Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:11 pm

Good to know on the possibility of Twisted Cyclone opening early. The intent is to get at least one lap on every coaster in the park. I'm definitely looking forward to Goliath, Mind Bender and Georgia Scorcher, and my ride on Twisted Cyclone will determine whether or not I end up joining the Cult of Rocky Mountain. It'll also be my first new coaster park since I visited Kennywood in 2014.
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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterBro » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:38 pm

bert425 wrote:I'd say for sure avoid Blue Hawk (unless you are into pain from horrible transitions). . LOL. . . .anything else was OK to "mildly fun", tho your mileage may vary on DareDevil Dive (I hated it) . . but above were our highlights.

So maybe I'm biased from growing up with the awfulness that was the Ninja, but when they did the track work and replaced the trains to convert Ninja into Blue Hawk, the coaster literally moved up 300 spots in my steel ranking list. Yes, there are still a couple spots where if you aren't careful you might smack your head back into the headrest, but overall I have found it to be infinitely improved over what it used to be and what most Arrow & Vekoma looper experiences are.

DDD isn't my cup of tea, personally, but I do think it's by far the smoothest of the Eurofighter coasters (even if it has the worst ops/capacity). It's not an overly extreme ride, but I find it to be generally enjoyable provided I don't have to wait more than 15-20mins for it (which is rare due to the aforementioned awful ops/capacity).

Other than that, I generally agree with the rest of your review. SFOG is a quiet gem with a lot of really great rides.

My personal thoughts on SFOG's ride collection:

Goliath: top-3 B&M hyper (w/ Mako & Diamondback)
MindBender: best steel coaster built before 1980 (if not 1990)
Twisted Cyclone: best RMC (IMHO, even though I know most people are drinking the Steel Vengeance Kool-Aid)
GA Scorcher: top-2 Stand-Up (w/ Riddler's Revenge at SFMM)
Batman: an excellent cloned model that holds its own with the best of the inverts
DDD: best Eurofighter
Blue Hawk: best Vekoma sit-down looper (& in the convo w/ TN Tornado, which is my favorite Arrow looper)
Superman: best US flying coaster (has the terrain interactions the other clones lack; Tatsu just floats about aimlessly above the trees; Manta is good but I think Superman edges it out)
GASM: can go die in a fire. the most boring wooden coaster I've ridden outside of CGA's Grizzly. No airtime. No laterals. No 'classic nostalgia'. Just pointlessness.
Mine Train: meh.
Justice League: I've had worse luck on this one than any of the others, and it doesn't have an externally-accessible single rider line, which sucks
Joker: best family coaster I've seen at a SF park
Acrophobia: very good drop tower (if you can get over the uncomfortable seating position)
Monster Mansion: stay out of the marsh. STAY OUT OF THE MARSH!! OH NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
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