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Re: Best Merlin launch coaster

Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:22 pm

Agree with Luce, definitely Stealth
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Re: Best Merlin launch coaster

Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:02 pm

Stealth. End of.
 
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Re: Best Merlin launch coaster

Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:24 pm

You forgot Desert Racer but Stealth Wins hand down.
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Re: Best Merlin launch coaster

Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:35 pm

RollercoasterGEEK100 wrote:
You forgot Desert Racer but Stealth Wins hand down.

what park and is it merlin because the thread is called ''Best merlin launch coasters''
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Re: Best Merlin launch coaster

Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:21 pm

^ :no: omg..... Heide park and yes.......
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Re: Best Merlin launch coaster

Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:55 pm

Stealth is one of those rides that you'll never pull me away from when it has little or no queue (or without the promise of something better around the corner - something Thorpe is in short supply of), but that I would never wait more than 5 minutes for.

Rita: turd.

Desert Race: marginally better than Rita, but the same still applies.
 
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Re: Best Merlin launch coaster

Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:08 pm

Stealth, as it is very good coaster, even though it is quite short.
I don't rate Rita very highly at all to be honest, it's the worst coaster at Towers (in my opinion) and does very little for me bar the launch.
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Re: Best Merlin launch coaster

Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:48 pm

i enjoy both. each have different reason as to why i like them
 
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Re: Best Merlin launch coaster

Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:57 pm

I love Rita because the airtime is immense. But the launch, height and fear factor means my vote goes to stealth
 
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Re: Best Merlin launch coaster

Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:00 am

X/: no way out wrote:
RollercoasterGEEK100 wrote:
You forgot Desert Racer but Stealth Wins hand down.

what park and is it merlin because the thread is called ''Best merlin launch coasters''

Its in Heide Park.  :x
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Re: Best Merlin launch coaster

Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:57 pm

RollercoasterGEEK100 wrote:
X/: no way out wrote:
RollercoasterGEEK100 wrote:
You forgot Desert Racer but Stealth Wins hand down.

what park and is it merlin because the thread is called ''Best merlin launch coasters''

Its in Heide Park.  :x


It's identical to Rita........ and heide park is a merlin park :)
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Re: Best Merlin launch coaster

Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:07 pm

DeanGaryCox wrote:
RollercoasterGEEK100 wrote:
X/: no way out wrote:
RollercoasterGEEK100 wrote:
You forgot Desert Racer but Stealth Wins hand down.

what park and is it merlin because the thread is called ''Best merlin launch coasters''

Its in Heide Park.  :x


It's identical to Rita........ and heide park is a merlin park :)


It's not identical to Rita
 
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Re: Best Merlin launch coaster

Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:10 pm

danny.g97 wrote:
DeanGaryCox wrote:
RollercoasterGEEK100 wrote:
X/: no way out wrote:
RollercoasterGEEK100 wrote:
You forgot Desert Racer but Stealth Wins hand down.

what park and is it merlin because the thread is called ''Best merlin launch coasters''

Its in Heide Park.  :x


It's identical to Rita........ and heide park is a merlin park :)


It's not identical to Rita


In what way is it not identical to Rita? :?
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Re: Best Merlin launch coaster

Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:16 pm

There an airtime hill at the end that has trims/brakes on and then an over banked curve on desert racer. Rita is just brake and a normal turn into the station. Watch the pov's and you'll see
 
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Re: Best Merlin launch coaster

Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:36 pm

Stealth as I rode Rita after stealth, the launch felt like a normal coaster drop, but flat. :| All it gives me is a lot of headbanging. :L Stealth is good as the airtime hill is great, also seeing the ORP's after!
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Re: Best Merlin launch coaster

Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:30 pm

^^ For the record, Desert Race is a slightly re-profiled Rita clone. The shaping of Desert Race's initial three airtime hills in particular I found was notably superior to Rita's - with the crest of the hill being relatively inline, before rotating riders around their heartline in 0g, eliminating the original's infamous violent lateral-induced headbanging. For this reason, the final non-braked airtime hill (a dead spot on Rita) becomes the best aspect of Desert Race's layout for me. :)

This is of course in addition to the aforementioned updated post-brake section.
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Re: Best Merlin launch coaster

Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:02 pm

I voted for Stealth, simply because it has the bigger thrill factor. I love coming off and wanting to run back round and do it all again!
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Re: The Best Merlin Coaster

Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:48 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIl-gipQeAU

Its a dive machine (like Oblivion) and has a water splash straight after the drop. Not sure if it is vertical. Looks really awesome!
 
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Re: The Best Merlin Coaster

Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:17 pm

There is actually construction pictures of the theming being built before it originally opened! The original mouth wasn't big enough for the tunnel, so for the first season the mouth was in the lake!

http://www.coasterforce.com/forums/view ... &start=504
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