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P. 403 - Park opening for a limited Holiday Event!

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I am really sick of all the "it looks good, but the ride itself is decent at best" comments. Do you REALLY THINK engineers design roller coasters for the hell of it and not because they have a passion for it? Maybe they WANTED to try and build re-rideable rides that aren't balls to the wall intense. Just because a ride doesn't need your ludicrous standards doesn't mean it was just put together to look good. B&M stepped out of their comfort zone on this ride, and all I see when I read this thread is "wahh it's not good enough! MOAR AIRTIMEEEE" and of course you don't see this attitude because you're too blinded by the ride's shortcomings (which there are barely any). Fury 325 will be a hit with most enthusiasts. You know what, how about ALL enthusiasts, because NORMAL enthusiasts don't complain about a giga coaster.

 

I'm done with the idiocy.

 

I'm guessing we won't actually be lucky enough for this to be your last post, but a man can dream.

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I am really sick of all the "it looks good, but the ride itself is decent at best" comments. Do you REALLY THINK engineers design roller coasters for the hell of it and not because they have a passion for it? Maybe they WANTED to try and build re-rideable rides that aren't balls to the wall intense. Just because a ride doesn't need your ludicrous standards doesn't mean it was just put together to look good. B&M stepped out of their comfort zone on this ride, and all I see when I read this thread is "wahh it's not good enough! MOAR AIRTIMEEEE" and of course you don't see this attitude because you're too blinded by the ride's shortcomings (which there are barely any). Fury 325 will be a hit with most enthusiasts. You know what, how about ALL enthusiasts, because NORMAL enthusiasts don't complain about a giga coaster.

 

I'm done with the idiocy.

 

I'm guessing we won't actually be lucky enough for this to be your last post, but a man can dream.

 

 

I was thinking the same thing!

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I honestly love the fact that this ride is not all out airtime as the park already has a B&M hyper so this should provide a completely different experience. Leviathan, while not balls to the walls amazing, was still a very fun ride that was re-rideable and a great experience.

 

The GP loves it which is all that matters for the park as they will make way more money off of GP tickets than enthusiasts.

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Anyways, for people that have rode it: I have very curious to what you think about the helix? To slow, to fast, or just right?

 

Love reading the reviews! Keep them coming!!

 

the helix had more force than what you would think. it looks slower in video than it actually is.

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I am really sick of all the "it looks good, but the ride itself is decent at best" comments. Do you REALLY THINK engineers design roller coasters for the hell of it and not because they have a passion for it? Maybe they WANTED to try and build re-rideable rides that aren't balls to the wall intense. Just because a ride doesn't need your ludicrous standards doesn't mean it was just put together to look good. B&M stepped out of their comfort zone on this ride, and all I see when I read this thread is "wahh it's not good enough! MOAR AIRTIMEEEE" and of course you don't see this attitude because you're too blinded by the ride's shortcomings (which there are barely any). Fury 325 will be a hit with most enthusiasts. You know what, how about ALL enthusiasts, because NORMAL enthusiasts don't complain about a giga coaster.

 

I'm done with the idiocy.

 

I'm guessing we won't actually be lucky enough for this to be your last post, but a man can dream.

Oh, trust me, that was his last post!

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I am really sick of all the "it looks good, but the ride itself is decent at best" comments. Do you REALLY THINK engineers design roller coasters for the hell of it and not because they have a passion for it? Maybe they WANTED to try and build re-rideable rides that aren't balls to the wall intense. Just because a ride doesn't need your ludicrous standards doesn't mean it was just put together to look good. B&M stepped out of their comfort zone on this ride, and all I see when I read this thread is "wahh it's not good enough! MOAR AIRTIMEEEE" and of course you don't see this attitude because you're too blinded by the ride's shortcomings (which there are barely any). Fury 325 will be a hit with most enthusiasts. You know what, how about ALL enthusiasts, because NORMAL enthusiasts don't complain about a giga coaster.

 

I'm done with the idiocy.

 

I'm guessing we won't actually be lucky enough for this to be your last post, but a man can dream.

