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What was your first coaster to feature a launch?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by ATI, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. zazobo

    zazobo Well-Known Member

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    Rita!
     
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    Coaster Hipster Well-Known Member

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    Psyké Underground (Walibi Belgium), when it was known as Turbine then. I believe it was also my first Schwarzkopf. The launch felt powerful and so did the looping! Too bad they switched for a fairly lacklustre LIM system since :(
     
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    Ravensrulz New Member

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    Superman the escape not long after it opened at six flags mm.
     
  4. JJLehto

    JJLehto Well-Known Member

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    Batman and Robin the Chiller at SF Great Adventure.
    1998, I was 10 years old and that was one of the first 10 coasters I've ever been on. That was my first time at a big park, before hand was just the Jet Star and that looping coaster at Seaside Heights. My parents kinda threw me right into this hobby :)

    Fun ride btw especially later on when lines were near nothing and they went to lap bars
     
  5. MestnyiGeroi

    MestnyiGeroi Well-Known Member

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    I remember the launch on The Chiller felt pretty intense, too!
     
  6. maddox121

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    Backlot Stunt Coaster at Kings Island
     
  7. zombieface

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    I believe mine was Superman Ultimate Flight @ SFDK.
     
  8. Mrsupersonic8

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    Yet another to Rock n Roller Coaster, but I was too young to actively enjoy it. The first one I really did experience was Motocoaster at Darien Lake, and after that was Stormrunner.
     
  9. Matt N

    Matt N Well-Known Member

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    Rita at Alton! Remember loving the thing when I first came off it in September 2013 (I actually thought it was Alton's best at the time!) but then I slowly went off it as it gradually got rougher to the point where it is now my 2nd least favourite coaster... the launch is still quite good, though.
     
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    sandgrown Active Member

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    Revolution.
     
  11. brokethemorning

    brokethemorning New Member

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    Flight of Fear at Kings Island.
     
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    Juvelen @ Djurs Sommerland; this ride was buttery smooth, but the lab bar literally killed your legs during the banked turns. Also, it provided little to no airtime, so you can’t really say, that I was a huge fan (heh).
    It was enjoyable enough for me to re-ride, though:emoji_wink:
     
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  13. bmac

    bmac Well-Known Member

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    Rock n' Roller Coaster @ Disney's Hollywood Studios
     
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    owentaylor121 Well-Known Member

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    Revolution at Pleasure Beach, however I wouldn’t class it as a proper launch coaster, so my first ‘proper’ one was Rita.


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  15. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

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    Mine was Flight of Fear, too! Still one of my favs. :emoji_thinking::emoji_wave::emoji_fearful::emoji_grinning::emoji_metal::emoji_upside_down::emoji_smile:
     
  16. d0m1n1c

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    Stealth and i almost pooped myself I was that scared. But enjoy it now
     
  17. henryjwillis

    henryjwillis Well-Known Member

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    Rita. Obviously the coaster is a waste of space but that launch still gets me with my lack of launcher experience.
     
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    iac17 Active Member

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    Space Mountain: Mission 2
     
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    jj23w Well-Known Member

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    Space Mountain Mission 2 then Stealth, Anubis, Rita, baco, revolution
     
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    TPC New Member

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    Stealth (weird I did this before any other Thorpe coaster and this was a point where I used to be a lot more scared of rides), Rita, Red Force, Furius Baco
     

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