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Top 10(ish): 2017 Edition - page 40

Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by Snoo, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Zek_Teh_Kek

    Zek_Teh_Kek Active Member

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    1. Maverick
    2. Diamondback
    3. Apollo's Chariot
    4. Griffon
    5. Rougarou (Or however you spell it)
    6. Beast
    7. Banshee
    8. Flight of Fear @ KI
    9. Raptor @ CP
    10. Verbolten
    As you can see, I really haven't ridden many roller coasters. I Know for sure that I will be finishing up the rest at KI this year and will probably go to Hershey.
     
  2. MestnyiGeroi

    MestnyiGeroi Active Member

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    Thanks, all, for the answers on the Blackpool coaster. I would have thought that the wild mouse coaster there could only be a few notches better than the donkey rides (which is one of the things I think of first when I think of Blackpool), but clearly I have something to learn about the full potential of wild mouse rides.

    As for needing to duck to avoid hitting one's head ... can that possibly be literally true?? Surely, you must mean it's frighteningly close, but not ... ???

    EDIT: Re-reading, I see you say this moment is on the lift hill, so assumedly the car is not moving too fast, but still it's a bit hard to believe. And especially unthinkable here in the hyper-litigious United States.
     
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  3. MestnyiGeroi

    MestnyiGeroi Active Member

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    I just had a flashback of a coaster I used to marathon as a kid. It was a Schwarzkopf Wildcat coaster called Mountain Express (formerly at Magic Mountain). It was an extremely compact coaster and probably not much to look at, but damn was it a fun little ride. I don't know how much one should let nostalgia creep into these things, but in a way I could still list it as one of my favorite coasters.
     
  4. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Yep, it's some properly insane construction!
     
  5. MestnyiGeroi

    MestnyiGeroi Active Member

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  6. MestnyiGeroi

    MestnyiGeroi Active Member

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    A very random question nearly two years later, but do you still think Wicked Cyclone is better than those other nine coasters?
     
  7. CanobieFan

    CanobieFan Well-Known Member

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    Uh...
    #1 Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce
    #2 El Toro at Great Adventure (2006 no-slow down cable lift version)
    #3 Probably Fury 325 at Carowinds
    After that, uh. It's too hard for me to pick and choose. I guess it comes down to the day and how I'm feeling.
    Cornball Express at IN Beach, Dragon Khan at PortAventura, Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City, Nemesis at Alton, Avalanche at Timberfalls ,Mako at SeaWorld... All kinda floating around interchangeable.
     
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    Just curious, where are Dragster, Millennium Force, and Magnum?
     
  9. Sanchezmran

    Sanchezmran Well-Known Member

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    1. Skyrush
    2. Boulder Dash
    3. Beast
    4. Millennium Force
    5. Nemesis
    6. Maverick
    7. Mako
    8. Phoenix
    9. Top Thrill Dragster
    10. Storm Chaser

    11. Wicked Cyclone
    12. Nitro
    13. Diamondback
    14. Montu
    15. Lightning Run
    16. Storm Runner
    17. Superman: The Ride
    18. Verbolten
    19. Apollo's Chariot
    20. Stealth

    21. Manta
    22. Fahrenheit
    23. Gatekeeper
    24. Kumba
    25. Alpengeist
    26. Chinese Fireball
    27. Hungarian Horntail
    28. Griffon
    29. Voyage
    30. Incredible Hulk


    I can't really think of any issues I had with Mako. The first drop is by far superior to any other B&M mega I've done, especially in the back row! Obviously the floater airtime, which is some of the best I've ever experienced, kept drawing me back, and the entire ride and its transitions are butter smooth.

    Montu was excellent as well. Each inversion is great, especially the zero g roll and the batwing. Fantastic intensity.

    I also really enjoyed Kumba for similar reasons as Montu (inversions, forces). The corkscrews were just a little rattly, but the rest of the ride is very good.
     
