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Incredible Hulk Coaster Refurb

Discussion in 'Islands of Adventure' started by Brian G., Aug 14, 2015.

  1. gabe3235

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    I find the entire first half (minus the helix around the launch tunnel) to be great. It definitely dies after the midcourse, but the floaty corkscrew is still very fun (and I prefer it over both of the corkscrews on Kumba by miles).
     
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    Montu is still great but riding it before they added trim brakes before the batwing was truly an experience.
     
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    When it comes to air time and that feeling of weightlessness flying through the air I have never been a lot better coaster than Goliath at Six Flags Over Georgia. On its downhills it just seems to get a perfect speed. Mako is a great coaster but just a bit too fast for that perfect sensation.
     
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    Yes, I've never felt blood go entirely too my toes before, very strange sensation haha...That batwing can be intense without some trimming
     
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    Apollo's Chariot at BGW has great air time also. Love that coaster.
     
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    I felt the opposite way. The trim brakes made it more re-ride-able for me. The batwing taken at full speed was a bit too intense for my liking and I can only imagine the wear and tear on the structure without the trims.
     
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    It was great when I was young but I don't think I could really handle it now I'm quickly approaching my 30s.
     
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    Old? Talk about that when you're over 60. :lol:
     
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    What’s kind of odd is that my dad never went on coasters until he was into his 50s and probably has more stamina for them than me and my brother. Probably making up for lost time.
     
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    Better genes. ;):lol:
     
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    I’m my dads double. I tried one of those apps that makes you look older and it was so convincing that it was my dad that when I showed my mum, that’s who she thought it was.

    No coaster genes though, looks like I got my mums who thinks that the tea cups is too much.
     
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    0:48 that car flys through the brake run.


    1:07 the brake run is very noticeable.

    Edit: After the refurb the car goes through the elements faster, so I get why they put more force on the brake run.
     
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  13. Joe

    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hot Take: Apollo's Chariot is a great coaster to fall asleep on. That's the ride I think people think Gatekeeper is.
     
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    A little late but I just rode this coaster two days ago and I 100% disagree with this statement. It has some great floater airtime and you can even get good ejector in the back after the MCBR and on the last drop before the final brake run.
     
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    Let’s just chalk it up to being spoiled by Steel Vengeance lol
     
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    I couldn’t agree more- doing SV for the first time in about 10 days. Nothing beats the RMC Hybrids. They have zero theming whatsoever, but I’ve been on 4 and they’re the best coasters in the country. I’d rank them 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D.
     
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    Sorry to continue off topic, but I was slightly underwhelmed with the one RMC I've ridden (New Texas Giant). Fun ride, and I know it was the first, but I guess maybe it was overhyped to me, but I wasn't completely blown away. Should be riding SV sometime this month and it looks amazing so I'm hoping it meets/exceeds my expectations. We'll see if it can unseat Maverick as my favorite coaster...

    (Just for the record, I liked Texas Giant, I was just slightly underwhelmed, but that may have been caused by all the hype surrounding the ride/RMC.)
     
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    Lots of jealousy right here, right now. I hope to get up there in August to ride SV. I was originally hoping that they would give Mean Streak an El Toro treatment from Intamin with a new ride path. However, RMC made that idea old hat.
     
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    Maverick is still my #1 but Lightning Rod is my #2 and the other three RMC coasters I've rode are really close. They are really some of the best coasters out there. Now if we could only get RMC Gwazi.
     
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    Just got back from a week in Universal. Rode Hulk quite a few times. The on board audio was non existent. Only one time I was able to make it out (barely).

    Also, I’ve been riding this for years, and it seems like after the brake, the whole back half has gotten slower. Maybe it’s just my imagaination after years and years of riding, but it seemed a lot slower than usual
     

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