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Leon

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Hello there i am a relatively new member (even though been lurking for years) and yet to work out my top 10 however i am very well travelled in Europe and in 6 weeks time i am visiting the land of legends in turkey to ride there mack hyper coaster which i am very excited for , now the reason i am posting this in here is I've just read all 89 pages and not one member has this cred in there lists ? now for my question is this because not many people have ridden it or is it because it not very good ? i am not helix's biggest fan and i think icon a snooze machine , i just a bit worried this mack will be a little forceless to ? opinions would be great.
 

Alex B

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Since it's a new year, figured we could do some stuff and things and junk. Hasn't changed for me in a while:

1 Boulder Dash - Lake Compounce
2 El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure
3 Maverick - Cedar Point
4 Superman - Ride Of Steel / Bizarro - Six Flags New England
5 Ravine Flyer II - Waldameer
6 Voyage - Holiday World
7 X2 - Six Flags Magic Mountain
8 Top Thrill Dragster - Cedar Point
9 Phoenix - Knoebels
10 Cornball Express - Indiana Beach

11 Prowler - Worlds of Fun
12 Evel Knievel - Six Flags St. Louis
13 Montu - Busch Gardens Tampa
14 Afterburn - Carowinds
15 SkyRush - HersheyPark
16 Tatsu - Six Flags Magic Mountain
17 Talon - Dorney Park
18 Millennium Force - Cedar Point
20 Patriot - Worlds of Fun
21 Alpengeist - Busch Gardens Williamsburg
22 Intimidator 305 - Kings Dominion
23 Verbolten - Busch Gardens Williamsburg
24 Storm Runner - HersheyPark
25 Kumba - Busch Gardens Tampa
26 Manta - Sea World Orlando
27 SheiKra - Busch Gardens Tampa
28 Griffon - Busch Gardens Williamsburg
29 Goliath - Six Flags Over Georgia
30 Dominator - Geauga Lake / Kings Dominon
someone loves wood 6/10 of your top 10 are wood
 

Hixee

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now the reason i am posting this in here is I've just read all 89 pages and not one member has this cred in there lists ? now for my question is this because not many people have ridden it or is it because it not very good ? i am not helix's biggest fan and i think icon a snooze machine , i just a bit worried this mack will be a little forceless to ? opinions would be great.
In reply to the bit in bold - incredible! You know the forum has a search feature, right? ;)

In response to your question - the short answer is that it's not terribly well ridden by members of this forum. There are probably a couple, but I can't think of anyone who I know has definitely ridden it. @gavin is in Turkey at the moment, though, so he might be headed (or have already headed) that way.
 

gavin

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In reply to the bit in bold - incredible! You know the forum has a search feature, right? ;)

In response to your question - the short answer is that it's not terribly well ridden by members of this forum. There are probably a couple, but I can't think of anyone who I know has definitely ridden it. @gavin is in Turkey at the moment, though, so he might be headed (or have already headed) that way.
Yep. In Turkey right now and will be in Antalya in a few days. I've already done the original Flash in China. It's excellent, so I'm looking forward to the newer one even though it's nothing really new for me.

I don't do top tens, but if I did, I don't know if it would make it. It would be pretty close if not.

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JamesB

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The thing that jumped out at me was seeing Balder and Silver Star comparatively low. Anything in particular you didn’t like about that them? Seems odd seeing Swarm and Saw ranked pretty highly considering you’ve travelled pretty well!
Good question! I didn't enjoy Silver Star at all, had hardly any airtime on it and was very disappointed by it. Balder was fun but again didn't blow me away. I think Swarm and Saw are so high partly due to nostalgia and always having had such fun riding those with friends. I might need to think about moving Saw down, Swarm definitely belongs up there.
 

Matt N

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someone loves wood 6/10 of your top 10 are wood
I think that's quite an old top 10 of @Snoo's...
Good question! I didn't enjoy Silver Star at all, had hardly any airtime on it and was very disappointed by it. Balder was fun but again didn't blow me away. I think Swarm and Saw are so high partly due to nostalgia and always having had such fun riding those with friends. I might need to think about moving Saw down, Swarm definitely belongs up there.
Glad to see another Swarm fan! I probably find it the most underrated UK coaster!
 

Snoo

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someone loves wood 6/10 of your top 10 are wood
As @Matt N said.. that is VERY old. TTD still in my Top 10? I posted mine LAST PAGE. Come on homie. However, my Top 10 has changed with even more wood at this point with 7/10 being sexy wood. That being said, I'm a big flojector/ejector fan. All of these rides give that in some capacity. For reference, my Top 10 below.

1 Steel Vengeance - Cedar Point
2 Lightning Rod - Dollywood
3 Boulder Dash - Lake Compounce
4 El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure
5 Goliath - Six Flags Great America
6 Voyage - Holiday World
7 Wildfire - Kolmarden
8 Fury 325 - Carowinds
9 Outlaw Run - Silver Dollar City
10 Storm Chaser - Kentucky Kingdom
 

Alex B

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As @Matt N said.. that is VERY old. TTD still in my Top 10? I posted mine LAST PAGE. Come on homie. However, my Top 10 has changed with even more wood at this point with 7/10 being sexy wood. That being said, I'm a big flojector/ejector fan. All of these rides give that in some capacity. For reference, my Top 10 below.

