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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:27 pm

I don't know that anyone was really complaining. Everyone seems to be excited about this ride.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Intimidator305 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:44 pm

^ Yeah, I've mostly only have seen positive outlooks since this ride was announced. I don't think many people are complaining, just discussing alternatives that could have been made to keep hype alive for this ride until opening day. Not everyone wets their pants when a new track piece is installed like others.

I personally see this ride easily making my top-10, possibly higher. I'll be there as soon as it opens as well. I don't think there is a single enthusiast out there who can look at any coaster in the world and not think of a minor change they'd like to see.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby nicman » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:00 pm

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby chickenbowl » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:46 pm

At first I was pretty underwhelmed by this layout due to the lack of airtime outside of the first drop, but after seeing it go up I can see the similarities between this and Millennium Force. It's close to the ground, fast and long; a big difference from most other B&M mega coasters! And I'm almost positive this ride will go over very well with enthusiasts. Plus that drop looks like it could easily be in the top 5 best drops ever.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Geauga Dog » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:39 pm

That helix looks as though it might have a few nice headchoppers in it.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby tarheel1231 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:16 pm

I'm okay with the ride not being forceful. Hopefully it isn't very tame and it provides an out of control experience. That's why I loved Alpengeist. I thought it was going to fly off the track.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Intimidator305 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:01 pm

^ Good news for you, Afterburn is right across the park.

Maybe we have different "out of control" tastes, but I doubt there will be many moments on this that provide that sensation. Your best bets are going to be airtime in the back seats going over the first drop and that 91 degree over bank.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby ThemeParkJunkie51290 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:06 pm

Forceful? . . . Forceless? . . . Apples and pink potatoes! As long as I get a chance to ride this coaster I'm good. The drop alone is going to be AMAZING!
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby nicman » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:14 pm

Update, you can still see that grey support:
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby woolandmammoth » Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:19 pm

Every piece that goes up gets me more excited for this thing. Happily making the 16 hour drive for it.

On the topic of why we have to bring up the fact that its going to be relatively forceless, its because this is a discussion website. Not a praise anything with a track site. Discussion includes positives and negatives. Overall, we obviously know this is going to be a fantastic ride, doesn't mean we can't speculate what the ride experience will and will not have. That is found in any enthusiast hobby from wine, to food, to cars, to cigars.

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