Were can I find a listing of the top coasters? (I.E. fastest, tallest,etc.)

Monday, June 28, 2004 8:14 PM
Just curious to know what coasters top what records anymore. I never kept up with records that much but do know some of the ones I have rode (not a huge list) have been record holders at some point, or atleast so I was told. I.E. Beast-longest Desperado-tallest Chang-fastest stand up (never believed that one, since I thought Chang was hella slow and really boring).

(If this is against TOS as well then I give up...lol. I never saw a TOS listing anyways. And deleted my coaster listing topic.)

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Monday, June 28, 2004 8:26 PM
You will want to refer to www.rcdb.com for any census/statistic related questions
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Monday, June 28, 2004 8:27 PM
Go check out rcdb.com for the stats. Ones you mentioned..Beast is still the longest wooden coaster, desperado was the tallest, but was considered to be tied as far as first drop goes at 225 ft. Chang, I know it was the tallest standup till Riddler's revenge took over at SFMM. As for fastest, go over to rcdb.com and compare the three. They will tell you which one is the tallest and fastest (or used to be).
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Monday, June 28, 2004 8:48 PM
Click on the "About CoasterBuzz" link under the "Tools" menu on the right in order to view the Terms of Service.
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Monday, June 28, 2004 8:54 PM
Don't you have to read and agree with the TOS before you even sign up? Obviously someone wasn't honest when they clicked "I agree"
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Monday, June 28, 2004 11:35 PM
Quote-Don't you have to read and agree with the TOS before you even sign up? Obviously someone wasn't honest when they clicked "I agree"

Come on now who really reads those, I (like most) assume it is going to be like any other place. No cursing, flaming, gay bashing, etc. not silly stuff like don't post a list of the coasters you rode. :rolleyes

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Monday, June 28, 2004 11:51 PM
Well, if you didn't read it, then you don't know the rules and so you're likely to break them and get banned. Most of the folks on here have been posting on this site for quite a while, many for years. They like it here the way it is, and it's the way that it is because of the TOS. There're plenty of other coaster sites where you can post your favorites.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 8:24 AM
Ok, calm down everyone.

Yes, there's a terms-of-service that people have to agree to. Yes, many people click through those (and software license agreements, legal disclaimers, etc.) without reading them (which you really should -- for all you know you've agreed to give away your firstborn)

Since the poster wasn't asking for rankings in terms of people's favorites, but rather in terms of physical statistics, there's no TOS violation here. However, the question was sufficiently answered in the very first reply -- just check out RCDB.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 9:54 AM
Yeah, RCDB is good for stats. But, I think what he is looking for is a listing of coasters and the records they broke when they opened. RCDB does not show this. I would like to see a list like the one that I think he is talking about.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 10:16 AM
Yeah that site is great but I am also curious to know what records coasters used to have. RCDB has plenty of details on the coasters but I didn't see previous holders of records or anything like that. Also one other quick question.
I looked on RCDB for pics of coasters and they had close ups of sections but not really any good arial shots of the whole ride. Is there a site anyone knows of that has a huge listing of coasters AND has nice arials of the whole ride. Mainly I ask this because I am totally hooked on RCT and want to recreate a lot of real coasters but I just can't remember the layouts exactly. :) I know silly reason but a reason non the less. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 10:45 AM
http://coastergallery.com has some aerial shots. Also try a mapping website such as MapQuest that features satellite images. It'll help you with the track layout, but that's it. Also- why not just do an advanced search on rcdb based on a certain type of ride? For instance, I did a search on Standup Coasters and had it show stats. I can tell you that RR is the tallest standup. Before RR, it was Chang. Before Chang it was Mantis, so on and so forth. Hope this helps.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 10:59 AM
Thank you for the help. I did do a search on RCDB for lets say Chang and I saw no where on its stats that it used to hold any record, that is why I asked. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction for the pics as well as the previous records.

(this can be closed now as my questions have been answered.)

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 11:25 AM
Yeah, RCDB doesn't really let you know of every single record holder (or previous for that matter). Sometimes ya just gotta look for yourself! :) Welcome to CoasterBuzz by the way, sorry about the rough start. ;)

EDIT: I lost half my post... *** Edited 6/29/2004 3:26:35 PM UTC by MarimbaGuy87***

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 11:08 PM
http://www.rcdb.com/installationresult.htm?column=1,10,6,7,8,3,26,4,5,9,11,12,13,14&order=-11,1&type=1&design=7

Standups sorted by height. RR wins. Use the advanced search, show demo and stats, and click on your sort method.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 9:43 AM
Yes, this is all great. But, it still doesn't tell what coasters held what record(s) when they opened and I was looking for that information. Kinda like when CP ops do spiels for coasters, they usually mention what record(s) it held at the time.
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Thursday, July 1, 2004 1:23 AM
What do you expect, spoon fed information?

-Steve, who would like to know what year the Dodge Omni last held a world speed record... ;) It happened! I know it did!

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Thursday, July 1, 2004 7:37 AM

Dragster Freak said:
But, it still doesn't tell what coasters held what record(s) when they opened

Accually Apollo Andy gave a perfect example of how to do that. Lets say you wanted to know what records for stand ups that King Cobra broke when it opened. Do a search for King Cobra and sort by stand ups. It should list all other stands ups and you will have to look for yourself to figure it out but just look for any stand ups older than King Cobra then see what stats it had better than those coasters. Pretty easy, but not a real quick find, you do have to do some work. Thanks again guys.

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Thursday, July 1, 2004 9:49 AM
Yup, that kind of (simple) data mining will get you EXACTLY what you're looking for. Sometimes when you want to know something, you have to actually research it...
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Thursday, July 1, 2004 10:48 AM
Yes, I expect spoon fed info. ;) Anyway, I will work on it. Maybe I will compile my own list. I think it would actually be fun work.
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