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I'm actually really bummed from reading people's reviews. I didn't think this was supposed to be a family coaster...

This is not a "family coaster". Sometimes it kills me to consider myself an enthusiast because if any new coaster doesn't blow the previous ones out the water then, for some, it was a waste. The coaster is fun, exciting and thrilling. Personally I never compare coasters because to me that's kinda silly. Like, why not go in and appreciate it for what it is and not because its better than "X" coaster or worst? What makes me enjoy riding coasters is to ride them because I love coasters and not to be critical and feel as if the park has to cater to my needs. Copperhead Strike is a great fit and balances out the coaster collection at Carowinds.

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God I need to get back out to Carowinds. Park is looking great with the new coaster! After riding Time Traveler (my first Mack coaster) last year I am definitely a fan of Mack Rides now.

I'm with you on that. Wheels turning about an East Coast trip with Carowinds.

 

I've been on a few of Mack's mice, and they're solid rides for the most part, but Time Traveler is in another league. Copperhead Strike looks to be in that same league, and this also looks to be the direction Mack wants to go.

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I love the Mack launchers in Europe and Dubai, so I figure this will be another hit. Even though they don't have greyout Intamin forces, they're definitely not what I'd call family rides.

 

I also really like San Diego's Manta. Now that is something I'd consider a legit family coaster.

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I'm actually really bummed from reading people's reviews. I didn't think this was supposed to be a family coaster...

This is not a "family coaster". Sometimes it kills me to consider myself an enthusiast because if any new coaster doesn't blow the previous ones out the water then, for some, it was a waste. The coaster is fun, exciting and thrilling. Personally I never compare coasters because to me that's kinda silly. Like, why not go in and appreciate it for what it is and not because its better than "X" coaster or worst? What makes me enjoy riding coasters is to ride them because I love coasters and not to be critical and feel as if the park has to cater to my needs. Copperhead Strike is a great fit and balances out the coaster collection at Carowinds.

 

You said it was a family coaster...

 

"I have to say, Copperhead is a very fun family coaster and it seems it is what the park was missing."

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I think we're just spoiled as enthusiasts. This seems like a hit, and I've heard some describe it as "intense." It compliments their coasters nicely, and once Hurler gets the Twisted Timbers treatment (it's bound to happen eventually, right?), they'll have an even nicer collection on their hands.

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Just for information....

 

No Expectations = No Regrets.

 

IMhO. Just enjoy the ride.

 

Fair enough, but I'm 11 hours from Charlotte. So I'm trying to determine whether or not I want to book a flight (or drive) and hotel room to go down there again to ride this.

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^ Oh I know that feeling, too. I've planned for overseas stuff, trying not to expect any thing to "happen" or "not up and operating" etc. It really is hard to make a call on when you want to travel. Especially from where you are, far far away. Even with online information to guide you, somewhat.

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I think we're just spoiled as enthusiasts. This seems like a hit, and I've heard some describe it as "intense." It compliments their coasters nicely, and once Hurler gets the Twisted Timbers treatment (it's bound to happen eventually, right?), they'll have an even nicer collection on their hands.

 

 

All kinds of new wood on Hurler so not for a bit yet.

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Thunder road had an entire retracking just two years before it was demolished. I see no reason to assume they have long term plans to keep hurler as it sits.

 

 

On another note, rode copperhead twice today. Really loved the ride. Top 2 or 3 in the park IMO. Crazy airtime, fast twisties, lots of hang time moments, surprisingly nice theming... What more can you want?

 

Carowinds and mack did a great job on this one.

 

Hopefully the next addition will be a water ride.

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Out of curiosity was Copperhead Strike assigned seating like Fury?

This weekend, I hit assigned seating on Fury, CS, and Afterburn (though the AB guy let us have front row). Didn't ride Intimidator, but I'd imagine it had it, too.

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Personally I never compare coasters because to me that's kinda silly. Like, why not go in and appreciate it for what it is and not because its better than "X" coaster or worst?

I was telling my son the same thing this weekend. He rode Copperhead Strike as his first inversion coaster - and loved it. After I hit Fury a few hours later, he asked if it was better than CS. I told him that I couldn't compare the two, as they were built for different experiences. If I want a non-stop speedfest, I'll do Fury; if I want a ride with almost-falling-out inversions, I'll ride CS. And that doesn't include the other rides in the park.

 

Carowinds did well bringing in CS. It adds a new ride to the park and compliments the others here. I still don't walk in and have to decide between two rides with similar experiences - I can ride what suits my fancy for the time.

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Although I'm losing weight, does anyone know if CS's seats are accomodating, or restrictive to people of a larger size?

They are accommodating. I'm not skinny, not "larger size" (but closer to the latter) and I felt swamped inside the seat.

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To compare it to something sort of similar that I've been on- I liked copperhead more than maverick. But I'm going to be in the minority on that one for people who've tried both. Maverick is much more rowdy, it throws you side to side and is overall more rough and forceful. If that is your ideal ride, copperhead does't fit that bill.

 

Copperhead is a little softer. Airtime hits very hard on the hills, but the transitions are easy to take without having to brace for them. The launches are not very forceful, I do kind of wish they hit harder. The inversions offer a different experience than anything else for sure.

 

I would say it's more intense than cheetah hunt- for another comparison.

 

I overheard a lot of people at the park calling it "more like a nice family coaster". I could see the adventurous kids riding it just fine (just as they would on anything else they were tall enough for). But this isn't a ride my grandmother would enjoy. This isn't big thunder mountain. Also.... What's wrong with family coasters? Are those not allowed to be fun? I've found plenty of those to be great. Maybe I'm just not cool.

 

Just my 2 cents.

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Copperhead is my number one attraction at Carowinds. Better than Maverick? Not sure. But God is it good. A full train and a hot track make some of the airtime moments RMC-like. Best vertical loops I've ever experienced. Best corkscrew ever too, it has so much whip to it. The curves are more fun than I anticipated. They aren't super G-force heavy, but their shape makes them a bit disorienting. My favorite part is the 2nd vertical loop-airtime hill- transition. This is what competes with Maverick. Definitely a top 10 ride. Congratulations Carowinds!

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I'm considering going out to Carowinds this year. I think Copperhead strike really rounds out the lineup and makes the trip really worth it. I'm curious, though. Has anyone ridden CS and SWSD Manta that can compare the two? To be totally honest, I was expecting something more like Maverick when CS was announced, but to me it sounds more like Manta with inversions (not surprising since they're both Mack). I love both rides (I actually think Manta is severely underrated) but I'm wondering if anyone who has ridden both (or all three) can give a good comparison.

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Am I the only one who would rather see a ground up RMC if they ever got one? lol

 

Twisted Timbers rocks but it would be nice to see something completely different.

 

No I’m with you. I would much rather see a ground up RMC for 2 reasons.

 

1. It adds a coaster without taking one away.

 

2. I actually like Carowinds’ Hurler.

 

 

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^Also Carowinds wouldn't have any other thrilling wood coasters if Hurler was converted. Atm, of the two Cedar Fair parks that have received conversions, Kings Dominion still has Rebel Yell and Grizzly, & Cedar Point still has Blue Streak

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^Also Carowinds wouldn't have any other thrilling wood coasters if Hurler was converted. Atm, of the two Cedar Fair parks that have received conversions, Kings Dominion still has Rebel Yell and Grizzly, & Cedar Point still has Blue Streak

Wait. Stop the presses. No other "thrilling" wood coasters? Have you forgotten about Woodstock Express (née Scooby Doo)?

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