The problem with Iron Wolf is....?

Sunday, September 15, 2002 9:17 AM
After my last trip to SFGAm, I don't see why everyone complains about Iron Wolf. I think the ride is very smooth, and even has some nice airtime to it. So, I am just wondering, what is so bad about Iron Wolf?

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 9:28 AM
The problem is nothing. I have gotten smooth rides on the Wolf for as long as I can remember. Everyone can say what they want, but if you know how to ride a coaster properly, the end result can be an enjoyable experiance. Iron Wolf isn't rough, it has fast transitions. Give an enthusiast a Raging Bull, and it's forceless. Give him an Iron Wolf, and it's too intense...

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Never Has Gravity Been So Uplifting.

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 9:34 AM
I agree with BullGuy. Iron Wolf has nothing wrong with it. I had more headbanging than in June when I rode it yesterday, but you know what? I didn't care. It's not like it was painful. Hitting your head 3 times isn't painful, unlike a certain other (SBNO) coaster at that park which you hit your head 100 times.
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Sunday, September 15, 2002 9:49 AM
Iron Wolf isn't that bad. I think people mainly complain because it's a rough B&M coaster. Well, it was their first coaster ever so give em a break. It's nothing compared to some other coasters of same or less age. Iron Wolf is on its 12th season now. It really hasn't aged that badly.
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Sunday, September 15, 2002 9:59 AM
I never hit my head on Iron Wolf. All you have to do is after the corkscrew hold you head to the right and you will be fine. This has made this coaster a must ride for me, I love it. I think it is better than MAntis, the transitions are so fast and compact it is amazing, I still don't know where I'm going next on that coaster after all these years.

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 9:59 AM
I never thought Iron Wolf was rough, but I rode it in May and I had a rough ride, not a bad ride, a rough ride. I sat...I mean stood in the last row in May and I think that may have contributed, I now usually try to sit in the front half and that corkscrew is just UGH so excellent one of those coaster moments ranked up with Cornball's drop over the lake and Raging Bull's first whip outta seat drop and that airtime hill on Skyrider at PCW!

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 10:08 AM
Actually, I find the back to be more fun than the front.

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 10:14 AM
Iron Wolf may be a little rough some days, but boy, oh boy, is it nice and intense. I pretty much have to agree with most posts on here that the transitions are fast and surprising. I especially love being in the last row for the quick drop after the quasi brake run (or 'fake run' as I call it). All around, a great stand-up.

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 10:16 AM

Iron Wolf is the Devil Incarnate. Shockwave doesn't hurt, Iron Wolf kills you. I didn't ride it last time I was at GAM. If I wanna get bashed painfully repeatedly in the head I will go home and use a 2 x 4.

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 10:30 AM
What I have determined is that the outside seats hurt a lot more. When riding with my friend, he loved the ride and didn't know what I was talkign about and I had beat red ears and I was sitting on the outside.

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 11:55 AM
I am very confused now. First there are a ton of people who hate the ride, but now there are hardly any (at least those posting seem to like the ride).

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Deja Vu doesn't have fastlane, but it has a fastlane line.

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 12:18 PM

Maybe I just don't know how to ride standup coasters. Because I loved Shockwave but hated Iron Wolf. I tried to bend my knees so there was less pain between my legs, but the ride ops yelled at me for trying to bend my knees. Any tips on a less painful standup ride?

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 12:55 PM
If Iron Wolf is anything like its cousin at PGA, I think its one hell of a ride. I think it was a lot more thrilling and intense than lets say....Riddler
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Sunday, September 15, 2002 1:32 PM
I loved Riddler and would give it a nod over IW, that being said, I used to dislike IW. Lately, after dissing the ride, and riding it a few times, it really isn't so bad. Its very quick and intense, with tight transitions--it's a batman-style intensity that isn't quite as refined (and its older, go figure). IW is a good ride, especially being in its 13th season.
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Sunday, September 15, 2002 3:08 PM
Ive never had a problem with Ironwolf with head banging. i rode it several times today and while it may be a little rougher than other B & M coasters it still gave me a excellant ride!!
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Sunday, September 15, 2002 3:15 PM
I had some roughness this year but I still love it. Any coaster is good for me no matter if its as rough as an arrow mega looper or as smooth as most B&M's. But really ive only had one rough time on IW.

*** This post was edited by Magnum XL-200 on 9/15/2002. ***

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 3:17 PM

The problem with iron wolf is nothing it's actually my favorite b&m coaster people are just stupid by the way raging bull isn't forceless it's smooth and glides on the track remove the trim and it's awesome . Iron wolf isn't braked until the end and people say it's too intense I don't ever get head banging and the only problem i have with the ride is the jock situation. It's IMO B&M's best standup with rr in a close second.

edit: just remebered the fake run that barely brakes the ride

*** This post was edited by Coaster Sam on 9/15/2002. ***

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 3:20 PM

MambaTim said:

Maybe I just don't know how to ride standup coasters. Because I loved Shockwave but hated Iron Wolf. I tried to bend my knees so there was less pain between my legs, but the ride ops yelled at me for trying to bend my knees. Any tips on a less painful standup ride?

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I'm a Jay, Jay, Jay Jay Hawk!



The only reason iron wolf is bad is because of those poorly designed trains. And never bend your knees on a standup if there is any airtime your nuts will hurt for the rest of the week.

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 5:30 PM
I rode Iron Wolf and I wasn't impressed at all. It seemed there was a lot of headbanging, but then again I was on the outside, so as someone already mentioned that may have affected my ride. I am not one to love stand ups, but I like Mantis more.
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Sunday, September 15, 2002 5:44 PM

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? not me...

I've had 1 trip 2 SFGA(a great coaster park that only needs new paint jobs and some cleaning up) in 99, the first year of Raging Bull(my fave coaster), but while there, i rode Iron Wolf from the front, and liked it. it's so much better that Vortex @ Carowinds(My frist B&M, My first Standup) and i liked it much better than Vortex, i don't see the problem

*** This post was edited by TeknoScorpion on 9/15/2002. ***

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