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 Review of Roar @ Six Flags America
2 Rating Posted by: BobFunland on 9/8/2006 12:29:00 PM
Roar is a very good wooden roller coaster. An older GCII with the PTC trains, it has held up pretty well - between this and the Wild One, SFA does something right with their wood. The ride holds all of the characteristics of a GCII coaster - not much air, but some; beautiful structure; wild ride filled with laterals and banked turns. I honestly think the ride is probably better off with the PTCs than the Flyers because the airtime that it does have would be pretty much lost with the Millennium Flyers, as it just wasnt designed for that. It did ride pretty bumpy but not painful rough, and certainly tolerable. I really enjoyed Roar and having the station deserted was a bonus.

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coasterf42 on 9/8/2006 7:06:02 PM said:
Even though you say that the Flyers would ruin the airtime, you do think that Thunderhead has tons of it, right?
Timberman on 9/9/2006 4:14:00 PM said:
Nice review, BobFunland. I hope to be riding this coaster in a couple of weeks. Any Six Flags park that takes care of its wooden coasters deserves some credit.
Hercules on 9/9/2006 9:17:37 PM said:
^^ It all depends on the design when it comes down to it. And I dont think that B. Fun thinks that there is TONS of air on Thunderhead, just the right amount. GCII rides arent really designed to be filled with air. Though, I do believe that some are better designed to have PTC trains and others are better equipped for the Millennium Flyers. - Anyway, I dont really feel Roar that much. It just doesnt flow IMO.
BobFunland on 9/10/2006 11:45:59 AM said:
I would say that Thunderhead has a good amount in quantity alone - probably 10-15 times you are popped out of your seat, but none of them are powerful or anything like that. I found that on both Gwazi and Roar there were a couple of pretty solid airtime moments but less in quantity than a Thunderhead or KY Rumbler.
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