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Top 10(ish): 2018 Edition - page 56

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

  1. Samekuuu

    Samekuuu New Member

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    Since the season is getting near the end i want to adjust my list i made before the summer.
    Some new credits came in and completely changed my list! I went from 83 credits to 103.

    1: Taron: yea, what can i say about this ride. I just simply love it. The airtime is nice, i love the fast transitions and dont get me started about the theming. My first ever ride i had to cry due to the speed and just the whole experience made so much impression on me. Just is just a ride build for me, it has everything i want in a coaster (except for a nice heartline roll ;))

    2: Leviathan: So i rode this for the first time in August. It was my first even B&M Giga and also the highest coaster i've ever ridden. My first ride was a front row and wooooooow! Those speeds are amazing! I couldn't get my face straight. Also this was the first time i was shocked of the height. i held my hands in the air, but when i was looking down those 93 meters i had to hold my Clamshell.

    3: Behemoth: Behemoth had to prove hyper coaster for me. I rode Silver star in Europa-park but that was such a big let down. BUT THIS HYPER IS AMAZING!!!!! Great airtime hills, good forcefull dips and a good speed to it. I just love this ride to bits and the trains are super comfortable as well! Backrow for me!!!

    4: Blue Fire: What to say about Blue Fire, meh launch, meh layout but just perfect inversions. The inversions make this ride good! The loop is nice as well as the zero-g rolls. but that last heartline roll.... best inversion on a coaster that i've experienced in my life yet!!!! that inversion is worth putting this ride this high!

    5: Black Mamba: This is somewhat simular to Taron. I simply love the theming and getting all those near misses, the coaster itself isn't the strongest but the total package makes this so good and thats why i love it.

    6: Monster: It's a hard choice to choose between this one and black mamba, are you going for the total package or the superior coaster? For me they share the spot honestly. Monster is the most intense ride i ever rode. As a coaster itself it would get in my top 3 but i just care to much about looks and this one is just on an open field. Such a shame for one of the best inverted coasters in Europe. A friend of mine got a bleeding nose of this ride due to it being so intense. It is a clone of Raptor in Cedar Point but Walygator didnt have enough money to put in the block brakes after the Cobra Roll. Due to that, the second half if the coaster is actually to fast and sooo intense. I almost blacked out on the last helix and thats why i love this ride.

    7: Troy: Debatable the best coaster in the Netherlands. I grew up with this coaster. It has so much power and i simply love the fact that i can stay put in my seat and sit in this for 1 hour straight most of the time i'm in Toverland. Great ride, by far my favorite woodie (as a coaster). (the new music from IMAscore is amazing to).

    8: Goliath (the one in Walibi Holland): Not that much to say about it. Certainly a backrow coaster and when you are on the back. Massive airtime is guarenteed.

    9: Fenix: This was to much hyped up for me. I was in a Whatsapp group with Toverland-Fans and they just told me the ride was as good as Helix.... Well i knew this wasn't true but i still thought it would be very good. And yea, it is a good ride and possibly the best wing coaster in Europe. It was just not finished when i was there on opening day. Still a great ride and i really like it. But i dont like it as much as i wished for.

    10: Wodan: The experience makes this ride. Love the station, and the pre-lift part. The ride itself is pretty good but i would have liked it to be a bit more intense. It was a bit forceless in mt opinion. Night time rides are very cool on this one to!

    11: Lost gravity
    12: Operation Enterprise
    13: Anubis the ride
    14: Pulsar
    15: Silver star
    16: Rockin' Rollercoaster
    17: Psyke underground
    18: Baron1898
    19: Vortex
    20: Gold Rush
     
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  2. Luca B

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    This probably isn’t my final list for the year as I am going to Poland in October, but anyways my top 10 is:

    1: Schwur Des Kärnan- this ride is just crazy, it is really intense, it has decent airtime and it feature many strange manoeuvres which provide unique forces, only adding to the intensity of the ride.

    2: Fury 325- This Ride really shouldn’t be this high up, it isn’t the most intense and it doesn’t have the best airtime, but it is just so fun, so I can’t help but love it.

