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It's a toss up between Texas Giant (I thought my fillings were gonna fall outta my teeth!) & The Great American Scream Machine SFOG. I got whiplash from Flashback SFOT. I thought Rattler SFFT was bad in the helix but then I found out it's supposed to undulate & buck like that to simulate a snake's rattler. I was so sure the cars would derail there. Scared me a bit. Georgia Cyclone was pretty rough but not like the aformentioned ones. I had to literally shove myself in the seats on the Cyclone though. Now I see why! Ummmm oh yes, the Hurler at PKD was bad as far as I think it was going too fast for the track's ups & downs. It was almost as if the cars were trying to catch up w/the speed but not NEARLY as bad as the Texas Giant or GASM mentioned here first. I won't ever ride those 2 again. I hurt SO bad after getting off the Giant, I couldn't ride anything else big after that. I can't think of any other one at the moment. My hubby is giving up woodies all together after the Hurler & Rebel Yell. Rebel Yell, to me was a typical woodie but he doesn't do well on rides anyway. TTFN.

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I am going to have to go with Manhattan Express, I rode it 4 years ago and vowed to NEVER get back on that death machine ever again. I felt like warning people in line about how bad it was.

 

Ghostrider has gotten pretty bad too. This was my favorite ride at KBF when it first cam out, but last year when I rode it, it was so rough that I seriously thought I was going to bounce out of my shirt. I actually physically checked myself because it was so bad.

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Oh, yeah almost forgot...the Ultra Twister wasn't rough but BOY did we get slammed upside down in the harness. I mean SLAMMED! I had dark bruises on my shoulders & upper arms from that. I luved the ride but did not xpect to get slammed that hard. They really shudda put some cushion in those things.

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Ok, one more (sorry, forgot). I thought Batman the Escape (formerly Shockwave) at Astroworld was too jerky. I dunno if it was because it was older (I think one of the first standups) & they hadn't gotten the "bugs" wkd out yet on smoothness but I didn't xpect it to be so jerky. I guess I'm very spoiled on B&M coasters. The Ninja SFOG was kinda jerky but it had tight inversions so I can understand that as does the boomerangs. I xpected that. I don't think I'll ride those either, lol. I might try the inverted boomerangs though just to see what they're like. Ok, I think I really through this time.

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coasterfriendly, This applies to all roller coasters that have 3 rows in each car. Always take the middle row if it is a rough ride. You will get a completely different experience. The wheels bouncing around can make the ride rougher when you are sitting on top of them. In the middle row you have nothing below you....making it a MUCH smoother ride.

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While I haven't been on the FT Rattler woodie, I can imagine that ride is a spine-beater (no matter what seat you ride..lol). I've seen the POV posted of that ride and its amazing how the structure flexes. I think this ride had more facelifts than Joan Rivers!

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Wood: Son Of Beast (and I hate that fact because I SO wanted to like it)

 

Steel: Manhattan Express (although before they changed the OTS restraints on OLFOF at PKI- that was REALLY bad too).

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Eh, Rattler only has one bad spot in the helix. Other than that, I think it's one of the funnest ride's I've ever been on. My roughest would also have to be Cyclone at SFNE. It's just killer in the back.

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The roughest coasters I have been on are: Timberwolf at Worlds of Fun, The Boss at Six Flags St Louis, Viper at SFGA (thank god it was put to rest), and the Manhattan Express at NY,NY casino. The Timberwolf has gotten so bad, that i absolutely refuse to ride it.

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