Home > New Jersey > Six Flags Great Adventure > Nitro > Review Comments

 Review of Nitro @ Six Flags Great Adventure
3 Rating Posted by: RCGenius on 8/4/2007 6:56:00 AM
The first coaster I got on for the day & the 2nd best coaster at the park by far. What made this ride even betters that it only had a one-train wait. I love the color scheme it has going on with the yellow, blue & pink combo. Anyway, the T-bar restraints are awesome as my feet were freely hanging a little bit above the floor creating a free-gliding experience. Nitro has an amazing scaling height at 230 whichs also a pleasurable feature as I was able to see the whole park from that height. After enjoying the view came the 215 drop at 68 degrees. The first hill was awesome as it gave me a good amount of butterflies in my stomach as it was plummeting at 80 m.p.h. As we approached the second hill which led to a twisting drop, I couldnt help but gaze towards the turnaround. For some reason, I enjoy terrain coasters more than compact ones as youre going away from the station at a great distance. The turnaround at the end was intense & after a few more drops came the hammerhead layout. Lots of lateral Gs will be circulating around your body as youre whipped from left to right & right to left. There are MCBRs, but that didnt slow down the ride by much as the camelback hills toward the station pack a wallop with more floater air. The final hill at the end gets me in the stomach every time as its drops bigger than the rest, & now its come to an end. Nitros definitely one explosive coaster & the best hyper Ive been on by far. In fact, it was my first B&M hyper too, so that was an added credit. Nitro, like all the other B&M coasters at Six Flags, is freakishly smooth & extremely re-rideable. I rode it twice that day & wasnt disappointed at all. The drops are crazy & even though the layout, with the exception of the hammerhead, is somewhat basic, the experiences pure fun & thrilling. I highly recommend going on this ride if youre a huge fan of big drops & decent floater air. While it doesnt showboat the ejector air that El Toro has, I still wouldnt take this wild thing lightly.

Review Comments

Timberman on 8/4/2007 6:37:06 PM said:
RCGenius, Ive enjoyed reading your impressions of GrAdv and its remarkable coaster collection. This is another in a series of good reviews. I use to be a diehard SF season pass holder, and reading your reviews reminds me why.
ginzo on 8/5/2007 12:47:45 AM said:
I smell a closet B&M fanboy.
RCGenius on 8/5/2007 5:53:44 AM said:
Wrong. In case you havent read any of my other reviews & TRs, I love wooden coasters than steel coasters. Its the out-of-control feeling I like about them so much & the fact that every ride experiences going to be different. Steel coasters are all computerized & highly advanced in technology, whilst woodies get rougher over the years, which thereby changes the rides character. BTW, thanks for the nice comment Timberman & its coming from someone who I thinks the master of making amazing coaster reviews.
ginzo on 8/5/2007 9:27:19 AM said:
Actually, my comment was directed towards Timbers, not you. And steel coasters change over the years as well, just not to the acute degree that woodies do.
Timberman on 8/5/2007 4:11:07 PM said:
"I smell a closet B&M fanboy."

Geez, just because youve experimented with steel doesnt make you bicoasteral.

ginzo on 8/5/2007 6:17:24 PM said:
Ha. Its OK. I agree with you about the quality of Great Adventures coaster collection. It gets my vote for best coaster collection in the US. Though there are a few larger parks that I havent hit yet. SFOT, for example.
Post Review Comment
You must login or create an account to post a review comment.

Clicky Web Analytics