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p. 348 - Iron Gwazi POV!

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Holy crap you nerds are a tough crowd.  It looks like a coaster that will make me hoot and holler the entire time I'm on it while simultaneously trying to throw my fat ass as far from the train as pos

I actually agree with many of you talking about how the RMC's are all very similar.  And that's fine. There's nothing wrong with building a ton of very similar kick ass rides when most people who ride

It means that you can look forward to a fun-filled day riding Kumba, Montu, Cheetah Hunt and Sheikra and while you're in line for one of those you might be able to watch an Iron Gwazi POV on your phon

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Got my one ride on Tigris last night, first row of the last car. It's what I expected, but it's still fantastic. It's a clone, but the location is fantastic and the ride is crazy intense despite it's length. I love these rides, they're probably my favorite clone model and even with the comfort collars this is still a huge win for the park.

 

Now to wait until next spring.

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I blocked coasterbill a while ago, but I saw that JRice92 fed the troll for some reason. Sorry that I wanted to make an honest unbiased comment about a coaster. I don't see what part of "It was what it was. Tempesto South. It was meh. Kinda fun, but too short. It was what it was" makes it unridable. But whatever. The lines were short, and I know that it'll have two hour lines after the official opening so I wanted to some laps in on it when I could. I guess that Mr. Bill's opinions are the only ones that matter, so that's cool.

 

 

"it was meh"

 

 

then you say you rode it 9 times. if it was "meh" then why ride it more than once, no matter how short the line is?

 

go look at the Wallabys or Flamingos, or Hippos. . or you know.. ride something "better" (Kumba, Cheetah Hunt, Scorpion, Shiekra, Montu, Falcon's Fury, Stanley Falls, the skyride, etc. . )

 

 

and it's absolutely hysterical that you think bill is a "troll". . .

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I've never considered Bill a "troll" ever. More of a voice of "reason/humorous logical sarcasm."

 

Actual screenshot of the first (private) discussion we ever had:

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The rest is history.

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I've never considered Bill a "troll" ever. More of a voice of "reason/humorous logical sarcasm."

Honestly I don't even understand why he could ever be considered a troll in the first place.

 

"I don't agree with this person on something trivial, so he can't be trusted! BLOCKED!"

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Hate to derail this thread, but just wanted to say I am stoked for my first visit to this park next Tuesday.

 

I don't really care about Sky Rocket II clones, but will be happy if Tigris takes people away from the other coasters' queues. We may be doing two days at BGT. I can't imagine we'll need a full day at SWO, as we really only care about coasters. If we get coastered out, we may check out some animal stuff, though.

 

Back on topic, we have four different Choice hotels lined up for our four nights in Tampa/Orlando area thanks to the heads up from TPR's resident troll, coasterbill.

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Back on topic, we have four different Choice hotels lined up for our four nights in Tampa/Orlando area thanks to the heads up from TPR's resident troll, coasterbill.

I laughed so hard at this. I hope you'll be doing a full review/ranking of them.

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Hate to derail this thread, but just wanted to say I am stoked for my first visit to this park next Tuesday.

 

I don't really care about Sky Rocket II clones, but will be happy if Tigris takes people away from the other coasters' queues. We may be doing two days at BGT. I can't imagine we'll need a full day at SWO, as we really only care about coasters. If we get coastered out, we may check out some animal stuff, though.

 

Back on topic, we have four different Choice hotels lined up for our four nights in Tampa/Orlando area thanks to the heads up from TPR's resident troll, coasterbill.

Love it!

 

Also, if you're going to Seaworld you should definitely see some of the animal exhibits and shows! You also never know how much longer you'll have that chance. Take pictures of the whales for me and post them. #ISupportSeaworld

 

And on the topic of BGT since this is the BGT thread... the Skyrocket II coasters are very fun and even have some airtime. I wouldn't call them "meh" at all. It just so happens that Tigris is at a park where every other coaster is phenomenal and unique so having a clone seems less interesting, but tons of parks have clones and literally no one notices except enthusiasts. This is absolutely a great addition for BGT regardless of it being a clone.

