> >what do u mean it's about time 4 a real woodie what about pyclone and
> >at sfmm?
> I mean they...ahem.....suck. Compared to other wooden roller coasters,
> they are just plain lame. I meant real woodie in terms that we will
> finally have a wooden roller coaster in California that may compare to
> the likes of the wonderful woodies elsewhere.
> In literal terms, yes Collossus and Psyclone are woodies. Are they
> good? Not in the least.
> Wes Lagattolla
> THE WESCOASTER
> #1 Steel- STEEL FORCE
> #2 Wood- PHOENIX
> Ghost Rider-The Ghost Of Knott's
> Rides On November 30th.
The sad thing is, in Colossus' case, it was a truly awesome wood
coaster at one point...many years back. Sadly, you've all seen how far
a wood coaster can tumble after a park has trashed it with reprofile
jobs, trim brakes, and lack of proper maintenance. It's kinda painful
to hear today's younger folks rip into what was a world class wood
coaster. (Psyclone was never anywhere near Colossus in my book, but it
was pretty good coaster during its first year of operation.)
More importantly, Ghost Rider hopefully will show the general non
coaster enthusiast public out here in California something that we've
all known for many many years...that wood coasters can be MUCH better
than steel coasters! I can't begin to tell you how many times I've
heard "Oh...they still make wood roller coasters?" or "How can you like
wood roller coasters? They aren't any fun because they don't go upside
down." Sadly, I get the idea this is how most of the folks out here in
California feel towards woodies. :-( (Since we currently only have one
world class woodie out here, Giant Dipper at SCBB, you can see where
they get their attitude from.) But, I have a feeling that Ghost Rider
will change all that! Then other parks will catch on and start building
wood coasters out here, hopefully! :-) It's too bad that Ghost Rider
is too far away from where I live and the general public here probably
won't ever experience it.
Once again I ask myself...am I getting that old to the point where
I'm the only one that remembers the original Colossus before it was
trashed by Magic Mountain?!