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GuyWithAStick

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1) Goliath - Honestly my all-time favorite coaster. The pacing is top notch, the elements are superb, and is really quite a beautiful ride(I mean come on how can anyone not like that lift structure?)I have such a personal attachment to this thing, I don't think any other RMC will be able to top it now.

2) Steel Vengeance - Objectively it's the best ride I've done. It's absolutely relentless with buckets of air. I always get to the brake run either out of breath or laughing uncontrollably, sometimes both. Just an incredible experience, really.

3) Storm Chaser - What a powerhouse! It honestly blew me away when I first rode it. The airtime is some of the strongest I've ever felt, and just speeds through the layout like it's nothing. Not to mention how surprisingly smooth it was. Probably my biggest surprise of the year.

4) Lightning Rod - Only got one ride on it, but it was great for what it was. The mountainside setting is gorgeous, and the ride was really good. I guess it just didn't blow me away like some of the ones higher up on this list. I'm sure I'll appreciate it more once I get myself back down to Dollywood.

5) Twisted Timbers - It was good! Some solid airtime, some cool inversions, the like. I guess it just wasn't as memorable as the others. The ops weren't the best when I was there as well...

6) Outlaw Run - It's been like 5 years since I've done it, so my memory is quite hazy. But from what I remember, the ride slowed down a ton coming into the brakes and wasn't the strongest set of elements. Still a solid ride, but it's what you get with the first of its kind.

7) Twisted Cyclone - Just a bit small tbh. The stuff that was there was good, just don't think a Cyclone ride was the best thing to convert. Again, still really solid, just not as good as the others.
 

DelPiero

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1) Goliath - Honestly my all-time favorite coaster. The pacing is top notch, the elements are superb, and is really quite a beautiful ride(I mean come on how can anyone not like that lift structure?)I have such a personal attachment to this thing, I don't think any other RMC will be able to top it now.
Do you still work there? ;) You know Zadra has a very similar lift structure right?

1 - Steel Vengeance - But is it SteVe tho? Well yeah, yeah it is.
2 - Zadra - Oooh this thing is super fast, it has one of the best drops going and some amazing elements, it's all tied up in a wonderful package. Does it beat SteVe for the best RMC? Not right now, but I haven't had a night ride yet. Next year that's the plan.
3 - Lightning Rod - It's amazing, restraints are fine, buckets of airtime, excellent setting, killer first drop, every seat delivers a fantastic ride, launch is fast enough and it has the best RMC element. It does seem to drag out in the first half compared to the two above, but it's still an incredible coaster.
4 - Storm Chaser - Glorious airtime and a great drop, back is where it's at for this one as the airtime is incredibly strong. Lacks the visuals from a good setting but dat airtime tho.
5 - Outlaw Run - Still holds up to it's newer brothers, both LR and OR have such incredible scenery it really adds something, a little on the shorter side but up until the rolls it's absolutely brilliant, I hate the 2nd roll though, hangy ****e.
6 - Goliath - Goliath dropped a bit after riding the ones above, it's excellent late at night, but nowhere near as good during the day. Back 2 rows at night are really brilliant though, especially the dive's headchoppers!
7 - Wildfire - Pacing is severely affected by the two slow points over the cliff on the roll and final "airtime hill", which ruins the 2nd half in all honesty, everything up to the roll over is incredible, if it kept up the pacing through the rest it would be much higher up the list.
8 - Wicked Cyclone - An incredible coaster in it's own right but when stacked against the ones above, it shows the flaws. Mainly the height issue, there just isn't enough speed through the course, even before the final circuit to the brakes where it's painfully slow. It does have quite a few fab moments though, including the drop, the twisted airtime hill by the camera and the wonderful Zero G.

New in Bold.
 

TMCoasters

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Only done 5 RMCs so far but here's my take:

1) Wildfire - The start to this ride is honestly the best I've ever experienced. The view and scenery are incredible (Scandinavia <3), the first drop is mental, the stall has insane whip and hangtime, and the outer bank has crazy forces as well. The two following hills also deliver some pretty great airtime. However, Wildfire has some serious flaws in the second half that nearly keep it from my top ten. The whole second half feels sluggish and nothing bothers me more than a ride that slowly peters out. That last roll is the saving grace of the second half though.

2) Storm Chaser - In terms of ride quality I definitely prefer this to Wildfire, but scenery is less than pleasant and comes no where near comparing to the Swedish hills and lakes. Once again I definitely prefer the first half, the barrel roll drop is unique, the following hill is one of my all time favorite hills as are the two twisting hills and the hill before the barrel roll. I'm not a huge fan of the obnoxiously strong but not sustained air at the finale, but this coaster still took me by surprise and I absolutely adored it.

