Your all-time worst coaster ride?

Friday, July 14, 2006 4:44 PM

Acoustic Viscosity said:
Heh, you guys should ride Timber Wolf in its current condition. I don't think there has been or ever will be a coaster that shuffles more.

Raging Wolf Bobs, before the recent trackwork, was worse.

Worst Coaster Ride Ever - Viper at Great Adventure (by a long shot)

Kyle

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Friday, July 14, 2006 5:05 PM

scoaster said:
Head Spin at Geauga Lake. For some reason that ride made me so nausous! I hate vekoma boomerangs.

I see I'm not the only one who has been sick on this. Only time after a coaster that I felt like I was going to be physically sick.

Wood: SOB

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Friday, July 14, 2006 5:32 PM
john peck's avatar My worst are as follows:
Viper (SFGrAdv.), Typhoon (Satans Village), Windstorm (Rye), T2, Hercules, The Bat (PCW), Boomerang (Knotts), SOB, Canobie Corkscrew, Vortex (Carowinds) Carolina Cylone, and probally Looping Star (Beech Bend)

Those are just a handful of really bad rides I have gotten to experience over the last 5 years or so.

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Friday, July 14, 2006 7:12 PM

john peck said:
Typhoon (Satans Village)

Was that a typo or was that intentional? ;)


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Friday, July 14, 2006 7:58 PM
I'm guessing it was intentional. Typhoon is just terrible.
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Friday, July 14, 2006 8:25 PM
It was intentional. It's been an inside joke for a few years, at least.

For me...

Wood - SOB, (first season, it actually has gotten better!), Hurler (PKD), Grizzly, Mean Streak, (pretty rough when it's not just totally boring!), Raging Wolf Bob's, (before the re-tracking)

Steel - Vortex (PKI), Flight Of Fear (before lapbars), Anaconda (PKD), Corkscrew (MiA)

...I'm sure there's more. But I can't think of them now.

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Friday, July 14, 2006 8:32 PM
For me it would be Villain at GL.
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Friday, July 14, 2006 8:51 PM
My worst:

Steel-Viper(SFGradv

Wood-Texas Cyclone(SFAW), but it was because I dislocated and shattered my left elbow after hitting it on a support beam. I couldn't ride for about four months. *** Edited 7/15/2006 12:52:29 AM UTC by NoVA Coaster Fan***

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Friday, July 14, 2006 9:01 PM
Timber-Rider's avatar The worst coaster I have ever been on was Raging Wolf Bobs at Geauga Lake. (before six flags) It was so rough, the train shook through the entire ride, and, my back hurt so bad after riding it. I was ready to find the management of the park and ask for my money back!

The next worse would have to be the Villain at World's of Adventure. (Geauga lake, six Flags) The coaster was brand new! And, the first few hills were great! But, the rest of the ride was just one slam bang, gut punching, piece-o-crap. 1 ride was enough for me....Hated it!!!

Mean Streak at Cedar Point would be next. The Mean streak was an awesome coaster when it firts opened. But, years of wear and tear have made it one of the roughest coasters out there. My brother and I went on it a few years ago, and the train just squeeled and shook through the entire ride. The shaking made my teeth grind, and my mouth hurt so bad after the ride, I vowed never to ride it again. It made my brother so sick, he spent most of the day lying on benches. Not fun at all!!!

Next would be Blue streak at Cedar Point. I don't know why, but I ride this coaster almost every time I go to Cedar Point, and it get's rougher every time. the first few hills are fun, but after the turn-around, the run home is very jerky, and, almost allways hurts my back. So, It's on my crap list.

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Friday, July 14, 2006 10:28 PM
john peck's avatar "Satans Village" was intentional.

I'd love to see the park survive, but the coaster can be melted down for all I care.

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Friday, July 14, 2006 11:46 PM
Wood: Hurler PKD <please ohh please CF get rid of this giant piece of firewood>.

Steel: Anaconda PKD<the ride is just absolutely rough beyond belief! I was sliding around inside the OTSR's banging all the way through the screws.

Honorable mention<or dishonorable depending on your POV>: Wood: Roar SFA: I had one of the worst rides on it last time I visited & while it hasn't reached firewood status it's catching up fast.

Honorable mention:steel: Mind eraser,like Roar I had the absolute worst exerience on the ride last time around...seems like they replaced the ear pads on the OTSR's mid season with an extremely hard & unforgiving plastic.

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Friday, July 14, 2006 11:47 PM
My "worst" as far as least thrilling would have to be the Fiesta Express kiddie coaster that I've run across at a few parks, which is extremely slow and uneventful even for a kiddie coaster. One could probably walk faster than this coaster even at a leisurely pace.

"Worst" as far as most unpleasant or least marathonable for my taste would be any Vekoma Boomerang model or any spinning mouse - sorry Mr. Shapiro! (although I LOVE regular mice that don't have the spinning).

Also any full-circuit coaster with the train running the wrong way (ie - backwards) such as Jester at SFNO. I rank this behind a Boomerang actually because there is no forward motion but if it went the right way (forward) it would easily defeat a Boomerang.

