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Rank the Gravity Group coasters

Kalistos

New Member
Interesting list! Also, I find it interesting that you pick up on Gravity Group coasters rattling; the only one I've ridden is Mine Blower, and while it certainly wasn't the smoothest of coasters in the front row, I wouldn't have said the rattling majorly affected the experience for me, and I certainly don't have the highest of roughness tolerances by any means! However, it is probably worth noting that I only rode it in the front; is it really that much worse in the back?
Yes, to me it is sometimes night and day between the back and the front, the front being always smoother. Before, I used to always go on the back for the airtime on a gravity group but not anymore. But hence why I did Mine Blower only one time and on the back row (should have done the front).
At some point I thought I was just being picky after hearing everyone praising Gravity Group and me not liking them that much and even having headaches. I didn't have any problems with the GCI but I always got assigned to the 1st row for almost all of them. And then I did T-Express and understood what was a genuine smooth and exceptionnal wooden (front or back are both as smooth as a good steel coaster). So nope, I don't agree, Gravity Group is not that good and I don't know why everyone is so forgetful of their roughness. Either this or they are very moody coasters. Which wouldn't surprise me as woodens are always very moody, specially the badly maintained ones in China.
 

Matt N

Well-Known Member
Yes, to me it is sometimes night and day between the back and the front, the front being always smoother. Before, I used to always go on the back for the airtime on a gravity group but not anymore. But hence why I did Mine Blower only one time and on the back row (should have done the front).
At some point I thought I was just being picky after hearing everyone praising Gravity Group and me not liking them that much and even having headaches. I didn't have any problems with the GCI but I always got assigned to the 1st row for almost all of them. And then I did T-Express and understood what was a genuine smooth and exceptionnal wooden (front or back are both as smooth as a good steel coaster). So nope, I don't agree, Gravity Group is not that good and I don't know why everyone is so forgetful of their roughness. Either this or they are very moody coasters. Which wouldn't surprise me as woodens are always very moody, specially the badly maintained ones in China.
Mine Blower is, while a bit on the rattly side, perfectly bearable from a smoothness perspective in the front; I'd recommend trying it the next time you're in Florida, as you can normally pick your row quite easily on Mine Blower, it would seem! I rode in the front for my only ride on it, so I'm not sure if I would have liked it as much had I ridden further back...
 

CanobieFan

Active Member
1 Ravine Flyer II - Waldameer
2 Mine Blower - Fun Spot America
3 Zippin Pippin - Bay Beach Amusement Park
4 Wooden Warrior - Quassy Amusement Park
5 Hades (not 360) - Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park
6 Roar-O-Saurus - Story Land
7 Oscar's Wacky Taxi - Sesame Place

itching to back to KK for Kentucky Flyer and Switchback should happen next summer
 

DelPiero

Well-Known Member
1 - Voyage - Delicious ride, a night ride on this bastard is on my to-do list
2 - Wooden Warrior - I loved this gem, unfortunately I was in a hurry so I only had 2 rides but man it's fun.
3 - Twister - Very re-rideable, lovely pops of airtime and just keeps on going.

No such thing as a poor Gravity Group imo.
 

Hutch

Active Member
I'm gonna hold off on putting together a ranking for another couple months. Gonna be adding a couple other creds soon (Ravine Flyer II and Kentucky Flyer) and also getting another chance at Voyage. But also, right now I'm really hesitant to say Voyage is my favorite GG. It's definitely an incredible ride when it considering the pacing, size, and location, but I just didn't fall in love with it like others have.

The others I've done are Roar-O-Saurus and Wooden Warrior. RoS is the other contender for my favorite GG. I got so many rides on that thing and it was a blast. Roar might be more consistent and just plain fun, and Voyage is more exciting. I really just need more Voyage rides, we'll see.

Oh, Wooden Warrior is definitely at the bottom though (still good though!).
 

Antinos

Slut for Spinners
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Ooooh I like this one! It really shows how good Gravity Group is when it comes to designing fantastic rides!

