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Helllllooo UltimateRollerCoaster....It's been 10 years

GreatApe1
Posted: 7/24/18 at 6:50:47 PM
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As the subject says, "it's been 10 years" since I've posted here. It was a long gap between my previous posts but not quite a decade. Last time i posted was asking about the old guard and gave a Kennywood trip report...

My last post was after my 1st trip to Kennywood and i felt nostalgic. I'm pretty sure that was the last time i went on a coaster...

It's looking like "Social media" probably has drained this site of it's traffic and it's connections...I'm sure time/life/death has taken it's toll as well.

I came here after reading a FB post about Steel Vengeance. I was looking for info. I didn't get much info. Trip reports are lacking

Wow, it's crazy what they've been doing with coasters! There's monorail coasters now!? All these "wooden" coasters have been reworked?!

Re: Helllllooo UltimateRollerCoaster....It's been 10 years by NotSo NotSo Profile at 7/26/18 12:40:24 PM
I have about 15 rides or so on Steel Vengeance. I like it, to a point. I wish they could design a better train. They say it has airtime, but really there is none because you are locked to the seat so tight that you don't move. I mean it is fun and all, just not the "best coaster in the world!!" as you read on Twitter and stuff. I like Dragster, MF, Maverick and Magnum better than SV for CP rides.

We have been enjoying Kings Island a lot more than CP the last 2 years. Mystic Timbers, Diamondback and Beast are all right next to each other and are all great rides we enjoy.

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Re: Helllllooo UltimateRollerCoaster....It's been 10 years by SirWillow SirWillow Profile at 7/27/18 10:10:16 PM
There's a number of us old timers around, including several who have been around longer than me. :-)

Even on a lot of the other coaster discussion areas I haven't seen a whole lot of discussion of Steel Vengeance. But what I have seen has been pretty popular.

Reddit seems to really have taken over the forums/ discussion part of the internet, along with youtube channels and things like that. Most of the social media stuff I see actually comes out of those.

But that doesn't mean that URC isn't still around. :-)

Re: Helllllooo UltimateRollerCoaster....It's been 10 years by cellocoasterdude cellocoasterdude Profile at 8/28/18 8:32:24 AM
Hi there,

I haven’t been on for a while either. We made it to a couple of events our last year in the US eleven years ago, Holiday World and Cedar Point/Geaga Lake (RIP). We had the first ERT on Voyage, and saw sneak peeks of Maverick. Then, we left for Japan.

Can you believe both our kids are riding age already? We mostly go to Thunder Dolphin, since it’s close and easy to get to. Disney is great here, Disney Sea is one of the nicest Disney parks. Fuji-Q has some great coasters, but unless you go in the dead of winter, the crowds are ridiculous. Nagashima Spa-Land is our favorite park anywhere, but we need to get a hotel to really enjoy the experience. They have the park which has the best collection of old and new I have ever seen, a very good water park, deluxe hot springs, the biggest outlet mall you’ve ever seen, and dinner and breakfast buffets at the hotel that put any food you can get in America to shame.

So I guess I’m telling you to come to Japan! We should arrange a URC gathering at Nagashima Spa-Land before we all get too old to do this anymore...Actually, my Dad is 75, and he rides everything with us!

Glad you stuck your head out...hopefully I can get back in touch with some people on here again.

-Tim

Helllllooo UltimateRollerCoaster...It's been a long time! by RobLec RobLec Profile at 11/13/18 1:45:47 PM
First time I've been back here in months (at least). Laurie and I have succumbed to age, retirement and health issues. We really miss traveling to parks and having Kings Island nearby. We've lived in Clearwater for three years now but have not yet been to BGT once. Never even got to see Mystic Timbers after so many years at KI, and our last trip to CP was ground breaking for SV. Our final road trip was to HW for HWN 2015 as I recall.

But we do go to Orlando a lot (to be continued in another thread). Unfortunately I've had to spent a lot of time online researching various types of cancer instead of pursuing more pleasurable activities. I even had to "clear house" of all my coaster contacts on Facebook so I could connect with other cancer survivors there. BTW thanks George for your kind note.

I've now been home ten days following a week in the hospital for some major surgery. Recovering nicely thank you. This one turned out to be NOT cancer, but we had no way of knowing that going in. Laurie and I are in remission, but require "active surveillance" for any recurrence. I am sure there are many here, especially among the old timers, whose lives have similarly changed.

There's a line from some movie I don't remember... "With age comes a certain perspective".

Re: Helllllooo UltimateRollerCoaster....It's been 10 years by theRock-steel theRock-steel Profile at 11/13/18 11:42:01 PM
NotSo said:

I have about 15 rides or so on Steel Vengeance. I like it, to a point. I wish they could design a better train. They say it has airtime, but really there is none because you are locked to the seat so tight that you don't move. I mean it is fun and all, just not the "best coaster in the world!!" as you read on Twitter and stuff. I like Dragster, MF, Maverick and Magnum better than SV for CP rides.

We have been enjoying Kings Island a lot more than CP the last 2 years. Mystic Timbers, Diamondback and Beast are all right next to each other and are all great rides we enjoy.

I thought that I was the only person who thought that about Steel Vengeance. Well, at least there is two of us. In general we take our chances with any RMC restraint system. On Goliath, Iron Rattler, Texas Giant, and Twisted Cyclone I felt like I was sitting in a Lazy Boy with wheels. However, with Outlaw Run, SV, and Storm Chaser all I remember is the leg pain. My remaining RMC, Twisted Colossus was somewhere in between. Anyway, back to Cedar Point. Millennium Force, Maverick, Top Thrill Dragster, GateKeeper, and Valravn were all more "fun" than SV.

If after going to Kings Island, someone said their favorite steel and wooden coaster are both in the same park, I would support them. I lost count on how many times I rode Diamondback or Mystic Timbers this last June. On the other hand, I would never put Beast in the top tier of rides there. I enjoyed Bat and Backlot Stunt Coaster more. Although very overrated for a B&M invert, Banshee would round out the top 5 for KI.

Re: Helllllooo UltimateRollerCoaster...It's been a long time! by RobLec RobLec Profile at 11/15/18 10:36:07 AM
RobLec said:
...our last trip to CP was ground breaking for SV.

Correction: it was Valravn.

Re: Helllllooo UltimateRollerCoaster...It's been a long time! by chitlins73 chitlins73 Profile at 11/18/18 10:44:22 AM
It is nice to hear from you Rob and to know you are doing ok.I miss seeing you at parks.This is the first time I have checked into this site for years.I forgot my password...lol. Have a nice Holiday Season......Dion

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Dion
Re: Helllllooo UltimateRollerCoaster...It's been a long time! by RobLec RobLec Profile at 11/27/18 9:20:30 PM
Hey Dion, great to hear from you. We're at Disney World all this week, so if you come down maybe we'll bump into each other in line :)

Thanks, and happy holidays to you and everyone!