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Posted: 9/5/2010 12:56:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 5:48:24 PM EDT by pilotman]
Steel FTW. Especially LIM launched... that acceleration just can't be beat.


I genuinely don't like wood... beats the hell out of me.



I've only ridden this one once since the line has always been a cluster fuck, but is the closest thing to flying without being in an aircraft that I've experienced. Have to say it's my favorite.

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 12:58:01 PM EDT
Metal. I like the one at Primm Nevada but it's been probably 7 or 8 years since I've ridden it. Not sure if it is even there any longer.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 12:59:14 PM EDT
I prefer cork coasters.


Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:03:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Shootist_Jeff:
I prefer cork coasters.


http://www.saltandpepper.co.uk/cms_images/product/large_6SmallRoundCorkCoasters.jpg

Mine are bamboo with cork inserts...
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:05:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Sykkone:

Originally Posted By Shootist_Jeff:
I prefer cork coasters.


http://www.saltandpepper.co.uk/cms_images/product/large_6SmallRoundCorkCoasters.jpg

Mine are bamboo with cork inserts...


That's what I thought this thread was gonna be about -
Mine are granite with cork anti scratch bottoms.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:06:43 PM EDT
I'm 6'6" and a little over 300lbs, I don't fit well in most coasters. My kneecaps press right up against the front of the car which causes my thighs to sit high which usually makes the restraint bar a really tight fit. Add that all up with how a wooden roller coaster throws you around, and its very painful for me. I prefer steel.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:07:03 PM EDT
We got season passes to King's Island this year. My favorites are The Beast and the Diamondback.

I used to prefer wood but now steel coasters are being made that make even the Vortex seem pedestrian.

They tried to make a giant coaster in wood with the Son of Beast, but it may not run again.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:15:53 PM EDT
Steel...

I like the Aerosmith coaster at Hollywood Sudios in Orlando. 0 to 60 in 1.5 seconds...WOW
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:19:17 PM EDT
Wood. Creaking and swaying can't be beat.

I really enjoyed Twister at Knoebels.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:23:12 PM EDT
If it wasn't old when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor , I'm not interested.

Giant Dipper at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:27:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
Originally Posted By Sykkone:

Originally Posted By Shootist_Jeff:
I prefer cork coasters.


http://www.saltandpepper.co.uk/cms_images/product/large_6SmallRoundCorkCoasters.jpg

Mine are bamboo with cork inserts...


That's what I thought this thread was gonna be about -
Mine are granite with cork anti scratch bottoms.


Blue Cobalt Glass
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:35:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
If it wasn't old when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor , I'm not interested.

Giant Dipper at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

My dad's 65 and avoided the Diamondback all year... he finally rode it yesterday and said it was the greatest ride he's ever been on.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:40:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 1:43:37 PM EDT by Cnacki77]
Steel.

Millennium Force at Cedar Point is my favorite.



Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:47:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cnacki77:
Steel.

Millennium Force at Cedar Point is my favorite.

http://i52.tinypic.com/idi3pc.jpg
http://i55.tinypic.com/ae74hd.jpg

I love that one too.

Ride layout

While the train is being loaded in the station, the catch car for the cable lift descends the lift and latches onto the middle car of the train. Once the train is cleared, the cable lift pulls the train up a 45 degree lift hill at 15 miles per hour (24 km/h) to a height of 310 feet (94 m). After reaching the top, the train drops 300 feet (91 m) down at an 80 degree angle and reaches a top speed of 93 miles per hour (150 km/h) at the bottom of the hill. It then climbs 169 feet (52 m) through a right overbanked turn at 122 degrees from the horizontal axis, then travels through a tunnel as it passes over the Frontier Trail midway. It then travels over a 182-foot (55 m) parabolic hill, which provides a moment of airtime (zero G-forces) as it passes over a lagoon and down onto Millennium Island. While on Millennium Island, the train completes a 105-foot (32 m), 360-degree, right-handed helix, followed by a left overbanked turn and then a small right-hand turn before traveling over another airtime hill to exit the island. After exiting the island, the train travels left through a second tunnel followed by a left turn and a small airtime hill, passing by the queue. Finally, the train travels 68 feet (21 m) high through another right overbanked turn over the queue and is brought to a stop by magnetic brakes.

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:48:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bjwar10:
Steel...

I like the Aerosmith coaster at Hollywood Sudios in Orlando. 0 to 60 in 1.5 seconds...WOW



That one gets my vote too.

