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    • CommentAuthorIronWolfman
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2012 edited
     
    A thread for your top ten wood and steel coasters.
    Wood:
    1.) Legend
    2.) Timber Terror
    3.) Hades
    4.) Cyclops
    5.) The Voyage
    6.) The NM Rattler
    7.) Raven
    8.) American Eagle
    9.) Tremors
    10.) Viper (SFGAm)

    Steel:
    1.) Iron Wolf
    2.) The Demon (SFGAm)
    3.) Corkscrew (KBF/Silverwood)
    4.) Viper (SFMM)
    5.) Aftershock
    6.) The Batman (SFGAm)
    7.) Ninja (SFMM)
    8.) X2
    9.) Raging Bull
    10.) Superman (SFGAm)
    • CommentAuthorJAKool
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2012 edited
     
    Wood:
    1. Apocalypse, SFMM
    2. Colossus, backwards, SFMM
    3. Grizzly, King's Dominion (Great out-and-back with a tunneled surprise, best ridden at night)
    4. Colossus, forwards, SFMM
    5. Beast, King's Island
    6. Twister, (Mr. Twister,) Knoebels
    7. Rebel Yell, King's Dominion
    8. Pheonix, Knoebels

    I haven't ridden very many woodies, so this all I got.


    Steel:
    1. Green Lantern: First Flight, SFMM
    2. Intimidator 305, King's Dominion
    3. X2, SFMM
    4. Xcelerator, Knott's
    5. Tatsu, SFMM
    6. FoF, King's Dominion/Island (There's no difference!)
    7. Hulk, I of A
    8.Volcano, The Blast Coaster, King's Dominion
    9. Scream!, SFMM
    10. Rip Ride Rockit, Universal Studios Florida
    • CommentAuthorMaverick
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2012
     
    Posted By: JAKool...
    8. Pheonix, Knoebels

    I haven't ridden very many woodies, so this all I got.
    ...


    My gosh... You have Phoenix at the BOTTOM of your list when it's that short?
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      CommentAuthorLing
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2012 edited
     
    Wood:
    1. Apocalypse @ SFMM
    2. Ghostrider @ KBF
    3. Phoenix @ Knoebel's
    4. Timberhawk @ Wild Waves in WA (back when it was still a Six Flags)
    5. Mean Streak @ CP
    6. Great American Scream Machine @ SFOG
    7. Texas Giant @ SFOT
    8. Colossus @ SFMM
    9. Georgia Cyclone @ SFOG
    10. Psyclone @ SFMM

    I think that's actually every wooden I've ever been on. As for steel, you may notice a trend.

    Steel:
    1. Kraken @ SWO
    2. Riddler's Revenge @ SFMM
    3. Tatsu @ SFMM
    4. Air @ AT
    5. Nemesis @ AT
    6. Raptor @ CP
    7. Maverick @ CP
    8. Xcelerator @ KBF
    9. Apollo's Chariot @ BGW
    10. Goliath @ SFMM
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      CommentAuthorParallax
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2012
     
    Wooden:

    1) El Toro @ SFGAdv
    2) Lightning Racer (Thunder) @ HerhseyPark
    3) Lightning Racer (Lightning) @ HerhseyPark
    4) Wildcat @ HerhseyPark
    5) Comet @ HersheyPark
    6) Coney Island Cyclone
    7) Rolling Thunder @ SFGAdv

    Thats all the wooden one's I can remember. There are probably more though, haha.

    Steel:

    1) Nitro @ SFGAdv
    2) Incredible Hulk @ IOA
    3) Great Bear @ HersheyPark
    4) Bizarro @ SFGAdv
    5) StormRunner @ HersheyPark
    6) Green Lantern @ SFGAdv
    7) Fahrenheit @ HersheyPark
    8) Afterburn @ Carowinds
    9) Intimidator @ Carowinds
    10) Kingda Ka @ SFGAdv
    • CommentAuthorryan09
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2012 edited
     
    Wood:
    1) Apocalypse @ SFMM
    2) Roar @ SFDK
    3) Gost Rider @ KBF
    4) Grizzly @ CGA
    5) Colossus @ SFMM

    That all the wooden ones I have been on and I dont like the last two.