1 Steel Vengeance - Cedar Point
2 Lightning Rod - Dollywood
3 Boulder Dash - Lake Compounce
4 El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure
5 Goliath - Six Flags Great America
6 Voyage - Holiday World
7 Wildfire - Kolmarden
8 Fury 325 - Carowinds
9 Outlaw Run - Silver Dollar City
10 Storm Chaser - Kentucky Kingdom
Aaah sexy wood
 

Leon

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Yep. In Turkey right now and will be in Antalya in a few days. I've already done the original Flash in China. It's excellent, so I'm looking forward to the newer one even though it's nothing really new for me.

I don't do top tens, but if I did, I don't know if it would make it. It would be pretty close if not.

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Thanks Gavin thats made me even more excited now seeing how well traveled you are and still saying its excellent, i am staying on site for a week with unlimited fast track its safe to say it going to get whored .
 

gavin

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Thanks Gavin thats made me even more excited now seeing how well traveled you are and still saying its excellent, i am staying on site for a week with unlimited fast track its safe to say it going to get whored .
That seems - how can I put this politely - mildly excessive?

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Leon

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That seems - how can I put this politely - mildly excessive?

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Ha ha i won't be on it constant for a week just staying on site for my summer holiday so will be experiencing the water park and local area also.
 

Hyde

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After getting to ride Voyage and Storm Chaser last weekend during the CF Live, can reaffirm their stance as #2 and #3 respectively. The new retrack work on Voyage's return journey is particularly impressive!
 

JJLehto

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0. Trimless Voyage
I like this. Voyage was epic both ways, but it really was a different ride sans trims. My god that second half...esp the last few turns, perhaps the most intense, savage thing I've experienced.


Anyway updated list. It's getting really hard to make these now that I've gotten more top tier rides in:
1: Steel Vengeance
2: Voyage
3: Wicked Cyclone
4: Fury 325
5: Millennium Force
6-10: Storm Chaser, Skyrush, Phoenix, El Toro, Maverick

Honorable Mention (some of these could slip into top 10 tbh its becoming amorphous by this point)
Twisted Cyclone, Goliath (SFoG), Boulder Dash, Mystic Timbers, Lightning Run
 

Matt N

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Great list @GuyWithAStick! I'd be interested to know, however; what makes Nitro rank so highly for you compared to other B&M hypers you've ridden, as I don't see any others there and I've heard some relatively poor reviews for Nitro lately...

I also find the inclusion of rides like Verbolten and your low placement of Maverick somewhat interesting, but each to their own, I suppose!

Out of interest, what does each tier represent? Is it a rating out of 10 or something?
 

GuyWithAStick

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@Matt N

- Nitro was running really well when I went. According to some locals I went with it was the best they've ever seen it ran. The airtime was incredible, it was a fairly smooth ride, and was fairly secluded from the rest of the park, making for a bit of a scenic ride. I also got a sunset ride on it, which just made the thing look so dang pretty! It was definitely one of the more surprising rides of the trip. In contrast, the other B&M Hypers I've done were all good but not great. The nearest two hypers for me are Goliath SFOG and Mako, which are only like 10 spaces below Nitro. I think it has to do with the strength of the airtime not being as strong as it could. That, I'm sure, comes from me growing up in an age where RMC reigns supreme in the airtime market haha.

- Yeah Verbolten was super fun haha. Really enjoyed it, probably more than I should have. Maverick is still a great ride, but the restraints are not good and just lost its magic for me since the first time I rode it. But yeah, each to their own.

- The way I have my list set up is that there are different Tiers(S tier, A tier, B tier, etc), and each of those tiers have a +, neutral, and - distinctions. So all the ride you see in the list I posted are in my S Tier, with it going S+, S, and S- down the line. Probably a bit excessive, but it lets me group rides together a little easier.
 

Skeletor

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Having finally gone out to several major parks I had not visited and then going to the CF live at KK/HW a few weekends ago, I feel like I've finally been able to settle on a top 10. Of course, I'm going to Knott's and Magic Mountain next week so this likely will update again shortly.

10. Storm Chaser
9. New Texas Giant
8. Maverick
7. Verbolten
6. Twisted Timbers
5. Skyrush
4. Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster
3. Voyage
2. El Toro
1. Steel Vengeance

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MestnyiGeroi

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Having finally gone out to several major parks I had not visited and then going to the CF live at KK/HW a few weekends ago, I feel like I've finally been able to settle on a top 10. Of course, I'm going to Knott's and Magic Mountain next week so this likely will update again shortly.

10. Storm Chaser
9. New Texas Giant
8. Maverick
7. Verbolten
6. Twisted Timbers
5. Skyrush
4. Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster
3. Voyage
2. El Toro
1. Steel Vengeance

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That’s some serious Verbolten love.
 
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