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Rank the GCIs

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  1. Pear

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    Time for an update

    1. Mystic Timbers
    2. Thunderhead
    3. Troy
    4. Wodan
    5. Apocalypse
    6. Lightning Racer
    7. InvadR
    8. Wildcat
    9. Roar (SFA)

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    Yeah I had to think about it because they're both about equal in my mind but I really enjoyed the racing aspect of it so that put it just above MT for me. I'm not all about airtime (beast is one of my favourites) so that wasn't a deal breaker. I also actually didn't hate gwazi as much as some so this reminded me of it....except it was rideable! It rides great at night with the lights. I really enjoyed the racer creds too because of the racing, think it just adds something extra for me. MT is very good though, I'd rate it very highly.
     
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  3. SingleRiderReak

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    1. White Lightning - No roughness, great small layout, and pure fun throughout.
    2. Thunderhead - If this ride was much smoother, it would easily take the top.
    3. InvadR - I'm surprised that this ride was as good as it came out to be.
    4. Apocalypse - Wasn't too bad when I rode it last time, but since I heard it got rough again, I would like to see this get a complete re-track like GhostRider.
    5. Lightning Racer - Not rough, but pretty jerky with the racing only keeping things interesting.
    6. Gwazi - Ouch.
     
  4. MestnyiGeroi

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    Just parsed through this thread and it’s left me amazed. I’ve been on most of the U.S. GCIs (except Gold Striker), and for me there are two that stand above the rest. A select few of you get Renegade the way I do — an absolutely phenomenal coaster, especially at night — and then there is for me a criminal under-appreciation here of American Thunder, which, during the day, is better than Renegade (but Renegade’s night ride is so astounding that I’d have to say it’s the best overall). These two coasters have such amazing airtime that flings the riders for miles; I just don’t understand how people could possibly rate some of these other GCIs above these two.

    (Disclaimer: I’m not saying there’s a correct view here — all subjective, etc. — just my perspective, etc.)
     
  5. Jarrett

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    Man, I started this a year ago almost and haven't updated it since!

    Renegade
    Mystic Timbers
    American Thunder
    Lightning racer
    Thunderhead
    InvadR
    Roar (SFA)
    Wildcat
    Kentucky Rumbler
    Apocalypse
    Gwazi

    It's a family GCI but it still packs a bit of a punch. Some nice air hills here and there, I like the interaction with the valley. It felt like a baby Mystic Timbers in a sense, though clearly toned down for a family demographic. As a casual history geek I have a huge problem with the ride's backstory (even as historical fiction there's a huge flaw in timeline and tech level) and the theming felt kind of low effort after you walk under that battering ram, so that I'd classify as a legitimate shortcoming and not just "it's a family coaster."
     
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    Haven't ridden too many GCIs, but here is my list:

    1- GhostRider (If you count it) - It has some incredible moments, it is really smooth. Back row night ride is one of the best coaster experiences I have had.
    2- Thunderhead - I rode it for the first time a couple of weeks ago and it is incredible, it is not that rough (I would say it is smoother than Wodan), it has lots of snappy airtime moments and it has really intense laterals.
    3- Wodan Timbur Coaster - Really fun, it feels very similar to Thunderhead however the forces are not as sustained. It has cool theming and a pretty fun drop.
    4- Heidi The Ride - It is really smooth, really fun and has loads of fairly good airtime, however it lacks intensity.
     
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    I just came here to say that while I haven’t ridden many GCI’s, Thunderhead is pure sex and I’m glad to see most are rating it properly
     
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    It's quite the journey for a bunch of mediocre rides. :p
     
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    1. Mystic Timbers - With a great layout, a good mix of forces, and no shakiness that would take away any excitement, this is my favorite GCI by a landslide.
    2. White Lightning
    3. InvadR
    4. Thunderhead - Re-rode this recently and got barely anything really exciting from the ride until near the very end due to the ride's continuous shakiness.
    5. Apocalypse
    6. Lightning Racer
    7. Gwazi
     
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    1. Mystic Timbers
    2. Thunderhead
    3. Troy
    4. Wodan
    5. Apocalypse
    6. Lightning Racer
    7. InvadR
    8. White Lightning
    9. Wildcat
    10. Roar (SFA)

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  13. MestnyiGeroi

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    Renegade is no mediocre ride.
     
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    I haven't ridden all that many but...
    1) Troy
    2) Wodan
    3) Wicker Man
    4) Joris en de Draak - both Vurr and Waser (or whatever they were) are fairly similar
    5) Heide
     
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    I mean.. my favorite GCI is American Thunder at SFStl and Renegade isn't exactly a mine blower. Yeah, it may not be mediocre but it's no stunner and the rest of the park isn't exactly star studded either.
     
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    Renegade certainly isn't a mine blower... Renegade's a GCI, whereas Mine Blower is a Gravity Group! ;)
     
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    DID YOU JUST CALL RENEGADE MEDIOCRE!!!!!!!:mad:
     
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    Not as mediocre as Fury but yes. :p
     
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    YOU CALLED FURY MEDIOCRE!?
     
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    I LOVE American Thunder and since you didn’t have Renegade on your list, I was basically recommending it based on your love of AT. Little did I suspect you’ve bought a one-way ticket to Nutty Town and you somehow consider these two vastly different rides.

    Have you ridden Renegade at night?? It combines a dollop of Voyage’s night-time insanity with a big helping of AT’s bob-and-weave airtime. Pure sublimeness.
     
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