    Steel:
    1) Riddlers Revenge @ SFMM
    2) Goliath @ SFMM
    3) Tatsu @ SFMM
    4) V2 @ SFDK
    5) Silver Bullet @ KBF
    6) California screaming @ DCA
    7) Xcelerator @ KBF
    8) Viper @ SFMM
    9) Medusa @ SFDK
    10) Flight Dek @ CGA
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      CommentAuthorbaadrix
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2012
     
    Wooden:
    1. Colossos @ Heide-Park

    This is the only wooden coaster I've ever been on (this year I'll be on my second, though) - Wodan @ Europa-Park.

    Steel:
    1. Silverstar @ Europa-Park
    2. Blue Fire @ Europa-Park
    3. Krake @ Heide-Park
    4. Eurosat @ Europa-Park
    5. Euro-MIR @ Europa-Park
    6. Desert Race @ Heide-Park
    7. Poseidon @ Europa-Park
    8. Atlantica SuperSplash @ Europa-Park
    9. Sky Wheel @ Skyline-Park
    10. Pegasus @ Europa-Park

    Not hard to guess which park is my favourite one ...

    Maybe I'll change this list after riding Expedition G-Force and/or Freischütz this year. ;)
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      CommentAuthorIbanez
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2012
     
    Wooden:
    1. Colossos @ Heide Park (I guess soon to be replaced by Wodan @ EP XD)
    2. El -Toro @ Plohn
    3. Mean Streak @ CP
    4. Grizzly @ KD
    5. Bandit @ Movie Park (Ger)
    6. Tonnerre de Zeus @ Park Asterix
    7. Mammut @ TripsDrill
    8. Hurler @ KD

    That's every woodie I've been on lol

    Steel:
    1. Silverstar @ EP
    2. Expedition G-Force @ Holiday Park
    3. Black Mamba @ Phantasialand
    4. Millenium Force @ CP
    5. Blue Fire @ EP
    6. Euromir @ EP
    7. Eurosat @ EP
    8. TTD @ CP
    9. Mantis @ CP
    10. Superwirbel @ Holiday Park

    Posted By: baadrix
    Maybe I'll change this list after riding Expedition G-Force and/or Freischütz this year. ;)

    Freischütz SUCKS! XD but G-Force is AWESOME!
    • CommentAuthorPePpO
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2012
     
    Wooden:
    1. Colossos @ Heide Park
    2. Bandit @ Movie Park (Ger)

    Steel:
    1. Black Mamba @ Phantasialand
    2. Cop Car Chase @ Movie Park (Ger) Defunct :-(
    3. Desert Race @ Heide-Park
    4. Winjas @ Phantasialand
    5. Olympia Looping @ Send (Münster)
    6. MP-Xpress @ Movie Park (Ger) / Limit @ Heide-Park (Vekoma SLC 689m Standard)
    7. Colorado Adventure @ Phantasialand
    8. Big Loop @ Heide-Park
    9. Temple of the Night Hawk @ Phantasialand
    10. Schweizer Bobbahn @ Heide-Park
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    My wooden list will be significantly changed by the end of next summer(hopefully), but it isn't that great right now.

    Wood:
    1.Boulder Dash
    2.El Toro (GADV)
    3.Lightning Racer
    4.Grizzly (KD)
    5.Comet (HP)
    6.Wildcat (HP)
    7.Blue Streak (CP)
    8.Thunderbolt (SFNE)
    9.Hurler (KD)
    10.Gwazi

    Steel:
    1.Bizarro (SFNE)
    2.Maverick
    3.Intimidator 305
    4.Alpengeist
    5.Storm Runner
    6.Fahrenheit
    7.Talon
    8.Loch Ness Monster
    9.Volcano, The Blast Coaster
    10.Apollo's Chariot

    Posted By: JAKool3. Great Bear, King's Dominion (Great out-and-back with a tunneled surprise, best ridden at night)

    I'm confused...
    • CommentAuthorMaverick
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2012
     
    I'm guessing he means Grizzly?
    • CommentAuthorNoLimitzki
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2012
     
    I'm surprised it took THAT long for Maverick to make someone's list.
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    ^I don't think everyone here has been on Maverick.