I have yet to ride a woodie that could qualify as my worst anything (although one going backwards would be my least favorite woodie). But of the forward wood I've ridden, my least favorite wood would be one of the junior woodies I've ridden, but even those I rank ahead of 95 % of the steel I've ridden, and 100 % of the multiloopers. The only steel that defeats my lowest rated forward woodie are all the hypers I've ridden and a select few others (such as the brilliant Powder Keg)

In fact I've never met a forward woodie yet that I didn't have the desire to marathon on for at least an hour, even the ones that were "rough" and full of "shuffle" and "jackhammering" that many complain about. I actually enjoy those things!

Generally speaking, my taste in coasters (wood over steel, drops and airtime over inversions and positive g's, forward over backward, full-circuit over shuttle) seems to be what some would describe as kind of "purist" or "old-school". I guess I am sort of a throwback to a time when "rough" wood seemed to be more tolerated and enjoyed.

Frontrider

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Saturday, July 15, 2006 12:00 AM
Frontrider is OLD SCHOOL.

Hahah.

I too enjoy "shuffle, jackhammering coasters" Frontrider.

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Saturday, July 15, 2006 1:22 AM
Roar @SFA

I like them rough and tough,but this one was too painful for me.

Had a nice layout though.


Racing whippet 76-77
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Saturday, July 15, 2006 2:47 AM
I had a weirdly brutal ride on CFCar's Hurler. Weird because it was a reride, near the middle of the train, after a nice front ride. It was mindbendingly sucky.

I was once evac'd off of the Carolina Cyclone after a 10 minute wait on the lift, which some would say sucked. I didn't mind, thought it was cool.


I've had numerous rides where the bars got painful; B+M standups are bad about going an extra click on me, which is uncomfortable, but I don't remember particular ones.


Rides that just suck for me are few. Ninja SFOG is one. Hurricane has never given me a good ride, either. That Vekoma kiddy SLC is a shockingly horrid design, rattly at 30mph. Credit whores beware...

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Saturday, July 15, 2006 3:28 AM
My worst rides were woodies:
LeMonstre at La Ronde Montreal in 1996 (I did both tracks even though my skeleton seemed disarranged already after the first one (supposedly it was re-tracked since and is now a much better ride).

...same problem with Bzüqlowne at SFMM.

I must say though maybe the even bigger disappointment was Colossus: its amazing visuals got me into coaster fandom in the first place during its previous live as a poster on my wall as a child, but when I rode it, it was quite rough and much too loud - gone was the illusion! :.(

Maybe I'm just not a wooden coaster person.

OK, I had bad rides on Zonga (Thriller), and lately on "The Michael Jackson Thrill Ride" at P-Land (also called "Colorado Adventure") from which I exited with a minor whiplash after that unorganic banking in pitch black darnkess at the bottom of the drop after the second lifthill.
Otherwise, a really impressive white-knuckle ride, very efficiently terrifying!
On that ride, I think they should have height restrictions for maximum height: Some of the hi-speed-hi-g "tricktracking" of the track is not suitable for persons above 6"3 in my opinion. *** Edited 7/15/2006 3:20:42 PM UTC by superman***


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Saturday, July 15, 2006 4:03 AM
rollergator's avatar

Vincent Greene said:That Vekoma kiddy SLC is a shockingly horrid design, rattly at 30mph. Credit whores beware...

I don't know WHY parks insist on making kids hate inverts.... ;)

Seriously, I have never gotten a ride on ANY junior SLC that was less than "WHAT on Earth were they thinking"-type bad. Seriously, they do Rollerskaters well, what is the DEAL?


Think of the CHILDREN! ;)

*** Edited 7/15/2006 8:04:28 AM UTC by rollergator***

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Saturday, July 15, 2006 3:32 PM
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Ex_Westview and KW_worker said:
Roar @SFA

I like them rough and tough,but this one was too painful for me.

Had a nice layout though.


Wow! You must of got it on a bad day. I love it, and I am very sensitive to wooden coasters. Just ask anyone. ;)

There have been a few steel coasters that I knew would suck but I am always willing to try them out first. You just never know. The Tennesse Tornado was a heck of a lot smoother than I initially anticipated.

-Tina

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Saturday, July 15, 2006 10:14 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar TT is actually one of my favorite steelies. =)

My worst steel was probably on SFoG's Ninja a few weeks ago. Serious headbanging. The sad thing was I already had the credit and knew that it sucked. I just wanted to make sure it still did. Yep, it did.

Another bad one was when I was a PC on Vortex and right in the final break run Clint (teknoscorpion) puked on me. We joke about it now, but at the time, it was kind of gross.

For wood, I actually got some seriously bad rides on Rampage. I don't know what the deal was, but I just was not digging that coaster. (Went back for it this year and saw the potential, but it's still outside my top 10).

I've also gotten some bad rides on SFoT's Giant (which Matt claims were awesome, but he's wrong) and on oG's Cyclone. I dunno. Maybe I'm just a wuss?


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Saturday, July 15, 2006 11:34 PM

coasterqueenTRN said:

Ex_Westview and KW_worker said:
Roar @SFA

I like them rough and tough,but this one was too painful for me.

Had a nice layout though.


Wow! You must of got it on a bad day. I love it, and I am very sensitive to wooden coasters. Just ask anyone.

There have been a few steel coasters that I knew would suck but I am always willing to try them out first. You just never know. The Tennesse Tornado was a heck of a lot smoother than I initially anticipated.

-Tina


I must have got it on a bad day,I even tried it in the front then back,maybe I had the train with the square wheels :)

I did 2 rides and could do no more.I was upset because I did like the design,it just beat me up too much.


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