    3: Wildfire- The only thing going for this ride is the first drop, the zero g stall and the outward banked 90 degree turn, which are all some of the best elements on any coaster, but after that it really tones down, which really worsens the ride for me.

    4: Twisted Cyclone- This ride may not have the stats, but it is still incredible, every airtime moment is incredible, all the inversions are great, and the wave turn is also really fun.

    5: Twisted Colossus- I had a tough time deciding between this and Twisted Cyclone, however this coaster just doesn’t have the quality of airtime of Twisted Cyclone, however it is still incredible, and it also an insane drop.

    6: Thunderhead- People say this is rough. I really don’t understand, when I rode it earlier this year it was really smooth, and it is just a relentless ride, packed with intense turns and unexpected pops of airtime.

    7: GhostRider- This coaster is incredible, it has one of my favourite drop, and the turn after the drop is incredible. And also, the drop out of the MCBR is just incredible. The reason this ride isn’t higher is because it doesn’t have the relentless intensity of Thunderhead.

    8: X2- This Ride will probably move up more in future, as I only got one ride on it and that was front row on an outside seat, but it was still incredible. This coaster is so intense, and that first drop is just incredible.

    9: Wodan- This Ride is incredible, the theming, the drop, the intensity and all the tunnels. However the problem with this ride is that the intense moments are not sustained, and when I rode it, it was quite rough.

    10: Goliath- I’m honestly pretty surprised that a B&M hyper is in my top 10, as I’m not the biggest fan of them, but this ride is great. It has great floater, great intensity and a bit of ejector. It may not be relentless intensity it if is just a lot of fun.
     
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  3. Samekuuu

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    Do you like wodan that much? It's a good ride don't get me wrong but it is really not that intense. For me it's a frontrow coaster but that is more for the views because that coasters best thing are its views (in my opinion at least). I dont say it's a bad ride, it's an amazing ride and i love riding it over and over. It is more of a suprise to see it this high up in someone's list.
     
  4. Rob 92

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    I think Wodan it still the best GCI woodie that I have ridden. It is the Nemesis of wooden coasters for me, relatively short but packs a punch from start to finish, phenomenal!
     
  5. Snoo

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    Great to see more Behemoth love. It surprised the hell out of me, quickly became one of my favorite B&M Hypers for sure.
     
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    Yes! It's so rare but pleasing to hear somebody else who loved this ride. I expect it was less good when it had Vekoma trains which may explain why people don't rate it.

    Ride it in the dark - amazing.

    Just to be pedantic - Fury 325 is a B&M Hyper too, just being over 300 ft doesn't mean it's not a Hyper :).
     
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  7. Luca B

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    I meant a hyper within the height range, not the model, I know Fury is technically a B&M Hyper.
     
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  8. Hyde

    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    So apparently I haven't updated rankings to this thread since 2016! Over that time, I've picked up a solid bit of roller coaster. So, without further adieu, at the end of 2018, my rankings have evolved this way over the last 2 years:

    1 Steel Vengeance
    2 Voyage

    3 Storm Chaser
    4 Maverick
    5 X2
    6 Outlaw Run
    7 Skyrush
    8 Fury 325
    9 Intimidator 305
    10 Ravine Flyer II

    11 Millennium Force
    12 Top Thrill Dragster
    13 Twisted Timbers
    14 Iron Rattler
    15 New Texas Giant
    16 Goliath
    17 Storm Runner
    18 Tatsu
    19 Alpengeist
    20 Diamondback

    21 Banshee
    22 Incredible Hulk
    23 Thunderhead
    24 Mystic Timbers
    25 Apocalypse the Ride
    26 Afterburn
    27 Magnum XL-200
    28 American Thunder
    29 The Beast
    30 Lightning Run

    At the end of last year, The Voyage was a solid #1. It is exactly true: there is nothing like a night ride on that bad boy. This year however afforded a number of new rides, chief among them Steel Vengeance (a new clear-cut number one) and Intimidator (my #200). Both are phenomenal roller coasters in their own right, and really caused some toss up in my top-10, including the (sad fanboy moment) dropping of MF and TTD from my Top 10. Flanking behind the Top 10, new rides include:

    13. Twisted Timbers - A ride that definitely delivers, albeit not as aggressive as Storm Chaser, novel as Outlaw Run, nor large as Steel Vengeance. It's definitely testament to RMC's incrementalism for Iron Horse however, and a better conversion than it's OG predecessors (Iron Rattler and NTG).

