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Are there any bad Schwarzkopfs?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Gazza, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Gazza

    Gazza Member

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    Something I was pondering in the lead up to my trip to Germany....Are there any bad Schwarzkopf coasters?
    I don't think I've ridden one I didn't enjoy or found uncomfortable...
     
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    Worst I've got down is the thing at Skyline. Not bad as such, just a Zyklon / Galaxi that doesn't feel like it's falling apart. Haven't yet decided if that makes it better.
     
  3. gavin

    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    Most of them? Not bad as in "rough", but most of them are just boring.
     
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    I am a fan of them but the worst one I've done is the one at pleasurewood hills. Not done a wildcat though.
     
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    I've only done 11 (plus Munich Looping and Alpinabahn) - the worst were Nigloland's old Bobsleigh and the thing at Pleasurewood with awful capacity, so none were awful as such.
    They're mostly a bit 'meh' by modern standards, but get extra love because some (Knightmare, Magnum Force etc.) are forceful with decent restraints - or just out of nostalgia. I think all the Wildcat type models I've met have been Pinfaris.
     
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    The coaster geek in me got excited, thinking you just mentioned you have Münchner Bahn, but then I realized you meant Olympia Looping. :p
     
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    No, they're all fantastic!

    Actually that's not true, the Jet Star models are a bit meh. The Black Hole was good cos it was in a big dark tent, but I was never a fan of The Beast(s).
    But all the others are fantastic.
     
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    They're nothing like the worst, but one or two are definitely rough. The fact that they're classic and almost universally solid wins it though.
     
  9. Matt N

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    Would you guys say that Schwarzkopf in the 70's and 80's were like B&M were in the 90's and Mack/RMC seem to be now? By that I mean; were they the quality steel roller coaster manufacturer that all the top parks were rushing towards? B&M are still a quality manufacturer and still by far my favourite manufacturer, but the number of new coasters built by them has definitely decreased in recent years. Actually, I think a better way to put it is that B&M's share of the new coaster market has decreased in recent years, with companies like Mack and RMC ruling the roost. Anyway, before I turn this into a B&M discussion, the point I'm trying to get across is that Schwarzkopf seem like they were the B&M of their era.
     
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    I think the reason B&Ms market share of new coasters has lowered slightly is not so much that they aren’t wanted, I think it’s more a case of Wooden Coasters being more of a draw lately. Theme Parks to me are like schools and they go through phases where a certain type of toy becomes popular and wanted. I think it’s more that RMC is at the top of the must have list.
     
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    I'd also say that the rise of Mack as a thrill ride manufacturer may have played a part.

    Anyway, I've never actually ridden any Schwarzkopfs, so I can't make a judgement on whether any are bad or not.
     
  12. Lofty

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    Literally what Gavin wrote - I don't think any of them are particularly good? They're all pretty forgettable.
     
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    Olympia Looping is anything but forgettable! Very intense and quite smooth. Lisebergbanan, Knightmare and Jetline are all excellent. I've only had one ride on a shuttle loop (Turbine) and that was great too. I would say Revolution at Magic Mountain isn't great, but it's just dated, not "bad". And the Jet Star 2 (Black Hole) and Wildcat (Rat/Raptor) that I've been on are decent fun family coasters.
    So based on my experience I'm going to say no there aren't any bad ones!
     
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    I've done SuperDooperLooper and Scorpion and liked both of them. I think if you take them for what they are they can be enjoyable. Perhaps if you ride more of them they become less interesting, but I don't think any of them would actually be bad.
     

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