ThrillRide.com Hypersonic Review

Thursday, March 29, 2001 12:54 PM
Has anyone seen that new Hypersonic review on ThrillRide? It wasn't written by Robert Coker! I really liked the style that Coker uses in his ride reviews. The one on there was good, but it wasn't as good as the rest. I guess with the 'commercialization' of the site, we won't be hearing as much from Mr. Coker. Too bad.
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Thursday, March 29, 2001 1:50 PM
Yeah, I noticed that too. The funny thing is, I couldn't tell the difference until I finished reading and saw who it was by. I love the "Hypersonic is a little fast, sorta like the Atlantic Ocean is a little wet" line. That was a classic worthy of Mr. Coker. ;) Anyway, I would venture to guess that Coker wasn't able to ride it yet or something. Still, it was a good and well written review.

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Thursday, March 29, 2001 1:56 PM
I must admit that I enjoyed it. Makes me want to ride it, but not with them only running one train.
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Thursday, March 29, 2001 2:21 PM
I don't really see what is so good about it exepct for the launch and the -g's. Because there are plenty of rides that freefall.

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Thursday, March 29, 2001 7:26 PM
Although I really like Mr. Coker's reviews, I thought the Hypersonic Review was well written, and actually sounded quite a bit like something that Robert would write...

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Thursday, March 29, 2001 8:02 PM

Coastergenius said:
"I don't really see what is so good about it exepct for the launch and the -g's. Because there are plenty of rides that freefall.
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There's never been a freefall or airtime like this before! Especially in the back of the train. We must not forget that Hypersonic is the prototype. I can't help but remember the old prototype Arrow corkscrew at Knotts that was a drop, the Corkscrew, and then you were done! Then think of where they went from there to coasters like SFMM Viper. I can't wait to see what S&S does with custom designed models. The possibilities make me drool!
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Thursday, March 29, 2001 8:07 PM
Its kinda weird that other people noticed the difference... I actually didn't know that the writer wasn't Robert Coker until I saw this post. I did notice that the review lacked that "something special" that Mr. Coker seems to inject into all of his ride reviews. That is not to say that William Child's review of Hypersonic XLC is subpar. In fact, just the opposite is true- Mr. Childs wrote a fantastic review, and I look forward to reading much more of his work. There is just something about Mr. Coker's reviews that no one else can duplicate, he has a true way with words.

Congratulations to BOTH writers regarding their outstanding work, we enthusiasts are lucky that we are treated to their writings.
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Friday, March 30, 2001 12:52 PM
I agree with Rob. That review by Mr. Childs was very good, but I wish that whatever other commercialized stuff they do with that site, Coker would continue to write the reviews. They really do an excellent job. Once when I was reading their review of Superman: The Escape, I actually got that feeling in my stomach, you know the anticipation like I'm gonna ride a coaster. It was great. I've never read something that has done that before.
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Friday, March 30, 2001 4:28 PM
The review of Hypersonic was of of the best reviews. It was very detailed and informative. Now I really want to go on that thing!:)

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