Not to give say it is a bad ride, but the Viper was basically a copy of Shockwave @ SFGAm. The only major difference in the layout is that the turn after the 1st loop on Viper turns the train about 180 degrees around and on Shockwave it is about a 30 degree turn. Otherwise it is the same order for the inversions and turns. The heights of the rides do differ, but not by much.
Umm almost all Arrow Multi Loopers have the Same order of Inversions, Kinda like B&M Floorless, and Sitdowns. ----------------- SFMM Season Pass 80$ drink 10$ ripping of six flags by coming back 100 times Priceless......
Who cares? All in all, it's a kick butt ride with some intense moments. So what if it's an almost clone of GASM and Shockwave. There are a billion "clones" of the Coney Island Cyclone and no ones saying anything like this about it. ----------------- Go Clippers!
Accually, I bet Viper is better than Shockwave. My reasoning? The refinement of the layout, chaging the (almost) 2 45 degree turns into one 180 degree turn. I bet that makes the ride in and around the brake run much smoother. The 3 mega-looper triplets are clones, we all know that, but refining the layout probably made it better.
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Coasteraddict. Who Cares. Whats the point of this thread like Dweaver said. There both great rides. I have ridden Viper. Dont you hate it when people start dumb topics. Are you bored, Coasteraddict??????? Just wondering. ----------------- YA DID!!!
not for me (In LA!) It is always coaster season! ----------------- "Apu, make me a squishy entirely made of syrup. My god, such an attempt has never been successful. Just make it happen. oh my god its going to blow! Ding! Thank You, Come again..." - Simpsons
But we all know which one is the better of the three. Knowing how the earlier east coast closer look-a-likes rock riders around as if it were the northridge earthquake. Brutal honesty and brutal rides.
They were built as a series by Arrow for six flags. And back then it was a huge, huge deal. Remember, back then, these were the biggest coasters being built. ----------------- Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
GoldRusheROCKS said: "Who cares? All in all, it's a kick butt ride with some intense moments. So what if it's an almost clone of GASM and Shockwave. There are a billion "clones" of the Coney Island Cyclone and no ones saying anything like this about it"
1) It is obvious that coasteraddict cares elsewise the topic wouldnt exist. If *YOU* dont care, dont respond. Man I *hate* when people says 'who cares'. It's so egotistical, demeaning, and condesending.
2) As far as I know, there are only FOUR CI-Clones (Texas Cyclone, Viper, Psyclone, Georgia Cyclone)
3) I be willing to bet the *slight* layout change on Viper makes the entrance to the brake run much more tolerable. lata, jeremy --who admits there are a gang of boomerangs
And what's funny is that none of the mega loopers are really even clones. there are big differences that make for large variances in the qualities of the ride. ----------------- Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
The only reason I brought this topic up was because I am sick of Viper always being on t.v. etc. They always show Magic Mountain and Cedar Point!!!(I have nothing against these parks obviously, because we all love roller coasters) But Why not show some other parks??? ----------------- My Top steel: Millennium Force, Magnum XL-200, Raging Bull, Desperado, Speed the Ride. Wood: Viper, American Eagle, Twister II, Zeus, Cyclops.