Oof. And there's me trying to be clever and looking a fool. :lol: ;) It was a UK first then! :P LOL, it's been a long time since I scoured the Internet and coaster sites looking for all the information and knowledge! A UK first! :( :P
To be fair, Ketchup (even though I have a new-found respect for you :lol:), the Revolution and Corkscrew are very different coasters. My fundamental point is...from what I hear from people like my parents etc, that when Corkscrew first made its appearance - it shocked people. Really! :shock: :o
Everyone has respect for Mr.Saucy! :P
I could see why it shocked people it was a unique ride at the time in the UK, and it was my first inverting coaster which I enjoyed when I was 7, but after riding major B&M's like Dueling Dragons and Montu the ride just lost it's fun, after riding superior rides you generally seem to find coasters like the Corkscrew have lost their touch. I admit at the time it opened it must of been atonishing seeing a coaster like that at a small UK park.
It's probally a reason why younger riders between the age of 7-10 seem to like the coaster so much as they haven't been on one of the marble smooth B&M's.
It was a stunning ride when it opened, but Nemesis just has a lot more things going for it due to the fact that it is a unique design and very smooth. It will stay popular longer than a coaster like the Corkscrew I reckon.