I haven't been on very many TOGO manufactured coasters...
But I am curious... what do you all feel about TOGO coasters? Were they basically the Pontiac Azteck of the Coaster Manufactures, and just a big mistake... or did they have a sense of quality or nastalgia to it?
I rode Sky Rider at Canada's Wonderland, and I must say that despite the stand-up only having 1 loop... it has trick track, a 90 degree banked helix as well as hills which provide "air time" (which is unusual in a stand-up). My friend, on the other hand, hated it. Did not like the retraints at all, found the whole ride uncomfortable, and also rough
Do y'all like TOGO coasters, or do you think that they were all just a big mistake?
I think that some are good and some are very rough. (Viper at SFGAdv)
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Having only been on one TOGO, King Cobra PKI, I absolutely love them. I've heard this wasn't rough compared to their other rides, though. Actually, King Cobra was the ultimate airtime machine to me and my favorite steel coaster. I was sad to see it go.
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Um, has Manhatten Express gotten bad? I rode it in 1999 and fell in love with it, it was my number one for a while. But I've heard recent reports that it has gotten rough which I can understand would be the worst thing to happen to that coaster with it's restraints!
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I’ve said it before in many threads, but in my opinion, TOGOs rock the casbah. Fujiyama is one of my favorite rides anywhere, and Ultra Twister and Manhattan Express are fun too. PKD's Shockwave isn't anything special, but it's not that bad either. The only part of the ride that truly sucked was the helix.
Take a look at this coaster. An Ultra Twister with a “twist and dive” element in place of the worst part of a standard Ultra Twister ride (the brakes)? Sounds great to me.
Overall, I could care less for most Togo coasters. Although, in my opinion, they have really fun heartlines that have a much different feeling than Intamin's or B&M's. Viper at SFGAd and UltraTwister at SFAW have heartlines that I love because it feels more like someone quickly pulls out a carpet from underneath you rather than just floating and spinning... Just a cool and unique feeling that I enjoy, and UltraTwister is a ride I would definitely like to ride a lot more.
I hate these things. They'd have some potential if the restraints weren't so damn uncomfortable, I rode King Cobra back in 1999 and thought I was going to die before I could get out of the thing. ------------------ (The other) Shaggy
TOGO is a manufacture out of Japan, right? I guess that's why naturally, their product is of higher quality in their home country.
Their restraints are a little more unusual than other manufactures... and their types of coasters were pretty revolutionary for their time... but for the most part, some TOGO's seem to be pretty decent, albeit with a basic layout.
I think their biggest & most costly mistake was Windjammer at Knotts, however... ...that must have been a major blow to TOGO, since those things were a nightmare from Day1. The concept was cool, kind of a dueling looping wild-mouse coaster... but the problems were overwhelming. *** This post was edited by DawgByte II 7/14/2003 1:08:09 AM ***
I never knew Manhattan Express was made by TOGO. Anyway, the only TOGO i've been on was the Shockwave at PKD. Since the King Cobra went, Im starting to think that the Shockwave is going to go.(Like the rumors say)
I thoroughly enjoyed Fujiyama, it is the best coaster I've ridden in my life. Mind you, I've never been to a park in the U.S. and my local park in Montreal has a new ride which I didn't get to try since I've been living in Japan for the past 20 months.