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    caffeine_demon Well-Known Member

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    and after dubai:
    1 - Skyrush
    2 - Wicked Cyclone
    3 - Formula Rossa
    4 - Bizarro (SFNE)
    5 - Colossos
    6 - Sliver Star
    7 - Taron
    8 - Roar-O-Saurus
    9 - Nemesis
    10- Alpina Blitz

    Rossa exceded my expectations - loved how it was so much more than just the launch, just had me wanting more! Aces was very good, but much like helix, I felt it was too intense for a top 10 place!
     
  11. Hixee

    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Glad you liked Rossa, the launch is brilliant.
    Wait, what?
     
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    caffeine_demon Well-Known Member

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    I know - it's weird, but I can't quite put my finger on why I loved skyrush so much yet found helix and aces a bit too much - maybe the inversions? it's just when I ride skyrush I want to just rejoin the queue straight away, but helix and aces have me thinking "I need about 20 mins before reriding".
     
  13. gad198

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    My personal top 10 is:
    1. Fury 325
    2. Boulder Dash
    3. Voyage
    4. Mako
    5. Millennium Force
    6. Goliath at SFOG
    7. Behemoth
    8. Diamondback
    9. Leviathan
    10. Lightning Rod
     
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  14. Chris Brown

    Chris Brown Mr CoasterForce 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    1. Helix
    2. Taron
    3. Wildfire
    4. Lost Gravity
    5. Balder
    6. Shock
    7. Katun
    8. Joris
    9. Ispeed
    10. Troy

    I do find my list is quite interchangeable, I like the big boy Orlando B&M's but prefer those in my top 10 just because they are a bit more unique in terms of my count.

    Looking at my plans for this year I can imagine possibly Oziris, Shambahla, Karnan and Star Trek sneaking in.
     
  15. ECG

    ECG East Coast(er) General Administrator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Last week I finally rode The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Can't believe it took me so long to ride it and that more hasn't been said about how great the ride is. My second favorite RMC so far (still haven't ridden Lightning Rod or Wildfire). I also adjusted my list, basing it now off the most fun I've had on a single ride.

    1. Boulder Dash
    2. Medusa Steel Coaster
    3. Skyrush
    4. El Toro
    5. The Joker (SFDK)
    6. Wild Mouse (PBB)
    7. Voyage
    8. Coaster (Playland)
    9. Outlaw Run
    10. Cannibal
    11. Superman:Ride of Steel (SFNE)
    12. Fury 325
    13. Top Thrill Dragster
    14. Helix
    15. Phoenix
    16. Beast
    17. Goliath (SFGAm)
    18. Colossos
    19. Leviathan
    20. Boardwalk Bullet
    21. Maverick
    22. Shambhala
    23. Wicked Cyclone
    24. Banshee
    25. The Monster
     
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  16. Hixee

    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    No Lightning Rod in your top 25 then?

    I think Joker does look like one of the stronger RMCs, which is great, but why does it have to be so far away... :(
     
  17. ECG

    ECG East Coast(er) General Administrator CF Award Winner 2016

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    My list only consists of coasters I've ridden. ;)
    Thanks for rubbing it in. :(
     
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  18. MestnyiGeroi

    MestnyiGeroi Active Member

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    Rating RMCs is clearly a very subjective thing. I mean, that's true of all coasters, of course, but it's especially the case for RMCs. I have heard others who rate The Joker very highly, so you're definitely not alone there. That said, if there is any one RMC that I've seen most consistently ranked last it's definitely The Joker.
     
  19. ECG

    ECG East Coast(er) General Administrator CF Award Winner 2016

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    *Fixed
     
  20. MestnyiGeroi

    MestnyiGeroi Active Member

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    Tsk tsk. Such poppycock. ;-)

    My own feelings aside, if I tried to average all ratings of RMCs I've seen recently -- and I must have seen a hundred lists in the last year -- Twisted Colossus is one I most often see in the upper half of the list.
     

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