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 Review of Nitro @ Six Flags Great Adventure
3 Rating Posted by: CoastrGlxy on 6/11/2007 12:53:00 PM
Nitro is a popular hypercoaster that completes Six Flags Great Adventures trinity of top-notch roller coasters. Kingda Ka, El Toro, and Nitro make Great Adventure a must visit destination for coaster enthusiasts. Nitro has received the most praise of just about any roller coaster Six Flags has in their arsenal.

After the train leaves the station it takes an immediate swooping turn to the left. Then you begin your long, 23-story ascent. Great Adventure is a pretty large park, but luckily they gave Nitro its own wooded section. As you rise the lift hill you see only the bright yellow track and trees.

The first drop is a memorable 215 that results in a furious 80 mph at the bottom. This is followed by another hill, this time with a banked crest. This second hill offers a small pop of airtime and a 130 drop. More hills follow as you continue to rise up above the tree line only to drop back down to earth.

At the half-way point the train rises into the hammerhead turn. Its a raised heavily-banked u-turn. Its somewhat similar to the swooping turn around that follows Millennium Forces first drop. With its height and g-forces the hammerhead element is the highlight of the ride. Next, the train coasts over another smaller hill. Then the s-curve section which is fun, but forgettable. A pretty intense upward double helix is followed by a short brake run.

Immediately following the brakes you reach Nitros finale, a series of four small airtime hills. This is the same recipe B&M used to finish off Apollos Chariot. On Nitro however, the airtime is much less abundant. Thats my main problem with Nitro as a whole. Its a fun, smooth ride, with some large drops and exciting elements, but the airtime isnt as memorable or was non-existent. Nitro is still a great roller coaster that deserves the attention and accolades it receives. Final Rating - 9.0 (Excellent)

Review Comments

fergusonat on 6/11/2007 3:38:40 PM said:
Good review, and I agree entirely on Nitros weak finale
praxis on 6/11/2007 6:32:47 PM said:
Good review, though Ill note that 1) Id say SFGA has not 3 but 4 great coasters... dont forget Medusa; 2)I dunno if Nitro necessarily gets the most praise of any 6 Flags coaster. Here on TPC, El Toro is certainly feeling the love; many consider Superman: Ride of Steel (the New England version) to be a little better; heck, west coast folks might argue for X.
Hercules on 6/11/2007 11:38:39 PM said:
Certainly Nitro no longer gets a lot of praise. I think it is a forgotten coaster to tell you the truth.
hrrytraver on 6/12/2007 12:07:51 AM said:
i may as well bring some hate...no big damage cause im a known b&m hater as it is. nitro is a fine hyper - but sheesh, w/ el T in the house its seems downright watery. id rather get pounded and have my guts flicked upwards on air toro than glide and prance around on the yellow ballerina. nitro would own most coasters anywhere else, but el T is just muy loco. el T pwns KK too like david and goliath. idealistically, i feel that the superior ride will win out against stats in the end.
millforce on 6/12/2007 4:55:56 AM said:
Nitro is another slow B&M coaster! Intamin will always be faster, i love speed, we own and keep goin faster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RCGenius on 6/12/2007 5:42:49 AM said:
At least B&M make some of the most reliable coasters in the world, regardless of height & speed. Whenever Intamin goes for the tallest & fastest coaster record, what ends up happening? Poor maintenance because of its many mechanical problems. Whats the point in loving how fast a coaster is or how tall it is if you can only have a 50-50 chance in riding them, but you know that more than likely, you can ride B&M coasters anytime you want mostly.
millforce on 6/12/2007 7:39:19 AM said:
sad guy u r
Hercules on 6/12/2007 11:50:35 AM said:
"we own"??? Since when did you start working for Intamin?
ginzo on 6/12/2007 1:16:29 PM said:
"Since when did you start working for Intamin?"

Never. Intamin doesnt hire illiterate 12-year-olds. Im starting to notice a real pattern with the Cedar Point fanbois. Theyre all unlettered. I wonder whats up with that.
Hercules on 6/12/2007 3:30:59 PM said:
^ I noticed that 2 years ago.
CoastrGlxy on 6/12/2007 4:55:43 PM said:
Completely forgot the best steel coaster on the planet (S:ROS) is at a Six Flags. Sorry for the mental lapse. Okay, so Nitro is the number 2 most acclaimed (steel) coaster in SFs arsenal. Nitros been ranking on Mitchs Coaster Poll and the Golden Ticket Awards for years. In 2006 it was 7th in mitchs poll and 4th in the GTAs. X was 53rd in Mitchs poll and I havent seen it on the GTAs the last couple of years.
CoastrGlxy on 6/12/2007 5:06:31 PM said:
hrrytraver....El Toros my #3 coaster overall and Nitro isnt even in my top ten steel coasters. They arent comparable, but in GADVs lineup I would say El Toro, Kingda Ka, and Nitro are the 3 big draws. Medusas fun, but IMO is in the supporting cast category. And I love steel loopers and especially B&M steel loopers.
fergusonat on 6/12/2007 9:46:33 PM said:
Wow, ginzo...you just realized CP fanboys were retarded?
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