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:49:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VACaver:
Wood. Creaking and swaying can't be beat.

I really enjoyed Twister at Knoebels.


knoebels

haven't been there in a while



Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:54:09 PM EDT
Launched steel FTW.
No chance for me to cry like a baby on the slow, slow climb to the top before the fun starts.

Kharn
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:57:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:00:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By flyfishnepa:
Originally Posted By VACaver:
Wood. Creaking and swaying can't be beat.

I really enjoyed Twister at Knoebels.


knoebels

haven't been there in a while





It's been a while for me, too. Nonetheless, Twister is a cool wood coaster and the kids loved it!
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:05:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kharn:
Launched steel FTW.
No chance for me to cry like a baby on the slow, slow climb to the top before the fun starts.

Kharn



Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:07:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
Originally Posted By Sykkone:

Originally Posted By Shootist_Jeff:
I prefer cork coasters.


http://www.saltandpepper.co.uk/cms_images/product/large_6SmallRoundCorkCoasters.jpg

Mine are bamboo with cork inserts...


That's what I thought this thread was gonna be about -
Mine are granite with cork anti scratch bottoms.

This
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:07:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cnacki77:
Steel.

Millennium Force at Cedar Point is my favorite.

http://i52.tinypic.com/idi3pc.jpg
http://i55.tinypic.com/ae74hd.jpg


Cedar Industries recently bought King's Dominion in Richmond Va (where the OP's coaster is located), and they also bought a couple hundred acres of surrounding land. Since then they have been adding coasters almost yearly, and this year they opened one called Intimidator 305 which is very similar to the Millenium Force. I'll be there next Saturday putting it through its paces...
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:12:43 PM EDT
Thinking back to my favorite, I'll bet not many here will remember it, let alone have ridden it.

The Flying Turns at Riverview Park in Chicago.

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 5:39:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cnacki77:

Originally Posted By Kharn:
Launched steel FTW.
No chance for me to cry like a baby on the slow, slow climb to the top before the fun starts.

Kharn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XcPBegljYU&feature=player_embedded#!


That looks like awesome.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 5:41:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DamascusKnifemaker:
Metal. I like the one at Primm Nevada but it's been probably 7 or 8 years since I've ridden it. Not sure if it is even there any longer.


The Desperado?

Not a big fan of coasters, but last time I went to Great America in Gurnee, IL, and rode a coaster, I rode the Viper and it was fun.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 5:43:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gus:
Originally Posted By Cnacki77:
Steel.

Millennium Force at Cedar Point is my favorite.

http://i52.tinypic.com/idi3pc.jpg
http://i55.tinypic.com/ae74hd.jpg


Cedar Industries recently bought King's Dominion in Richmond Va (where the OP's coaster is located), and they also bought a couple hundred acres of surrounding land. Since then they have been adding coasters almost yearly, and this year they opened one called Intimidator 305 which is very similar to the Millenium Force. I'll be there next Saturday putting it through its paces...



My wife and I were pussies and were too scared to ride the intimidator didn't feel like waiting in the 2 hour long line for the intimidator on our most recent visit.



We're going to try next time we go if the uhh, lines are shorter.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 5:46:58 PM EDT
I thought this was gonna be about table coasters...
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 5:50:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lefthandpath:
I thought this was gonna be about table coasters...

Edited thread title to differentiate between the ride and the furniture condensation guards.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 5:51:44 PM EDT
Steel
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 5:52:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By pilotman:

Originally Posted By gus:
Originally Posted By Cnacki77:
Steel.

Millennium Force at Cedar Point is my favorite.

http://i52.tinypic.com/idi3pc.jpg
http://i55.tinypic.com/ae74hd.jpg


Cedar Industries recently bought King's Dominion in Richmond Va (where the OP's coaster is located), and they also bought a couple hundred acres of surrounding land. Since then they have been adding coasters almost yearly, and this year they opened one called Intimidator 305 which is very similar to the Millenium Force. I'll be there next Saturday putting it through its paces...



My wife and I were pussies and were too scared to ride the intimidator didn't feel like waiting in the 2 hour long line for the intimidator on our most recent visit.



We're going to try next time we go if the uhh, lines are shorter.


