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Boomerang - Six Flags Fiesta Texas (Operating 3/13/1999)

Carolina Cobra - Carowinds (Operating 3/28/2009)

Zoomerang - Alabama Adventure (Operating 5/8/2005)

 

Only three....but one of those I have over 100 laps on it

 

Just realized I have ridden one with an Arrow train, 1 with a Vekoma train, and 1 with the new Vekoma train.

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Observations so far:

 

* Noxegon is TPR's most prolific masochist so far with 34 Boomerangs

* Many, including me, are surprised (but thankful) we haven't ridden more.

* There are probably more Boomerangs than any other adult coaster, SLC's don't even come close, though there are more vekoma rollerskaters, though not all identical.

*Seeing the lack of imagination in naming Boomerangs, maybe the naming committees went for a few laps beforehand and became impaired mentally.

*No Boomerangs are called Mind Eraser which is the most apt name.

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I have ridden 3 Boomerang coasters

Sidewinder at Hershey

Sea Serpent at Morey's

Zoomerang at Lake Compounce

 

I found Sidewinder to be the worst (hopefully the new trains will improve the ride), Zoomerang to be ok and Sea Serpent to be the best of the 3 and not that rough at all.

 

Also 1 Invertigo, Stinger at Dorney.

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Haha...I've been on 13...what a great number.

 

Boomerang Knott's Berry Farm

Boomerang Wild Adventures

Boomerang Six Flags Fiesta Texa

Boomerang Elitch Gardens

Boomerang Worlds of Fun

Boomerang Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Carolina Cobra Carowinds

Flashback Six Flags Over Texas

Flashback Six Flags New England

Sea Serpent Morey's Piers

Sidewinder Hersheypark

Zoomerang Lake Compounce

Zoomerang Alabama Adventure

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Boomerang Coast to Coaster - Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom (Operating 5/23/1997)

Boomerang Coast to Coaster - Darien Lake (Operating 5/16/1998)

Flashback - Six Flags New England (Operating 5/5/2000)

Tidal Wave - Trimper's Rides (Operating 1986)

Zoomerang - Lake Compounce (Operating 6/27/1997)

Sidewinder - Hersheypark (Operating 5/11/1991)

 

The best one was Zommerang, while Flashback beat me up worse then the rest.

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Actually Geauga Lake's was called Mind Eraser from when it was installed in 1996 through 2003.

 

I've been on:

 

Mind Eraser/Head Spin - Geauga Lake

Boomerang Coast to Coaster - Darien Lake

Vampire - Kentucky Kingdom

Boomerang - Knott's

Sidewinder -Hersheypark

 

I actually like boomerangs. The only bad one I've been on was Knott's.

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Actually Geauga Lake's was called Mind Eraser from when it was installed in 1996 through 2003.

 

I actually like boomerangs. The only bad one I've been on was Knott's.

 

Cool, good to see someone in coaster naming got it right.

 

Some of the 'rangs pull good g's on the first drop, Flashback at SFNE is one I remember being good like that, but then there's the ear bashing.

 

The first time I went on the Knott's one, the girl in front of me thanked me - apparently the last time she had been on it the person behind her had thrown up. So I got thanked for not hurling on her.

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Just two.

 

Boomerang - Knott's Berry Farm (Operating 4/6/1990) <== This one's awesome!

 

Boomerang Coast to Coaster - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Operating 3/27/1998) <== This one sucks

 

Don't ask me why, everone seems to disagree with me on this.

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^Haha

 

Honestly, the thing I like about boomerangs (at least the ones I've ridden) is the major force you get in the back seat during the backwards portion of the ride. Mostly on the vertical loop. If it wasn't for the roughness and the ear-bashing, they would actually be great rides.

 

Good concept, bad execution

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Ugh.

 

Bat - Canada's Wonderland

Boomerang - La Ronde

Boomerang - Knott's Berry Farm

Boomerang - Worlds of Fun

Boomerang Coast to Coaster - Darien Lake

Carolina Cobra - Carowinds

Flashback - Six Flags New England

Sea Serpent - Morey's Piers

Sidewinder - Hersheypark

Zoomerang - Lake Compounce

Zoomerang - Alabama Adventure

 

Can't wait to add 5 more this summer.

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Is it me or are all the good boomerangs are the ones that don't exist?

 

Boomerangs never die they just move to another land to terrorise the people like a metal Godzilla, or a trap in SAW.

 

I looked through the list, and I could only find three that are not operating somewhere, one in Qatar, Karolineund, and Six Flags New Orleans; but SFNO and Karolineund are definitely still standing.

 

Amazingly, SFNE's 'rang originally came from China, and Alabama Adventure's from Australia.

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Some Boomerang first drops are fun. And I like cobra rolls. I sometimes really enjoy vertical loops, but they don't really do anything for me on Boomerangs. Likewise, riding backwards can be great fun, but I don't think it's anything special on these rides. I'd never turn down a credit lap, though!

 

A lot of them do have really nice color schemes!

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