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Why Not Be Impulsive?

Why Not Be Impulsive?  The impulse coaster is a model manufactured by Intamin, inverted and featuring multiple launches.   There are currently five installations in the USA: Vertical Velocity at Six Flags Great... Read More...

Why Not Go Rogue?

Photo by John Patterson Actually, maybe rogue is the wrong word. Why offend, if you would really just want to go your own way? Perhaps, you are more of a maverick. This 2007 Intamin terrain-hugging LSM laun... Read More...

Why Not Take a Dive?

Photo by John Patterson Opened in 2016, Valravn at Cedar Point is the world's tallest Bolliger & Mabillard Dive Machine roller coaster.  Only 1 of 3 Dive Machines in the U.S., Valravn was a welcome and ... Read More...

Why Not Revolt?

Photo by John Patterson Ok, ok, I don't mean revolt as in acting out because you don't want to actually ride this brute.  Rather, I merely want to point out that the Corkscrew at Cedar Point was themed in h... Read More...
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Why Not Go Floorless?

If you enjoy the feeling of having your feet dangling freely, but don't care for the reduced visibility of overhead track on inverted rides, perhaps floorless coasters like Rougarou are the thing for you. Th... Read More...

Why Not Get Suspended?

Photo by John Patterson No, not from work or school, but from some classic Arrow steel track!  The Bat at Kings Island, opened in 1994 (not too be confused with the similarly named but ultimately failed ear... Read More...

Why Not Go Big?

Photo by John Patterson Banshee at Mason, Ohio's Kings Island was introduced as the world's longest inverted coaster.  Aside from any record-breaking facts toted at its introduction, in person, this new-for... Read More...

Why Not Take a Flight?

Photo by John Patterson Firehawk at Kings Kings Island is one of three of Vekoma's Flying Dutchman roller coasters in the U.S.  Originally painted green and black and named X-Flight, this flying coaster onc... Read More...