What coaster is more rough than..

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 1:08 AM
than the cyclone in astroland,NY? idk but i think that the cyclone is a very rough ride. what do ya think?
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 1:10 AM
I personally thought Zues at Mt. Olympus was EXTREMELY rough.

i'm not sure what to put here..

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 1:10 AM
Son of Beast, is the roughest i have road, but i have never rode the cyclone. Just giving out an opinion.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 1:30 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Rougher than Cyclone? A gazillion. The CI Cyclone is one of my favorite woodies.

Could this be a case of 'powerful' being confused as 'rough'?

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 1:40 AM
no... it's a good ride and everything but i personally think it's rough.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 3:56 AM
Son of Beast...Definately! They should have called it "Quake" instead. With that said, I rode the thing 3 times, and enjoyed myself. I must be a sucker for punishment.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 4:07 AM
but is it a good ride even though it is tough?...i haven't got on it.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 7:28 AM
As far as rough wood goes, I've found Wildcat at Lake Compounce, Blue Streak at Conneaut Lake Park, Mean Streak at Cedar Point, Ghost Rider at Knott's and (I'll get blasted for saying this) Phoneix at Knoebel's to be unusually rougher than I was expecting. Then again, I would ride them all again in a heartbeat.

On the steel side, Desperado at Buffalo Bill's and Mantis at Cedar Point would top my list.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 7:43 AM

Corkscrewy said:
I personally thought Zues at Mt. Olympus was EXTREMELY rough.

Ditto my thoughts on that one. Just after the far turnaround I vaguely remember screaming in pain. Something around that area just doesn't work right. lol


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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 7:57 AM
Mean Steak's roughness is legendary - I can't think of a ride that lives up to it's name more.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 8:26 AM
Phoenix? Really? Wow. I guess I don't know what rough is then as I thought it was really smooth!

I also never really thought Mean Streak was rough, especially with the first hill brake that slows it down so much. Although I haven't been on it in about 4 years so maybe it is worse now. The key to that ride is to keep your back of the hard seat "cushion."

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 8:55 AM
Paris hit it on the head....Desperado is a phenomenally rough steelie.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 9:27 AM
Phoenix rough? Cyclone? Are you serious?

Try riding SFMM's Viper and CP's Mantis- those two coasters will show you what being "rough" is all about.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 9:41 AM
Can't compare anything to the Cyclone (never rode that one), but I would surely think that Myrtle Beach Pavillion's Hurricane and Geauga Lake's Villian have to be right up there with some of the roughest around.

There's bone jarring roughness... and then there is the "ripping your ribs from your sternum" roughness that these two give. *** Edited 8/16/2005 1:42:15 PM UTC by SLFAKE***

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 10:02 AM
I've never found Villain to be very rough (just a little aggressive in some spots) but I have heard horror stories about the Pavillion Hurricane and SFStL's Boss. I wonder if it's a Gerstlauer thing?
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 10:11 AM
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 11:50 AM

Paris said:
As far as rough wood goes, I've found Ghost Rider at Knott's to be unusually rougher than I was expecting.

I will echo that one, GR was the worst wooden coaster I have experienced , however I loved Mean Streak.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 12:01 PM
eightdotthree's avatar Well, I think all the CCI woodies are generally going to be considered rough by a lot of people, myself included. A lot also consider them to be agressive, or forcefull.

I can't belive someone mentioned Phoenix though!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 12:06 PM
Son of Beast does live up to its name if you just use the SOB part of it.... Its an SOB for those who don't enjoy it... Like previously said though, I must enjoy the punishment, I love the ride..
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 12:19 PM

Rob Ascough said:
I've never found Villain to be very rough (just a little aggressive in some spots)

That could have been it... it may not have been overly rough... but there was one spot that really did it to me. I don't recall what spot really, except it was the spot where it felt like all of the vertibrae in my back separated from each other by an inch or two and then when slamming back together.

As far as being a Gestlauer thing... perhaps. However, I rode the front seat of Cheetah at Wild Adventures about 5 times in a row with no problem or complailnts. Perhaps it is a Gestlauer thing combined with a seat thing. First seat on Villian was tollerable and fun... other seats... OUCH!!!!!!


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