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Rank the Intamin Launch Coasters

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What is the best Intamin Launch?

  1. Maverick - Blitz

    14 vote(s)
    29.8%
  2. Storm Runner - Hydraulic

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  3. Taron - Blitz

    24 vote(s)
    51.1%
  4. ISpeed - Blitz

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  5. Top Thrill Dragster - Hydraulic

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  6. Cheetah Hunt - Blitz

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Formula Rossa - Hydraulic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Furius Baco - Hydraulic

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  9. King Da Ka - Hydraulic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Nefeskesen - Hydraulic

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  11. Red Fire - Hydraulic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Red Force - LSM

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  13. SkyCar - Blitz

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Speed Monster - Hydraulic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Rita/Dessert Race - Hydraulic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Stealth - Hydraulic

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  17. Impulse Coasters - LSM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Superman Escape From Kyrpton - LSM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Superman Escape - Hydraulic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Tower of Terror 2 - Reverse Free Fall Coaster

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Turbo Track - Reverse Free Fall Coaster

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Volcano The Blast Coaster - LSM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Wave Runner - Launched Water Coaster

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. Xcelerator - Hydraulic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  25. Zaturn - Hydraulic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. ATTACKHAMMER

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    From what I have ridden:

    1: Taron
    2: Stealth
    3: ISpeed
    4: Cheetah Hunt
    5: Baco
    6: Desert Race
    7: Rita
    8: Kanonen
     
  2. Peet

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    If only you had known how gentle it is (I'm assuming the launch is just as lathargic as the SFMM one).
     
  3. TilenB

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    Yeah, both are poo. At least the one in Australia wasn't as obnoxiously loud, though...
     
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  4. shaunthatkid

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    not been on taron but RF alot better than rita and stealth
     
  5. DelPiero

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    1 - Taron - Easily the best of the bunch
    2 - Maverick - I love this ride, recently made even better with the padded restraints
    3 - Storm Runner - Although TTD has the better launch and height, SR's layout rocks and pips it slightly
    4 - Top Thrill Dragster - Best Launch ever
    5 - Juvelen - Tyre launch but thought I'd put it in anyway, brilliant family launch coaster, love it
    6 - Red Force - It's fast, launch is good until the wobble at the base of the tower
    7 - Furius Baco - So, in the front row this is fab, the launch is incredible, it's a little rough but my god that launch. In the back row it's the worst though, so ranks middle-ish of the launchers
    8 - Stealth - Great launch, good airtime, just done better
    9 - Impulses (Vertical Velocity, Steel Venom, Possessed and Wicked Twister) - All decent, the ones with the holding brake are especially good
    10 - Kingda Ka - Has to go somewhere I guess
    11 - Cheetah Hunt - It was fun, but I have no desire to ride it again
    12 - Avatar Airbender - Plenty of airtime at the top of the spikes but not a fan of the spinning
    13 - Desert Race - Slightly less rough Rita
    14 - Rita - Rough and no airtime
    15 - Kanonen - Pointless launch, awful restraints, awful transitions and hanging inversions, quite simply a piece of crap.
     
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  6. vaugc002

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    Damn you've done so many :emoji_fearful:. Definite goals right there.
    I'm glad the wobble on Red Force wasn't just me - kinda uncomfortable.
     
  7. shaunthatkid

    shaunthatkid New Member

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    i got some airtime on rita
     
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  8. shaunthatkid

    shaunthatkid New Member

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    i didnt got any wobble i went second and third row my might just be me
     
  9. vaugc002

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    It's not hugely noticeable but as the train reaches the end of the launch there's definitely some shuffling.
    I rode twice and noticed it both times this year in June
     
  10. Peet

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    ^^ Agreed there is a rough patch at the end of the launch, I don't really mind it though.

    I never thought I'd be defending Rita but it is not rough at all, and has more airtime than any of the other Intamin launch coasters I've done.
     
  11. DelPiero

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    Respectfully disagree, Stealth for example actually has great airtime, floater into the top hat at the front, ejector at the back coming down the top hat and ejector into the brakes. The only airtime on Rita I've ever felt was a weak pop of ejector into the brakes, nothing on the "twisted airtime hill" at all.
     
  12. vaugc002

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    I don't like offering my opinion usually because I've ridden far less coasters than most.
    But in this case it's an interesting one because I would have said Rita has strong airtime.
    Certainly last year my shoulders were pushed into the harness over the hills.
     
  13. DelPiero

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    Fair enough, I haven't ridden Rita for 2 or 3 years now, but I'll be sure to when I next visit, but I don't recall any airtime previously, just drawn out corners with a bit of positives and a slightly sharp corner after the launch.
     
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  14. Peet

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    Yeah here we can definitely agree; about 90% of the ride time is just going round corners.
     
