Top Ten List is Getting Smaller

Saturday, October 14, 2006 10:16 AM
Don't worry, before everyone starts whipping out the CB Bible, and wants to quote it's scriptures to me, this is not a thread about an actual Top Ten List.

I was able to go on the ECC Germany list, a little over a week ago, and got to several parks that I hadn't been to previously.

On the trip I got to ride Geusente Sau? at Tripsdrill, and the coaster at Klotten as well(Don't remember the name of it at the moment).

These two coasters are what bring me back to the title of this thread. I now am seriously considering raising them to that elite 10 list that can never be openly discussed on this forum.

So I was wondering, without listing every coaster that people may have on their elite 10 list, does anyone else have a steelie that doesn't break all the records rated up there with the best of them.

For the record, I have at least 5 steelies that just about break the 100 ft height limit on my elite 10.

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Saturday, October 14, 2006 2:01 PM
SFOG's Mindbender, SFOT's Shock Wave, DL's Space Mountain, and PKI's Top Gun to name a few.

Records mean nothing to me, hence why I still haven't returned to CP to ride Dragster. But Maverick will get me back there.

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Saturday, October 14, 2006 2:03 PM
DL's current Space Mt that opened last year (way better than WDW or Tokyo). Killer ride...top 10 steel in my book.
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 2:08 PM
Peabody, just curious, would you have said the same about the old version?
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 2:44 PM
Oh I forgot one.....Canyon Flyer alpine coaster at Glenwood Caverns in Colorado.

I've always loved the Disney mountain coasters. The new Space Mountain is brilliant, but the old one was great and the one at WDW still is great. *** Edited 10/14/2006 7:53:21 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***

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Saturday, October 14, 2006 2:47 PM
matt: No. It was a fun ride and I liked it a lot (and the WDW and Tokyo ones) But, the complete overhaul they gave it at DL with the new track and effects put in my top 10 for just sheer fun.
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 5:57 PM
Top Gun: The Jet Coaster at Carowinds is my number one steel coaster.
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 6:01 PM
That and Montu are wonderful....you don't hear too much about them anymore.
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 7:49 PM
It will be interesting to see how Maverick fares next year at Cedar Point. This could be another one of those steelies that proves that bigger is not always better. Stay tuned.

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Saturday, October 14, 2006 11:59 PM
Dueling Dragons, Incredible Hulk, Mummy's Revenge (Orlando), X, and DLP Space Mountain.

They once have held a record but are still awesome rides.

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Sunday, October 15, 2006 9:59 AM
WOF Guy sez:

Top Gun: The Jet Coaster at Carowinds is my number one steel coaster.

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That was my first thought, as it's basically perfect. Not to say that it's the best in the world, just saying it all fits together and flows perfectly. There's nothing I'd change about it.


Mindbender (SFOG) is in my top 10, but was probably alot better before the trim nazis got a hold of it.

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Sunday, October 15, 2006 10:53 AM
Front seat on Volcano at PKD is an uncommon experience, one of my favorites.
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Sunday, October 15, 2006 5:20 PM
Montu! Absolutely, positively, without doubt, one of my favorite 3 coasters in the world. In the front seat, it's probably unbeatable.
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Sunday, October 15, 2006 5:29 PM

Vincent Greene said:
That was my first thought, as it's basically perfect. Not to say that it's the best in the world, just saying it all fits together and flows perfectly. There's nothing I'd change about it.
There must be something "the best coaster in the world" has that Top Gun does not (otherwise it would be), and therefore, you would add that as your change.
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Sunday, October 15, 2006 6:10 PM
Not really. The things that he might rank higher are things that an inverted might not be capable of doing, like airtime, etc. The perfect invert wouldn't be #1 in my book.
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Sunday, October 15, 2006 7:13 PM
^ No airtime on an invert? I'm guessing you haven't ridden Top Gun Carowinds in the front row. The floater air on the hill back toward the station is part of what makes it the best of the inverts.
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Sunday, October 15, 2006 8:43 PM

Vincent Greene said:WOF Guy sez:Mindbender (SFOG) is in my top 10, but was probably alot better before the trim nazis got a hold of it.

Still delivers like CRAZY when I get to Spring Fling.... :)

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Sunday, October 15, 2006 10:00 PM

Mister Halo said:
^ No airtime on an invert? I'm guessing you haven't ridden Top Gun Carowinds in the front row. The floater air on the hill back toward the station is part of what makes it the best of the inverts.

You guess wrong. Yeah that's nice, but nothing compared to the insane air other types of coasters are capable of providing. That was the whole point...there are some things that inverts don't deliver that other types of steel and wood can. So, the ultimate invert may not be #1 on someone's list.

*** Edited 10/16/2006 2:39:44 AM UTC by Peabody***

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