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Postby Hand 0f Time » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:08 am

The drop looks amazing. That's all I can say. :lover:

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Postby willh51 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:43 am

Well that brings back some memories, thanks Robb. I bet that would've been cool sans trims in the first year or so, but when I rode it in the final season it was slow, slow, slow.

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Postby Lone Rider » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:34 am

Jeez. Dinn did pretty lousy work on just about every one of their rides. :omg:

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Postby Mr. Starr » Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:52 pm

Anyways, thanks for the video! It's nice to revisit some old rides!

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Postby YoshiFan » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:13 pm

Hercules is one of the worst coasters I have been on. The turn after the first drop was brutal and is one of the only coasters to give me a headache. I rode in 2000 so that might be why since I hear when it first opened it was a much better ride.

Hydra may not be a top tier ride but it is still a lot better than Hercules was.

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Postby peteb » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:09 pm

I rode Hercules in it's second season; the first drop was incredible at the time. The train was really moving before it hit the drop and the speed was just incredible down the hill (no trims). The first drop of El Toro reminds me a lot of the first drop of Hercules. (only speed and acceleration, we won't talk about smoothness) Then came the banked turnaround and to this day I have no idea how such a large radius, banked turn can be so horribly rough. The train shuffled and banged it's way through so badly that your brain hurt. After that I remember not caring much about the rest of the layout since all you could think about is your head and back hurting from the shaking. It's the only coaster I've ever ridden that consistently gave me a headache every time I rode it. It was a huge ride for it's day but obviously the designers and no clue about how to build track properly. And it had nothing to do with the PTC trains; even the slow sections were rough and I've been on very smooth PTC equipped coasters.

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Postby DiSab » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:13 pm

With as much as Dinn failed with coaster building, I would love to see GG or GCI's take on a coaster with this layout.

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Postby CHILLERLC1 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:18 am

I think it got to the point where the bottom of the first drop wasn't too far away from riding Son of Beast's helixes. It's sad that my favorite part was probably its most original, truest portion of the ride left; the prelift. The 2nd half of the ride was built for that 10-15 feet they removed from the return trip back up the hill after the turn over the pond. My classic story is that I beat the side of the train like a jockey on the turnaround up by the station. The last 10 feet or so of banking on that turn became a joke because there simply wasn't any speed anymore for it.

I think the hill is cursed. I'm not too crazy for Hercules or Hydra.

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Postby robaroo723 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:14 am

CHILLERLC1 wrote:I think it got to the point where the bottom of the first drop wasn't too far away from riding Son of Beast's helixes. It's sad that my favorite part was probably its most original, truest portion of the ride left; the prelift. The 2nd half of the ride was built for that 10-15 feet they removed from the return trip back up the hill after the turn over the pond. My classic story is that I beat the side of the train like a jockey on the turnaround up by the station. The last 10 feet or so of banking on that turn became a joke because there simply wasn't any speed anymore for it.

I think the hill is cursed. I'm not too crazy for Hercules or Hydra.


Agreed. Hydra is a nice coaster, but my least favorite floorless out there. The area seemed like it presented the perfect opportunity for a great floorless coaster, but I just feel like it misses the mark.

I really did like Hercules in its first few seasons, as it was a pretty intense ride.
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Postby robbalvey » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:19 am

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