What makes S:RoS @ SFNE so great?

Sunday, June 2, 2002 5:01 PM
For the people who have rode this great coaster, what made it sooo good? I hear a lot of you say its the best coaster ever, some prefer it over MF and all the other big coasters. For the ones who havn't rode it but are dying to, why do you want to? I loved this coaster, for its sheer speed and nice theming work, and how it is right along side the river. And also, what makes this S:RoS diffrent from the other 2?

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 5:52 PM
In my opinion, the difference is in the pacing of the rides. SFNE's S:RoS gives quick transitions from one element to the next. The ride experience is thrilling from the first drop to the brake run at the station. The ejector air time before you hit the helices is truly outstanding!
The layouts for S:RoS at SFDL and SFA are basically identical. I've ridden S:RoS at SFA and I found there was a lot of straight track between elements on the ride and breaks in the pacing. Don't take me wrong, I think S:RoS at SFA is a great coaster and it's well worth riding.
I don't know why SFNE went with a different layout instead of a clone. Maybe they didn't have enough land to dedicate to it. Whatever the reason was, we coaster enthusiasts have a good reason to make the trip to SFNE.
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Sunday, June 2, 2002 6:01 PM

Everything this ride offers is done near perfectly. The 2 tunnels, and constant nonstop elements make the ride intense and fun. Its smooth, scenic and fast.

One of my favorite parts of the ride is goin up the lift hill along side the CT river. It offers an amzing view watching the water get further and further away below you. BUT, we all know the best part is the air time. This ride blew away Nitro in the air-time category for me. I never felt such strong neg. g's. Every hill has excellent air.

Its an all around great ride. Its even awesome just to see it fly around the track from the steps entering that section of the park. Great coaster!

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 6:26 PM
The first drops on all three are basically the same. SFNE's has the overbanked turn which is something the other two don't have. They all have the bunny hills at the end too. SFDL's and SFA's have the two big helices and to major airtime hills in the middle of the ride but SFNE's has an out-and-back/twister combo. That's what I like about it. On every hill (sitting in the back at least) you feel airtime. This is the only coaster that makes me laugh the whole way through because it is so amazing. If you haven't ridden it yet...you'll find out what all the hype is. I love this ride.

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 7:09 PM

SFNE's SROS is just truly amazing. From the amazing view of the CT River ascending up the lift hill, to the airtime the coaster delievers it all. And that first drop is just amazing. Hands up the whole ride is the best on SROS also :)

This is my #1 Steel coaster, and ive also ridden MF. It just doesnt compare for some reason. SROS seems to deliever so much more.

If you havent ridden SROS @ SFNE yet your truly missing out on one of the greatest coasters ever built. Front seat is great for the first drop but i perfer to ride in the back. Airtime :)

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 7:29 PM

Think about what makes a good hyper. Airtime, height, drops, good pacing, headchoppers, speed, strong G's, comfortable and open trains, an rare or unique element or two... now tell me which one of those criteria SFNE's S:ROS doesn't meet? That's why its so good.

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 7:57 PM

MikeMir87 said:
"what made it sooo good?"

I couldn't tell you because I've never been on it.

:)

-l(see Wildfire thread)
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Sunday, June 2, 2002 11:32 PM
The first drop is almost as good as Millennium Force's and then the rest of the ride is way better than MF in my opinion. The pacing from the first drop to the frist helix is non-stop adrenaline. And once the trian dives down into that first helix, it picks back up.
The ending is fantastic with the air time drop into the steam-filled, curved tunnel and the three bunny hops criss-crossing through the twisted track and then the sharp banked turn into the brakes...what a finish. I love the mist in the tunnels and all the landscaping. It looks so great in that setting.
I've ridden SROS at SFA as well and that ride is good, but for me, no where as exciting as SFNE's SROS. I really dig the 90 degree turn after the first drop on SFA's ride, but not the flat helices. Also, Nitro is great (better than SFA's SROS), but not as exciting to me as this Superman. I love Intamin's open trains as well. I prefer the long 2-across seating trains over B&M's 4-across seating trains. The longer trains give more of a yank over the top of hills for back seat air time. :-)
For further comparison, I prefer all three of these coasters over Goliath, Steel Force, Mamba, and Wild Thing. SFNE's Superman is the ONLY coaster I've ridden that competes with Shivering Timbers for my favorite.
Man, I wish I could get out to New Englas this summer.
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-Matt in Iowa
193 coasters ridden -- #1 Shivering Timbers
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Monday, June 3, 2002 12:18 AM
Has anybody here ridden Expedition Ge-Force at Holiday Park (or Goliath at SF Holland). . . as well as Superman:ROS at SF NE? I have not been to SF NE yet to ride that Superman but have been to both Supermans at SF DL/SFA. I have ridden the first two mentioned Intamin creations overseas and honestly say that Expedition Ge-Force is way better than the Supermans because of the massive airtime on every hill, hardly any slowdown, non-stop elements and the airtime-galore, gut-wrenching, first twisting drop. I wonder how Superman at SF NE would rank against Expedition Ge-Force? Guess I will have to wait til next year. . .

