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Best hyper coaster?

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  1. Matt N

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    Hi guys. Sorry if there's already a thread like this or if this is in the wrong forum, but a look through the best B&M hypers thread inspired me to make a thread ranking all of the hyper coasters! If we're sticking with the traditional definition of a hyper coaster, then my ranking would go something like this:
    1. Mako (SeaWorld Orlando) - A simply phenomenal coaster. Brilliant first drop, mind blowingly amazing airtime, smooth as glass, great sense of speed, good forces; Mako has everything I love in a coaster and more! Still my number 1 coaster out of 56 ridden!
    2. Big One (Blackpool Pleasure Beach) - While I liked the first drop, I wasn't a huge fan of the rest of the ride, if I'm being honest. There's virtually no airtime and the ride is extremely rough, in my opinion! Although I do feel bad criticising the Big One, in a way, as the ride is one of the older hypers and wasn't really designed for airtime.
    However, if we're doing anything between 200 and 300 feet, my ranking would look something like this:
    1. Mako (SeaWorld Orlando) - A simply phenomenal coaster. Brilliant first drop, mind blowingly amazing airtime, smooth as glass, great sense of speed, good forces; Mako has everything I love in a coaster and more! Still my number 1 coaster out of 56 ridden!
    2. SheiKra (Busch Gardens Tampa) - What an amazing coaster! Lovely and smooth with some good forces, a brilliant first drop, and it's lovely and smooth too! The whole ride blends together so nicely to make something wonderful, in my opinion!
    3. Stealth (Thorpe Park) - Although this ride is short, it packs a punch! That 80mph launch is amazing and unlike anything else I've ever experienced!
    4. Big One (Blackpool Pleasure Beach) - While I liked the first drop, I wasn't a huge fan of the rest of the ride, if I'm being honest. There's virtually no airtime and the ride is extremely rough, in my opinion! Although I do feel bad criticising the Big One, in a way, as the ride is one of the older hypers and wasn't really designed for airtime.
    So, what are you guys' favourite hypers? If we're going by anything between 200 and 300 feet, then I can sense that a certain RMC in Ohio will top quite a few lists...
     
  2. Snoo

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    Fury 325 would be my favorite B&M Hyper, followed by Goliath at SFoG, Behemoth at CW, and Leviathan at CW.
     
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    Anything between 200ft & 300ft eh? Here comes a motley crew then:

    1. Flying Aces
    2. DC Rivals Hypercoaster
    3. Eejanaika
    4. Flash
    5. Schwur des Kärnan
    6. Coaster Through the Clouds
    7. Dinoconda
    8. Silver Star
    9. Fujiyama
    10. Shambhala
    11. Thunder Dolphin
    12. Draken
    13. Diving Coaster
    14. Stealth & Zaturn
    15. Big One
    16. Turbo Track
     
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  4. Snoo

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    Ooo crap. I don't know how to read.

    Well Steel Vengeance is my #1, so that's all you need right there.
     
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    What is that if its not anything between 200 and 300 feet?
     
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    1. Steel Vengeance
    2. Skyrush
    3. Superman SFNE
    4. Shambhala
    5. Goliath, SFOG
    6. Mako
    7. Nitro
    8. Xcelerator
    9. Magnum-XL 200
    10. Titan
    11. Diamondback
    12. Goliath SFMM
    13. Thunder Dolphin
    14. SheiKra
    15. Stealth
    16. Mamba
    17. Intimidator
    18. Valravn
     
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  7. b&mfanboy123

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    1. Steel Vengeance - but only because Fury doesn't count - #2
    2. Mako - Amazing ride with some beautiful Flojector - #7
    3. Apollo's Chariot - Amazing ride the 2nd half is the best of any b&m hyper intense ejector, albeit a tiny rattle but still perfect -#8
    4. Skyrush - Intensity all the way through, probably the 2nd strongest airtime on this list but the restraints kill it a bit. - #11
    5. Diamondback - The seating arrangement is really nice if you get the single seats and while this ride is only floater it gives a really nice night ride. - #19
    6. Goliath - This one is very unique and good! It has some nice ejector pops, gives a strong finale, but it has a bit of a rattle so it ranks a bit lower for me. - #21
    7. Nitro - Really nice ride but some of the hills are a bit weaker, and its got a bit of a rattle, but still an awesome ride, that helix is intense. - #24
    8. Intimidator - This is only good in the front, and for that it is one of the weakest b&m hypers, the trims suck, and it's short as *DEMONETIZED* - #34
    9. Superman the Ride - really good ride could probably be number 4 or 5 but the restraints kill it so hard! - #37
    10. Griffon - Fun ride - best dive coaster out there - # 43
    11. Sheikra - Fun ride - 2nd half is boring - #53
    12. Valravn - Restraints ruin another ride - #58
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    Drop in quality
    13. Raging Bull
    14 Steel Force
     
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    Overall: Steel Vengeance
    Intamin: Skyrush
    B&M: Mako
     
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    What I meant by "traditional definition" was a ride focused primarily on airtime hills and a ride that has that very distinctive hypercoaster style, if you get what I mean. Sorry about that; I should have made myself more clear.
     
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    Steel Vengeance has inversions so it doesn't satisfy the traditional hypercoaster definition.

    Following that would be Superman: the Ride...or Bizarro...or Superman: Ride of Steel...what are they calling it now? Hell of a good ride. It packs a ton of ejector air and some good positive forces into an out and back first half followed by a twister section second half. I absolutely love how unrefined it is as well - it has some funky transitions and design quirks.
     
