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Medusa1861
05-05-2001, 03:57 PM
Since everybody keeps mentioning Hyper or Giga coasters. I want to know what is their favorite upsidedown coaster

Medusa1861
05-05-2001, 04:27 PM
Batman & Robin the chiller!

slipknot8527
05-05-2001, 04:55 PM
That ride s**ks bad! Um...probaly...Montu
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gvntofly1021
05-05-2001, 04:56 PM
Medusa east

birderboy
05-05-2001, 05:26 PM
Alpengeist all the way

arlok2
05-05-2001, 05:43 PM
medusa east or alpengeist

Apollo's Chariot
05-05-2001, 05:45 PM
Alpengeist

Grasshopper
05-05-2001, 06:36 PM
Going upsidedown doesn't do much for me, except on inverted coasters, my favorite being Batman: The Ride. As far as looping non-inverted coasters go, California Screamin' is the way to go. Son of Beast is a possibility too, but when I went on it it was too violent. They say it's better now.<BR><BR><font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Grasshopper on 2001-05-05 18:38 ]</font>

Ghost Force
05-05-2001, 07:04 PM
<BR>Top Gun: The Jet Coaster at Paramount's Carowinds is my favorite looping coaster. As a matter of fact, it's the only looping coaster in my top ten.
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robotman4
05-05-2001, 07:07 PM
Raptor.

Old Crow
05-05-2001, 07:08 PM
Medusa West

Medusa Man
05-05-2001, 07:12 PM
Mine dafinitley has to be Medusa West!

Nevis
05-05-2001, 07:17 PM
Raptor all the way <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

Cookiepuss
05-05-2001, 07:30 PM
I have never heard of an upside down rollercoaster, but it would be a good idea. An upside down rollercoaster, what will you people in this forum think up next. man i tell you what this should be a wild rumor.

Medusa1861
05-05-2001, 07:50 PM
Fine, A rollercoaster that goes upside down

Shades
05-05-2001, 08:05 PM
Raptor!

Corkscrewed
05-05-2001, 08:11 PM
A roller coaster that goes upside down?
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<BR>Mine is Riddler's Revenge. Of course, I have been on too many coasters.
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<BR>If I could chose among coasters I've never been on, I'd say I'd want to ride Talon. Yeah, it's new, but it look SO COOL!!!
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Catfish
05-05-2001, 08:15 PM
The best upside down coaster i have been on is Medusa at SFMW

Catfish
05-05-2001, 08:16 PM
The best upside down coaster i have been on is Medusa at SFMW

Medusa1861
05-06-2001, 11:15 AM
My second is Medusa.

Medusa1861
05-06-2001, 11:15 AM
My second is Medusa at Six Flags Great Adventure.

coaster man098
05-06-2001, 11:27 AM
talon, its simply awsome

Medusa1861
05-06-2001, 05:03 PM
Please tell people to send there favorite upside down coaster here

slayer666
05-06-2001, 05:10 PM
wow tough subject
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<BR>its a three way tie for me
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<BR>Medusa (Six Flags Great Adventure)
<BR>Mantis (Cedar Point)
<BR>Raptor (Cedar Point)

Rctman
05-06-2001, 06:13 PM
First was windjammer. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif"> Then Revolution. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">
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<BR>Then VIPER. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif">

CoasterMike
05-06-2001, 06:57 PM
AlpenGeist

Medusa1861
05-09-2001, 04:24 PM
come on people at some point you must like upsidedowncoaster I think they are more fun then they are scary!

Goobie
05-09-2001, 04:28 PM
ummm... i been on way to many to chose one....
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<BR>probably some inverted coaster.... montu or something <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_razz.gif">
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Sir Willow
05-09-2001, 04:45 PM
Can't help it, I still love Viper at SFMM. It's my number two, and Batman the Ride is number 3. I love the intensity and variety of the inversions. Riddler's gives some nice air if you're in the back, but otherwise it's almost boring.
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<BR>I'll get to Medusa West this year for sure, and possibly Medusa East also, so then I'll be better able to compare those.

adr315
05-09-2001, 05:28 PM
Definately Incredible Hulk @ IOA, which is easily the best B&M inverting coaster. Tied for Second are Montu and Dragon Kahn (Spains 8 inversion B&M)

cedarboy2001
05-09-2001, 07:00 PM
You need only to look at my signature to see my favorite.

alpengeistlover
05-09-2001, 07:07 PM
Alpengeist, however Hulkie is great too

CaliforniaCoasterKing
05-09-2001, 07:12 PM
Top Gun at PGA. You can't beat that 4.8 g loop and then the 4.8 g helix. Since it was the second inverted coaster i think they where still expirementing and got a little crazy with this one. THATS WHY I LOVE IT!

Morpheus
05-09-2001, 07:31 PM
Batman: The Ride at SFMM! It's even better than Riddler's.

