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Postby ms13 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:50 pm

Guess I'll chime in.
Put simply, maverick is my new favorite coaster!
From the "lift hill" to the final brake run, it doesn't let you rest.
The airtime is crazy (the first launch is the best part :airtime: ) and the speed is just fun.
The inversions are crazy while the second launch was unexpected (people thought it was done ;)
Overall, a 9.5 out of 10.

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Postby FeelTheFORCE » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:55 pm

I can't wait until Robb and everyone rides it, I want to hear their reviews so bad.

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Postby CoasterNut17 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:50 am

You know, when I got rides on it, I didn't have an issue with headbanging because I kept my head back. It works!
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Postby ginzo » Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:47 am

ShannonSomerville wrote:Four words that I use to describe Maverick:STORM RUNNER'S BIG BROTHER!!! The ride was ok,but the first time I rode it,I got banged up a little,but as rode it more,it didn't hurt as much through the transitions and the launch tunnel was nice.

Yeah, my first ride on Storm Runner was after having ridden Maverick. I thought, "that's it? this is the great ride everyone is raving about?" Maverick is so much better than Storm Runner. But yeah, I do see the similarity. Maverick is sorta like Storm Runner on steroids.

Dang it. Now I want to plan another trip to CP, just to ride Maverick some more.

Had they been able to preserve the heartline roll on Maverick. OMG! I mean it's my #1 steel now (ahead of 4 B&M hypers, 2 Intamin hypers, Montu, DD, etc.), but I think it would have been a real contender for #1 on Mitch's poll with that heartline.

scud wrote:Maverick is sort of like a buffet.

Can we please come up with a better simile for such an awesome coaster? Perhaps one that doesn't scream obese ACEr.

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Postby RollerC » Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:19 am

Too bad Maverick isn't bringing in the numbers Dick thought it would bring.

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Postby Real » Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:59 am

Is there somewhere with these statistics?

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Postby dr.gumbo » Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:10 pm

RollerC wrote:Too bad Maverick isn't bringing in the numbers Dick thought it would bring.

Thats the downside to building a gimmickless coaster unfortunatly.

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Postby ghost007jas » Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:50 pm

95* drop, 2 launches with one being 70 miles an hour. Sure its no Top Thrill Dragster as far as gimmicks go but they could squeeze a gimmick out of it if they wanted to!

It's also my number one coaster, from start to finish its one hell of a ride!

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Postby rollerdude » Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:17 pm

Maverick is an amazing ride from start to finish. I thought that other coasters were insane, but this truely gives you that feeling that you are at the mercy of the machine, and if you try to escape it, you will get hurt. I know that I won't get hurt, but you get the point. To tell you the truth, I can't single out a best part of the ride. If only they could keep the heartline roll. I think that if they stretched it out, they could have saved it easily.

Did anybody who has ridden it recently notice that there is a vibration when the train moves at high speeds? My last three rides had this and I concluded it has to do with the road wheels because every time we got negative g's, the vibration went away.

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Postby Chris Benvenuto » Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:05 pm

^ I noticed that and I only went on it once when I went June 21st. It was odd, feeling the train shake. Felt sorta like an aftershock after an earthquake, well not THAT bad but still, a little shake-y.