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New Texas Giant Vs. Twisted Colossus

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Posted:
3/9/17 at
9:22:58 PM

I'm going to Six Flags Over Texas in a couple weeks and I was just curious on how New Texas Giant compares to Twisted Colossus at Magic Mountain? I rode that on thanksgiving and thought it was a brilliant coaster that was the best hybrid that I've rode. With the massive air time and long time on the coaster i found it perfect. I've watched a few videos of New Texas Giant and while the airtime looks great it also looks like it is lacking the same great qualities as Twisted Colossus had. Is this an accurate assumption or do the videos just not do it justice?

Brandon

Re: New Texas Giant Vs. Twisted Colossus by frontrow frontrow Profile at 3/20/17 7:26:54 AM
I love RMC coasters, but I haven't ridden New Texas Giant or Twisted Colossus. I never been to California, and when I visited Texas, Texas Giant was still a wooden coaster. The RMC coasters that I have ridden are Lightning Rod, Outlaw Run, Goliath, Wicked Cyclone, and Storm Chaser. All 5 are in my top 15 favorite coasters. I've read great reviews on New Texas Giant. Six Flags Over Texas is a really nice park, with a really good coaster collection. I hope you enjoy your trip.
Re: New Texas Giant Vs. Twisted Colossus by rollercoastersfreak rollercoastersfreak Profile at 3/20/17 3:48:56 PM
Sadly I just found out today that I had the dates wrong and the one day I was available to go the park is actually closed. The only ones I've rode were Tiwsted Colossus and Iron Rattler. Both are great and Twisted Colossus is easily in my top 5. If not close to 1. There is just so much ride time and air time. Instead of having the dual tracks like Colossus use to have it's just one long track that is connected. So you get the experi nice of both sides
Re: New Texas Giant Vs. Twisted Colossus by SirWillow SirWillow Profile at 3/21/17 11:48:15 AM
yeah, I really, really liked Twisted Colossus. About the only drawback to the ride was my 10 year old nephew who was experiencing his first really "big" coaster, so there was distraction watching and worrying about him a bit. And we didn't get a chance for a reride because the line got long quick. But it was an incredible, awesome ride that I hope I get a chance to do again at some point.

My memories of Texas Giant are from 20 years ago, so they're a bit hazy, and certainly not the RMC version. :-)

Re: New Texas Giant Vs. Twisted Colossus by Eric_Gieszl Eric_Gieszl Profile at 4/13/17 1:36:22 PM
I like the New Texas Giant better for several reasons.

The Gerstlauer rolling stock is superior to the RMC built trains. There is a big difference in comfort with the lapbar restraints and seat design. Gerstlauer builds them better.

Second, the lift hill midway through the roller coaster kills the pacing of the experience. This ride starts out wild and the last thing you need is a break halfway through the experience. What would've made it better was a launched lift hill.

Finally, the first and second halves of the ride are just too short. Colossus used to be a really long roller coaster and now Twisted Colossus just feels short all together. Just when Twisted Colossus gets fun you hit the second lift hill. Same thing on the second half, you're in the brake run far too soon.

My vote goes for New Texas Giant. I even prefer Iron Rattler and Wicked Cyclone over TC too.

Re: New Texas Giant Vs. Twisted Colossus by John_Knotts John_Knotts Profile at 5/5/17 11:49:29 PM
Yeah the original Colossus was a long, very boring coaster, at least recently.

I've ridden New Texas Giant, Twisted Colossus, Iron Rattler, Storm Chaser and Medusa. I'd rank them as follows.

Storm Chaser
Medusa
Twisted Colossus
New Texas Giant
Iron Rattler.

I like the TC's two lift hills and two drops, High Five and airtime hill/Top Gun Stall combo. The Racing element really elevates the ride above Texas Giant for me.

* This post was modified at 5/6/17 11:21:11 AM *

Re: New Texas Giant Vs. Twisted Colossus by SirWillow SirWillow Profile at 5/6/17 8:41:22 AM
John_Knotts said:

Yeah the original Colossus was a long, very boring coaster, at least recently.

I wish you had the chance to ride it in one of it's early forms- before or soon after the dip was removed. Boring would never have been part of the description back then.

Re: New Texas Giant Vs. Twisted Colossus by John_Knotts John_Knotts Profile at 5/6/17 11:24:48 AM
SirWillow said:

John_Knotts said:

Yeah the original Colossus was a long, very boring coaster, at least recently.

I wish you had the chance to ride it in one of it's early forms- before or soon after the dip was removed. Boring would never have been part of the description back then.

I do too. My first ride was in 1998, the year Riddler opened. At least it raced back then, but the modifications had already happened.

That said, I wish the park could have saved it as a wooden coaster, but TC rocks none the less.

Re: New Texas Giant Vs. Twisted Colossus by Eric_Gieszl Eric_Gieszl Profile at 5/17/17 3:03:32 PM
Colossus was a very good wooden coaster from opening through 1990. It was even better before the horrible Morgan coffin rolling stock was added.

After the removal of the double down, the coaster went to hell. Maintenance from 1991 on largely involved replacing wood layered track with steel I-beam. Possibly this was the inspiration for RMC?

Colossus may have raced in the 70s, but from the 80s on it raced more often by chance, not by operation. In the later years one side would more often than not be shut down.

Re: New Texas Giant Vs. Twisted Colossus by ktujon ktujon Profile at 7/20/17 12:49:40 PM
Here are my rankings for the RMCs I've ridden with the chronological order in ():

1. Twisted Colossus (2)
2. Wicked Cyclone (3)
3. Iron Rattler (9)
4. Outlaw Run (4)
5. Lightning Rod (7)
6. New Texas Giant (8)
7. Goliath (1)
8. Storm Chaser (5)
9. Joker (6)

Re: New Texas Giant Vs. Twisted Colossus by SirWillow SirWillow Profile at 7/20/17 6:12:17 PM
Forgot I was going to come back to this.

now that I've been on it, I would pick Texas Giant over Twisted Colossus. Not by much as they are both incredible coasters, but just by a bit. Mostly because I like airtime more than inversions, and Giant has it in absolutely insane amounts- and insane ejector air.

It's my favorite of the RMC's I've been on so far. We'll see if we can manage to get Lightning Rod here in a couple of weeks. (fingers crossed)