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 Review of Cyclone @ Astroland
2 Rating Posted by: PeterD on 7/26/2005 9:57:00 AM
I must start off by saying that the Coney Island Cyclone is a classic for a reason. It holds the best first drop for any wooden coaster Ive ever been on. It is so steep that the laws of physics almost force you to stand as the train barrels down the first drop. Then the train tosses you into the heavily padded seats as you turn around and plummet to the ground again. After this, one of the best airtime hills ever created reaches its apex under the lift and really tosses you. Without a seatbelt stapling you to the bench, there is a major gap between you and the train. Thats a rare find these days. The cycle continues to throw you into and out of your seat. What makes the Cyclone so amazing to me is that every drop is so intense and the turns are so out-of-control, yet the ride still operates after so many years of high-quality service. On hot days, youll fly along its track. The Coney Island Cyclone is a “can’t miss” for anyone who considers themselves a coaster enthusiast.

Review Comments

mrceagle on 7/26/2005 12:36:57 PM said:
Great review. The Cyclone really is a wonder to behold. its suprisign that so few coasters over the years have been able to meats its quality of ride. Welcome to the site.
PeterD on 7/27/2005 9:33:04 AM said:
Thank you for the welcoming. Ive always considered this a great site in which you can see many opinions for almost every ride. I figured that since Ive been using the site that I needed to contribute.
mrceagle on 7/27/2005 12:18:51 PM said:
Always good to have some fresh blood. keeps things form getign stale. not to mention its good to see some east coast posters. sites kinda packed by Cali posters.
jdale on 11/16/2005 7:24:37 PM said:
Funny. Barrels down the first drop. I didnt know wood coasters could do barrel rolls down a first drop. LOL
larrygator on 11/16/2005 11:41:33 PM said:
Peter D - good assessment!

For jdales benefit.
Barrel: Slang. An act or instance of moving rapidly,

definition courtesy of dictionary.com
mrceagle on 11/17/2005 12:49:47 AM said:
Its a good review at least give him the respect of responding to the quality.
bumprnugit on 11/17/2005 9:55:01 AM said:
Having ridden the Cyclone again this past year after a long absence reminded me how truly great this coaster is; however I really dont recall airtime on the hill by the lift. It seems more like your being bucked out of your seat rather than experiencing negative gs (I distinguish the two as separate, but equal experiences), but I think this is one of the only coasters I have never ridden hands up the full circuit in the last seat. You did say "airtime" though, not "negative gs", so I think I am only debating this with myself. Anyhow, it really is an intense, life-affirming experience. Nice review, keep em coming. larrygator - I too felt compelled to comment on jdales "barrel" reference, but didnt want to dignify it with a response.
mrceagle on 11/17/2005 11:42:42 AM said:
Its Egectore air As aposed to Floater air. there is a deforence but its still caused by negitave Gs
bumprnugit on 11/17/2005 2:23:48 PM said:
I dont want to get into a long discussion about this, but negative gs are not a cause, but an effect. When a plane is diving faster then you would freefall, the experience is that of weightlessness, i.e. negative gs. Being catapulted up into the air IMO is not quite the same, although your ass still leaves the seat. By the way mrc, it took me a while to figure out what your were saying; you would really benefit from spellcheck ................................ (in case you edit your post; I think its pretty funny!)............ "Posted by mrceagle on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 11:42:42 AM
Its Egectore air As aposed to Floater air. there is a deforence but its still caused by negitave Gs"
mrceagle on 11/18/2005 12:15:55 PM said:
I Not going to contest this. I know its an effect I sust stated ut wrong. What I was getting at is that both are do to that change you mentioned. The Floating air if froma gradual change int car as abosded to the suden change. I injoy both and as for a would they wouldnt be good without them.
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