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    1 - Maverick Great mix of airtime, snappy twists and forceful turns! The Stengel Dives stand out in particular.
    2 - Taron Fab theming of course, and many really exciting twists, but the end of the first half is kinda weak. Gets super fun with re-rides however!
    3 - Top Thrill Dragster Incredible launch and speed, some good airtime on the Top Hat (front row at least), and lap bars!
    4 - Stealth Same as above, but 1/2 smaller and with OTSR :s
    5 - Yukon Quad
    The second half is really good, especially for a 'family' coaster! Forceful and twisty. Lacks airtime though.
    6 - Desert Race Looks decent on paper, and has a good hydraulic launch, but the airtime/twistyness is not nearly as good as it should be.
    7 - Rita Same as above, but somehow slightly less exciting.
    8 - Wicked Twister Decent launch, but the whole back and forth thing... isn't very exciting imo.
     
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    Taron.

    /thread
     
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    Wow. Big variety here, but dies very quickly.
    You're missing stuff like the legendary Aquatrax and Mr. Chinese dragon face, but Dessert Race gave me a chuckle.

    1. Taron - Yeah, that one.
    2. Soaring with Dragon - Really good stuff, just feels a little short at the end.
    3. Atlantis Adventure - Dire pacing, but great in between.
    4. Juvelen - Love a good rolling launch, could be more forceful in places.
    5. Jet Rescue - More forceful than the above, but shorter and a lesser launch.

    6. Superman Escape - Rita with a top hat, restraints kinda kill it. Love the dark ride section though.
    7. Red Force - Kinda liked it. Good trains at least.
    8. Furius Baco - Hilarious.
    9. Stealth - Kinda over it.
    9. Zaturn - Stealth.
    11. Desert Race - Rita but rides better.
    12. Formula Rossa - Rita but bigger. Torn on where to place it to be honest. First ride would have put it in the top 5 of this list, second ride would put it at the bottom. 5 + 19 / 2 = 12 quick maths.
    13. Rita - Regarding the Rita discussion, I felt airtime in the two twisty hills, back row, on my most recent ride for the first time in about 15 years. It wasn't good, but it was there.
    14. Kanonen - Hilarious but awkward.
    15. Turbo Track - Meh.

    16. Tower of Terror II - Obnoxious.
    17. RC Racer? - Sort of.
    18. Mick Doohan's Motocoaster - Ow, my knees.
    19. Halfpipe? - Hah.
     
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    1. Maverick - Cedar Point
    2. Top Thrill Dragster - Cedar Point
    3. Kingda Ka - Six Flags Great Adventure
    4. Superman Escape From Krypton - Six Flags Magic Mountain
    5. Xcelerator - Knott's Berry Farm
    6. Storm Runner - Hersheypark
    7. California Screamin' - Disney's California Adventure
    8. Cheetah Hunt - Busch Gardens Africa
     
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    1. Maverick
    2. Storm Runner
    3. Top Thrill Dragster
    4. Kingda Ka
    5. Cheetah Hunt
    6. <Insert Favorite Impulse>
    7. Half Pipe

    I need to find me some more Intamin launchers. I'm sure I would have loved Volcano, but it was on the DL when I visited. Debating with myself about going to Phantasialand instead of Port Aventura next summer when I go to Europe just to see what all the Taron fuss is about- I haven't watched a POV video because I don't really like spoiling a ride prior to riding, but I have a hard time seeing it (or anything) unseat Maverick. On the other hand, Port Aventura has two Intamin launchers and two great looking B&M coasters...
     
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  20. HeartlineCoaster

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    There is hope for the future.

    1. Taron - Yeah, that one.
    2. Soaring with Dragon - Really good stuff, just feels a little short at the end.
    3. Atlantis Adventure - Dire pacing, but great in between.
    4. Speed Monster - A hydraulic that actually does cool stuff
    5. Juvelen - Love a good rolling launch, could be more forceful in places.
    6. Jet Rescue - More forceful than the above, but shorter and a lesser launch.

    7. Superman Escape - Rita with a top hat, restraints kinda kill it. Love the dark ride section though.
    8. Red Force - Kinda liked it. Good trains at least.
    9. Furius Baco - Hilarious.
    10. Stealth - Kinda over it.
    10. Zaturn - Stealth.
    12. Desert Race - Rita but rides better.
    13. Formula Rossa - Rita but bigger. Torn on where to place it to be honest. First ride would have put it in the top 5 of this list, second ride would put it at the bottom. 5 + 19 / 2 = 12 quick maths.
    14. Rita - Regarding the Rita discussion, I felt airtime in the two twisty hills, back row, on my most recent ride for the first time in about 15 years. It wasn't good, but it was there.
    15. Kanonen - Hilarious but awkward.
    16. Turbo Track - Meh.

    17. Tower of Terror II - Obnoxious.
    18. RC Racer x2? - Sort of.
    20. Mick Doohan's Motocoaster - Ow, my knees.
    21. Halfpipe? - Hah.
     

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