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Here's my list

 

Ridden 10 ( 1 Relocation )

 

Boomerang - Knott's Berry Farm (Operating 4/6/1990)

Boomerang - Pleasure Island Family Theme (Operating 5/27/1993)

Boomerang - Wiener Prater (Operating 1992)

Boomerang Coast to Coaster - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Operating 3/27/1998)

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

Head Spin - Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom (- 1996)

Missile - American Adventure Theme Park (- 7/4/1989)

Sidewinder - Hersheypark (Operating 5/11/1991)

Wipeout - Pleasurewood Hills (Operating 7/28/2007)

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

 

Getting to ride this year ( 3 Hopefully !)

 

Boomerang - Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Boomerang - Worlds of Fun (Operating 4/8/2000)

Flashback - Six Flags Over Texas (Operating 1989)

 

Jeff Johnson Credit (1)

 

Boomerang - Woobang Towerland (Operating 3/1995)

^Missed this has they were welding it ! - See Robb's video - Went and did the Sky Jump instead. A far better & safer choice I think

 

2 X GIB

Stunt Fall at WBMW Madrid

Deja Vu at SF:MM

 

1x Invertigo

Face/Off at Kings Island

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This is the best thread I've seen in a long time!

 

I've been on 8. All the coast-to-coasters, and to be honest, the only one I really *hate* is LaRonde's. That thing needs the new trains pretty badly. Carolina Cobra was probably the most enjoyable by no headbanging, but the truly "smoothest" is either Great Escape's, Hershey's, or Lake Compounce's.

 

Boomerang - La Ronde (Operating 1984)

Boomerang Coast to Coaster - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Operating 3/27/1998)

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

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

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

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

Sidewinder - Hersheypark (Operating 5/11/1991)

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

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According to your list, 14.

 

Bat - Canada's Wonderland (Operating 1987)

Boomerang - Knott's Berry Farm (Operating 4/6/1990)

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

Boomerang - Worlds of Fun (Operating 4/8/2000)

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

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

Flashback - Six Flags Over Texas (Operating 1989)

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

Head Spin - Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom (- 1996)

Sea Serpent - Morey's Piers (Operating 1984)

Sidewinder - Hersheypark (Operating 5/11/1991)

Vampire - Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (- 1990)

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

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

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I don't bother ranking most Boomerangs anymore. Most are either slightly fun or completely forgettable.

 

10 Boomerangs

Boomerang, KBF

Boomerang, SFFT

Boomerang, WOF

Boomerang Coast to Coaster, SFDK

Boomerang Coast to Coaster, TGE

Flashback, SFOT

Flashback, SFNE

Sea Serpent, Morey's Piers

Sidewinder, Hersheypark

Zoomerang, Lake Compounce

 

2 Invertigos

Invertigo, CGA

Invertigo, KI

 

2 GIBs

Aftershock, Silverwood

Deja Vu, SFMM

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I've been on five (listed in order of riding):

 

Boomerang at Knott's Berry Farm

Carolina Cobra at Carowinds

Zoomerang at Lake Compounce

Flashback at Six Flags New England

Boomerang Coast to Coaster at Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom

 

Additionally, I have missed two that I would have gotten due to the rides being closed all day:

 

Boomerang Coast to Coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Boomerang at La Ronde

 

As for rankings, all boomerangs I have been on fall into one of two categories: worth riding again if there is a minimal wait (one or two trains), or not worth riding again period. More fall into category one than category two, with the best boomerang being the one at Compounce and the worst the one at SFNE. I will also ride all boomerangs to get the credit, unless the wait is excessive (more than 45 minutes) or I haven't gotten to all the higher priority attractions yet.

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I actually kind of like boomerangs, so I kind of want to ride more in the future. But here's what I have for now.

 

Classic boomerang:

Flashback - Six Flags New England

Zoomerang - Lack Compounce

Sea Serpent - Morey's Piers

Sidewinder - Hersheypark

Boomerang - Knott's Berry Farm

 

GIB:

Deja Vu - Six Flags Over Georgia

Deja Vu - Six Flags Magic Mountain

UPDATE: Goliath - Six Flags New England (though I don't count it as a new credit, just in a new location)

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Sadly, I am now up to 11 Boomerangs. At least I kind of enjoyed my last one...

