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Is Colossus Rough?

Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by Ketchup, Oct 29, 2005.

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Is Colossus Rough?

  1. Yes

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  2. Slightly

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  3. No

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  1. Ketchup

    Ketchup Well-Known Member

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    Well i've noticed people seem to have mixed opinions about Collosus at Thorpe Park being rough.

    Sure there is a little bit of headbanging during the cobra roll and the corkscrew but otherwise I think it's quite smooth.

    However the front is way smoother than the back, a greater difference than on most coasters.

    Anyway discuss...

    EDIT - Added the Thorpe Park bit for CP6 :p
     
  2. robertw

    robertw Well-Known Member

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    No. Not really. There are many words I'd use to describe Colossus, but rough isn't one of them. You do get quite a bit of headbanging, but does that means roughness? I really don't know. I wouldn't call it rough, but then I haven't really found anything rough, so I don't really know how to define it.

    Yeah, I'm not much help really. :oops:
     
  3. CedarPoint6

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    I'm pretty sure you mean the one at Thorpe... but you should specify these things.
     
  4. robbeal

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    Rough? Hmmm, its not glass smooth, but I don't think its properly rough. It has some bumpy parts, like the entry to the loop, and the Cobra (horrible inversion), but there's worse out there. All it needs is a bit of rain to grease the track! On monday, it was going so fast, I never noticed any bumping, the corkscrews were lovely!
     
  5. c&r

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    Unless since I last rode it, Colossus has changed drastically, it damn well isn't rough, and if you think it is, you are a damned fool.
     
  6. Sam

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    Is Colossus rough?

    Is Tony Blair an arsehole?

    Do cows go moo?

    Is England in Europe?....

    You get the idea :lol:
     
  7. Jake

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    Not atall, its a smooth ride and is actually pretty cool, people who say its rough are just plain spoilt.

    Its a shame the park sucks though...
     
  8. Lain

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    Colossus is not rough, I rode it in the back row in the pouring rain and it was perfectly fine.
     
  9. tks

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    It's no rough. The car just screechs as it goes round. And the restraints suck.
     
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    Thats the worst part to sit :shock: .

    I think its rough, it goes bumpy around the track. The Cobra Roll is the roughest part. The small airtime hill and the Inline Twists are smooth. The headbanging is so annoying aswell.
     
  11. 00 Tom 00

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    Collosus is not rough. On some parts maybe, but as a whole it is not rough. Most people say it is rough on their first ride on Colossus. When i went on for the first time i thought it was rough, but i figured it was only because i was tense. If i just relaxed my body and just enjoyed the ride, i wouldn't worry about being shaken about.
     
  12. robbeal

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    ^I was the other way. My first ride seemed to have a lot less headbanging that I find now. Just because you get some headbanging, it doesn't necessarily mean the coaster's rough. A little bit of headbanging should be expected on all coasters really. Its only when you get towards SLCs (the worse ones) and Boomerangs that you can really say a coaster is rough.
     
  13. c&r

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    Actually, I mentioned this to someone at chessie, but I've never found SLC's rough. I haven't ridden many.. umm, 3/4, but all the one's I've ridden you headbang because of the lats, NOT because of the track. Its like the Eurofighter at Bobbejaanland, the lats on that make you hit your head, but is it rough? Nope, its like glass.

    [Not ridden the one at Movie Park Germany then? Thought not. That's rough as hell, all because of hunting, coulda got my hand between the wheels & the rail! - Rob]
    [Lovely stuff :-D - Ross]
     
  14. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member CF Award Winner 2016

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    Yes.... very. I just get clobbered the whole way round, especially that god awful Cobra Roll, it's just one bang on the head after another. It's really not helped by the worst restraints in the country.
     
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    I must say Iain, that was probably my best ever ride on Colossus...... it was soooooooo FAST!!!!!
     
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    Slighty yes, but I have ridden much much worse.
     
  17. Anonymous

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    Collosus Rough?..

    Hardly! compared to some other coasters ive been on anyway.
    The only part which is rough i find is the entrance to the cobra roll. But other than that...Smooth cruisin! lol
     
  18. furie

    furie SBOPD Staff Member Administrator Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    I've never had a problem with it... Well, not overly... The barrel rolls hurt, but that's the bad train design and hangtime, not the roughness of it... Then again, I like it rough, so tend not to notice unless it's extreme (or out of the norm, like Air is rough compared to how it used to be, but it's still not ROUGH).

    So I'd say a middle of the fence slightly, as it is a bit, but nothing that hurts me...
     
  19. AeRo

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    Well I have previously stated my feelings on Collosus "teddy...washing....machine"? For a ride so relatively new, I would not have paid the bill for it....simple as!
     
  20. Anonymous

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    The Barrel rolls at the end killed my right shoulder
     

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