Medusa1861
05-09-2001, 08:58 PM
adr315 Wow you were on Dragon Khan that must have been so cool. I guess you liked the launching of Hulk alot better then just a normal lift hill. But still that would have been my favorite

CoolCoasterKid
05-09-2001, 09:37 PM
Medusa East, with Raptor close behind.

adr315
05-09-2001, 09:43 PM
Truthfully, i went on Dragon Kahn 3 years ago, and it was my first inverting coaster, and i didnt know a thing about coasters, so i dont really remember the experience very well. What i DO KNOW, is that its very similar to Kumba. Only differences is that the first loop doesnt go around the lift hill, and that after the cobra roll and breaks, it does a loop before the interlocking corkscrews. Besides the second loop, all elements are identical to Kumba, and in the same order....here is the order:
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<BR>1) Vertical Loop (1 inversion)
<BR>2) Dive Loop (1 inversion)
<BR>3) Zero G Roll (1 Inversion)
<BR>4) cobra Roll (2 inversions)
<BR>Break Run
<BR>5) Vertical Loop (1 Inversion)
<BR>6) Interlocking Corkscrews (2 inversions)
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<BR>Add it up, and u get an 8 inverting SMOOTH B&M

Vulcan91
05-09-2001, 09:45 PM
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<BR>Amen to that <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">. Top Gun is my favorite looper as well with Volcano: The Blast Coaster right with it.

j cubed
05-09-2001, 10:27 PM
Alpengeist
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<BR>Volcano's only real point was the launch. The Zero-G rolls were almost nothing. It needed some big loops or drops, and they should change that part about sending the only drop into the brakes.

Medusa1861
05-10-2001, 09:38 PM
E-mail me <!-- BBcode auto-mailto start --><a href="mailto:Medusa1861@aol.com">Medusa1861@aol.com</a><!-- BBCode auto-mailto end --> so i can talk to someone about coasters

X2001
05-10-2001, 11:22 PM
Riddlers Revenge is my all time favorite looper
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<BR>Viper
<BR>Batman TR
<BR>Medusa west

Hector
05-11-2001, 12:07 AM
My Favorite Roller coaster that has a loop in it is Manhatten Express when it first opened. That is the longest time i have been upside down on a roller coaster, it feels like forever. Now it is to expensive. $10 for ONE ride that's to much. Sorry got off topic.

Tyler Eaves
05-11-2001, 09:25 AM
Kumba, BGT
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<BR>Simply perfect

BryanWood
05-11-2001, 11:07 AM
I love Batman Knight Flight at SFWoA. It's big vertical loop is awesome, so are the interlocking corkscrews. My other Favorites are/were:
<BR>Mantis
<BR>Raptor
<BR>Steel Phantom (no longer has loops)

Medusa1861
05-11-2001, 03:43 PM
I thought Batman: Knight flight was good I would only want it to have a 0 gravity roll. Everything else is great

MForceRulz
05-11-2001, 04:34 PM
My favorite looping coaster is also Batman Knight Flight at SFWoA.

FreakEBear
05-11-2001, 04:42 PM
Son Of Beast, without a doubt! When do we get more lap bar only loopers?

bsfcstrfrk
05-12-2001, 03:38 PM
medusa @ sfmw

Medusa
05-12-2001, 07:31 PM
medusa east
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NiTrODuDe
05-12-2001, 08:22 PM
Medusa East all the way!

DEJA-VU RULES
03-14-2003, 03:37 PM
My favorite upsidedown coaster is MONTU.:cool:

BryanWood
03-14-2003, 03:44 PM
Originally posted by BryanWood
I love Batman Knight Flight at SFWoA. It's big vertical loop is awesome, so are the interlocking corkscrews. My other Favorites are/were:
<BR>Mantis
<BR>Raptor
<BR>Steel Phantom (no longer has loops)


Wow, that was 2 years ago. :)

Here's how it goes now.

BKF
Raptor
Volcano (that first inversion is nuts)
Chang (great standing corker over the gift shop)
Steel Phantom
X-Flight (the vertical loop is great)

I have a feeling these Spring Break coasters could make the list after riding them next week. Georgia Scorcher, SUF, Mindbender, BTR(finally get to ride onE!!!!) and Top Gun: The Jet Coaster

coasetrphil
03-14-2003, 04:14 PM
Mine are:
Mantis-Awesome twisting finale
Chang-Dive loop is great
BKF-the airtime filled drop after the brake run and the first loop

stevetothekizzo
03-14-2003, 04:36 PM
Raptor
DD - Fire
Mindbender - SFOG

ride6
03-14-2003, 05:20 PM
Volcano-TBC loved ever last invertion
Raptor- good verrity (sp?) , tons of speed and power!


I guess thats all. Loops don't really do much for me. I'll probably have to add S-UF next summer... untill then I can't think of any. I've never ridden a B&M sit & loop or floorless machine yet so these are all a bit inaccurate when compaired with the rest of the coaster commutnity.

Riddler156
03-14-2003, 06:46 PM
X, X-Flight, Riddler's Revenge, BKF, and DD Fire are my favorites.

Rebel2000
03-14-2003, 10:00 PM
I'm guessing this means favorite coasters with inversions. Well, mine are Alpengeist (awesome cobra roll), Batwing (first rollover is scary as hell), Raptor (helix is best part but inversions are still cool), DD (3 collision point of course), and Volcano (zero g rolls 150 feet up!).