 

Also it wasn't too long ago that the park was having to close down rides and whole exhibit areas due to budgeting issues so getting two coasters in two years is outstanding news for them.

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I've yet to ride any of the 'Sky Rocket' clones, but I hope to once I make I finally make out it to BGW someday. To me they look like pretty solid rides.

 

Or at least, allow me to say this....

 

It seems that there is a fine line between so-called "gimmicky/cookie-cutter" cloned coasters and what would could also just seen as an elaborate/top-notch flat ride.

 

Now yes, obviously this is objectively a coaster, but if it takes up about the same footprint and cost about as much a good flat ride, then why must it carry the denigrating label of 'gimmicky clone', as some would call it.

 

I mean, you're getting a damn 200ft RMC next year for crying out loud. They could have just given you nothing for 2019.

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I can't imagine we'll need a full day at SWO, as we really only care about coasters. If we get coastered out, we may check out some animal stuff, though.

 

My lady and I just spent the equivalent of 2 full days (spread over 4) at SWO and never got bored. Granted she is not into coasters as much as me, and we did spend one of those days basically just doing the Food Fest all day with me throwing some rides in, but overall we LOVE the park and both agree its all worth checking out. I highly recommend Atlantis and Infinity Falls in addition to the coasters, but just know that on the latter you will get head-to-toe drenched. Its a great ride though!

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Hate to derail this thread, but just wanted to say I am stoked for my first visit to this park next Tuesday.

 

I don't really care about Sky Rocket II clones, but will be happy if Tigris takes people away from the other coasters' queues. We may be doing two days at BGT. I can't imagine we'll need a full day at SWO, as we really only care about coasters. If we get coastered out, we may check out some animal stuff, though.

 

Back on topic, we have four different Choice hotels lined up for our four nights in Tampa/Orlando area thanks to the heads up from TPR's resident troll, coasterbill.

 

If you only go for coasters, SeaWorld can be done in a half day. I did that my first visit, but all my subsequent visits have been full days. As great as SeaWorld's coasters are, the animal exhibits make it extra special.

 

I've yet to ride any of the 'Sky Rocket' clones, but I hope to once I make I finally make out it to BGW someday. To me they look like pretty solid rides.

 

Or at least, allow me to say this....

 

It seems that there is a fine line between so-called "gimmicky/cookie-cutter" cloned coasters and what would could also just seen as an elaborate/top-notch flat ride.

 

Now yes, obviously this is objectively a coaster, but if it takes up about the same footprint and cost about as much a good flat ride, then why must it carry the denigrating label of 'gimmicky clone', as some would call it.

 

I mean, you're getting a damn 200ft RMC next year for crying out loud. They could have just given you nothing for 2019.

 

Sky Rocket II's are one of the best clones out there. It has some awesome spots of airtime, great hangtime, and launches. Sure it's not as good as a custom Intamin, but these rides have a small footprint, are super reridable, and are a wet dream for marketing teams.

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It has some awesome spots of airtime, great hangtime, and launches. Sure it's not as good as a custom Intamin, but these rides have a small footprint, are super reridable, and are a wet dream for marketing teams.

 

Case in point...

 

I got 9 laps in on Tigris yesterday.

 

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:lol: I don't know how this became the Bill appreciation thread but I'm cool with it.

 

Well I mean there was that time your avatar changed from the paratrooper so I didn't realize to stop to see your posts.

I think this was in the dark time of 'Henry M' when I was scrolling past a lot for the sake of my sanity.

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I rode Tigris today! Here's our full video with lots of different shots from different angles!

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Great video, and your bubbly enthusiasm inf the "face/front" view is contagious. . . . I was grinning like a loon while watching that part.

 

Tigris really *looks* great! I prefer the colors on this, than on Tempesto.

 

a good fit for the park, in that space over there.

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I've always wanted to try one of these. They look fun. Tough to judge POVs but looks like decent whip-iness in the back.

But I will not drive 4 hours to BGT, partly to try this new coaster.

*Already planning trip*

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I ride Tigris today! Here's our full video with lots of different shots from different angles!

 

Thanks Robb for the awesome footage!!

 

Can't wait to eventually give it a go! These clones are by far my favorite clones!!

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