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The coaster you've ridden with the highest statistic for each major coaster stat

Matt N

CF Legend
Hi guys. Records, although often dismissed by enthusiasts, are one of the main points of interest that parks often resort to using, and personally, I think that saying you've ridden a record-breaking coaster does still carry a certain element of prestige! So my question to you today is; for each major coaster stat, what is the most highly-specced coaster you've ridden in that stat? So basically, what are the tallest, fastest, longest etc. coasters you've ridden?

I'll get the ball rolling with my answers (I'm using RCDB as my source here)...
  • Tallest: Big One, Blackpool Pleasure Beach (213ft)
  • Fastest: Stealth, Thorpe Park (80mph)
  • Longest: Big One, Blackpool Pleasure Beach (5,497ft)
  • Steepest: Saw The Ride, Thorpe Park (101 degrees)
  • Most Inversions: The Smiler, Alton Towers (14)
  • Oldest: Big Dipper, Blackpool Pleasure Beach (1923)
But what are the most highly-specced coasters you've ridden for each major coaster stat?
 

CanobieFan

Giga Poster
Love me some list topics ♡

Tallest: Kingda Ka - is the record holder
Fastest: Kingda Ka
Longest: Ultimate
Steepest: TMNT Shellraiser- is the record holder
Inversion: Smiler - is the record holder
Oldest: Leap the Dips - is the record holder
 

TrikTrac

Roller Poster
Mine are taken from RCDB too

Tallest - Kingda ka, rode this once back in 2015. Got quite lucky to catch it at the end of the day as it had been closed most of it.

Fastest - same as above

Longest - Incredicoaster, or back when I rode it in 2014, California screamin. I was quite surprised with how much I liked this one, wish I got more then one ride however.

Steepest - Saw the ride, I still maintain that saw has a very good layout. Iron out some of the kinks and whack some lap bars on the train and you have a very solid coaster.

Most inversions - The Smiler, can’t say the same for this ride. The best parts are the two elements that don’t invert you, which I think speaks volumes for how bad the layout is 😂

Oldest - Big Dipper (BPB) another ride ive only been on once, I don’t really remember it to be honest so must have found it pretty unremarkable.
 

Howie

Donkey in a hat
Tallest - Kingda Ka.
Fastest - Kingda Ka.
Longest - T'Ultimate.
Steepest - There's a good chance that most people will have one of the El Locos as their steepest coaster, seeing as they built several in a row that just got 1 degree steeper each time. Shameful record claiming if you ask me. Mine just happens to be Timber Drop at Fraispertuis City.
Oldest - Big Dipper.
Loopiest - Smiler.
 

VonRolland

Hyper Poster
  • Tallest: Hyperion (252ft)
  • Fastest: Hyperion (88mph)
  • Longest: The Big One (5,497ft)
  • Steepest: Mumbo Jumbo (112*)
  • Most Inversions: The Smiler (14)
  • Oldest: Rutschebanen (1914)
 

StevenX

Roller Poster
Got most of the main records and a few more obscure and fun ones:

Tallest & biggest drop: Kingda Ka (record holder)
Fastest: Formula Rossa (record holder)
Most inversions: The Smiler (record holder)
Fastest acceleration: Do Dodonpa (record holder)
Highest inversion: Steel Curtain (record holder)
Longest: The Beast (2nd longest operating)
Steepest: Takabisha (2nd steepest)
Oldest: Rutschebanen (3rd oldest operating)
Most airtime: Steel Vengeance (record holder)
Most launches: Hagrids (record holder)
 

Hixee

Flojector
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Tallest: Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure
Fastest: Formula Rossa, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Longest: Ultimate, Lightwater Valley
Steepest: Timber Drop, Fraispertuis City
Most Inversions: Smiler, Alton Towers
Oldest: Leap the Dips, Lakemont Park
 

Rupert

Mega Poster
Similar to quite a few people:

Tallest: Kingda Ka
Fastest: Kingda Ka
Longest: The Ultimate
Steepest: Mumbo Jumbo
Inversions: The Smiler
Oldest: Rutschebanan
 

