What Do They Count??

Thursday, April 19, 2001 2:08 PM
While watching a tlc special on Scream Machines, i saw several enthusiests bragging on how many coasters they have ridden. I was wondering, what coasters do they count? Are they counting every type? Just big steel and woodies, and not kiddie rides? I could see Paul Ruben being admireable if his 537 coasters are all big ones, but if half are kiddie coasters, thats rediculous.
Thursday, April 19, 2001 2:11 PM
Every park-installed coaster I ride, I count. Peroid. I have a seperate list for carnival coasters.
Thursday, April 19, 2001 2:11 PM
I definatley agree, i also think that they include major thrill rides like drop rides and space shot rides. I count, and i sometimes include those rides, if i like them enough. Should skycoasters and things like that be counted? I don't think so.-------------
RCman4 *** This post was edited by Neil H. on 4/19/2001. ***
Thursday, April 19, 2001 2:17 PM
I don't think drop rides and space shots should be counted, they are not roller coasters.
Thursday, April 19, 2001 6:55 PM
Even though the High Speed Thrill Coaster at Knoebels is "kiddie" in size it delivers a full sized punch just as good as The Phoenix or Twister.

Yes I count all the coasters I ride at the park in my record. A coaster is a coaster no matter how small.

Racers are another story. If they have 2 seperate tracks (one side can run without the other side) I count it as 2. Lightning Racer, Rebel Yell PKD, Racer PKI, Gemeni CP
If it has a single continuous track that makes up the two tracks I count it as one. Racer at Kennywood.

Hello, My name is Dan and I'm a coasterholic.
Thursday, April 19, 2001 7:06 PM
I count every coaster as one, no matter whether it is a racing coaster or not. Except, there are exceptions, such as the racing coasters that have two different names, such as Dueling Dragons is two coasters because there are two different names. The Rebel Yell at PKD is one coaster because it has one name for both tracks, the Rebel Yell. I only count roller coasters that are permanent. Carnival rides don't count and either do space shots or skycoasters. It is strictly for permanent roller coasters.
Thursday, April 19, 2001 7:29 PM
The only racing coasters I consider to be more than one is Twisted Sisters at SFKK and Dueling Dragons. The only difference in Rebel Yell is one turns right at the far end and the other turns left.
Thursday, April 19, 2001 7:37 PM
And one runs backwards...

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Friday, April 20, 2001 10:58 AM
I count Racing Coasters and Dueling/Racing coasters as one. I count just plain Dueling Coasters as two. To me, racers are too similar to be counted as two, and duelings are different enought not to be counted as one.

I solved the problem... I keep count of the coasters and the tracks.

Of the racing and or dueling coasters I have been on, I count them this way...

Gwasi - Lion: 1 coaster, 1 track
Gwasi - Tiger: 1 Coaster, 1 track
Dueling Dragons - Fire: 1 coaster, 1 track
Dueling Dragons - Ice: 1 coaster, 1 track
Lightning Racer - Lightning & Thunder: 1 coaster, 2 tracks.

Lucky for me I only rode one side of Kennywood's Racer... simply 1 coaster, 1 track... I don't have to worry about "how do you count a Mobius?"

I promise I won't go off on a rant about those @#$%^&*! Toboggan's again.
Friday, April 20, 2001 11:09 AM
Technically, shouldn't the Racer count as 1 coaster, .5 track then? :)

mike (always wanted a decimal in his count)
Friday, April 20, 2001 11:22 AM
Let the grand debate continue on!!!

Everyone has a different way to count coasters and there's no correct way to do it.

Scott W. Short (who gives this thread another day)
Friday, April 20, 2001 12:28 PM
I count any coaster, kiddie or not. I also count a dueling or racing coaster as one because they have the same name. I count Lightning Racer and Dueling Dragons as one coaster because they both have the same name (I know, I know...technically DD is Fire and Ice Dragons, but I still count it as one anyway :)).

Geez, how many "I counts" were in that sentence?? Too long of a day.

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Thursday, May 6, 2004 12:52 AM
I'm bringing back an old topic just to throw out my opinion after going to PKI and riding racer.

I count racer as two different coasters for a couple of reasons. First, one goes forward and one goes backward, giving a totally different ride on each side. Second, when they turn around one goes off left and the other the the right, making them different from one another. Finally, you could take one side down and move it to another park and you would then have two seperate coasters.

Yes, I know they are basically exactly alike, but in all reality the Racer is two roller coasters, giving two completely different rides.

Thursday, May 6, 2004 1:02 AM

Ride must be a roller coaster at a theme park.

-If a coaster is a racing then it is only one coaster except:

--It duels (thus has a differnt layout)

--One goes backwards the other fowards (the two are completly different experiences

-Roller coaster can be counted twice if the ride has gotten a new train type (example FOF) it has moved or the track has been seriously changed.

Thursday, May 6, 2004 1:14 AM
Aren't we already talking about this elsewhere??? Why ressurect old topics when they are currently being discussed?

Not trying to Moderate, just trying to understand...

Thursday, May 6, 2004 1:20 AM
Didn't I already read this thread?
Thursday, May 6, 2004 1:26 AM
That's Deja Vu, Rihard....add one to your count...;)
Thursday, May 6, 2004 1:28 AM
Yeah, this just turned into this thread rehashed. Continue the discussion over there.


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