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    Your Least Common Opinion?

    I've heard that from a few people. I've been on four, if my memory serves me correctly, and I'm inclined to feel the same way. Of the four (New Texas Giant, Goliath, Twisted Timbers, and Steel Vengeance), I'm not sure if I'd call any of the four of them my favorite at their respective parks (the...
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    Your Least Common Opinion?

    Bringing this thread back to life, I was listening to the podcast for the first time and heard the discussion about El Toro vs. Voyage, and so I suppose my opinion that The Legend surpasses at least The Voyage, if not both, is probably pretty uncommon.
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    Last Cred Review

    My last new credit was The Joker at Six Flags Over Texas, and it left me feeling guilty for writing these S&S free-fly coasters off without having first tried one. While the ride was hardly the stuff of top-whatever lists, it was rollicking good fun. I can't remember the last time I laughed so...
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    Six Flags 2020 Announcements

    It's hard for me to get excited for anything Six Flags does these days. I think the Raptor looks pretty stellar, and I'm glad that the trains are longer and that there are more of them, but I fear the odds that all those trains will operate are pretty slim. Hopefully I'm wrong. I just wish...
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    Six Flags Over Texas 07/11/19: A Few Hours of Greatness

    Over a business trip in Dallas, I had hoped to jump over to the original Six Flags one evening. We tried for Wednesday evening, but a storm opened up right over the park right as we were getting to it, followed by a bigger storm from the north that combined with it. We sat in the parking lot of...
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    Your Least Common Opinion?

    Get out of my brain! I have very similar thoughts. Among those, it's good to know that someone else thinks Slinky Dog Dash is brilliant.
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    Your Top 10 Albums

    In no particular order, and this list frequently changes based on what artists I'm really into at any given time: - The Joshua Tree - U2 - Achtung Baby - U2 - Zooropa - U2 - Surfer Girl - The Beach Boys - Document - R.E.M. - Full Moon Fever - Tom Petty - The Outsiders - NEEDTOBREATHE - Rubber...
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    Change My Mind | Intensity = Better

    Intensity is a huge determining factor in what makes a coaster great for me. Speed is also important, but I feel like it's the forcefulness of a roller coaster that really makes the experience. Otherwise, you may as well just be watching a POV. Forces turn rides into dynamic experiences and...
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    Where Can I Buy Manufacturer Merch?

    *checks the calendar* Yep, it's still April 1st. ;) But seriously, I'm surprised at how often I've heard that opinion expressed. Then again, I thought Mantis was Cedar Point's best B&M, so I suppose my opinion was flawed to begin with, haha.
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    Where Can I Buy Manufacturer Merch?

    How, pray tell, would a RMC shirt troll enthusiasts? Wouldn't something like, "Togo or bust," be more effective at that? Is trolling enthusiasts worth an actual expenditure? Is encountering a large group of enthusiasts a regular occurrence during your visits? Oh, I just have so many questions...
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    What are your favorite “clone/basic” coaster models?

    The Batman - The Ride clones take top honors for me by a country mile. I wish B&M still built them that intense.
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    What impressed you the most in the past year?

    I had a couple of rides that really impressed me. Twisted Timbers impressed me greatly, as I expected it to do. Granted, just about anything would have been an improvement, but Hurler really went from zero to hero. Lost Gravity was another big winner. I didn't stop laughing from start to...
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    Rides that would be better without an element?

    Twisted Timbers without the first overbank. I wish they would have left the level turn that the original Hurler had so riders could finally experience it again at top speed, and without the horrible jackhammering.
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    Geauga Lake/Six Flags Worlds of Adventure

    I worked there in 2005 as part of the X-Flight crew. I had actually never been to the park before, but they were offering out-of-state housing that summer and I got offered attractions, and a coaster at that, so it was a good opportunity, and I have the fondest of memories of the place. Many...