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Top 10(ish): 2018 Edition - page 56

Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by Snoo, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Hixee

    Hixee Moderator Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Okay, so I've gone through all my creds and think I've got a Top Ten (+) I'm happy with. First time in about three years that I actually feel like this bears a decent reflection on my favourite coasters.

    1. Lightning Rod - Dollywood
    2. Taron - Phantasialand
    3. Fury 325 - Carowinds
    4. Dinoconda - China Dinosaurs Park
    5. Boulder Dash - Lake Compounce
    6. Skyrush - Hersheypark
    7. X2 - Six Flags Magic Mountain
    8. Voyage - Holiday World
    9. Top Thrill Dragster - Cedar Point
    10. Montu - Busch Gardens Africa

    11. Storm Chaser - Kentucky Kingdom
    12. Formula Rossa - Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
    13. Soaring with Dragon - Hefei Wanda Theme Park
    14. Jungle Trailblazer - Oriental Heritage (Wuhu)
    15. Nemesis - Alton Towers
    16. El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure
    17. Silver Star - Europa Park
    18. Incredible Hulk - Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
    19. Maverick - Cedar Point
    20. Thunderbird - Holiday World

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  2. DelPiero

    DelPiero Well-Known Member

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    Such a lovely list, obviously differing opinions on some but a great variation of airtime, inverting and forceful coasters and very well traveled.
     
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    I mean he's right for the most part. I guess it helped we did CUDDLE THE :emoji_poop: OUT OF EACH OTHER DURING ERT ON LIGHTNING ROD! <3
     
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    I think I've finally got my list set after adding in Twisted Timbers. I know Taron is obviously not the best coaster on the list objectively, but it's my favorite overall ride experience so that's why it claims my #1 spot.

    My top 10 is as follows:
    1. Taron - Phantasialand
    2. Intimidator 305 - Kings Dominion
    3. Expedition GeForce - Holiday Park
    4. Schwur des Kärnan - Hansa Park
    5. El Toro - SFGAdv
    6. Wicked Cyclone - SFNE
    7. Fury 325 - Carowinds
    8. Twisted Timbers - Kings Dominion
    9. Alpengeist - Busch Gardens Williamsburg
    10. X2 - SFMM

    After I reride Fury again this weekend I'll decide whether or not I like Twisted Timbers more.
     
  5. nadroJ

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    Woooow it's been a long time since this saw an update! Anyway, Dinoconda is :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing obscene, and Shambhala is a dry fart nowadays. So off you pop, there's a good lamb:

    Skyrush
    Taron
    El Toro
    Helix
    Iron Rattler
    Nemesis
    Dinoconda
    The Voyage
    Oz'Iris
    Dodonpa
     
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  6. Hixee

    Hixee Moderator Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    What planet are you from? Iron Rattler better than Dinoconda... madness. ;)
     
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    And where the :emoji_zipper_mouth: has Skyrush gone?
     
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    That's a typo. I'm very tired XD. And I'd say only the first two are in any particular order. The rest are just kind of, shoved on the list. No particular order, they're just my favs.
     
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    I mean.. Iron Rattler in any ones top 25 is madness. :D
     
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    1. Wicked Cyclone
    2. Expedition GeForce
    3. Th13teen
    4. Boulder Dash

    don't care after that.
    don't @ me
     
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    Why Thirteen?

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    After visiting both Kemah Boardwalk and Silver Dollar City this week my list has some major changes. Here is my updated top 15, new additions have explanations:
    1) Boulder Dash
    2) Maverick
    3) Skyrush
    4) Superman The Ride
    5) Wicked Cyclone
    6) El Toro
    7) Boardwalk Bullet - This ride is a hidden gem! I went into it expecting a good ride, one that might make my top 10-15, but it blew away my expectations. The first section of the ride, from the drop to the first turnaround is one of the most relentless that I have experienced and there are awesome airtime moments and positive Gs throughout. It's paced very well, and has the perfect amount of roughness to up the intensity without making it uncomfortable. Gravity Group knocked it out of the park on such a small footprint.
    8) Time Traveler - What a surprise this ride was. First off, the theming and location are fabulous and enhance the ride immensely. Back row on this thing is insane. I've heard that it is forceless and spins too slowly, but I thought it was perfect. The first drop is madness, my second favorite ever only to Skyrush. The launches were better than expected and every element is made more enjoyable by the varying rider orientation. There was also some pretty great airtime at parts. Just a purely fun ride, and definitely one that I wish could've ridden more.
    9) Outlaw Run - I rode OR twice to start the day and each time hit the brakes disappointed. I came back later in the day for it to warm up, however I was left unimpressed. It's a great ride, don't get me wrong, but not even the best at SDC in my opinion. It was much rougher than I expected, after having been on WC. The ride feels like it is missing something, and each time I hit the brakes feeling some missed potential. The inversions were bland compared to other RMC inversions and the wave turn was not the madness that I have heard about. The drop was awesome though and so were the first three airtime hills.
    10) Storm Runner
    11) Phoenix
    12) Powder Keg - Powder Keg was another wonderful surprise for me. I had always looked at it as being underrated but it definitely surpassed expectations. The launch was good and there is some really good airtime throughout! Paired with lap bars the airtime and laterals are made much better. The lift hill in the middle of the ride was awkward, but there are far too many pros of the ride to dwell on a minute pacing issue.
    13) Nitro
    14) Millennium Force
    15) Top Thrill Dragster
     
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    Yes, this was the real highlight of my recent Texas trip. And you’re so right about the small footprint. That coaster wraps around itself and loops back through itself so many times that it’s amazing it keeps up that breakneck speed.

