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Youngster Joey

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Mysterious Sue said:
I love it when I'm right!
And yeah, thanks Joey, I'll make a note of that. Too many painful woodies still
to do...too little time
If you do ever get around to it let me know. It's a short drive for me.
 

LiveForTheLaunch

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Predator isn't even rough, I don't get what everyone is on about. I realllly liked Predator, because it wasn't painfully rough and actually had a bit of airtime. Didn't it get retracked fairly recently or no?
 

Youngster Joey

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LiveForTheLaunch said:
Predator isn't even rough, I don't get what everyone is on about. I realllly liked Predator, because it wasn't painfully rough and actually had a bit of airtime. Didn't it get retracked fairly recently or no?
You know how B&M hypers can have good days and bad days? Predator's the same. It runs from not bad at all to holy crap why did I get on this.
 

Brookes

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Brookes said:
1. Shambhala, Port Aventura
2. X2, SFMM
3. Montu, BGT
4. Nemesis, Alton Towers
5. California Screamin’, Disney California Adventure Park
6. Kumba, BGT
7. Terminator Salvation: The Ride (Apocalypse), SFMM
8. Xcelerator, Knott’s Berry Farm
9. Kraken, SeaWorld Orlando
10. Tatsu, SFMM

11. SheiKra, BGT
12. Stealth, Thorpe Park
13. Medusa, SFDK
14. Expedition Everest, WDW
15. Dragon Kahn, Port Aventura
16. Silver Bullet, Knott’s Berry Farm
17. Megafobia, Oakwood
18. Tonnerre de Zeus, Parc Asterix
19. V2: Vertical Velocity, SFDK
20. Silver Star, Europa Park
Slight change...

1. Shambhala, Port Aventura
2. X2, SFMM
3. Montu, BGT
4. Nemesis, Alton Towers
5. California Screamin’, Disney California Adventure Park
6. Kumba, BGT
7. Terminator Salvation: The Ride (Apocalypse), SFMM
8. Xcelerator, Knott’s Berry Farm
9. Kraken, SeaWorld Orlando
10. Tatsu, SFMM

11. SheiKra, BGT
12. Stealth, Thorpe Park
13. Medusa, SFDK
14. Expedition Everest, WDW
15. Dragon Kahn, Port Aventura
16. Silver Bullet, Knott’s Berry Farm
17. The Swarm, Thorpe Park
18. Megafobia, Oakwood
19. Tonnerre de Zeus, Parc Asterix
20. V2: Vertical Velocity, SFDK

Looks like that's it for this year.
 

Nick P

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IntaminToWin said:
Ben said:
Storm Runner is awesome, you wimps.
This is entirely correct, so it gets posted again.
Agreed. Just prepare for the awkward tilting before the break run and you'll be fine. The Flying Snake dive is unique (obviously since its the only one in existence) and offers some nice hang time if you include it with the heartline roll. Top it off with an intense 2 second launch+top hat and Storm Runner makes its way into my top 5.
 
Finally done with parks this year after going to Lake Compounce last night. 2012 Year End Rankings:

1. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
2. Boulderdash, Lake Compounce
3. Intimidator 305, Kings Dominion
4. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
5. Bizarro, Six Flags New England
6. Maverick, Cedar Point
7. Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure
8. Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point
9. SkyRush, Hersheypark
10. Diamondback, Kings Island

11. Nitro, Six Flags Great Adventure
12. Beast, Kings Island
13. Storm Runner, Hersheypark
14. Superman: Ride of Steel, Six Flags America
15. Apollo’s Chariot, Busch Gardens Williamsburg
16. Goliath, La Ronde
17. Steel Force, Dorney Park
18. Alpengeist, Busch Gardens Williamsburg
19. Batman: The Ride (Clone), Six Flags
20. Griffon, Busch Gardens Williamsburg

21. Lightning Racer, Hersheypark
22. Fahrenheit, Hersheypark
23. Magnum XL-200, Cedar Point
24. Talon, Dorney Park
25. The Comet, Great Escape
26. Bizarro, Six Flags Great Adventure
27. Dominator, Kings Dominion
28. Phoenix, Knoebels
29. Cyclone, Six Flags New England
30. Volcano: The Blast Coaster, Kings Dominion
 

bmac

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Anyone with a coaster count that is predominantly from this area:


yes my MS Paint skills are superb, please hold your accolades
 

bmac

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By simply measuring his top 30 you can easily tell near where he lives. I did one for Bizarrofan and one for myself so that it isn't just a one shot coincidence. It's rather easy to tell where someone is if they haven't been to too many parks just by locating their favorite coasters, it gets even easier if you locate all of the coasters they've ridden (again unless they've been to a lot of parks unlike ECG, Gavin, RollerMonkey, and company).


the locations (general) of my top 15 coasters. By using this it shouldn't be too hard to judge that I live in the area between Washington DC and Philadelphia, and that's only because of the parks locations. If I used my entire Coaster Count and the concentration of rides it would easily change that to the state of NJ (which I used to live in Ocean County, not too far from Great Adventure). Now that of course is now sort of a lie since I have moved down to Northern Virginia, but I'm still within a reasonable drive of most of those parks (by reasonable I mean a full days trip from 5am to 11pm).

Bizarrofan is a little odder but still holds true:

If I had his full Coaster Count it would be a lot easier to judge where he lives, but with the concentration of his top 30 I'd say he lives in Philly (yes I saw his location on the forums, I'm wrong).

If anyone else has a rather small coaster count (above 70 and below 300 would be great) I could probably locate them, too.

Now if you'll excuse me I'm now probably on a watch list for online stalking.
 

Youngster Joey

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That still doesn't answer my question. I'm asking what states people consider the Northeast. Where I am people consider Ohio the Midwest and Maryland is the south. I'm asking what people outside the obvious Northeast states consider the north east.
 
bmac said:
By simply measuring his top 30 you can easily tell near where he lives. I did one for Bizarrofan and one for myself so that it isn't just a one shot coincidence. It's rather easy to tell where someone is if they haven't been to too many parks just by locating their favorite coasters, it gets even easier if you locate all of the coasters they've ridden (again unless they've been to a lot of parks unlike ECG, Gavin, RollerMonkey, and company).


the locations (general) of my top 15 coasters. By using this it shouldn't be too hard to judge that I live in the area between Washington DC and Philadelphia, and that's only because of the parks locations. If I used my entire Coaster Count and the concentration of rides it would easily change that to the state of NJ (which I used to live in Ocean County, not too far from Great Adventure). Now that of course is now sort of a lie since I have moved down to Northern Virginia, but I'm still within a reasonable drive of most of those parks (by reasonable I mean a full days trip from 5am to 11pm).

Bizarrofan is a little odder but still holds true:

If I had his full Coaster Count it would be a lot easier to judge where he lives, but with the concentration of his top 30 I'd say he lives in Philly (yes I saw his location on the forums, I'm wrong).

If anyone else has a rather small coaster count (above 70 and below 300 would be great) I could probably locate them, too.

Now if you'll excuse me I'm now probably on a watch list for online stalking.
That's just creepy. I live in CT and have travelled as far (for now) as 10 hours east to Ohio and 10 hours south to Virginia. I have flown to Florida and will fly out to California next summer......

As for my full coastercount, just check my sig. You already stalked my profile to get my location.......
 

Mike

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My previous top-20:
20. Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit, Universal Studios Florida
19. Cheetah Hunt, Busch Gardens Africa
18. Wood Coaster, Knight Valley
17. El Toro, SF Great Adventure
16. Nemesis, Alton Towers
15. Kingda Ka, SF Great Adventure
14. Talon, Dorney Park
13. Prowler, Worlds of Fun
12. Superman Escape, Warner Bros. Movie World
11. Voyage, Holiday World
10. Black Mamba, Phantasialand
9. Alpengeist, Busch Gardens Europe
8. Renegade, Valleyfair
7. Apollo’s Chariot, Busch Gardens Europe
6. SheiKra, Busch Gardens Africa
5. Kumba, Busch Gardens Africa
4. Powder Keg, Silver Dollar City
3. Balder, Liseberg
2. Phoenix, Knoebels
1. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
My end-of-season top 20 now looks a bit like this:
20. Kingda Ka, SF Great Adventure
19. Raging Bull, SF Great America
18. Superman RoS, SF New England
17. Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit, Universal Studios Florida
16. Oblivion, Alton Towers
15. Apollo’s Chariot, Busch Gardens Europe
14. Voyage, Holiday World
13. Xcelerator, Knott's Berry Farm
12. Superman Escape, Warner Bros. Movie World
11. Prowler, Worlds of Fun
10. SheiKra, Busch Gardens Africa
9. Black Mamba, Phantasialand
8. Renegade, Valleyfair
7. Alpengeist, Busch Gardens Europe
6. Kumba, Busch Gardens Africa
5. Shambhala, PortAventura
4. Balder, Liseberg
3. Powder Keg, Silver Dollar City
2. Phoenix, Knoebels
1. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce

Not a whole load of difference really, as anything below my top 6 is just a bunch of random coasters which I remembered really enjoying at the time of writing this list... Next time I write it I might remember something particular about a different ride. :p

Shambhala comes in at my number 5 spot, and Oblivion also makes it into my top 20 as I've never come off it without a huge smile on my face! Shambhala also made me remember how much I enjoyed Raging Bull, which I feel is a hugely underrated coaster.
 
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