Battle of the 2019 Launch Coasters

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Best 2019 Launch Coaster

Copperhead Strike
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45%
West Coast Coaster
14
19%
Maxx Force
26
36%
 
Total votes : 73

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Re: Battle of the 2019 Launch Coasters

Postby TurnOfTheCentury » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:57 pm

Assuming this poll is really "which ride are you most looking forward to based on the conceptual designs" (because, obviously, no one has ridden anything for their to be any "battle"), I responded Copperhead Strike because it seems like the most complete ride of three, or at least the one I will enjoy the most because it *appears* to have some launching, some airtime moments, some drops and some curves, and lasts more than 30 seconds (compared to MaxxForce).

In terms of which "launch" are you most excited about, the obvious answer is Maxx Force -- by a landslide.

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Re: Battle of the 2019 Launch Coasters

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:40 pm

I'm surprised at least 62 people have voted on this. I mean....why?

He did say "for fun" so that should be kept in mind with this vote, yes?
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Re: Battle of the 2019 Launch Coasters

Postby 9Armgeddon4 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:48 pm

My vote (even though I'm not actually going to vote) goes to Maxx Force. Now out of all the launch coasters opening next year I think Dual Dragons is the most interesting one.

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Re: Battle of the 2019 Launch Coasters

Postby Shut It Down » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:08 pm

Out of curiosity, what launch is Maxx Force beating for fastest acceleration in the US? Is it Xcelerator?

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Re: Battle of the 2019 Launch Coasters

Postby JG-77 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:13 pm

^According to this website (whose accuracy I don't guarantee), Kingda Ka is currently the fastest accelerating ride in North America.
1. El Toro :airtime: 2. El Toro :airtimer: 3. El Toro :airtime: 4. El Toro :airtimer: --- I'm not good at ranking...

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Re: Battle of the 2019 Launch Coasters

Postby coasterbill » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:21 am

All rides look awesome but I feel like Maxx Force is intriguing in the sense that it's a total wildcard. We sort of know what we're going to get with the other two. That doesn't make it the "best" but it's definitely the most interesting one to follow.

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Re: Battle of the 2019 Launch Coasters

Postby hoppedup » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:23 am

I'm most excited about Copperhead Strike because it is at my home park and the only one I will definitely ride in 2019. And I love that Carowinds is getting a launch coaster. I like the anticipation and build-up from a lift hill, but there is something in the instant gratification of a launch that I really like. As someone who almost exclusively rides coasters, it will be great to have something with re-ride potential other than Fury, Intimidator, and Afterburn.

That said, Maxx Force looks to be more intense, so I might try to squeeze SFGam in on the second trip of 2019.

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Re: Battle of the 2019 Launch Coasters

Postby robbalvey » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:28 am

I can only take so much...
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