Thursday, September 27, 2001 10:59 PM
Has anyone ever been on one of these? For a shorter coaster the layout on Robin Hood looks sort of cool.

Also I hope the height requirement is not true or else nobody would have ever ridden it ;). Still if its 4 feet that seems a little short, even for a Vekoma!


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Friday, September 28, 2001 3:26 AM
All though it is a Vekoma which would only last 4 months anyways, it does look like a pretty good layout.
I want an Itamin wooden coaster! They would be sooo smooth!
BTW, I agree! We must save the CHEESE ON A STICK!!!!!!  :)
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Friday, September 28, 2001 3:55 AM
I've been on both of the Vekoma woodies: Loup Garou (SF Belgium) and Robin Hood (SFH). They are actually quite smooth, in my opinion smoother than the Intamin woodie in WBMW.
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Friday, September 28, 2001 7:15 AM
From all the comments, and reports from others. Vekoma's wood coasters are actually very good..

Amazing how Vekoma can make smooth woodies, and rough steel coasters! haha!

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Friday, September 28, 2001 7:36 AM
Loup Garou LOOKS great, and as a brand new ride it is probably very smooth.  Robin Hood also looks like a very FUN ride, but I don't think I can ride, being SO tall at 5'10"...LOL. I AM surprised, Kari, that you thought Intamin's woodie WASN'T that smooth, because that's supposed to be one of the benefits of using laminated lumber (that and reduced maintenance).....Overall, I'll still probably "settle" for CCI's, but different rides are ALWAYS interesting...
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Friday, September 28, 2001 10:46 AM
Kari said that the Vekoma woodies were smoother than the Intamin woodie at WBMW. That coaster does not use the new track system that Intamin has recently designed. The only coaster that uses this track system is Colossos at Heide Park in Germany.
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Friday, September 28, 2001 10:53 AM
Good work, Buzzo.  Sometimes all those European woodies I've never gotten to ride get jumbled up in my poor little brain... Can you give us a report on Collosos, Kari (or anyone who's ridden it)?  I'm really interested in keeping woodies around for a LONG time, and Americans keep complaining about "Woodies are too rough".  I like the short queues, but am afraid wooden coasters may eventually become endangered if the trend continues...
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Friday, September 28, 2001 11:06 AM
I have not ridden Colossus. But I have heard complaints from people who have. The most common complaint is that it is too smooth. That it does not feel like a wooden coaster. People say that it feels like you are riding an Intamin Hyper instead of a woodie. I personally think if you are going to build a wooden coaster and make it extremely smooth you might as well just build a steel coaster.  People say that Colossus has no "soul". That's not a good thing.
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Friday, September 28, 2001 11:18 AM
I haven't ridden Collosus, the only coasters that I have ridden in Germany are the ones in WBMW.
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Friday, September 28, 2001 11:39 AM
I have been on the SFB Weerwolf/ Loup Garou. It is a little on the tame side, but got nice air time! But, the grief I have is against the lap bars... I could not breath at the end of my first ride!

P.S.: Beside the bars, the trains are the greatest I have been on. Open cars ( well.. front row, lol ), seats as confortable as sofas and tons of leg room.

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