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    I'm just gonna go with traditional hypers. Most of the list would be traditional hypers anyway so it'd be a bit silly to have Stealth or a dive machine thrown in there.

    1. Skyrush - Been a while (gonna be four years since I've ridden it), but it was an incredible experience. I've gushed about this in the past so there's no need to say much more.
    2. Mako - It has the best airtime out of all the B&Ms but also some really fun banking transitions as well. Beautiful ride.
    3. Nitro - Didn't try anything other than back row and it was excellent. Great airtime, great helix. Also been a while since I've done this, I'll have to see if it holds up to the recent stuff.
    4. Goliath SFOG - First drop isn't as impressive but it has a fantastic layout (no MCBR!). Would easily be above Nitro if this didn't have a rattle.
    5. Diamondback - Arguably better airtime than Nitro/Goliath but this also had a slight rattle and a couple trims. Still a lovely ride and the woods and splashdown make a great setting.
    6. Superman: The Ride - It's slipped down a bit over the years but it's still really good. Some very strong airtime and positives. Restraints suck, but it's no deal breaker.
    7. Intimidator - Smoother than others on here and has great airtime but the layout is weak. Give me more airtime hills in the second half and then we'll start talking.
    8. Apollo's Chariot - My first B&M hyper, REALLY need to ride this again, been over 5 years. Hard to compare it to more recent stuff, I hope it can redeem itself.
    9. Magnum XL-200 - Unless I'm forgetting anything I think this is last. It's the only one I don't like but I'd like to give it another shot. This thing kicked my ass multiple times.
     
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    After checking my spreadsheet, these 8 coasters are the only ones I've done and are between 200 and 300 feet in height;
    1. Flying Aces, Ferrari World
    2. Shambhala, PortAventura Park (tallest full circuit coaster I've done)
    3. Silver Star, Europa Park
    4. Goliath, SFMM
    5. Stealth, Thorpe Park
    6. Turbo Track, Ferrari World
    7. SheiKra, Busch Gardens Tampa
    8. Big One, Blackpool Pleasure Beach

    It's a bit of a burden rating those that I've only done once or twice years ago (like Sheikra, Goliath or Big One), since I can't remember that much of them by now, so I just go by my old ranks from way back then.
     
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    Here are all 20 roller coasters I have ridden that either stand 200-299 ft. tall or have a 200 ft. drop (Thanks Magnum for that qualifier :p). The numerical rankings you see here are how they fit within my overall ranking. A few top hits, but lots of consolidation between the 50-90 rankings, especially for "older" generation Hypers.

    1 Steel Vengeance Cedar Point
    5 X2 Six Flags Magic Mountain
    7 Skyrush Hersheypark
    20 Diamondback Kings Island
    27 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point
    34 Griffon Busch Gardens Williamsburg
    35 Valravn Cedar Point
    37 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg
    44 Intimidator Carowinds
    50 Xcelerator Knott’s Berry Farm
    55 Wicked Twister Cedar Point
    62 Phantom’s Revenge Kennywood
    70 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags America
    71 Mamba Worlds of Fun
    77 Titan Six Flags Over Texas
    81 Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast Six Flags St. Louis
    83 Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast Six Flags Over Texas
    86 Goliath Six Flags Magic Mountain
    97 Steel Force Dorney Park
    168 Son of Beast Kings Island
     
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    IMO the best looking and most interesting hyper (Only rode two) is HersheyPark's 2020 hyper. My favorite hyper tho is Goliath at SFOG and Raging Bull at SFGAM
     
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    Apollo. But I haven’t ridden, for example, Mako.
     
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    HOW DARE YOU PUT APOLLO'S BELOW VALRAVN!!!!:p
     
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    1. Phantom's Revenge - Kennywood
    2. Skyrush - Hersheypark
    3. Superman The Ride - Six Flags New England
    4. X2 - Six Flags Magic Mountain
    5. Behemoth - Canada's Wonderland
    6. Diamondback - Kings Island
    7. Apollo's Chariot - Busch Gardens Europe
    8. Nitro - Six Flags Great Adventure
    9. Superman Ride Of Steel - Six Flags America
    10. Steel Force - Dorney Park
    11. Xcelerator - Knott's Berry Farm
    12. Titan - Six Flags Over Texas
    13. Goliath - Six Flags Magic Mountain
    14. SheiKra - Busch Gardens Africa
    15. Griffon - Busch Gardens Europe
    16. Raging Bull - Six Flags Great America
    17. Magnum XL-200 - Cedar Point
    18. Intimidator - Carowinds
    19. Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast - Six Flags Over Texas
    20. Wicked Twister - Cedar Point
     
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    1.Steel Vengenance
    2. Fury 325
    3. Fujiyama(BEST TOGO)
    4. Steel Dragon 2000
    5. X2

    6. Magnum XL200-Best Arrow for me. Smoother, more thrilling than both Titan and Titan MAX
    7.Mako
    8. Griffon and Draken
    9 Apollo's chariot
    10. Sheikra

    ------------DOWN IN QUALITY--------------
    19.Valravn: I REALLY hate Vest restraint in Dive coasters. Like as Coaster studio's Valravn parody, it tries to eliminate weightlessness.
    20. Titan MAX(scrapped): Although having S&S train, sucky airtime, and rough transition, 1 train operation, NOT AIRTIME-A TRIANGLE. (Not 200ft but RCDB says hyper coaster)
     
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    Why you rate Apollo so low?
     
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    12. You
    11. Can't
    10. Fairly
    9. Rank
    8. All
    7. Hypers
    6. Because
    5. There's
    4. So
    3. Many
    2. Different
    1. Steel Vengeance
     
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