Your all-time worst coaster ride?

Sunday, July 16, 2006 12:01 AM
WildStangAlex's avatar I don't really know. When I think of wood, obviously SOB comes to mind. However Twisted Twins was pretty awful at SFKK. As much as I love Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain at IB, it is by far the most painful backwards or forwards!

As far as steel, Demon at SFGAm hurts like heck, but never more pain than T2 at SFKK. Overall all the rides at Kentucky Kingdom are pretty painful.

Is there a most dangerous category? If so IB's Tig'R gets my vote...Steep Drops, Lap Sitting, NO restraints!


"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."
-Joseph Campbell

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 12:11 AM
Fresh on my mind as of Wednesday... the Villain at Geagua Lake. My ribs hurt so bad no matter where we sat, I thought I was having a heart attack. Too bad because the hills were pretty cool, and fast paced, if the track was only smoother.... the cars really stink, too, with those crushing lap bars.

2nd place would have been the head restraints on the old Steel Phantom at Kennywood. Only coaster I have ever seen where they made people take out their earrings before riding. Would have been a decent ride, sans the migraine headache.

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 12:27 AM

Chooch249 said:
Fresh on my mind as of Wednesday... the Villain at Geagua Lake. My ribs hurt so bad no matter where we sat, I thought I was having a heart attack. Too bad because the hills were pretty cool, and fast paced, if the track was only smoother.... the cars really stink, too, with those crushing lap bars.

2nd place would have been the head restraints on the old Steel Phantom at Kennywood. Only coaster I have ever seen where they made people take out their earrings before riding. Would have been a decent ride, sans the migraine headache.


They were filming a overseas TV show and needed riders for the Steel Phantom.We did 43 laps on it in a short period of time.

Felt bad for the host of the show,he looked like he was turning green and ready to barf.

I was so beat up the next day,there was black and blue marks on my chest.I found out what boxers feel like the next day.

I understood after that why we had to sign that release form. :)

*** Edited 7/16/2006 4:32:22 AM UTC by Ex_Westview and KW_worker***


Racing whippet 76-77
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Sunday, July 16, 2006 2:11 PM
rollergator's avatar Ex_Westview and KW_worker said:

I must have got it (re: Roar @ SFA) 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.



I think the pre-MFlyer GCII's are just exceptionally *twisty-turny*, and as much as I like PTC trains, they're just not *equipped* to handle those kinds of layouts. Comparing to HP's Wildcat, I'm seeing the same kinds of arguments/complaints, and I think the WOOD-coaster maintenance at both of those places is really *quite good*.

I'd throw Gwazi in there too, except, well, BGT's wood-coaster maintenance is plain BAD...whoever is doing the work, they need to be moved to food service or something... ;)

*** Edited 7/16/2006 6:11:59 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 2:24 PM
I never had a coaster ride that I considered "bad" but the roughest that I experienced had to be Flight Of Fear at PKD. That was some headache machine. I'm still glad that I got an opportunity to ride it when I was there.

Arthur Bahl

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 2:27 PM
SOB last year. Had to go the chiropractor for weeks after riding it.
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Sunday, July 16, 2006 2:33 PM
I would say a "bad" ride is when you get off all sweaty, cold and you feel like chucking for at least a half hour afterwards. Kinda like when I got off Chang. I never expected to be that sick. It almost ended my day at 1 p.m. Mantis usually jacks me up but not like Chang.
SOB's biggest fanboy!
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Sunday, July 16, 2006 2:36 PM
^I agree totally,if SFA would just invest the time & money into a set of M-flyers then the ride would be far beeter than it is today.

I was just on the thing yesterday,black train,front seat & it was just shuffling all over the place with the worst spots being the turn after the tunnel & the dreaded turn onto the brakes.

ME gave another crappy ride as usual & while not as bad as the previous visit there were still a few moments of headbanging to be had...especially coming out of the final two screws & being stuck on the brakes for a good ten/fifteen minutes didn't help matters at all.

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 4:03 PM
Batwing,are you talking about roar?
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Sunday, July 16, 2006 4:52 PM
^Yes I'm talking about Roar,as well as Mind eraser <ME> being the abbreviation if that's what you're confused about.

If they'd just get rid of the PTC trains on Roar in favor of the M-flyers that ride would be so much better.

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 5:53 PM
Thats what I thought.

I had same type of ride as you described last year on it(black train).Guess it was not a fluke about thinking that thing was really rough.Thought Charlie Dinn built the ride with all the shuffling.


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Monday, July 17, 2006 12:01 AM
Thankfully, nobody's mentioned M:TR. :)

For me, the worst ride was HurtMePlease, at Dorney. Not that it was so painful, just embarrassing. I hadn't ridden it in 10 years, but when I went there with my brother and his family, I insisted that he ride this "really great coaster." Well, after we nearly had to push the coaster back into the station, I felt like a total... [fill in the blank.]

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Monday, July 17, 2006 12:59 AM
That one ranks up there too.
Racing whippet 76-77
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Monday, July 17, 2006 9:07 AM
Worst Coasters I ever ridden? That was the Big Beast (AKA "Soul Train") at Detroit's Edgewater Park in its last year of operation. (1981) There were parts of that coaster that had not seen a Maintainence Worker in at least a decade! :(

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWW!!!

The Soon to be Defunct Pavilon's Hurricane is another outstanding example of what happens when a Coaster is not properly Maintained.

Typhoon at "Satan's Village" and BB's Looping Star should both be donated to Medeval Time's Dinner Theatre for them to use in their Torture Device Exhibits they have in their "Dungeons"! *** Edited 7/17/2006 1:08:36 PM UTC by Borntocoast*** *** Edited 7/18/2006 3:30:13 AM UTC by Borntocoast***

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Monday, July 17, 2006 10:14 AM
rollergator's avatar

RatherGoodBear said:
Thankfully, nobody's mentioned M:TR. :)


Meh, I've been on worse... ;)

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Monday, July 17, 2006 6:10 PM
Huh, I've actually had a couple of decent rides on Psucklone... Collosus on the other hand... OW!
"It's probably in my basement... let me go upstairs and check" -Escher
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Monday, July 17, 2006 6:19 PM
Manhattan Express?
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Monday, July 17, 2006 6:23 PM
^^Ya, see above. That abysmal peice of junk really ought to be torn down, melted, and refurbished into whatever the OPPISATE of a roller coaster is...

Come to think of it, I'm 0 for 2 on Togos... Windjammer at KBF... shudder...


"It's probably in my basement... let me go upstairs and check" -Escher
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Tuesday, July 18, 2006 12:58 AM
A Ride on SFMM's Psyclone. Ick!
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Tuesday, July 18, 2006 10:34 AM
I have two catagories for the woodies:

Most painful - Timber Wolf

Least memorable - Mean Streak

Is it me or did Summers and Dinn not know what they were doing?

For steel:

The lovely TOGO at NY, NY.

You know that one was built by the lowest bidder.


Thanks for another great season, VF!

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