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cedarboy2001
05-04-2001, 05:07 AM
How about it. Which kind do you like better?
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<BR>At this point I kind of prefer steel. You can build a wide variety of steel coasters, plus many, like B&M's coasters, can give you the sensation of flying.

VorTeX
05-04-2001, 06:00 AM
My opinion is: Why choose when you can have both?
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<BR>Though if I had to choose, I'd choose steel because of its versatility.

SLFAKE
05-04-2001, 06:07 AM
After riding Kraken, Montu, and Incredible Hulk (among others) on a recent trip to Fla, I am starting to appreciate steel more, however...
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<BR>I like wood. There is something about the classic feel of a wooden coaster that you can't get with steel.

TRDCDS1
05-04-2001, 06:29 AM
I would have to go with steel as well.Its also easier to maintain.

gvntofly1021
05-04-2001, 08:49 AM
i love steel coasters, especially hypermegas....but i am enthralled by a good woodie now and then(roar at sf america, for one...)

HersheyGuy
05-04-2001, 01:33 PM
Definitely steel. Way more options.

rangebob
05-04-2001, 02:37 PM
I like steel. But I really love wood coasters. I like the rickety feeling of them.

Talon22
05-04-2001, 02:51 PM
Steel is awesome, and B+M make the best out there, yet there's something about woodies. It's the wild, out of control feeling; being thrown around.

coaster man098
05-04-2001, 03:40 PM
i just perfer steel, its the comfortable seats, smoothness, roar, and above all, high gees. i don't remember many woods that pull 4 or 5 gees

son of beast
05-04-2001, 04:01 PM
I have to go with wooden coasters because they are soo awesome! they can give a diffrent feeling to the rider on each ride that the rider takes . They also are how coasters were first made and how the should be!!<BR><BR><font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: son of beast on 2001-05-04 16:02 ]</font>

Apollo's Chariot
05-04-2001, 04:46 PM
I love steel coaster.
<BR>Woodies are ok but i would much rather be steel.

SimFan1985
05-04-2001, 05:42 PM
Maybe if I ride a woodie that can top Goliath, I'll prefer wood. But until then, steel is my favorite material.

slayer666
05-04-2001, 06:54 PM
who cares? coasters are coasters! i love coasters!

Launched_2_40
05-04-2001, 06:56 PM
They both have their advantages.
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<BR>Steel: Has a more wide range. They also are much smoother (in <!-- BBCode Start --><B>most</B><!-- BBCode End --> cases) and can provide inversion elements. Also, in the case of steel hypers, you can go much higher and have less mechanical/maintainance problems.
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<BR>2. Wood: Has been around much longer and have been perfected in design and elements. They provide a great feeling and throw you around a bit.

alpengeistlover
05-04-2001, 07:11 PM
Oh NO THATS TOO HARD OF A QUESTION. I like steel for their elements and how smoothe they can be, but Woodies are great for that old time feeling

Professor KoasterFreak
05-04-2001, 09:12 PM
this is a bad question to ask to coaster fans....steelers are great, but we got to honor woodys because they were the originals.IF not for the woodys, we would not have any coasters to enjoy today.

ComicRider
05-04-2001, 10:21 PM
Wood is the best. Sure they may be a bit rough, but that's part of the experience. There is no variety because no one is trying anything new with the, and they really could. Would it really be that hard to make a floorless car for a woodie? Intamin? GCI? CCI? Anyone? I'm beggin' you.

rockman89
05-16-2001, 05:38 PM
Steel if I had to choose. I agree, why choose one when you can have both.
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<BR>P.S. Yeah, it's my 100th post!

CoasterFan4Life
05-17-2001, 11:53 PM
i say, i prefer.....
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<BR>a park that actually has both great steel, and great wood. i have yet to visit a park that has several top caliber steels, and the wood to match.if anyone has any knowledge of a park that features the best of both worlds, please feel free to let me know, so i too can enjoy them

Flix
05-18-2001, 09:52 AM
wooden, cos they look so unsafe, with certain supports missed out at stategic places
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<BR>i love the feeling of a rough ride, combined with g's, it makes for a great ride, but when you get that on a steel rollerocaster, you don't like it, because it is steel.
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<BR>wooden coaster rule(but not wooden hypers!:D)
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beltzies64
05-18-2001, 03:21 PM
Steel all the way!

scaredbutloveit
05-18-2001, 05:07 PM
it depends on the ride. Ghostrider felt like a steel ride to me because it was so smooth. Scary as hell, but smooooooooth!

Jerry Huster
06-26-2001, 04:11 AM
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