Oh, trust me, that was his last post!

 

I'm buying you a beer in Japan.

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I am really sick of all the "it looks good, but the ride itself is decent at best" comments. Do you REALLY THINK engineers design roller coasters for the hell of it and not because they have a passion for it? Maybe they WANTED to try and build re-rideable rides that aren't balls to the wall intense. Just because a ride doesn't need your ludicrous standards doesn't mean it was just put together to look good. B&M stepped out of their comfort zone on this ride, and all I see when I read this thread is "wahh it's not good enough! MOAR AIRTIMEEEE" and of course you don't see this attitude because you're too blinded by the ride's shortcomings (which there are barely any). Fury 325 will be a hit with most enthusiasts. You know what, how about ALL enthusiasts, because NORMAL enthusiasts don't complain about a giga coaster.

 

I'm done with the idiocy.

This is like the fifth time you've claimed that you're quitting. Stop being so dramatic about everything.

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I'll let Derek & Eric expand on this more when they get back from the event, but here are some of their thoughts they communicated to me for Twitter:

 

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"It's fast and curvy"

 

"Fast, fun, and curvy with floater air."

 

"It's better than Leviathan."

 

"It's semi-thrilling."

 

"The extra track delivers more thrills and add airtime that leviathan lacks."

 

"Floater first drop then just lots ofcurves and a few floater airtime thrown in at the end"

 

"GP will love it and it's good for park to attract new visitors."

 

"Overall, Fury 325 will thrill the pants off day guests, but may not wow seasoned riders as much."

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Anyways, for people that have rode it: I have very curious to what you think about the helix? To slow, to fast, or just right?

 

Love reading the reviews! Keep them coming!!

 

the helix had more force than what you would think. it looks slower in video than it actually is.

 

That's very good to hear. I guess it warmed up from the early morning POV that was posted? Every year I tell myself not to judge rides based on POV, but with this one especially it's been challenging. I guess it will be just like Gatekeeper, where some people think it's the bees knees while others think it's par for the course. So much depends on what you want to compare it to.

 

My excitement is picking back up for it though. Interesting to hear Derek and Eric say that it's better than Leviathan.

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I am really sick of all the "it looks good, but the ride itself is decent at best" comments. Do you REALLY THINK engineers design roller coasters for the hell of it and not because they have a passion for it? Maybe they WANTED to try and build re-rideable rides that aren't balls to the wall intense. Just because a ride doesn't need your ludicrous standards doesn't mean it was just put together to look good. B&M stepped out of their comfort zone on this ride, and all I see when I read this thread is "wahh it's not good enough! MOAR AIRTIMEEEE" and of course you don't see this attitude because you're too blinded by the ride's shortcomings (which there are barely any). Fury 325 will be a hit with most enthusiasts. You know what, how about ALL enthusiasts, because NORMAL enthusiasts don't complain about a giga coaster.

 

I'm done with the idiocy.

 

I'm guessing we won't actually be lucky enough for this to be your last post, but a man can dream.

Oh, trust me, that was his last post!

 

And with that, TPR just got more intelligent.....or, depending on how you look at it, the "Dumbest things said on TPR" thread just got less active.

 

I still think Fury looks great! I've never been one to necessarily follow the "enthusiast norms" anyway (Millennium "Forceless" is still my #3 steel coaster, and I could ride that thing over and over and not grow tired of it!). I like what I like, and I sure do have a blast riding these new coasters! Some people will love certain rides, and others will feel they are "meh". My point is, who cares?? Go ride what you want to ride, throw your hands up, laugh, and have FUN!! Isn't that what this hobby should be all about anyway??

 

I have to add that the SPEED on this thing looks awesome.....right up my alley!

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For those that have ridden Millennium Force, how would you compare?

Personally, I rank MF right about even with I-305 for completely different reasons. Can anyone chime in with a similar viewpoint?

 

I really hope to make it down to Carowinds to ride this in the summer. From these reviews, it sounds mostly positive. Glad to hear the additional track length comoared to Leviathan doesn't drain the speed too much by the ending.