    Textbook example of the wooden coaster that feels out of control.
     
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    I coulda told you Boardwalk Bullet was good 5 years ago. I was hungover as hell and still loved it to death. :D
     
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    Let's see if I can widen this to 25 as other people have done...

    1. Katun, Mirabilandia
    2. Nemesis, Alton Towers
    3. Helix, Liseberg
    4. Vampire, La Ronde
    5. Colossos, Heide Park
    6. Shambhala, Port Aventura

    7. Black Mamba, Phantasialand
    8. Wodan, Europa Park
    9. Behemoth, Canada's Wonderland
    10. Expedition ge Force, Holiday Park
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    11. Leviathan, Canada's Wonderland
    12. Blue Fire, Europa Park
    13. Troy, Toverland
    14. Baron 1898, Efteling
    15. Lynet, Farup Sommerland

    16. Fluch von Novgorod, Hansa Park
    17. Balder, Liseberg
    18. Os Iris, Parc Asterix
    19. DC Rivals Hypercoaster, WB Movie World
    20. The Swarm, Thorpe Park
    21. Lost Gravity, Walibi Holland
    22. Dragon Khan, Port Aventura
    23. Psyke Underground, Walibi Belgium
    24. Anubis, Plopsaland
    25. iSpeed, Mirabilandia

    I've probably had more than one ride on most of the coasters in bold, but have only been to the park on one specific holiday during the coaster's operating life - as such, opinions subject to change. This is based on coasters rated 8 or higher on my spreadsheet, so it's quite possible I've forgotten one or two. I've also made the decision to remove Blackpool's Wild Mouse, which would probably have been top 20 material before it got spited.
     
  16. Pear

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    1. Taron - Phantasialand
    2. Intimidator 305 - Kings Dominion
    3. Expedition GeForce - Holiday Park
    4. Schwur des Kärnan - Hansa Park
    5. El Toro - SFGAdv
    6. Wicked Cyclone - SFNE
    7. Twisted Timbers - Kings Dominion
    8. Fury 325 - Carowinds
    9. Alpengeist - Busch Gardens Williamsburg
    10. X2 - SFMM

    Well Fury has dropped a spot below Twisted Timbers. Fury is just so much more tamer than I remember it being and I can honestly see it being knocked out of my top 10 by the end of the year.
     
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    Hixee Moderator Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Wow, that's such a shame! I thought Fury was fantastic - maybe I shouldn't plan to visit Carowinds if I'm in the area again and keep the fond memories!
     
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    My current top ten after visiting Tokyo (but sadly not Fuji-Q :( )
    1. Twisted Colossus - SFMM - I love the duelling aspect and as our first RMC it just blew my mind. Can't wait to get on Wildfire next month
    2. Helix - Liseberg - Beautiful location, great layout, fantastic mixture of forces.
    3. Taron - Phantasialand - this coaster felt absolutely crazy to me. It's an amazing themed area and it really throws you around the tracks. The tilted airtime hills were new to me!
    4. Wodan - Europa Park - I love the 'out of control' feeling rides and Wodan has a crazy energy that really doesn't let up until the break run. Hopefully will get to America to do El Toro this year so will see if this has a contender.
    5. Red Force - Ferrari World, Portaventura - I really love launch coasters and this is the biggest and fastest I've been on so far. Helped that we went on a very quiet day and could re-ride on the front row as much as we wanted.
    6. X2 - SFMM - Again, I'm a sucker for out of control feeling rides and this is by far the most intense coaster I've ever been on. It also looks amazing when you approach the park from the road.
    7. Thunder Dolphin - Tokyo Dome City - this was a surprise and one of the most unique coasters I've been on. A little like Expedition Ge-Force but with a breathtaking view of Tokyo and passing through a building and a ferris wheel, it's an odd but incredibly fun coaster
    8. Lisebergbanan - Liseberg - It might be a family coaster but it's got beautiful surroundings, a surprisingly quick view dives down the hill and a charming and quaint station. Had so much fun riding this.
    9. Manta - Sea World Orlando - By far my favourite flying coaster and the pretzel loop is just about the right amount of force before it gets too much
    10. Joris en der Drak - Efteling - Again I love duelling coasters and this one is so much fun, again, in a beautiful park.
     
  19. Thecoasterrus

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    Did you go to tobu zoo while you were in Tokyo?

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    No, sadly we only had a couple of days in Tokyo then a few days in Disney - hoping to go back next year though to explore Japan a little more! This place looks great, had never heard of it.
     

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