    19. Alpengeist - Holy :emoji_zipper_mouth:. Just when I thought Banshee was as intense as it could get on an inverted, this 1996 throwback is true testament to the old days of B&M giving literally zero :emoji_zipper_mouth:s. The layout, stance within the park, and epically large inversions are something special.

    24. Mystic Timbers - Oh hey! I rode this last year! I still find this a solid addition to Kings Island. A bigger, better version of Prowler, it's a true sign that the wooden out-and-back coaster still has a place in the modern era.
     
  9. Snoo

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    As my season is over (besides a visit to Dollywood in November), here is my end of year Top 30! I haven't posted since I added Steel Vengeance however! One more surprise (that I rode with Hyde actually):

    1 Steel Vengeance - Cedar Point
    2 Lightning Rod - Dollywood
    3 Boulder Dash - Lake Compounce
    4 El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure
    5 Goliath - Six Flags Great America
    6 Wildfire - Kolmarden
    7 Voyage - Holiday World
    8 Outlaw Run - Silver Dollar City
    9 Storm Chaser - Kentucky Kingdom
    10 Ravine Flyer II - Waldameer


    11 Maverick - Cedar Point
    12 Phoenix - Knoebels
    13 Cornball Express - Indiana Beach
    14 Banshee - Kings Island
    15 Afterburn - Carowinds
    16 Boardwalk Bullet - Kemah Boardwalk
    17 Wicked Cyclone - Six Flags New England
    18 Top Thrill Dragster - Cedar Point
    19 Superman The Ride - Six Flags New England
    20 Lightning Run - Kentucky Kingdom
    21 X2 - Six Flags Magic Mountain
    22 Behemoth - Canada's Wonderland
    23 Tatsu - Six Flags Magic Mountain
    24 Mystic Timbers - Kings Island
    25 Prowler - Worlds of Fun
    26 Leviathan - Canada's Wonderland
    27 Fury 325 - Carowinds
    28 Thunderbird - Holiday World
    29 Superman Krypton Coaster - Six Flags Fiesta Texas
    30 SkyRush - HersheyPark

    Mystic Timbers is now my new favorite GCI. That bad boy reminds me of how Prowler USED to be. Also riding it at night helped as I hadn't seen a POV in years. Rode all over with the lovely Hyde. Next new cred? Maybe something we find in Dollywood? Until next year tho.. slim pickings.
     
  10. SilverArrow

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    Posted my new too 10 to my trip report but might as well put it here too.

    1.Taron
    2.Beast
    3.Maverick
    4.Skyrush
    5. Millennium Force
    6. Top Thrill Dragster
    7. El Toro (sfgadv)

    8. Karnan
    9. Montu
    10. Storm Runner

    New entries from my 2018 USA Trip in bold.
    I think I like intamin.
     
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    Finished another trip to Europe and more European rides crept into the top tier of my rankings. Surprises for me being Helix and Shambhala. I knew Helix was good but top 10 in the world quality was a shock for me. Shambhala being a huge shock as I've never been overly impressed by any B&M hyper but it was amazing, much better than I expected a B&M hyper ever could be. New for year creds will be bold and new for the trip will be bold and italicized. As an end note I felt by the end of 2 trips spanning most of Europe the diversity and arguably the quality of the European coasters exceeded that of those in North America. North American goes through too many phases were X ride becomes over saturated, while in Europe it didn't feel that way.
    1. Expedition GeForce
    2. El Toro
    3. Voyage
    4. Skyrush
    5. Taron
    6. Wildfire
    7. Helix
    8. Phoenix
    9. Lightning Rod
    10. X2
    11. Piraten
    12. Maverick
    13. Twisted Colossus
    14. Hyperion
    15. iSpeed
    16. Iron Rattler
    17. Millennium Force
    18. Montu
    19. Nemesis
    20. Shambhala
    21. Balder
    22. Lech Coaster
    23. Katun
    24. Timber Terror
    25. Tremors
    26. Raven
    27. Renegade
    28. Wicked Cyclone
    29. Intimidator 305
    30. Kumba
     
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    We can't be friends.
     
