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Only the one at Knott's, but I never went on the one at Discovery Kingdom because I was too short for the height requirement. However, I've been on two GIB's, at Magic Mt. and Silverwood. Those were quality rides, I must add, unlike the Migrane-Giver (that would work as a more creative name, too! ).

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

Boomerang - Elitch Gardens (Operating 4/30/1999)

Flashback - Six Flags Over Texas (Operating 1989)

Sidewinder - Hersheypark (Operating 5/11/1991)

 

Only 4 for me. The one I didn't mind the least was Fiesta Texas's.

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Its really sad when you can extract such trivial information from your coaster database.

 

Zoomerang Alabama Adventure

Missile American Adventure

Boomerang Bellewaerde Park

Bat Canada's Wonderland

Carolina Cobra Carowinds

Boomerang Darien Lake

Ragin' Cajun Dixie Landin' Family Theme Park

Boomerang Elitch Gardens

Boomerang Freizeit-land Geiselwind

Boomerang Coast to Coaster Great Escape

Sidewinder Hersheypark

Boomerang Karolinelund

Boomerang Knott's Berry Farm

Boomerang La Ronde

Zoomerang Lake Compounce

Sea Serpent Playland

Boomerang Pleasure Island Family Theme Park

Wipeout Pleasurewood Hills

Cobra PowerLand

Boomerang Coast to Coast Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Boomerang Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Boomerang Six Flags Mexico

Flashback Six Flags New England

Flashback Six Flags Over Texas

Tidal Wave Trimper's Rides

Boomerang Walibi Aquitaine

Cobra Walibi Belgium

Boomerang Walibi Rhone-Alpes

La Via Volta Walibi World

Boomerang Wiener Prater

Boomerang Wild Adventures

Boomerang Woobang Towerland

Boomerang Worlds of Fun

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^That was intentional, many count that as two credits, and given the distribution of Boomerangs geographically - it's a good summary of people's coaster travels. There are a few up there that have been relocated 3 times - for instance, I've been on Titan, Demon, and Alabama Zoomerang, all the same piece of machinery.

 

Though I must admit Asia seems 'rang deprived, but Togo was giving masochists their fix in that region, especially in Japan.

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Although I love the intensity of the loop de loop going backwards, I hate the ride. What's really sad about Wiener Prater is that their Boomerang is the best coaster in the park.

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I'm finally starting to appreciate the intensity during the backwards portion on these. Flashback at SFOT is easily my favorite, and Boomerang Coast to Coaster at SFDK is the only one that gives me (very close to) no enjoyment.

 

Boomerang Coast to Coaster - SFDK

Boomerang - KBF

Boomerang - WOF

Flashback - SFOT

Boomerang - SFFT

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^In the order of merit, you are first, not riding a boomerang is a virtue and for the best.

 

This man has ridden every boomerang in the world, the first photo is before and the second is after, let that be a cautionary tale to you:

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I reckon this dude could even pull movie stars like Reese Witherspoon & Amanda Seyfried; but he loved Vekoma more.

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The decline was rapid from the repeated Vekoma head trauma.

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They're not that common in Europe - so far only two:

 

Invertigo - Sommerland Syd, Denmark

Boomerang - Vienna Prater, Austria

 

If everything turns out right I'll add the one at Knotts in three weeks...

 

I found the Invertigo as beeing smoother than the SLCs.

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I have ridden 6 classic...

Alabama Adventure

Carowinds

Wild Adventures

SFDK

SFOT

SFFT

 

Just picked up the two in Texas last weekend...there is no reason for 2 boomerangs to be that close to each other. I will also pick up the Hershey one in September.

 

I have also ridden 3 GIB:

Invertigo-CGA

Invertigo-KI

Deja Vu-SFOG

 

All of them are crap...

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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.

 

Boomerangs are not very popular here. Well i've only ridden Cobra at Power Park. My friend called it "A f***** machine from hell" La Via Volta at Walibi was closed when we visited. Should i be thankful...? I have also ridden Tornado at Sommerland Syd, probably the best Vekoma i've experienced.

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I tallied my Vekoma List, as defined on RCDB:

 

38 Boomerangs, which including 4 Giant Inverted (there is a new going into Jin Jiang Park! aaaagh)

1 Corkscrew with Bayerncurve

1 Custom MK-1200

3 Custom MK-700

1 Enigma

3 Flying Dutchman

3 Invertigo's

18 Junior Coaster

2 LSM Inverted

4 Mine train

1 MK-1200 Whirlwhind

23 roller Skater

10 SLC

1 Stingray

3 Suspended Family Coaster

2 Wild Mouse

and

1 Tilt Coaster (very rare!)

 

no partridge or pear tree yet

 

George

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Bat - Canada's Wonderland (Operating 1987)

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

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

Flashback - Six Flags Over Texas (Operating 1989)

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

Sidewinder - Hersheypark (Operating 5/11/1991)

Tidal Wave - Trimper's Rides (Operating 1986)

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

 

Not looking forward to many more lol....

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