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    Okay, I'm a little weak on the woodies, and I've yet to go on I305 yet, so this is "subject to change"

    Wood:
    1. El Toro @ SFGAdv
    2. Mean Streak @ Cedar Point
    3. Thunderhawk @ Dorney Park
    4. Rolling Thunder @ SFGAdv
    5. The Phoenix @ Knoebel's
    6. Blue Streak @ Cedar Point

    I don't really have any other "great" woodies so that's all

    Steel:
    1. Maverick @ Cedar Point
    2. Kingda Ka @ SFGAdv
    3. Millenium Force @ Cedar Point
    4. Hydra: The Revenge @ Dorney Park
    5. Nitro @ SFGAdv
    6. Talon @ Dorney Park
    7. Bizzaro @ SFGAdv
    8. Batman: The Ride (any clone)
    9. Possessed @ Dorney Park
    10. Superman: Ultimate Flight @ SFGAdv
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      CommentAuthorcb0688
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2012 edited
     
    Wood:
    1. Texas Cyclone - Astroworld(defunct)
    2. Texas Giant(before makeover) - SFOT
    3. Rattler - SFFT
    4. Boardwalk Bullet - Kemah Boardwalk
    5. Cyclone - Coney Island
    6. Gwazi - BGT
    7. Judge Roy Scream - SFOT

    Steel:
    1. New Texas Giant - SFOT
    2. Titan - SFOT
    3. Poltergeist - SFFT
    4. Mr. Freeze - SFOT
    5. Greezed Lightnin' - Astroworld(defunct-gotta love those Shwarzkopf shuttles!)
    6. Shock Wave - SFOT
    7. Revenge of the Mummy - Universal Orlando
    8. Superman : Krypton Coaster - SFFT
    9. Montu - BGT
    10. Steel Eel - Seaworld San Antonio
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      CommentAuthorLing
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2012
     
    Posted By: NoLimitzkiI'm surprised it took THAT long for Maverick to make someone's list.

    I totally forgot it even existed. Edited my steel list for that.
    • CommentAuthorJAKool
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2012
     
    Posted By: JAKool3. Great Bear, King's Dominion (Great out-and-back with a tunneled surprise, best ridden at night)

    I'm confused...


    Holy crap, yes. I was just thinking of something else, i think...
    • CommentAuthormrfeeny
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2012
     
    Wooden:
    1. Shivering Timbers - Michigan's Adventure
    2. Mean Streak - Cedar Point
    3. American Eagle - Six Flags Great America
    4. Blue Streak - Cedar Point
    5. Wildcat - Michigan's Adventure

    Not a whole lot of wooden coasters under my belt yet.

    Steel:
    1. Maverick - Cedar Point
    2. Incredible Hulk - Islands of Adventure
    3. Millennium Force - Ceder Point
    4. Dueling Dragons - Islands of Adventure
    5. Raging Bull - Six Flags Great America
    6. Fiorano GT Challenge - Ferrari World
    7. Formula Rossa - Ferrari World
    8. Superman: Ultimate Flight - Six Flags Great America
    9. Top Thrill Dragster - Cedar Point
    10. Raptor - Cedar Point
    • CommentAuthorMaverick
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2012
     
    Posted By: A.S.Coasters

    ^I don't think everyone here has been on Maverick.


    I certainly hope not!


    ....
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    Wooden:

    My list would be too short to make any sense of posting it.

