I definately do not dispute that. Really it is down to the people who have ridden both that can actually make a fair comparison and from what I have been told and what I can summise the Americans that have ridden Nemesis love it.
Maybe you americans are hyping it up too much before you've actually been on it? You should just take our opinions of Nemesis on board, get on the ride yourself and then give a judgement.I'm not saying Nemesis isn't good, but the fact that MANY (not all, but many) people in the U.K. haven't ridden anything up to it's decent level definately plays a part in the extreme exaggeration of it's reputation.
And this leads us back to your originally comment about us not really having anything to compare it to. Which there isn't. No wonder Nemesis is so highly rated in the UK and amongst the UK fans (especially those who have never ridden outside of the UK)Ultimate Coaster said:The Americans that have ridden Nemesis say it's a great ride - most of them just don't understand all the hype that comes with it. One quote I remember from a friend I spoke to about it was as such:
"Nemesis was awesome, but about it's cult-following? I don't get it. It's just another awesome ride with a bit of theming."
As an artist, i'd like to be the devils advicate and point out that making somthing realistic is far harder than making it up. So, fneh? :?Also, it is just me, or does Nemesis actually have a much better, coherent and original theme than Montu anyway?
You would have a point there, but fortunatly for me Balders "lame" morning rides are still much better than Nemesis after it's been running for 12 hours .Stone Cold said:But Jake, surely that's a criticism you can level at Balder which has been rated as the best wooden coaster for the last two years!
Well, I think thats pretty easy to explain. Its the only coaster in the UK that deserves to be in the voting. Basicly, most UK voters will have voted it pretty high. I, as a german, can understand that. I vote for Geforce aswell (in that case most will not see that as patriotism I hope, because, come on, its true and you know it).Nemesis is number 4 on Mitch Hawker's steel poll, and whilst I realise that this is not the ultimate paragon of authority, it is the only steel coaster in the world to have been in the top ten every year that poll was taken. To get in the top ten, a coaster has to be damn good, not just good and have excessive fanboydom, or good and be unique to a particular country
I agree, sort of.Once again, it all boils down to the fact that there aren't many, if any, other coasters in the U.K. deserving of high praise. Because of that, people cling to the ride they have - Nemesis is fantastic in the U.K., but let's face it - its fame would definately be diminished a little (if not alot) if it was located over here and had to compete with our rides.
But why do you think that is?In other words, it's not that we don't have a great respect for smaller coasters, just that we don't have as many good smaller coasters to respect.