LOL, we were there a week ago Friday, first time since the late 80's.
Nice weather, and only the Intimidator and Volcano had more than a 5 minute wait: They were 20 minutes or so
Rebel Yell (I was there when it first opened it, a LONG time ago) !, Grizzly, Hurler, Anaconda) you could just stay on, and go round again!
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 5:55:52 PM EDT
My favorite wood coaster is The Beast and for steel I would have to go with Top Thrill Dragster.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 3:37:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2010 3:39:17 AM EDT by gus]
Originally Posted By Dave15:
Originally Posted By pilotman:

Originally Posted By gus:
Originally Posted By Cnacki77:
Steel.

Millennium Force at Cedar Point is my favorite.

http://i52.tinypic.com/idi3pc.jpg
http://i55.tinypic.com/ae74hd.jpg


Cedar Industries recently bought King's Dominion in Richmond Va (where the OP's coaster is located), and they also bought a couple hundred acres of surrounding land. Since then they have been adding coasters almost yearly, and this year they opened one called Intimidator 305 which is very similar to the Millenium Force. I'll be there next Saturday putting it through its paces...



My wife and I were pussies and were too scared to ride the intimidator didn't feel like waiting in the 2 hour long line for the intimidator on our most recent visit.



We're going to try next time we go if the uhh, lines are shorter.


LOL, we were there a week ago Friday, first time since the late 80's.
Nice weather, and only the Intimidator and Volcano had more than a 5 minute wait: They were 20 minutes or so
Rebel Yell (I was there when it first opened it, a LONG time ago) !, Grizzly, Hurler, Anaconda) you could just stay on, and go round again!


Lucky for me, next Saturday's trip is on a day when the park is closed to the public (Northrop Grumman employee day), so lines will be short all around.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 4:48:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2010 4:56:12 AM EDT by RealFastV6]
I used to love the Cyclone at Riverside in Mass. Grew up maybe 2 miles away. We'd get seasons passes and ride our bikes there in the summer.

Very rough compared to the metal coasters, but it had a certain charm to it. They've got all kinds of crazy metal coasters there now that it's Six Flags, but the Cyclone is still there.

Cyclone:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiJiNy5XN-s

New Bizarro (formerly Superman) Coaster (77mph)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfkohW6FXs8

Link Posted: 9/6/2010 4:52:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Mech2007:
Originally Posted By bjwar10:
Steel...

I like the Aerosmith coaster at Hollywood Sudios in Orlando. 0 to 60 in 1.5 seconds...WOW



That one gets my vote too.



Me three! Plus, most of the wait is inside. I used to love the wooden coasters, but since my back surgery, I just can't do them any more.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 4:56:10 AM EDT
any steel ride at cedar point, used to go there every summer when I live in OH.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 6:12:58 AM EDT
Any metal coaster, the wilder the better. I even suffer from motion sickness and will take Bonine so I can ride all day. That being said, I hate wood coasters. The last one I rode shook me around so much my vision looked like a shaky camera. Being beaten to death is not my idea of fun.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 6:16:49 AM EDT
Wood roller coasters can't be beat. When I lived in Indianapolis there was a park called Riverside that had some nice wood structured coasters. They were fun as hell to a '70's teenager.

Some of the new steel framed ones are pretty fun. Opryland had a nice called the Hangman that was a blast! I could ride it all day long.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 6:46:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gus:
Originally Posted By Dave15:
Originally Posted By pilotman:

Originally Posted By gus:
Originally Posted By Cnacki77:
Steel.

Millennium Force at Cedar Point is my favorite.

http://i52.tinypic.com/idi3pc.jpg
http://i55.tinypic.com/ae74hd.jpg


Cedar Industries recently bought King's Dominion in Richmond Va (where the OP's coaster is located), and they also bought a couple hundred acres of surrounding land. Since then they have been adding coasters almost yearly, and this year they opened one called Intimidator 305 which is very similar to the Millenium Force. I'll be there next Saturday putting it through its paces...



My wife and I were pussies and were too scared to ride the intimidator didn't feel like waiting in the 2 hour long line for the intimidator on our most recent visit.



We're going to try next time we go if the uhh, lines are shorter.


LOL, we were there a week ago Friday, first time since the late 80's.
Nice weather, and only the Intimidator and Volcano had more than a 5 minute wait: They were 20 minutes or so
Rebel Yell (I was there when it first opened it, a LONG time ago) !, Grizzly, Hurler, Anaconda) you could just stay on, and go round again!


Lucky for me, next Saturday's trip is on a day when the park is closed to the public (Northrop Grumman employee day), so lines will be short all around.


That's awesome. And an AAR on the intimidator would be cool too.

Link Posted: 9/6/2010 6:49:50 PM EDT
THE BEAST
Favorite ever.
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