James
03-15-2003, 12:49 PM
VTBCs zero-g rolls because they are high off teh ground and slow-ish so its fun....and batwing/X-Flights vert loops because they crush you in your seat..but the first roll over didnt do much for me..even my first time i was just liek..."oh..." the vert loops are liek "oooooooh!!!!"

Leyna
03-15-2003, 01:42 PM
I'd have to either say Dueling dragons for the near collisions, or Hulk for that first inversion after the launch. I love the feeling I get from that :D

may the FORCE be with you
03-15-2003, 08:29 PM
Steel Phantom baby, why did they ever change it?

Marc
03-15-2003, 08:58 PM
Hulk, The launch into the Zero G roll is intense. It really looks too intense from the tunnel. It's a kind of optical illusion.

Rail Jockey
03-15-2003, 09:15 PM
This is a toughy. My ultimate favorite would have to be Son of Beast, but since that only does one loop, i'll list a few others:

Flight of Fear
Deja Vu
Alpengeist
Vortex (PKI)
Raptor
Chang

2Tone Rudeboy
03-16-2003, 01:14 AM
Loch Ness Monster, BGW. Arrow's finest work- a perfect combination of steep, long and straight drops; a long, dark tunnel w/ a long helix, speed, airtime, and those great inversions to top it all off.

mgkaotic
03-16-2003, 12:50 PM
My favorites are

1. Mr freeze
2. Superman KC
3.shockwave at SFoT

James R
03-16-2003, 02:37 PM
lol......mine is kinda funny....its either the slc, Serial Thriller or The Great White at SWSA....lol....one of the few B:TR clones NOT at a SF park!

Leo C
03-16-2003, 03:51 PM
Dueling Dragons, Medusa East, and HULK

BimmerZ3
03-16-2003, 06:37 PM
Oh man, this is so hard to narrow down. My favorite individual inversion so far is a tie between the zero-g roll on Kumba and the zero-g roll on DD Ice. As for favorite looping coaster, there are so many so close that it's hard to narrow down. Here are the top five:

SUF
Kumba
DD Ice
Deja Vu
Hulk

coasterguy1
03-16-2003, 08:12 PM
I agree with most of the other people. It is a tough choice. My #1 is Riddler's Revenge. After that, im not so sure. Viper (SFMM), BTR, and b:Kf are up there, though.

oldCP'er
03-17-2003, 12:01 PM
My favorite coaster with inversions (so far) is Raptor at CP.

Ta2KX
03-17-2003, 03:35 PM
Incredible Hulk by a long shot. Insane first drop, kind of a new generation Drachen Fire. Its got plenty of inversions and they are all well placed. Itd be a great ride to marathon on.

Griswold
03-17-2003, 04:03 PM
KUMBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BGT

freezermonkey
03-17-2003, 06:49 PM
alpengeist

SFGAdvGal
03-17-2003, 10:27 PM
My favorite would probably be Hulk because the zero-g roll out of the launch is amazing and the rest of the ride is just as amazing.

SFstinks
03-19-2003, 10:41 AM
I have to say that my favorite is the most underrated coaster in the country. KRAKEN!

This is the most comfortable looping ride I have ever been on. And I say that after an eleven ride rally on Hulk. Kraken rules!

Chip
03-19-2003, 03:44 PM
X is my favorite roller coaster so that puts it up there as my favorite upside-down roller coaster. Every element of it is so unpredictable and the half flips where the track flips over also are insane. It's a pretty disorienting ride!

coasterguy1
03-20-2003, 07:57 PM
I forgot to mention Zonga (Texas Tornado). Its been 3 or 4 years since i've been on it, so it didnt come to mind immediately. But it is a great ride. Wish it was still in houston.

SFGadvKing
03-20-2003, 10:01 PM
lol, look how much medusa1861 spammed in this thread.

my favorite is x-flight. thats followed by the hulk and then deja vu.

coastercory06
03-22-2003, 12:28 PM
Hulk, no question. The zero-g roll is crazy.

DD and Wildfire are also great.

coaster9freak
03-22-2003, 09:52 PM
Montu is prolly my favorite inverting roller coaster. Kraken is close behind.

Cuddy
03-22-2003, 11:42 PM
Medusa 1861 spammed?? I guess I didn't read this entire thread.


Raptor is good, especially after a few slices of pizza.

Air
03-28-2003, 05:00 PM
No doubt, Hulk.:flip: :flip: :flip:

RaptorXLC
03-29-2003, 10:19 PM
KRAKEN is easily my favorite. It's the closest to a perfect coaster I've been on. My honorable mentions include Hulk, Medusa East, Talon, Raptor, Alpengiest, and Kumba.



Whatdaya know. . . All beemers

Kyle L
04-01-2003, 07:44 PM
Raptor, then Medusa west......Those coasters are savage Beemers.....(lol I used savage!) :p

sadman68
04-06-2003, 07:07 PM
Raptor although despite all the abuse it took I was a big fan of Shockwave. My opinion might change after I ride Superman this summer.

Carowinds 73-03
04-10-2003, 08:01 PM
Top Gun @ Carowinds