    Steel:
    1. Intimidator 305 - KD
    2. Maverick - CP
    3.Top Thrill Dragster - CP
    4. Millennium Force - CP
    5. Dominator - KD
    6. Volcano - KD
    7. Raptor - CP
    8. Mantis - CP
    9. Batwing - SFA
    10. Superman Ride of Steel - SFA
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      CommentAuthorBBSpeed26
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2012 edited
     
    Wood:
    1) Ravine Flyer II - Waldameer
    2) Hades - Mt. Olympus
    3) Cornball Express - Indiana Beach
    4) Phoenix - Knoebel's
    5) Thunderbolt - Kennywood
    6) Wooden Warrior - Quassy
    7-10 (in no particular order):
    Jack Rabbit - Kennywood
    Zeus - Mt. Olympus
    Lightning Racer - Hersheypark
    The Boss - Six Flags St. Louis

    Steel:
    1) Storm Runner - Hersheypark
    2) Phantom's Revenge - Kennywood
    3) Blue Fire - Europa-Park
    4) Black Mamba - Phantasialand
    5) Dueling Dragons (Fire) - Islands of Adventure
    6) Millennium Force - Cedar Point
    7) Colorado Adventure - Phantasialand (seriously. it's bonkers.)
    8) Steel Phantom (defunct) - Kennywood
    9) Great Bear - Hersheypark
    10) Mr. Freeze - Six Flags St. Louis

    I'm never good at organizing lists, and I bet if you asked me to recreate these lists in an hour, they would look at least slightly different. That said, off the top of my head, the first 6 woodies I mentioned and all 10 steel coasters are rides I've been on that I would consider "world class".
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    Posted By: BBSpeed26
    Zeus - Mt. Olympus


    You LIKE Zeus? I was sent to the medical center in the park after riding that. It was so painful I couldn't breath and had very BAD bruises. I couldn't ride anything else for the rest of my trip. I HATE Zeus with a passion!
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      CommentAuthorBBSpeed26
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2012 edited
     
    I rode it the year Hades opened (so... 7 years ago? yikes...), and it was rough (rough in places it shouldn't have been, with one kink in particular producing a really painful gut-shot of "airtime"), but not unbearable. Aside from that, the pacing was awesome, the air was good, and with the exception of that gut-punch, it was a really great ride. I'm glad I rode it when I did though... without any TLC (and Mt. Olympus doesn't seem to know *anything* about maintaining woodies), I can imagine it's only gotten (much, much) worse. I'm not in a hurry to get back and ride Hades again for similar reasons... it was pretty balls-to-the-wall opening year, and that sort of ferocity coupled with 7 years of Mt. Olympus non-maintenance would make me genuinely scared to ride it today.
    • CommentAuthorReal
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2012
     
    See, BB and i get along for various reasons but i know we could be friends because CCI/TGG dominates his list. :)
    • CommentAuthorMaverick
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2012
     
    Hay Guyz! Mine Two!

    I just haven't gotten around to posting it. I remember talking to a rep at CCI when I was back in my first year of college about job opportunities, and they mailed me these things that looked like they were for a 10 year old... I was slightly insulted.
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      CommentAuthorLing
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2012
     
    ^ When I was talking to my high school (before going there) about their CADD program, they recommended I try RollerCoaster Tycoon. I was like... No. That's not what I meant.
    • CommentAuthorIronWolfman
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2012 edited
     
    Zeus is the (Edit) most under-maintained ride of CCI/TGG. Ever. Hades was not that bad, it was a little rough on only 1 turn by the station, but that's it. I love CCI/TGG, and have been on some of there best coasters. On my list 1-7, 9, and what would be 11 and HELL (12 is Zeus) are from CCI/TGG.
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      CommentAuthorDC High Heat
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2012 edited
     
    Why is it a failure? Because maintenance at that park didn't take care of it? Looks like it was really fun before getting as rough as some of you say it is. What about the other CCI coasters that got very rough? And this "failure" is #12 on your list? Have you only ridden 12 wooden coasters?