3) Steel Vengeance - Now, let me say, this coaster is awesome. I don't think it's the best on Earth but it has some awesome moments: namely the crazy outer banked hill, the stall, and the wave turn. I must say, the drop was underwhelming compared to other RMCs though and the length of the coaster began to make it feel repetitive and mechanical. The final section of six (very unsustained) airtime hills began to feel a bit redundant after having so many very similar sensations throughout the ride. Also, I have to mention, with other RMCs it lacks intensity in any direction besides vertical negative Gs. There are some spots with decent laterals but the vertical positive Gs are nonexistent.

4) Wicked Cyclone - This was my first RMC and it packs a huge punch for its small stature. The drop is great, the off axis and outer banked hills deliver, the stall is super fun, and so are the barrel rolls. It definitely loses steam after the first barrel roll however. The "Drivers Ed" turn is pointless and the double reversing banked airtime hill is awkward in a bad way. After that it still delivers airtime but basically crawls into the station.

5) Outlaw Run - Here's the most underwhelming of the RMCs. I love terrain, wooden coasters but this coaster felt both too slow and too short. The drop is insane as are the few airtime moments in the middle of the ride. I thought the first inversion was forgettable though, as with the ending barrel rolls. I thought I would love the wave turn (and it's one of my favorite moments on SV) but it did nothing unfortunately.
 
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DelPiero

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3) Steel Vengeance - Now, let me say, this coaster is awesome. I don't think it's the best on Earth but it has some awesome moments: namely the crazy outer banked hill, the stall, and the wave turn.
SV doesn't have a stall.
5) Outlaw Run - I thought the first inversion was unforgettable though, as with the ending barrel rolls.
What is the first inversion? I seem to have forgotten it, I thought the only inversions were the barrel rolls 🤔

Glad to see some Wildfire love though, gets a lot of hate but that first half is really magical.
 

Hixee

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The second inversion is definitely a stall, I don't know what else you would consider it.
It doesn't pause at the top, so it's not a stall. It's a cutback zero-g roll, or something like that. Have you ridden a stall? SV's rides nothing like the others, regardless of what RCDB might say.

I know what I call it, mind you - turd.
 

Antinos

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I think the park calls it a snake dive. From what I can deduce from Steel Vengeance's and Storm Runner's, it's just a vague term for a twisted, turning drop out of an inversion. But call it what you will.

(Goliath's stall is still the best of the ones I've been on ❤)
 

TMCoasters

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It doesn't pause at the top, so it's not a stall. It's a cutback zero-g roll, or something like that. Have you ridden a stall? SV's rides nothing like the others, regardless of what RCDB might say.

I know what I call it, mind you - turd.
I have done an RMC stall on Wildfire and WC, and they ride completely differently, but if every element type ran exactly the same then coasters would be pretty boring. Imagine if every single "airtime hill" had the exact same sensation, coasters would get quite repetitive wouldn't they? Technically by hitting 180 degrees it does pause briefly so by that definition, it is a stall. You literally said "or something like that" so clearly you don't know either.

You can call it a cutback zero g roll if you'd like, I'm not gonna tell you not to.
 

CanobieFan

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Updated with my two 2019 additions

1 Outlaw Run (based off 2 rides) (front and back seat ridden)
2 StormChaser (based off 6 rides) (front and back seat ridden)
3 Steel Vengeance (based off 2 rides) (front and back seat ridden)
4 Wicked Cyclone (based off 4 rides) (front and back seat ridden)
5 Lightning Rod (based off 4 rides) (front and back seat ridden)
6 RailBlazer (based off 3 rides) (front and back seat ridden)
7 Twisted Timbers (based off 3 rides) (front and back seat ridden)
8 Joker (based off 5 rides) (front and back seat ridden)
9 Twisted Cyclone (based off 4 rides) (front and back seat ridden)
10 New Texas Giant (based off 3 rides) (back seat ridden)
11 Twisted Colossus (based off 2 rides) (front and back seat ridden)

Should be getting Jersey Devil Coaster next summer and Iron Gwazi will be just an hour or so away from me <3
 
1 Wildfire
2 Outlaw Run
3 Lightning Rod
4 Twisted Colossus
5 Storm Chaser
6 Iron Rattler
7 Medusa
8 Wicked Cyclone
9 Goliath
10 The Joker
11 New Texas Giant

I'm guessing SteVe will take the top spot when I finally get to ride it!
 
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