Kw6sTheater

Hyper Poster
Tallest: Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure (456 feet)
Fastest: Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure (128 mph)
Longest: The Beast, Kings Island (7,359 feet)
Steepest: Fahrenheit, Hersheypark (97 degrees)
Most Inversions: Various B&M multi-loopers (7 inversions)
Oldest: Thunderhawk, Dorney Park (1924)
 

TilenB

Strata Poster
Staying faithful to the incoming 'Best topic starter' title, @Matt N ;)

  • Tallest: Shuttle: Superman: Escape from Krypton (126,5m) or Full circuit: Shambhala, PortAventura Park (76m)
  • Fastest: Formula Rossa, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi (240 km/h)
  • Longest: Formula Rossa, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi (2000m)
  • Steepest: Saw The Ride, Thorpe Park (100°)
  • Most Inversions: The Smiler, Alton Towers (14)
  • Oldest: Big Dipper, Blackpool Pleasure Beach (1923)
 

Thecoasterrus

Mega Poster
Tallest: Shambhala - 249ft
Fastest: Furious Baco - 83.9 mph
Longest: The Ultimate - 7,442 ft
Steepest: Mumbo Jumbo - 112°
Inversions: The Smiler - 14
Oldest: The Big Dipper (BPB) - 1923
 

Alessio

Roller Poster
Tallest: Kingda Ka - 139 m
Fastest: Formula Rossa - 240 km/h
Longest: Fury 325 - 2012,3 m
Steepest: Timber Drop - 113°
Inversions: The Smiler - 14
Oldest: Cyclone (Luna Park) - 1927
 

Indy

Mega Poster
Tallest: Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure (456ft, the record holder)
Fastest: Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure (128mph)
Longest: The Beast, Kings Island (7,359 feet)
Steepest: Cannibal, Lagoon (116 degrees)
Most Inversions: Smiler, Alton Towers (14, the record holder)
Oldest: Jack Rabbit, Kennywood (1920)
 

solarfall

Mega Poster
Tallest: Top Thrill Dragster - 420ft (400ft drop)
Fastest: also Top Thrill Dragster - 120mph
Longest: Beast - 7,359 ft
Steepest: Fahrenheit - 97°
Inversions: Steel Curtain - 8
Oldest: Jackrabbit (Kennywood) - 1920
 

Peet

Giga Poster
Tallest = Kingda Ka
Fastest = Formula Rossa
Longest = The Ultimate RIP
Steepest = not a real record folks, the steepest possible angle is 90 degrees. But for the record, Mumbo Jumbo.
Inversions = 😊er
Oldest = Rutschebanen
 

HeartlineCoaster

Theme Park Superhero
Pretty much done, right?

Tallest: Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure
Fastest: Formula Rossa, Ferrari World
Longest: Steel Dragon 2000, Nagashima Spa Land (or is it Tobotronc?)
Steepest: Takabisha, Fuji-Q Highland
Most Inversions: The Smiler, Alton Towers
Oldest: Rutschebanen, Tivoli Gardens
 

SilverArrow

Certified Ride Geek
  • Tallest: Kingda Ka
  • Fastest: Kingda Ka
  • Longest: The Ultimate
  • Steepest: Mumbo Jumbo
  • Most Inversions: The Smiler
  • Oldest: Rutschebanen
A surprisingly British list.
 

Nicky Borrill

Giga Poster
Ohhh great thread idea... Be interesting to come back to every few years...
  • Tallest: Red Force (367ft)
  • Tallest Lift Hill: Hyperion (252ft)
  • Fastest: Red Force (111mph)
  • Longest: Big One (5,497ft)
  • Steepest: Mumbo Jumbo (112°)
  • Most Inversions: Smiler (14)
  • Oldest: Big Dipper (1923)
 

Hyde

Matt SR
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Tallest: Top Thrill Dragster (420 MPH)
Fastest: Top Thrill Dragster (120 MPH)
Longest: Beast (7,359 ft.)
Steepest: Fahrenheit (97 degrees)
Most Inversion: Steel Curtain (8)
Oldest: Wild One (1917)
 
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