 

Boomerang, Elitch Gardens

Boomerang, KBF

Boomerang, SFFT

Boomerang, WOF

Boomerang Coast to Coaster, SFDK

Boomerang Coast to Coaster, TGE

Flashback, SFOT

Flashback, SFNE

Sea Serpent, Morey's Piers

Sidewinder, Hersheypark

Zoomerang, Lake Compounce

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2012 Bomerang Tally:

There's a new variety of Junior Boomerang and its very smooth and uninvolving, its non inverting which makes it a family attraction.

I've ridden the one in my local park, "BEN-10", Drayton manor, Staffordshire, England.

There is one other in the world, which I'm due to visit in July in France at Parc Tourist des Combes, not an easy park to get to.

 

I'm due to ride the brand new Giant Inverted Boomerang in Jin Jiang Park, Shanghai in September. its been over 10 years since the last of these was installed

 

There is currently only 1 operating in USA, at Silverwood, relocated from 6FGAm and one in Spain; Parque Warner.

the one from 6FMM is being built up in 6FNE

the one in Italy is from 6FOG and is not errected yet

 

I've riden all the Giant Inverted ones in USA and Spain, in their original location, some took 5 visits to the park to find it operating, 6FMM was the toughest to get.

 

George

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1. Flashback-Six Flags Over Texas

2. Vampire-Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom/Six Flags New England. I rode it at both of the Six Flags parks and I have been to Nanhu Park in Guangzhou where it was originally built. Can I count it as three coasters?

3. Boomerang-Wild Adventures

4. Bat-Canada's Wonderland

5. Boomerang-Worlds Of Fun

6. Boomerang-Woobang Towerland

7. Boomerang Coast To Coaster-Darien Lake

8. Boomerang Coast To Coaster-Great Escape

9. Head Spin/Mind Eraser-Geauga Lake/Carolina Cobra-Carowinds. Can I count it twice?

10. Sidewinder-Hershey Park

11. Zoomerang-Lake Compounce

 

That is 11 boomerangs I have ridden.

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Bat - Canada's Wonderland (Operating 1987)

Boomerang - La Ronde (Operating 1984)

Boomerang - Knott's Berry Farm (Operating 4/6/1990)

Boomerang - Wild Adventures (Operating 1998)

Boomerang - Worlds of Fun (Operating 4/8/2000)

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

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

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

Head Spin - Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom (- 1996)

Sidewinder - Hersheypark (Operating 5/11/1991)

 

Each one better than the last

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Hersheypark

Great Escape

Darien Lake

Lake Compounce

Six Flags New England

Canada's Wonderland

Dorney Park, if Invertigos count.

 

 

And whaddayaknow, I loved every single one of them. You guys really have to man up, or at least put your head back like all those signs say. It does wonders with the roughness.

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Bat - Canada's Wonderland (Operating 1987)

Boomerang - Knott's Berry Farm (Operating 4/6/1990)

Boomerang - Worlds of Fun (Operating 4/8/2000)

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

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

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

Flashback - Six Flags Over Texas (Operating 1989)

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

Head Spin - Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom (- 1996)

Sea Serpent - Morey's Piers (Operating 1984)

Sidewinder - Hersheypark (Operating 5/11/1991)

Tidal Wave - Trimper's Rides (Operating 1986)

Vampire - Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (- 1990)

 

First one was Flashback at SFOT in 1992, I thought it was one of the best rides ever back then

I still think they are fun rides as long as you know how to ride them.

 

2 Invertigos (SFA & KI) and Deja Vu at SFOG

 

 

JEFF

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Yesterday I rode my first boomerang ever. It was Speed of Sound at Walibi Worl. I must say that the new trains are amazing and the sound and FX make this coaster enjoyable and very rerideable!

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One.

Sidewinder at Hershey Park.

 

I'm content on keeping it at one.

Quality over quantity...much as it'd be nice to pad the number I avoid the things.

 

Ironically the new trains on Sidewinder are....*chokes*...smooth!

Turns the ride from brain trauma to actually enjoyable.

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Mind Eraser @ SFWoAdv

Deja Vu @ SFGAm

Invertigo @ Kings Island

Boomerang @ Darien Lake

Two Face @ SFAm

Sidewinder @ Hersheypark

Boomerang @ Worlds Of Fun

Boomerang @ Great Escape

Zoomerang @ Lake Compounce

Flashback @ Six Flags New England

Boomerang @ Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

 

 

+2 More this Year!

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