Unpopular coasters that you did "get"?

Monday, August 12, 2002 9:36 PM

The exact opposite of the other thread like this.

For me it was Mean Streak at CP. I rode it a few weeks ago and wondered why it wasn't ranked any higher. It was right after rain, if that had anything to do with it, but it was fun. The trims where still on the first drop, but it trully gave me that "out-of-control" feeling that you get on wooden coasters. I even had a bit of airtime!

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Monday, August 12, 2002 9:40 PM
Drachen Fire. I never understood the rough hubbub. Oh well...........:(
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Monday, August 12, 2002 9:51 PM
Definately Shockwave at SFGAm and Raging Wolf Bobs at SFWoA... I LOVE BOOMERANGS! yet most people hate them -- btw -- thanks for this forum, I was waiting for some one to be positive =o)

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Monday, August 12, 2002 10:01 PM
I didn't find Windjammer as bad as some described. No where near as rough or painful as a bommerang.
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Monday, August 12, 2002 10:03 PM
I found Viper at SFGADV somewhat enjoyable and exciting. Its hurts, but it is not that bad.
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Monday, August 12, 2002 10:17 PM
Am I alone with the Arrow Mega Loopers? Also Psyclone at SFMM has airtime and is descent. If you ever happen to ride Mean Streak on an empty train it has a lot more airtime and a lot less bouncing.

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Monday, August 12, 2002 10:54 PM

Vekoma Boomerangs. I just really like them. I've done 6 so far and never had any serious headbanging and the drop if you sit in the back is a nice "stomach taker". Very disorienting and other than Dueling Dragons they're the only coasters that give me "Jell-O Feet"

I've found that leaning into the harness (how I tend to ride these anyway) greatly reduces any headbanging that may occur.

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Monday, August 12, 2002 11:10 PM
Hey! Who said the megaloopers were unpopular? I believe TT fits in that category, along with the highly respectable Viper at SFMM, and my beloved 6-inversion twister that resides in the hills of southwestern Ohio.....
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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 2:41 AM
Everything Vekoma... God, i even like El Condor (sfh) and that must be the roughest slc on the face of this planet! What Gonchar said about leaning forwards also helps on these babies.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 4:58 AM

Thunder Run at SFKK is a great coaster, for some reason in the SFKK brochure it even says its in the top 10... It isn't and I think it should be.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 5:09 AM

Thunder Run is an excellent coaster, and many would call that Kentucky Kingdon's hidden gem.

Vekoma SLC/Boomerang- I'm a big fan of Vekoma SLCs and Boomerangs, and I'm convinced the only reason enthusiasts don't like them is because they're cloned everywhere.

Arrow Megaloopers- Another ride I love. I'm referring to the two 7 loop clones, Shockwave and GASM II. I haven't tried Viper, but I'm sure I would enjoy it just as much, maybe even more. I never seem to have problems with these rides. I'm not tall or big, but my head still doesn't seem to bang quite as much as in everyone else's horror stories.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 5:10 AM

Ninja at SFOG or any Megalooper Arrow Veloma or otherwise. I love them all, they may throw ya around a little bit but they can be very vey forceful.

Another one would be Twister at Knoebel's, people said it was vey rough etc etc. Well it blew that green coaster at the same park out of the ater IMO. Slamming Laterals, splendid air. An Amazing ride.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 5:26 AM
Lightning Racer at Hersheypark. Definitely my favorite woodie. It's so twisted and fast, and then there's the added bonus that you are dueling with another train. The sweetest woodie in my track record.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 5:26 AM

Hercules: Sure, it is a bit rough, but I still like it.

Some Vekoma SLCs: Only been on 3. Really liked Great Nor'Easter... liked Mind Eraser at SFA...didn't like Mind Eraser at SFDL (only one that I would really call a Hang and Bang)

Some Boomerangs: Liked Boomerang at SFDL... like Hersheypark's Sidewinder (if I ride in the front half of the train)

I wouldn't call these next coasters Unpopular... just either not talked about that much, ignored because of other coasters in the same park, or in one case often maligned:

Hersheypark's Comet, sooperdooperlooper and Great Bear (this last coaster is has either "Love / Hate" following), Lakemont's Leap the Dips and Skyliner, BGT's Scorpion.

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*** This post was edited by SLFAKE on 8/13/2002. ***

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 5:40 AM

All three of mine are at Six Flags St Louis. I went to the park hearing how rough the Boss is, how intollerable Screamin Eagle is, and about the extreme headbanging on Ninja.

Well I ended up loving the Boss for the extreme amounts of floater air throughout the ride. Sitting in 1.3 I think I was out of my seat more than I was in it. Sitting in the back provided some nice moments of ejector air. Then of course there is the infamous double dip.

Screamin Eagle was a nice little out and back that provided tons of airtime from just about every seat I sat in. Being the airtime whore that I am, I tend not to diss the out and back style coasters as much as others do.

Ninja, IMHO was one of the smoothest Vekoma/Arrow loopers I have ever riden on. The great headchopper coming out of the sidewinder was worth the wait in line alone. I was expecting mega headbanging and recieved absolutely none.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 5:43 AM
I totally forgot about Great Bear, alot of people put it down as blah and forceless etc. I found it to be better then its B&M brethren in Allentown. The speed track behind Sooperdooperlooper is just killer, such awesome footchoppers. The beginning helix is splendid, and the pull out after the corkscrew is very strong.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 5:45 AM

Mean Streak - Its not really all that rough compared to a lot of woodies (most notably, its neighbors The Beast and Son of Beast are a lot rougher), and it gives some good speed, a nice long ride, and an awesome night ride. It has no air time, but I thought it was pretty obvious that it wasn't designed to have any air time.

Shockwave SFGAm - Yeah, its a little rough, but only at that one turn, which doesn't hurt if you brace yourself properly. Plus, Shockwave is one heck of an intense coaster - its the only one that has caused me to grey out.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 5:47 AM

People who think Mean Streak falls into this category, if you had rode it before he was castrated and reprofiled to death you would see why so many of us are pissed off LOL.

Mean Streak had at least 4 spots of air pre trims and reprofiling. It was fast, furious, and filld with laterals and had very unexpected air.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 5:47 AM

Psyclone!

Winner of the "so bad it's good" award. ;)

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 5:59 AM

Kick The Sky said:
"Well I ended up loving the Boss for the extreme amounts of floater air throughout the ride. Sitting in 1.3 I think I was out of my seat more than I was in it."

I'd bet you any amount of money that you didnt get much air in 1.3 of BOSS. Why? Because BOSS has no 1.3 :) The G-trains are two rows per car so you much be thinking of 1.2 (which, incidentally caused me so much pain I couldnt really enjoy the ride)

But then after talking about pain, the coasters that I "get" are two of the most of ridiculed coasters for inducing pain: Hercules and Son of Beast. Sonny is in my top five woodies, and before the year is done, I think Herc will end up in my top ten.

On the steel side, I'd have to go with XLR-8 ("The most fastest ride in the park" according to an SFAW ride op) and Mr. Freeze PRE lapbars. I'm actually sick of all these "johnny come lately" nutsac riders jumping on the Freeze bandwagon. It was never painful before. Now it's only better because you can look to the sides as well as straight ahead (and the sweat smell is gone :))
lata,
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