be "neutered" to keep the GP from complaining about roughness, they need the care of "craftsmen", people who know THEIR rides inside out.
Sorry for rambling, I just wish the parks would hear this, it's REALLY important to those of us who love woodies. I want to see them around for a LONG time to come, and a thread about MOM seemed like the place for it.
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