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    Interesting to hear. I can see the diversity argument. Here in North America we have a lot chain parks, and if you travel to enough of them you can definitely feel A LOT of homogeneity.

    But the quality argument is harder to buy. You really think Europe has more world-class coasters than North America? More, say, 8s, 9s, and 10s out of ten?

    (Just asking. Not that I think there’s a correct answer here. All subjective, etc., etc.)
     
  14. Yunho Kim

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    1.Steel Vengenance
    2. Maverick
    3. T Express(My Profile pic.)
    4. Steel Dragon 2000

    5. Wildfire
    6. The Flying Dinosaur
    7. Do-Dodonpa
    8. Phaethon
    (South Korea)
    9. Takabisha
    10.Griffon and Draken
     
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    How has T Express aged? I haven't heard from that coaster in years but back then and now today it still looked incredible.
     
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    10 of out of my top 23 are European but account that I've ridden over 2 times as many US coasters. So maybe quality over quantity argument can be applied here. I think a lot of it has to do with me being a huge intamin fan and being burnt out by RMC. The intamin collection in Europe is quite a bit better than that in the US IMO. Also, Europe has higher quality B&Ms on average and Macks, unlike the US, had for so long. The gap between the 2 isn't that big and comes down to preferences. I prefer the European steel collection yet the US wood collection is still far superior.
     
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    It hasn't aged like Colossos, put it that way.
     
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    I would like to expand on this to say you typically see more rides per park, especially of lesser quality, in the states they you do in comparison to Europe. Many parks here range from 10-15 coasters with only really 1-2 being upper teir while Europe mostly has 5 or less at what most would consider a major park and with 1-2 of those being quality (varies obviously), it can definitely help the quantity vs quality element of that thought process.

    And while I've only been to a select few European parks, someone agree on the steel (depends on what you're looking at as well as preferences as you noted) and DEFINITELY agree on the wood quality. Big shame more wood couldn't take off over there because small woodies (HAHA KID JOKES) are certainly in plentiful supply here while you can only find a literal handful in the entirety of Europe.

    Well that's good. I've been wondering as I'm still looking to get back to El Toro at SFGAdv and I wonder. As I'm planning on Japan in 2020.. I was wondering if a quick jump to Seoul would be worth it as that has always been a bucket lister.
     
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    And after Poland:
    1 - Skyrush
    2 - Wicked Cyclone
    3 - Formula Rossa
    4 - Bizarro (SFNE)
    5 - Hyperion
    6 - Colossos
    7 - Sliver Star
    8 - Taron
    9 - Oziris
    10- Formula

    So - it's goodbye Nemesis and hello to a couple of Polish gems! Hyperion was great - fantastic depending on the seat, and formula was just sweet, fun and very whorable. Lech is just too intense, and a little rattly to be a top 10.

    Karnan might be worth going back in, but I need to reride to see!
     
  20. Chris Brown

    Chris Brown Mr CoasterForce 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    7. Lost Gravity
    8. Balder
    9. Katun

    Hyperion comes in at number 4, my top 5 are essentially separated by tiny little things that are interchangeable depending on my mood. The coaster itself was pretty special, it’s the tallest I’ve been on so the drop was pretty special, as was the airtime and rest of the layout.

    As @caffeine_demon said Lech was a little too intense for me, it was an outstanding ride but not one that I could fully enjoy because of the amount of force and the vest restraints. Remove the vests and it could theoretically make top 10 but curently it probably sits in my Top 20
     

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