    People keep saying things on here that really don't make sense to me...don't know why but it seems to be happening a lot recently.
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      CommentAuthorBBSpeed26
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2012
     
    Picture a terrain out & back woodie with an intense, lateral-G filled turnaround that dives down a hill. The ride's loaded with air time and it keeps a relatively low profile to keep a focus on breakneck speed. As a finale, it has a pretty big double-down/double-up in and out of a small ravine right at the end of the ride, totally obscured from any guest vantage point by the structure of the first hill and terrain.

    Without "Zeus" and "total lack of track upkeep" attached, I would say that sounds like a pretty awesome ride, wouldn't you? If anything, it's a shame that it's in its current state. Running properly, about the only knock I would have against Zeus is that it isn't longer.
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      CommentAuthorLing
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2012
     
    IronWolfman is the one who called it a failure. BBSpeed is the one who put it on his list. Nothing is really out of place here. BBSpeed said the last time he rode it, it was not that bad except for one kink.
  6.  
    I haven't ridden many coasters but here goes:

    Steel:
    Cheetah Hunt (front row) - BGT
    Dueling Dragons (Ice) - Islands of Adventure
    Dueling Dragons (Fire) - Islands of Adventure
    Montu - BGT
    Space Mountain - Magic Kingdom
    Cheetah Hunt (other rows) - BGT
    Revenge Of The Mummy - Universal Orlando
    Kumba - BGT
    Scorpion - BGT
    Sandserpent - BGT

    And that's when I realized I've only been on 11 steel coasters in my life (Flight of the Hippogriff being number 11).

    Wood: (only 2)
    Gwazi Tiger - BGT
    Gwazi Lion - BGT
    • CommentAuthorIronWolfman
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2012 edited
     
    Well, I guess Mt. Olympus is a Super FAIL (Except HADES & CYCLOPS XD)

    Yes I've only ridden 12 wooden coasters.

    I've only been to:
    Silverwood
    Holiday World
    SFGAm
    Cliff's Amusement
    In 2012 I look to visit Elitches and Lakeside Amusement in Colorado.
    • CommentAuthorJAKool
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2012
     
    ^Lakeside Amusement???? Holy crap, I've never even HEARD of that before, and I came-up with a company called LakeVIEW Amusements. Weird. o_O
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      CommentAuthorBBSpeed26
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2012 edited
     
  7.  
    ^^i just leave out the park after everything lol
    • CommentAuthorAyTrane
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2012
     
    Wood
    1. Prowler
    2. Phoenix
    3. Evil Knievel
    4. Racer Kings Island
    5. Lightning Racer
    6. Renegade
    7. Viper Great America
    8. Blue Streak Cedar Point
    9. The Gwaz
    10. Comet Hersheypark

    Steel
    1. Millennium Force
    2. Orient Express
    3. Magnum XL 200
    4. Vortex Kings Island
    5. Kumba
    6. Matterhorn
    7. Dueling Dragons
    8. Great Bear
    9. Montu
    10. Manta
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      CommentAuthorOinzCEO17
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2012
     
    For every ride I've been on, here's my list.
    Wood:
    1. Shivering Timbers
    2. Lightning Racer
    3. Comet (Hersheypark)
    4. Wolverine Wildcat
    5. Gemini
    6. Boss
    7. Mean Streak

    Steel:
    1. Expedition Everest
    2. Maverick
    3. Rock n' Roller Coaster
    4. Millennium Force
    5. Wicked Twister
    6. Raptor
    The other roller coasters I've been on, I don't feel the rest are worth mentioning.
  8.  
    Gemini is a steel coaster...
  9.  

    ^^That's a nice little mistake you've got there.

    • CommentAuthorAyTrane
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012
     
    Arrow did market Gemini as a "wooden coaster", even though it's no more a wood coaster than New Texas Giant is.
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    Does any now if Arrow was planning to build a wooden coaster?
    • CommentAuthorJAKool
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2012 edited
     
    ^Doubt it. I bet Intamin is thinking of it though! oh, wait.....