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The Best Coaster in the USA is...

Johnyschawrtz

Posted:
4/5/00 at
10:17:21 PM

I've ridden over 350 coasters in my life but nothing and i mean absolutely nothing is like PGA's "Stealth" By far it is the best coaster in the US nothing compares. Hulk at IOA was great but it still doesnt compare to Stealth... And those of you that have ridden stealth know how great of a coaster it was. I recommend everybody to make the trip and ride Stealth. But get there early or youll be waiting in line for about 2 and a half hours. And the best seat is supprisingly not at the front but at the back. Anyone to go with me on this one?

Re: The Best Coaster in the USA is... by ACEMEMBER at 4/6/00 9:10:43 AM

Personally, I would hold off this question until September, this summer is going to be a doozy!!

Imagine this "Stealth ride as long as the Raptor at CP, what a combo!!"

> I've ridden over 350 coasters in my life but
> nothing and i mean absolutely nothing is
> like PGA's "Stealth" By far it is
> the best coaster in the US nothing compares.
> Hulk at IOA was great but it still doesnt
> compare to Stealth... And those of you that
> have ridden stealth know how great of a
> coaster it was. I recommend everybody to
> make the trip and ride Stealth. But get
> there early or youll be waiting in line for
> about 2 and a half hours. And the best seat
> is supprisingly not at the front but at the
> back. Anyone to go with me on this one?

Re: The Best Coaster in the USA is... by Bruce Jensen at 4/6/00 11:51:31 AM

JohnnyS. wrote:

> I've ridden over 350 coasters in my life but
> nothing and i mean absolutely nothing is
> like PGA's "Stealth" By far it is
> the best coaster in the US nothing compares....And the best seat
> is supprisingly not at the front but at the
> back. Anyone to go with me on this one?

Hi, Johnny...Personally, I am a fan of great wood, and Stealth is simply not the kind of ride that, in my book, can compete - BUT, and this is very important, it is so original and surprising that in many individual technical details, it is superlative. You simply aren't going to get the Stealth experience anywhere else. It is almost incomparable to anything else; practically a new type of ride.

I too like the back - it affords almost all of the visual impact of the front, and as much intensity as anyone could ask for. Going around the vertical loop is a real treat as you feel yourself pasted against the back of the seat while you wave at your friends in all the cars up ahead :-)

Bruce Jensen

Re: The Best Coaster in the USA is... by Johnny Mnemonic at 4/6/00 12:53:26 PM

> I've ridden over 350 coasters in my life but
> nothing and i mean absolutely nothing is
> like PGA's "Stealth" By far it is
> the best coaster in the US nothing compares.
> Hulk at IOA was great but it still doesnt
> compare to Stealth... And those of you that
> have ridden stealth know how great of a
> coaster it was. I recommend everybody to
> make the trip and ride Stealth. But get
> there early or youll be waiting in line for
> about 2 and a half hours. And the best seat
> is supprisingly not at the front but at the
> back. Anyone to go with me on this one?

Stealth did blow me away, but having seen the finished S:ROS at SFNE, I think I'm going to hold off on naming my favorite coaster until December. I will say that, for all of SFMW's claiming of having the bigger, faster and longer coaster, Stealth is the better coaster IMO. Not that I don't love Medusa however, it is a beautiful coaster! BTW, have you ridden Goliath yet?

Re: The Best Coaster in the USA is... by Boxmbman at 4/8/00 2:22:03 AM

> Personally, I would hold off this question
> until September, this summer is going to be
> a doozy!! Imagine this "Stealth ride
> as long as the Raptor at CP, what a
> combo!!"

For steel it is Goliath, and for wood it is Ghostrider!

-Jeff

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