Nitro
Website: Six Flags Great Adventure Homepage
Ride Type: Steel Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.6708
TPC Overall Rank: #19 out of 2899 rides.
Reviews: 180
Last Review: 6/28/2012 1:07:00 PM
In User Top 10: 278 times.
User Tracker Count: 294 times.
 

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5 Rating
+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up psu_dude on 4/1/2008 1:06:00 PM - User's Top Ride #5
Nitro is just one of those coasters that has to be ridden and experienced to fully appreciate how great it is. This B&M hyper absolutely blew me away during my visit to Great Adventure, and I rode this coaster more than any other one (El Toro ran a close second, but it had longer lines, so Nitro won out in terms of total rides). Nitro is a wonderful blend of everything that makes hypercoasters such a blast - it has towering height, blazing speed, great forces, and mammoth airtime. The airtime is mostly floater, but thats cool with me because there are copious amounts of it! The 215-foot or so first drop is incredible, and from the back seat there is a gigantic jolt of airtime that is actually more ejector than floater. The second curving drop is sick, and one of the coolest drops Ive been on. The next hill is great and the turn around is forceful, followed by more hills with solid airtime. The helix turn into the mid-course brakes is great as well, and the finale bunny hills are executed with pinpoint precision. Nitro is just an absolute blast from beginning to end, and it never lets up. This was my first B&M hyper, and I can see why they are so popular! Nitro has it all, including an awesome setting that winds back into the marshy woods that are so secluded from the rest of the park. That adds to the thrill, especially at night. When in Jackson at this Six Flags, Nitro is without a doubt a must-ride. It delivers the goods with an all-out fun ride chalked full of the winning ingredients that make up one stellar hypercoaster!

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up T-Rex on 12/1/2007 12:46:00 PM - User's Top Ride #8
This is the best B&M Ive been on. The first drop was very steep and provided incredible air-time, as did all of the following hills. The ride was glass smooth too, like all B&Ms.

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up shag9004 on 11/5/2007 9:00:00 PM
Date Ridden : June of 2007 on our Top 10 Coaster Trip. Times Ridden - 2 with 1 being in the third from the front seat and one in the very back seat. Nitro was our first stop on our trip up the east coast this past June and was not a disappointment. The weather was horrible when we got there at park opening but within a couple of hours all the rides were up and running. We got two rides in on this B and M monster and if you want a detailed ride account let me suggest the review posted by PhantomNik down a little from this post. Of the three great B and M hypers Ive been on (not rode Raging Bull yet and am pumped to be able to ride Behemoth next year at Canadas Wonderland), Nitro is the most forceful/intense. As I stated earlier, I like Apollos Chariot more for theming and Goliath in Georgia more for pure airtime but the big sweeping turns of Nitro, the camelbacks at the end, and the signature hammerhead turn make Nitro a worthy ride of any coaster enthusiast. I would have liked to have gotten a few more rides in but time was our enemy so we had to be satisfied with only a couple. I did notice that Nitro is beginning to show its age a bit. The seats that I sat in had lots of horrid looking water spots (I guess or something worse) and the t-shaped lap bars in the back seat were missing huge chunks of foam as if someone had taken a bite out of them. I only hope that my home park in GA will upkeep their B and M hyper a little better. I still cannot say that any part of the ride itself was a disappointment. NItro delivers a great ride for those of you who like these super-smooth state of the art thrill machines. It gets a solid 9 from me.

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up degener8 on 10/20/2007 11:17:00 PM - User's Top Ride #5
It is amazing, takes your breath away literally. The best part is the helix followed by the multiple amazing bunny hops where you get airtime. Many quick turns too.

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up ElTorobaby on 8/4/2007 11:28:00 AM - User's Top Ride #3
Although i like ejector air time better then floater air time, Nitro is still a great ride. I rode it once in the 2nd to back and once in the 2nd to front. And a bunch of times somewhere in the middle. The back definetely gives the more intense ride, which, the first time i rode Nitro i was in the 2nd to back and on the upward helix before the brakes the lateral gs were so intense that i b;acked out for a bit. (Which is funny cause when i "woke" i still had my hands up and we were at the brake run, which is why i think they have those brakes) By the way, this is the only coaster ive blacked out on out of all the casters ive ridden, i only did it once and coasters have to be pretty intense for me to black out, thats why this is my #3 favorite coaster.
1st drop- Fun, feeling the wind through your hands, then comes the 2nd drop, pretty fun, decent air time. Then into another hill and a cammelhead turn (I think thats what its called) Then one more big hill before the upward helix and then comes the bunny hops, which, i remmber getting above average air on. Overall, this is a fun coaster but el toro is the best at SFGADV

5 Rating
+3 Rating Rate Down Rate Up RCGenius on 8/4/2007 6:56:00 AM - User's Top Ride #3
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.

4 Rating
+3 Rating Rate Down Rate Up 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)

4 Rating
-3 Rating Rate Down Rate Up millforce on 5/17/2007 11:38:00 PM
Good, solid ride but not as thrilling as MF. Just doesnt seem as fast for whatever reason.

5 Rating
+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up biosciking on 2/4/2007 5:46:00 PM - User's Top Ride #6
I would argue (as Im sure would most) that Intamin is the king of hypercoasters. However, there is a lot to be said for B&M hypers as well. While Intamin is all about the speed and airtime, B&M seems to provide a more relaxed (yet surprisingly no less thrilling) experience. Nitro is so unbelievably smooth and comfortable that you might think youre riding your easy chair around the track. The seat is very contoured, the lap bar is snug but not at all restricting, and your feet are able to dangle freely a bit. I even enjoyed the lift hill, as it gives plenty of time to look around, take in the view of Great Adventure, and realize how high youre getting. The first drop, to me the best part of coaster riding, is absolutely wonderful. Its very tall, steep, and fast, and you have so much freedom with just the lap bar to let your arms and legs go. I have ridden Apollos Chariot quite some time ago, and though it was my favorite ride at Busch Gardens, Im going to say that Nitro is even better. This, like Apollos, is a very sprawling coaster, but it has a few tighter twists and turns in addition that give it the edge. What I guess is being called the Hammerhead turn was very nice, as was the helix. But it truly is all the ups and downs that make this ride, like any good hypercoaster, what it is. From the huge ones toward the beginning to the little hops at the end (and I love how this provides a couple small dips followed by an even larger one to finish), Nitro delivers a breathtaking ride. Though its not quite as good as Superman at Six Flags Darien Lake, it does leap into the current spot as my favorite B&M.

3 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Got_it on 11/2/2006 5:09:00 PM
I just realized how bad my review was for this ride, so I will rewrite it.

After a very very disappointing ride on Rolling Thunder I headed over to what would be my first B&M hyper. Keep in mind that I had already ridden SM:ROS at SFNE. So I boarded the train seating 4 abreast, which I thought was cool. What I liked about this ride is that the trains are very "open-air" Intiman is the total opposite, they pack you in. I remember really liking the helix, but that was it, after the MCBR the ride was way to slow offering no air time. I dont understand why companies like B&M and Morgan always put their MCRBs too low to the ground, the point of one is to make the ride better, by allowing for 3 train operation and making a shorter wait time, not ruining the rest of the ride and still only running 2 trains. I just dont think it is as great as people say it is, just like a lot of the rides at SFGAV.

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