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Re: Robb & Elissa in the USA - 2017!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:55 am
by rolercstrluvr
Beats sitting on the couch drinking coffee, as much as I'd love to be there I'm just patiently waiting for the WCB announcement.

Re: Robb & Elissa in the USA - 2017!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:56 am
by chickenbowl
^^ I appreciate the response! I can agree with the airtime, I really wish there was more. The sustained floater over the trim-hill is great, but you can feel there's more potential...

My favorite part of Fury is probably the drop into the tunnel in the backseat -- There's some decent airtime there. I also really enjoy that the pacing is vastly improved compared to other B&M hypers. I love that there's no really "slow" parts, you know?

Re: Robb & Elissa in the USA - 2017!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:58 am
by coasterbill
Great report! I've been waiting to hear your thoughts on Fury. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Have fun at Dollywood. Lightning Rod is open today, I have my fingers crossed for you guys that it stays that way.

Re: Robb & Elissa in the USA - 2017!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:38 am
by sfriday1998
Awesome TR! So jealous

Re: Robb & Elissa in the USA - 2017!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:47 am
by VegasBaby
Carowinds looks like a great park, I really need to get out there and visit it. Thanks for the great trip report, it's fun to live vicariously through all of your adventures!

Re: Robb & Elissa in the USA - 2017!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:48 am
by TBpony414
The Fury ERT and behind the scenes tour both look incredible! For me personally the whole first half of Fury is spectacular but after the tunnel is that long flat stretch to the trim brake and after that it's so uninspired. I don't want to compare it to Gatekeeper's stupid circle into the station after the MCBR but it almost feels that boring. The specific part that really kills it for me on Fury is that monorail-type right turn thru the supports towards the station before the bunny hops. I go from "YEAH!!! This ride KICKS A$$!!! I want to ride it again and agai--- zzzzzz, seriously?" which stinks. The incredible sense of speed and zooming around somehow instantaneously disappears.

Re: Robb & Elissa in the USA - 2017!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:53 am
by fredoflasvegas
VegasBaby wrote:Carowinds looks like a great park, I really need to get out there and visit it. Thanks for the great trip report, it's fun to live vicariously through all of your adventures!


Carowinds is a OK park. Not great. It has one phenomenal - out of this world - coaster with Fury 325, two excellent steel coasters with Intimidator and Afterburn, and seven less than average or truly awful coasters (Nighthawk, Hurler, Vortex, Carolina Cyclone, Carolina Goldrusher, Ricochet and their Boomerang). Fury alone makes the park worth recommending. Carowinds will seriously benefit from giving Hurler the RMC treatment, and turning Vortex into a floorless coaster.

So glad to hear Robb loved Fury 325! I was shocked to learn I had a new Number 1 steel after I rode it. Its such an amazing, mindblowing ride.

Re: Robb & Elissa in the USA - 2017!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:00 pm
by Canobie Coaster
Great report! To me Fury felt way different than the other B&M mega coasters I've been on which is why it's my top coaster. Meanwhile their other giga (Leviathan) felt like a bigger version of their hypers.

Night rides on Fury are amazing. Especially that dive below the walkway.

Re: Robb & Elissa in the USA - 2017!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:02 pm
by Jcoaster
Great report so far, Carowinds is definitely on my list of "must visit" parks I have yet to get too.

Also, sick wooden floors on the bus. Looks like you got some high class crap going on riding to parks in style.

Re: Robb & Elissa in the USA - 2017!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:09 pm
by JordyC
Awesome report! I am looking to forward to the rest of it. Fury is definitely on top of my "bucket list", it looks so awesome! :airtime: :airtimer:
Out of interest, how does Intimidator compare to Shambhala? I don't have to ask about Fury, because that ride is clearly better. But I am just wondering which one is better.