coasterBro wrote:bert425 wrote:Goliath: top-3 B&M hyper (w/ Mako & Diamondback)
MindBender: best steel coaster built before 1980 (if not 1990)
Twisted Cyclone: best RMC (IMHO, even though I know most people are drinking the Steel Vengeance Kool-Aid)
GA Scorcher: top-2 Stand-Up (w/ Riddler's Revenge at SFMM)
Batman: an excellent cloned model that holds its own with the best of the inverts
DDD: best Eurofighter
Blue Hawk: best Vekoma sit-down looper (& in the convo w/ TN Tornado, which is my favorite Arrow looper)
Superman: best US flying coaster (has the terrain interactions the other clones lack; Tatsu just floats about aimlessly above the trees; Manta is good but I think Superman edges it out)
GASM: can go die in a fire. the most boring wooden coaster I've ridden outside of CGA's Grizzly. No airtime. No laterals. No 'classic nostalgia'. Just pointlessness.
Mine Train: meh.
Justice League: I've had worse luck on this one than any of the others, and it doesn't have an externally-accessible single rider line, which sucks
Joker: best family coaster I've seen at a SF park
Acrophobia: very good drop tower (if you can get over the uncomfortable seating position)
Monster Mansion: stay out of the marsh. STAY OUT OF THE MARSH!! OH NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
SFOG is my home six flags park and I'd like to agree with this very biased review of these rides I've rode a hundred times but I just can't. I've visited other parks that just have better rides. So here is my response to these.
Goliath: I agree
MindBender: I agree
Twisted Cyclone: I've rode all three new hybrids this year, and Steel Vengeance and Twisted Timbers are a lot better than Twisted Cyclone. Twisted Cyclone is a great ride, but it's the low man on the totem pole when it comes to RMC hybrids. I might put it above Storm Chaser and Joker but that's about it.
GA Scorcher: It is the best stand up but it's also the newest...And it's still an uncomfortable ride.
Batman: I agree that it is an excellent cloned model but it's nowhere as good as Alpengeist, Montu, or Banshee.
DDD: If SFOG could figure out how to load this coaster properly, then it might be the best Eurofighter. The ops on this ride is a downright shame. But the ride itself is great, but not worth the wait.
Blue Hawk: This ride is still painful. It was a good effort by SFOG to make this ride better, but I still skip it when I go.
Superman: Tatsu and Manta are better but that's just my opinion. I actually enjoyed SFGAm and SFGAd's better than SFOG's but that's also just my opinion.
GASM: I would say that every other coaster in SFOG can go die in a fire before GASM. This coaster was the very first coaster I ever rode and it holds a very special place in my heart. I will agree that SFOG needs to retrack the whole coaster and I miss the old trains...But GASM is my favorite in the park no matter how bad it gets.
Mine Train: I agree.
Joker: I agree.