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Monday, June 3, 2002 1:36 AM

I'ved ridden EGF, and it's a very good coaster, especially the first half of the ride. The second half doesn't pack as many Gs that I would wish, damn those magnetic brakes!!! Haven't ridden SRoS yeat...

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Monday, June 3, 2002 2:21 AM

Jeez, this reclaims my point of how many enthusiasts out there still haven't experienced S:RoS. Not to get picky or anything here, but I mean SFNE is right near Bradley Itnl. Airport and Lake Compounce. If I was far away, I would definitely make the trip if I had already been to some of the bigger destinations.

Anyways, having gotten that off my chest, I think S:RoS is one of the best, if not THE best, because of its pacing. There is never one second of let-up. You are always going up and down or twisting and turning, or both! I myself haven't ridden the other S:RoS, but I see what many of you mean when you mention the very long straight sections of track. S:RoS has a great drop, and just when you think it's over, your'e racing through a tunnel, up a second hill, through an overbank turn, and then that nice banked straight section/turn where you seem to pick up speed! As if the airtiem you already have gotten wasn't enough from the first and second hills, you get blasted out of your seat on the next 2 hills. After that awesome twister section of headchoppers, dives, and turns, you plunge into the next tunnel and more airtime in the bunny hop.s That last turn is also good to give you some nice change in direction. The layout is enough to make it great, but it's placement was INGENIOUS! Being squished right between the Ct River and DC Superhero Adventures is great because you see everything flying past your head. Also, you go by 3 other coasters: B:TDK, Mind Eraser, and Poison Ivy. It's a great effect to see steel and building flying past your head on one side, and a massive river on the other side of you!

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Make it to SFNE for S:Ros and BDK!!!!

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Monday, June 3, 2002 2:56 AM
I don't think I can add anything to what's already been said. Airtime, pacing, transition between elements. There is no down time on this ride. I love CP, and I love MF, but since I moved to New England, I thank God that S:ROS is there. It is the best coaster I 've ever ridden.
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Monday, June 3, 2002 6:27 AM
For SFWoA and Intamin fans, I'm sure you'll love this new rumor from some other site that thinks there may be a possibility of SFWoA getting a clone or near clone of quite possibly the best coaster in the United States. =^D
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Monday, June 3, 2002 11:19 AM
Ok, who brought the Intiman rumor back to life? It's a Morgan hyper for crying out loud and that hasn't changed since Fall 2001 when they first try to get it approved. It's not being built to beat out Cedar Point, they could care less about that. Six Flags said it clearly while presenting to the board that the Sea World side of the park was becoming empty and they wanted to attract more of the crowd to that side of the park by expanding with a major attraction and that with the park's 40% increase in attendance that they wanted to keeps the guest coming with something to look forward to. If you don't believe me, then go read the records.

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Monday, June 3, 2002 3:14 PM
It's not that I don't believe you, but can you point these records out for me? I never remembered a 100% confirmation PR from Six Flags stating that they wanted and would get a Morgan hyper although I have no clue why they would wait until this late to decide what kind of hyper they wanted.
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Monday, June 3, 2002 3:20 PM

seasupersonic said:
The first drops on all three are basically the same. SFNE's has the overbanked turn which is something the other two don't have. They all have the bunny hills at the end too. SFDL's and SFA's have the two big helices and to major airtime hills in the middle of the ride but SFNE's has an out-and-back/twister combo. That's what I like about it. On every hill (sitting in the back at least) you feel airtime. This is the only coaster that makes me laugh the whole way through because it is so amazing. If you haven't ridden it yet...you'll find out what all the hype is. I love this ride.


That's not true. The SFNE Superman Ride of Steel has a 221' drop into a tunnel while the other mirror image ones at SFA and SFDL are 200'.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 2:20 AM

I'm praying that SFWoA is indeed getting a Morgan hyper. Nothing against SFWoA or anything like that folks, but SROS was SFNE's only original steel coaster. Im willing to bet that BDK will ne cloned, considering its the floorless sister to Batman-TR. It was nice to see SFNE with an all original coaster, and I'm hoping SFWoA doesn't take that away.A rumor claims that they were at SFNE checking out S:RoS.

VERTIGO- Know anymore about this Intamin and Morgran rumor and which is more reliable?

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Make it to SFNE for S:Ros and BDK!!!!

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 8:08 AM
CoasterGuy, maybe you think that it's some kind of important thing to go travel 1000-2000 miles to go ride a coaster, but many of the members aren't even out of high school and college yet. There's just no means to make a feasible trip that far.


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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 11:13 AM
I think the overall look and effects (mist, Red lights) make it an awesome ride. I've never been on Millennium Force, I'm going this year, but I cant Imagine almost 100 more feet! Front seat on Superman at SFNE is great, the feeling of your skin being plastered to you is great. Definitely don't wear glasses!

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