From what B&M has been doing recently and the way this coaster is designed, I don't think its much of a surprise that it isnt balls to the wall OMFG insane the entire way. I absolutely love intense coasters (El Toro, Maverck, I-305), but a coaster does not have to be insane to be a great coaster, IMO. If all holds true, it looks like Fury could make up for the lack of sheer intensity in just pure "fun" factor. Shout out to Carowinds on this one.

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For those that have ridden Millennium Force, how would you compare?

Personally, I rank MF right about even with I-305 for completely different reasons. Can anyone chime in with a similar viewpoint?

 

I really hope to make it down to Carowinds to ride this in the summer. From these reviews, it sounds mostly positive. Glad to hear the additional track length comoared to Leviathan doesn't drain the speed too much by the ending.

From what B&M has been doing recently and the way this coaster is designed, I don't think its much of a surprise that it isnt balls to the wall OMFG insane the entire way. I absolutely love intense coasters (El Toro, Maverck, I-305), but a coaster does not have to be insane to be a great coaster, IMO. If all holds true, it looks like Fury could make up for the lack of sheer intensity in just pure "fun" factor. Shout out to Carowinds on this one.

 

It is definitely better than MF, but I have it tied with i305 for my #1 spot.

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Totally agree with the posts above. I don't like the sort of partisanship that happens, as if being a B&M fan is mutually exclusive with being an Intamin fan. Intensity is great but it's not the only thing I enjoy. I'm glad there are a variety of coaster experiences out there, and unlike JJ Abrams Star Trek movies, I'd *much rather* have new gigas than not. Glad to hear someone that values the intensity of I305 equally values the ride Fury gives.

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From what I've heard so far, it sounds like Fury 325 is about as expected: Not the greatest ride ever, but a very good ride that will be a favorite of its target audience. I was hoping it would get a little better reception, but the ride still sounds outstanding and is definitely enough to justify a return visit to the park at some point in the future.

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I haven't seen any post on this yet...but how is that weird turnaround sideways thingy right before the tunnel? That part looks intense and might provide a weird feeling maybe? I'm curious how this element is because it just looks so crazy!

 

Last time I was at Carowinds it was when Intimidator opened in 2010. I definitely need to make a visit to this park again!

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I haven't seen any post on this yet...but how is that weird turnaround sideways thingy right before the tunnel? That part looks intense and might provide a weird feeling maybe? I'm curious how this element is because it just looks so crazy!

 

Last time I was at Carowinds it was when Intimidator opened in 2010. I definitely need to make a visit to this park again!

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I haven't seen any post on this yet...but how is that weird turnaround sideways thingy right before the tunnel? That part looks intense and might provide a weird feeling maybe? I'm curious how this element is because it just looks so crazy!

 

Last time I was at Carowinds it was when Intimidator opened in 2010. I definitely need to make a visit to this park again!

It was awesome! It evoked a unique sideways-airtime feeling, was absolutely great.

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I'm definitely looking forward riding Fury325 in June!

 

My favourite coasters are Maverick, Sheikra and Skyrush. I also like El Toro and Millenium Force as much as I305 and Leviathan.

 

I don't always need a ride, where you have to "fight" with intense greyouts, sickness or brutal ejector airtime and Fury seems to be a perfect fit for many who just like to enjoy giant sized coasters with lots of speed and graceful elements.

 

No need to bash B+M for what they are designing....

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I'm kinda surprised by all of the disappointment over Fury not being a massive airtime machine. By now we should probably expect that Giga coasters aren't airtime machines. Yes, they do have airtime, but that's not their primary focus. Millenium Force is all about speed and the overbanks, i305 is rip your face off with intensity, and Leviathan and Fury both are about swooping curves and speed. Heck, if you looked at the animatied POV's of Fury, you should have known that this ride is not a ride that's going to give you massive airtime.

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^I305 has some pretty good moments of ejector air to go with the intensity, but I agree with you about Millennium Force. I like both rides, though.

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