What is Wrong with the Mean Streak

Monday, July 10, 2000 9:14 AM
It seems like every category finds some way of ragging on the Mean Streak. I think it is still one of the best woodies in the world. So what if it is a little rough, that's half the fun! And even though there are trims on the first drop the ride is still very exciting. Can we just put all the Mean Streak bashing to rest for once and for all!
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Monday, July 10, 2000 9:19 AM
I think the ride is great. The trim brakes do completely ruin it though. I think that the biggest problem with it is the design. Even if the trains were fixed, it still wouldn't be all that great. It has nothing memorable to it. The first drop is really the only good thing. I thas a few good drops. It is still fun. I think they should take off the trims for it's 10th Anniversary next year.

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DOWN WITH TRIM BRAKES!
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Monday, July 10, 2000 9:41 AM
I've been on Mean Streak in recent years with light trims and it was faster, but it gave new meaning to the word pain. That is the very reason it's trimmed in the first place. If people find it generally rough now, what do you think they'd say if it was un-trimmed? That's the problem... unbraked it's too rough (on people and the ride) but braked it's too slow to be thrilling. Combine this with a relatively uninteresting layout (even though it looks nice), and you have the formula for a lame ride. I've been on three smaller woodies this year that blew me away in ways that Mean Streak never did, not even in the first year.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Monday, July 10, 2000 7:40 PM
Jeff,

Just curious if Villain happens to be one of those woodies that you refer to.

:)
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Monday, July 10, 2000 9:06 PM
The Villain vs Meanstreak??? Well, i must go with the Villain. Meanstreak brakes are horrible. The ride needs to be torn down and they need to build one with better umph-- like the Villain. This is a common case of: a Bigger wooden coaster doesn't necessarily mean better!
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Tuesday, July 11, 2000 5:04 AM
Villain, Roar (SFA) and Viper (SFGAm) are the three that have rocked my world this year.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Tuesday, July 11, 2000 6:27 AM
I rode Mean Streak for the first time this summer. I was getting ready for eye tearing pain. I didn't think Mean Streak was painful at all. The second hill was a very slow climb. It does pick up momentem after the third drop (on ride photo drop). Hercules at Dorney Park is the roughest BY FAR. Mean Streak painful repitation is nothing compared to the pain dealt out by Hercules. How is the pain factor on the Texas Giant I never heard anything about it. Is it actually a painless Dinn coaster?

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Parks hit for 2000!
PKD,BGW,Knoebels,DP,HP,PKI,HW,SFKK,SFA, Camden, SFO,CP,WL,IW,KW,BP
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Tuesday, July 11, 2000 6:57 AM
Jeff
What did you like about Roar (SFA)? This ride to me seems really sometime-y. That is to say sometimes its a decent ride (mostly in the back) and some times it really seems lame (mostly in front). It is a beautiful tangle of wood though I must say =]
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Tuesday, July 11, 2000 3:40 PM
I totally agree with Kevin, woodies are meant to be rough, they SHOULD beat you around a bit.
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Tuesday, July 11, 2000 3:54 PM
Actually, I didn't think it beat me up at all. I was rather pleased with it, except that it couldn't match "The Beast" . . .
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Tuesday, July 11, 2000 11:43 PM
lets not forget shivering timbers at michigans adventure.
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Wednesday, July 12, 2000 5:00 AM
Well i must say the main problem with Mean Streak is the definite lack of airtime. I dub this ride the Grinder! (kudos to joe)

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Steel Phantom Pleasures: 150 total, 60 one day
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Wednesday, July 12, 2000 10:34 PM
OOOPS!!! I forgot to post the problem. Lack of grease. When was the last time she had the tracks greased? CP should hand out ear plugs to every rider.

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Parks hit for 2000!
PKD,BGW,Knoebels,DP,HP,PKI,HW,SFKK,SFA, Camden, SFO,CP,WL,IW,KW,BP
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Friday, July 14, 2000 2:06 PM
Last time I went to CP I rode it right after a rain shutdown, and it was better than usual (still not great). The best part was it did not squeak! YEAH! I rode it again the next day and it must have been the most high-pitched noise I have ever heard, plus the ride did not seem to go as fast.

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Paramounts Carowinds gets old after a while...
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Friday, July 14, 2000 5:20 PM
After finally going to CP, I can now say from personal experience that Mean Streak was not too rough for me (even great woodies are rough in places), but is lacking for thrills.

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Gotta ride 'em all!
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Friday, July 14, 2000 6:58 PM
I never have a prblem on Mean Streak it doesn't beat me up even though I think woodies should.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2000 8:06 PM
I love Mean Streak, Ive noticed all the complaints about it too and I absoulutely LOVE MEAN STREAK!!!!!! Kevin you rule!!!!!!
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Wednesday, July 19, 2000 8:26 PM
I personally do not think that Mean Streak is a bad ride although the trim brake on the first drop has got to go! The problem is if you rode MS in its first year of operation and then compare it to how its running now. It is night and day. I actually liked the MS better than the Magnum when MS was in its first year. Unfortunately it has seen a steady decline since. First, becoming to rough (literally felt like it had square wheels on the trains) to being slowed down to a yawner. Its not a bad ride still but compared to what it used to be it is a major disappointment. CP needs a good wooden coaster that will last!
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Monday, July 31, 2000 9:04 AM
Mean Streak is an awesome roller coaster. If you want to complain about it-don't ride it! Its as simple as that. I admit they should've put in those trim breaks..when your going up the second hill it seems as if your going to stop but its still a great ride. Sure I've ridden better but its still enjoyable and not painful.
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Monday, July 31, 2000 9:31 AM
My opinion about this ride has changed a bit since I went on Shivering Timbers. It isn't nearly as good after you ride Shivering Timbers. It is just OK.

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DOWN WITH TRIM BRAKES!
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