  1. The Voyage - for obvious reasons. Pure sex for three minutes straight.
  2. Roar-o-saurus - The only bad thing about this little dino is that it's in the middle of New Hampshire. It's seriously one of the most rambunctious rides you'll go on - the airtime is almost RMC intense.
  3. Mine Blower - Without a doubt the best new for 2017 ride. It's simply amazing that they were able to design a ride that packed such a punch and did so much in such a tiny footprint.
  4. Ravine Flyer II - RFII has not lost any luster in my eyes. Every time I ride it, I ask why I don't have it ranked higher than it is because it's so damn good.
  5. Hades - I haven't ridden Hades in 13 or 14 years and I have no plans on doing it again any time soon, but I remember a fun, intense ride that's likely improved with the corkscrew and Timberliner trains.
  6. Wooden Warrior - It sucks seeing WW at the bottom of the pile because it's still a great little ride.

I'll have to keep my eyes on this topic - I might get on Zippin' Pippin next weekend, Kentucky Flyer in July, and Switchback and Boardwalk Bullet in September.
  1. Voyage
  2. Roar-o-saurus
  3. Mine Blower
  4. Ravine Flyer II
  5. Hades
  6. Kentucky Flyer
  7. Wooden Warrior

Again, none of these rides are bad by any stretch of the imagination - Kentucky Flyer and Wooden Warrior are just smaller and weaker than the rest due to their target rider cohort.
 
Voyage
Twister
Switchback
Ravine Flyer II
Boardwalk Bullet
Kentucky Flyer
Wooden Warrior

Ten years ago I'd have put Boardwalk Bullet in second place but it really hasn't aged well.
 

Jamesss

Member
1. Mine Blower
2. Twister

I didn't rate either of the above particularly highly. I prefer the feel of most GCIs I have been on.
 

Edward M

Well-Known Member
Another fun 'ole 2 coaster list
  1. Voyage- I mean obvs, it goes on for days and will not. let. up.
  2. Mine Blower- A bit too aggressive for my usual liking (I had to call it at 3 rides), but it's one helluva ride.
Make that three
3. Twister- not quite an airtime machine like the other two I’ve done, but it’s a fantastic coaster for its size and especially location.
 

Hyde

I Lied About My Age!
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After Voyage, does it really matter?

Here are my ranks, and their relative position within my overall ranking:

2VoyageDude, this is the ****.
10Ravine Flyer IIThis has been getting mixed reviews of late as it ages, but I still have quite excellent rides on it.
51Boardwalk BulletThis is a really cool layout and placement. My main critique was losing steam in the second half of the ride.
166Kentucky FlyerBest train design ever.
 

HeartlineCoaster

Active Member
Yay, more Gravity.

1. Jungle Trailblazer (Zhengzhou) - Visit the top 10 thread to see me gushing about this thing.
2. Fjord Flying Dragon - Goes on for days, delivers perfectly throughout.
3. Jungle Trailblazer (Wuhu) - Almost perfect with a really well executed inversion, just got one big slow turnaround.
4. Wooden Coaster - Fireball - First half is a bit of an older style with bigger drops and turns. Refreshingly gets better towards the end.
5. Jungle Trailblazer (Jinan) - Stays really low to the ground a lot of the time, with incredible results. Took a little time for me to warm to it and the inversion feels pointless.
6. Dueling Dragon (Blue) - Goes on for days, gets a little slow at the end. Shame it didn't duel.
7. Wood Express - Amazing little thing, delivers perfectly throughout.
8. Timber - Stronger than the above, but feels jarringly short in comparison.
9. Cú Chulainn - Starts strong, dies out quite badly.
10. Jungle Trailblazer (Xiamen) - Starts strong, dies out even quicker.
11. Twister - Cute and impressive ride but I didn't manage to fall for it. The restraints seemed awkwardly higher up on your body, the staff were stapling, Grona Lund in general gave me a headache and it was obnoxiously loud.
 
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