Anyone ridden all the RMCs yet?

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Re: Anyone ridden all the RMCs yet?

Postby JT325 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:37 pm

robbalvey wrote:Why is it important to put one over the other?

Thank you :)

I have a list of "favorites," with a few that are definitely at the very top... but it's hard to rank them among each other.

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Re: Anyone ridden all the RMCs yet?

Postby robbalvey » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:14 pm

^ This is exactly what I do. When someone asks me "What is your favorite coaster?" I am actually unable to answer them. Instead I find myself rattling off a list of like 10 really good coasters that I'd be perfectly happy riding at that moment if I could.

I don't see the point in having to decide which one is better than the other.

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Re: Anyone ridden all the RMCs yet?

Postby wbprecision » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:45 pm

Definitely in the minority here with my opinion, ridden two RMCs and here's how I would rank them:

1. Goliath - Loved the height, drop, and speed. The zero g-stall is one of my favorite elements on any rollercoaster. The only negative thing about this ride was that it felt short.

2. Twisted Colossus - I was really hyped for this after hearing so many good things about this ride but unfortunately it did not live up to the expectations. It was a fun ride and had some nice pops of airtime but there was nothing too special about it. I also never got to experience the dueling part since the dispatches weren't timed well.

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Re: Anyone ridden all the RMCs yet?

Postby Superbatboy » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:07 pm

Going to be really tough to ride "all the RMCs" if these raptors start popping up all over the place.
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Re: Anyone ridden all the RMCs yet?

Postby FeelTheFORCE » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:45 am

After finally riding my first RMC a few weeks ago (Joker), I'm definitely addicted. This company has been hitting homerun after homerun.
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Re: Anyone ridden all the RMCs yet?

Postby Stonem » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:43 pm

Finally rode my first two rmc's , next week I will ride my third: Wildfire.
I don't understand all the hype about Medusa, it's a very good coaster but it's not that intense. Don't get me wrong it's a fun ride but it's very far from the intensity and strong ejector airtime of Twisted Colossus. Twisted Colossus literally left me speechless

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Re: Anyone ridden all the RMCs yet?

Postby cal1br3tto » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:46 pm

1. Twisted Colossus and Storm Chaser. There. Predicament solved. Crisis averted. :cool:
3. Outlaw Run
4. Iron Rattler
5. New Texas Giant
6. Joker
7. Goliath

Joker is my latest one. Pros: it has a fantastic layout. Disorienting every time, not just the first time or two. Typically-great RMC inversions, hangtime and airtime. It reminds me of iRat and NTAG the most, with hints of Goliath. Why it's so low for me: despite its copious pluses, it distinctly felt "weaker" for an RMC. Not extreme; not relentless. High fun factor and rerideability, though! I don't think it's worlds better than Medusa (SFDK), but I only marathoned one of those two, and it wasn't the one with walk-on waits. ;)

I'll eagerly repeat what others say about the RMC's they feel are weakest: Joker is still a much better, more enjoyable and higher-quality ride than most other coasters! Side note: on the contrary, I do not feel that way about Goliath--plenty of classic and traditional woodies I'd prefer to ride.
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Re: Anyone ridden all the RMCs yet?

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:06 am

I'll provide a quick update:

1) Lightning Rod- Not a moment of wasted track. Perfect pacing and intense air.

2) Iron Rattler- 2 of the best drops on any coaster, an amazing setting, and air on every element.
3) Wildfire- Amazing setting, perfect first half, solid second half
4) Twisted Colossus- Both sides are fantastic. Slight edge to the other two since they don't have a pacing interruption.

5) New Texas Giant- One airtime hill after another plus the Gerstlauer trains are a plus.
6) Wicked Cyclone- Fantastic air. Minor spots to catch breath on turns, but otherwise not a wasted moment.

7) Storm Chaser- Very intense, air-time filled coaster but I missed the first drop.

8) Goliath- Love what's there, but it's shorter than the others.

Edited to include my new number 1, Lightning Rod.
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Re: Anyone ridden all the RMCs yet?

Postby Imagineer Josh » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:00 pm

Bump, I guess.

Never updated my rankings after the 2017 season.

4. Goliath - While that first drop is my favorite of any RMC, and it's just a really fun, intense, well paced ride with two fantastic inversions, there are only 3 moments of ejector air, and the layout is kinda basic. I'm also fairly used to it because it's at my home park. Still, an excellent ride, and a coaster that I always ride and come off happy, no matter how unbearable the lines are :lol:

3. Twisted Colossus - My 100th coaster. =) While not a disappointment, I feel it's a bit overrated. The layout doesn't feel totally complete, hitting the brake run on either side after both of them really get going. Yeah, there's a ton of airtime, but the quality of the airtime isn't as strong as the other three RMCs. Despite that, the first drop is excellent, dueling on the ride is really an experience to remember, I love the dueling interactions, and it really is something you just want to ride again and again. I do wish I got more rides on it.

2. Storm Chaser - What a surprise this was. The airtime is probably the strongest I've ever experienced, the first drop has great hangtime in the front and great whip in the back, it's on the intensity levels of X2 (seriously, the sheer aggressiveness is like a car crash, but one you want to be in), the pacing is pretty much perfect, and is something that I easily rode over and over again when I was at Kentucky Kingdom. I don't see at all how this is one of the weaker RMCs.

1. Lightning Rod - You probably saw this coming. The airtime, the speed, the launch.. all incredible. My first ride was incredible, but I rode it in the back row later in the afternoon... The quad down is IN-SAN-ITY. Hopefully, if I ride it again, the trims at the top of the launch won't ruin my good memories of it. I would describe it more, but words are useless. Ride it yourself, and see what you think.
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