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Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:16 pm

coasterbill wrote:
Canobie Coaster wrote:13) Raptor- Overrated but still fun.

:lol: Every invert is great, so personally I could see someone putting basically any of them just about anywhere on their list and I'd totally get it (though I'll never get the people putting Banshee at #1. To each his own, but wtf? lol). That said...

I agree even the worst is an 8/10 in my book. I liked Raptor, I just can't put it ahead of those other ones.
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Postby Dombot » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:29 pm

Out if the four I've been on...

1. Alpengeist- This ride is just pure amazingness from start to finish. It interacts with the terrain wonderfully, every inversion is taken at a crazy speed, and the theming is just spectacular. The ride also gets bonus points just for being at BGW. :p
2. Fire Dragon/Chinese Fireball- I was lucky enough to ride this one while they were still Dueling Dragons, and yeah, while non-dueling wasn't as great, it still kicked all kinds of A$$. It also contains my favorite inversion on any coaster that isn't Kumba's zero-g roll- that second immelman was just insane. Still can't believe it's gone.
3. Montu- Okay, before you question my sanity let it be known that I love the sh*t out of Montu, but I just... find it very overhyped. I know, I know, I suck, but that's my opinion. The only part I absolutely love about this ride is the batwing. Everything else is good, but I just don't see why people put this as their #1 invert.
4. Ice Dragon/Hungarian Horntail- Yeah, in every other row except the back, this was meh. Great ride,super unique layout, Top 25 material, absolutely. Just was a very meh ride to me. Fun, but far from being the best. I still miss it.

I'm hopefully making my way to Carowinds and Cedar Point next season, so I can't wait to see how Raptor/Afterburn shakes things up here. :)
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Postby chickenbowl » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:49 pm

Update after this year:

1. Fire Dragon (RIP)
2. Alpengeist (better pacing than Montu)
3. Montu (what happened during that second half? slowwwwww)
... Bit of a gap here
4. Banshee
5. Afterburn
6. Patriot (underrated)
7. Ice Dragon
8. Raptor
9. Flight Deck (so good, just wish it was longer)
10. Silver Bullet
11. Batman (I've ridden 7, they're all about the same)
12. Great Bear
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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:04 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:I've been on several more since my last post to this thread, so here's the update.

1. Raptor
2. Silver Bullet
3. Banshee
4. Batman
5. Patriot

Added a couple this year, so I'll go with this now:

1. Batman during HITP
2. Raptor
3. Silver Bullet
4. Banshee
5. Batman not during HITP
6. Talon
7. Great Bear
8. Patriot

Wow, that kind of sounds like I didn't like the new PA ones I rode this year. Not at all. Both of them as soon as I got off I wanted to ride again immediately. I just haven't been on an invert that isn't kickass.
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Postby Angle O. Descent » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:05 pm

1. Banshee
2. Montu
3. Afterburn
4. Alpengeist
5. Chinese Fireball

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Postby pryonisys » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:09 pm

Little bit of a change to my list after this summer

1. Talon
2. Afterburn
3. Alpengeist
4. Great Bear
5. Raptor (could easily be moved up the list but I haven't ridden this one for a long time)

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Postby Coastercowboy » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:45 pm

1. Raptor
2. Montu
3. Fire Dragon
4. Ice Dragon
5. Batman (SFMM & SFOT)

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Postby Condor » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:35 pm

Got to ride Black Mamba this year and I was really impressed with it. It's not the most intense, but it's one of them. I figured the setting was going to be the lone selling point, but there's so much more to it than that. The first drop has a nice old school kick to it and it's interesting riding one of these with so many non-inverting elements.

1. Raptor
2. Dueling Dragons Fire
3. Afterburn
4. Black Mamba
5. Montu
6. Alpengeist
7. Dueling Dragons Ice
8. Fight Deck
9. Banshee
10. Great Bear
11. Talon
12. Silver Bullet
13. Batman: The Ride
14. Patriot

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Postby coasterer » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:29 am

1. Katun
2. Nemesis
3. Alpengeist
4. Afterburn
5. Banshee


6. Batman clones (favorite is the first, and my first, at SFGAm)
7. Raptor
8. Flight Deck
9. Red Dragon
10. Great Bear
11. Black Mamba
12. Silver Bullet
13. Blue Dragon
14. Talon
15. Patriot
16. Nemesis Inferno

Still have yet to manage to ride Montu somehow. And I've always thought Pyrenees looked incredible. Nemesis Inferno is the only I remember to be actually somewhat disappointing.
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Postby snapfordakids » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:55 am

6. Alpengeist
5. BTR Clones
4. Dueling Dragons
3. Afterburn
2. Great Bear
1. Montu


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