Change background image

Rank the RMCs

Discussion in 'Polls' started by John Knotts, May 25, 2015.

  1. Snoo

    Snoo Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    2,222
    Trophy Points:
    308
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Silver Dollar City
    Coaster Count:
    350
    Wait wait.. trims on their first drop? WHAT? SINCE WHEN??
     
    Youngster Joey likes this.
  2. Pear

    Pear Member

    Likes Received:
    2,572
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    349
    I think he's referring to the launch being slowed down
     
    CookieCoasters likes this.
  3. Hutch

    Hutch Member

    Likes Received:
    357
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Best Coaster:
    Skyrush
    Best Park:
    Cedar Point
    Coaster Count:
    183
    It's honestly not bad at all though. The launch just stops like a train's length from the very top, and I don't even know if it's an actual trim. You slow down a little bit, but it doesn't feel like a trim.

    The rest of the ride is still crazy and the first drop was fantastic.
     
  4. Snoo

    Snoo Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    2,222
    Trophy Points:
    308
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Silver Dollar City
    Coaster Count:
    350
    Ooo. That's different. I didn't notice any true difference from the full launch and slowed down launch tbh besides a little more pop of air at the top of the lift.. which was never the highlight of the ride anyway.
     
    Hixee likes this.
  5. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

    Likes Received:
    3,615
    Trophy Points:
    448
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    617
    Yeah, not even close.

    *cough* quad-down *cough*
     
    Pear likes this.
  6. iac17

    iac17 New Member

    Likes Received:
    110
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    mirabilandia
    Coaster Count:
    212
    i felt no airtime on the first drop both in first row and last row
     
  7. Hutch

    Hutch Member

    Likes Received:
    357
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Best Coaster:
    Skyrush
    Best Park:
    Cedar Point
    Coaster Count:
    183
    If you're talking about the first hill immediately after the launch, then I understand that (I got some air but its very minimal). If you're talking about the main drop, then I don't know what happened to you because my ass literally left the seat every time.
     
  8. Imagineer Josh

    Imagineer Josh New Member

    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Best Coaster:
    Expedition GeForce
    Best Park:
    Dollywood
    Coaster Count:
    161
    Does this site all of a sudden rank Lightning Rod as a weak RMC now because it's a little jostly and trimmed a bit? Isn't a bit of roughness what makes wooden coasters fun? And as for the trims, I haven't ridden it since March 2017, so maybe they ruined the ride, but I can't imagine they do that much damage.
     
  9. Snoo

    Snoo Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    2,222
    Trophy Points:
    308
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Silver Dollar City
    Coaster Count:
    350
    As I haven't been on it, I can't say.. but I know a few people who rode it late last year who do not say as much. As I said, I've ridden it both pre and post launch change and they were both still a wonderful experience and ultimately not the deciding factor. Even at the beginning, the drop wasn't blow you away but relatively good. I'll be riding it later this year so I can better tell you then.
     
  10. Hutch

    Hutch Member

    Likes Received:
    357
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Best Coaster:
    Skyrush
    Best Park:
    Cedar Point
    Coaster Count:
    183
    I rode it last month for the first time and you can see it's my #2. I haven't done it before they changed the launch, but I can't imagine the rest of the ride was any different before, especially since the ride is already insane as it is. As for the roughness there's only a spot at the bottom of the drop which is a little rough, relatively speaking. That part isn't as rough as a typical woodie and the rest of the ride is quite smooth, and imo on par with the smoothness of an Intamin steel.

    Don't worry about them ruining the ride. With the exception of a few people, this site still generally rates Lightning Rod as an excellent coaster. :)
     
    tomahawk and Snoo like this.
  11. Snoo

    Snoo Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    2,222
    Trophy Points:
    308
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Silver Dollar City
    Coaster Count:
    350
    I think others may be comparing it to Steel Vengeance as well.. which isn't good.. because its nothing like it. :)
     
  12. iac17

    iac17 New Member

    Likes Received:
    110
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    mirabilandia
    Coaster Count:
    212
    both the hill after the launch and the drop had no airtime wen i rode it and the rest of the ride was rough(i had an headache when i got of the ride for the first time...)
    and yeah the quad down is good but the roughness killed it imo
    maybe i just had some bad rides that day but it was not as good as i immagined it to be
     
  13. Pear

    Pear Member

    Likes Received:
    2,572
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    349
    I can't wrap my head around an RMC being rough
     
  14. Snoo

    Snoo Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    2,222
    Trophy Points:
    308
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Silver Dollar City
    Coaster Count:
    350
    You need to get on NTG or Rattler then.. :p
     
  15. tomahawk

    tomahawk Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    563
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Best Coaster:
    Lightning Rod
    Best Park:
    Dollywood
    Coaster Count:
    165
    Are you high again? Those rides are not rough.

    Source: I'm a bitch for anything with a rattle and rode both inside past 3ish months.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
    CookieCoasters likes this.
  16. Jarrett

    Jarrett Most Obnoxious Member 2016

    Likes Received:
    358
    Trophy Points:
    243
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Fiesta Texas
    Coaster Count:
    352
    NTG is the closest thing I’ve seen to RMC roughness because of its lack of laminate. It does click when it travels from one rail segment to another. However, it’s just a minor tick and exerts no real force at all. The ride is still glass smooth, even for 7 years old. Gives me serious hope that they’ll all stand the test of time.
     
  17. Snoo

    Snoo Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    2,222
    Trophy Points:
    308
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Silver Dollar City
    Coaster Count:
    350
    Well, you're what I like to call a "bitch" anyway. :p
     
    Hixee likes this.
  18. Jaiden M.

    Jaiden M. New Member

    Likes Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Best Coaster:
    SVengeance/Maverick
    Best Park:
    Cedar Point
    Coaster Count:
    83
    Haha 3 month late reply, somehow missed your comment. Unfortunately I couldn't find that post again but I'm sure if the wheels were switched back more people would've mentioned it so I doubt it
     
  19. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

    Likes Received:
    3,615
    Trophy Points:
    448
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    617
    1. Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point
    2. Lighting Rod, Dollywood
    3.

    Does it really matter after that? :p
     
  20. gavin

    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    1,675
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Best Coaster:
    Dunno
    Best Park:
    Tokyo DisneySea
    Coaster Count:
    1545
    Ooooh, I've actually got a few now. I'm not going to include Wonder Woman as it's a totally different type of coaster from the others.

    1. Goliath - There's been a bit of time between this and the others, but I still think it would be top if I rode it again, mostly down to the huge first drop and zero-g stall.

    2. Twisted Cyclone - I hadn't followed construction, so was surprised at how compact it was, but it crams a lot in. Some crazy, thigh-crushing airtime in there.

    3. Steel Medusa - I was kind of expecting this to be the top one, but it didn't quite manage it. I'm not a fan of first drops that aren't really drops. It's a beast though.

    4. Iron Rattler - I very nearly put this above Medusa since I actually found it quite a bit more enjoyable and a lot more rerideable. The setting on the cliff is fab and I love that you can't see much of it before you ride.

    5. New Texas Giant - It starts off well, and I like the more drawn-out layout, but the second half is just dull unfortunately.
     
    GuyWithAStick and Snoo like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice