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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. Will

    Will Well-Known Member

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    Ordinarily I'd say no, but it was just plain evil at GhosterForce, so I'm going for slightly - there are some slightly painful bits on it - the cobra roll and being thrown from shoulder to shoulder on the inlines...
     
  2. Scott88

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    Is Collusus rough? I thought it was going to knock me out, remind me and my mate Tom to never sit back seats on it again, ahhh that ride was far to rough :cry:
     
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  3. Angel

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    Personally I do find it a rough ride.

    And stupidly loud as well, on and off the ride that is.

    Although in the rain the speed it runs at is awesome and you kinda forget the pain i felt.

    I do normally end up with a mild headache from it though so I would say its rough for sure!
     
  4. Mark

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    I did warn you man! It's a shame your first experience on it was a bad one because I can promise you that oveerall it's not a bad ride. Somedays even now I get on it and it runs really smooth. Apparently one train is smoother then the other too.

    I think a way they could combat this problem is get restraints like Air. Well the vest type thing anyways and then they could reduce the size of the bulky OTSR's.

    VortexChick, I actually also find the noise the most disturbing part of this ride. As it rips through the Cobra Roll it is just a nasty noise, Screeching worse then nails on a chalk board.
     
  5. jonnyrocks

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    I find the inlines are fine, but the enrty to the loop and the cobera, as well as the corkscrews are very rough.

    Funnily enough, when I rode it in the poring rain, it just seemed to be mroe rough, but it was definaly faster :D
     
  6. Red Hot Inferno Chick

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    Yes - it is nowhere near as smooth as say Inferno! Quite violent - as you discover when you whack your ear continuously on the restraints for the whole ride!
     
  7. Anonymous

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    Me and jason sat in the middle of the train, and the whole thing shakes and vibrates like hell, in 2 years it will give corkscrew a run for its money in being the UK roughest coaster.
     
  8. Anonymous

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    Nah, I don't think colossus is rough at all! Ive never thought it was rough, maybe a bit on the cobra roll but not alot.
     
  9. sKrATcher

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    I know I'm resurrecting a thread that's 12 YEARS old, but I didn't find it too rough, in fact, it's in my top 10 of favorite rides. I loved it!
     
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    I feel like I've just clicked on a time machine. Wow, Michael Jackson is still alive and there's no way Donald Trump will be president! Not a chance.

    Oh how naive we were ;)
     
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    To be honest, 12 years of Intamin ageing coupled with the standard Thorpe Park neglect has likely changed a few opinions.
    I know it has mine!
     
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    I last rode it in 2013. Not sure if it was considered rough then, but even 4 years later could probably make a difference, particularly if things aren't maintained.
     
  13. wakey1512

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    I find colossus rough. The worst part is the condition of the track, it's worn out and bumpy. The last time I rode it the whole rig looked very unsightly with all the grease off the chain lift collecting on the supports.
     
  14. ATI

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    I rode it yesterday. Worse than an SLC.
     
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    Front row no.
    Every other row yes. But it's still worthwhile.
     
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    I thought it was a bit rough but it was made worse by the uncomfortable cars. Put lapbars on it and I'm sure it would be great (...except for the quadruple heartline roll)
     
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    But your babe Furius Baco is rougher than this!
     
  18. Mysterious Sue

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    Nah. People are pussies. There's much worse out there.
     
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    ^True, there's a much rougher one 100 yards southeast of colossus :p
     
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    Incorrect.

    I thought this was the case, until I rode in the back row with @DelPiero a few weeks back. In the front row, Baco is rubbish, but rideable. In the back it was one of the most unpleasant coaster experiences I can recall. It wasn't just like it was rough, it was jarring with every element having some sizable jolts. It's a piece of :emoji_poop:.

    If it wasn't for the launch, I'd consider trying to burn it down.
     
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