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Best First Drop on a Wooden Coaster? Which one do you think?


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Time to bring back a dead thread.

 

We have the "Best drop on a steel coaster going around" So, I figured it would be fun to talk about best drop on a wooden coaster since a lot of new wooden coasters have opened since the last time this thread was active.

 

So, for me... I am going to say that Outlaw Run has the best drop on a wooden coaster. It is steep, and amazing!

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Outlaw Run still is my winner. I love Toro to death, but OR's pre drop and snap over the hill is breathtaking. Plus it has a much better view.

 

Toro's turnaround gives you a little more time to prepare for the drop. Once I get on Lightning Rod, I bet it will take my number one spot.

 

Every one of the reasons you listed are reasons why Outlaw Run is my winner as well. I LOVE El Toro, but Outlaw Run still beats it.

 

I agree with you. Once I get on Lightning Rod next year, Outlaw Run may become my #2 wooden coaster.

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I haven't been on El Toro yet (or anything on the East Coast for that matter), but I will say of the Midwest woodies, Goliath has the best first drop. It's huge and goes into a tunnel, and as steep and smooth as they come.

 

Outlaw Run's is almost as good, being only 3 feet shorter and 2 degrees less steep. The experience is almost the same, but the tunnel really makes it for Goliath. You feel like you're being flung straight into the earth.

 

I also really like Boss's double-down first drop. The first part is so long, but then instead of coming back up, it drops again, this time through the support structure. Awesome.

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