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 Review of XLR-8 @ Six Flags Astroworld
0 Rating Posted by: BobFunland on 8/12/2001 10:10:00 PM
This was a weak example of an already-weak genre of roller coasters. With a neme like "Accelerate" (get it, XLR-8 ), one would think there would be some acceleration but the ride is painfully slow and sluggish at best. This was the first successful suspended coaster (the Bat doesnt count ), but sadly, it will see its final days of operation next month. While its sad to see it go in a historical way, I am at least glad that XLR-8 wouldnt be passed down to another park as a "new coaster"/

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WAR2174 on 4/26/2005 11:09:14 AM said:
Add points! Its a 4, it must suck pretty bad to get points added and still be that low.
BobFunland on 4/26/2005 2:49:23 PM said:
Well, if you look I updated the score recently without updating the review. It was originally an 8 I think, but I will wait till I ride again to re-do the review, but I do now know that it is the worst of the suspendeds that Ive been on, so I wanted to readjust accordingly
WAR2174 on 4/26/2005 3:48:12 PM said:
Yeah, I saw it was pretty old, I didnt know what was updated. But still, to go from 8 to 4 is pretty bad. It must be pretty weak.
BobFunland on 4/26/2005 4:19:35 PM said:
XLR8 is such an oxymoron in the case of this ride. It really as weak, but, to be fair, looking back, it was my 10th coaster, so an 8 didnt mean all that much as it would now that Ive been on a few more
larrygator on 4/26/2005 6:11:04 PM said:
all suspended are weak! Did I ever mention my idea of a spinning suspended coaster?
BobFunland on 4/26/2005 7:07:07 PM said:
I thought Ninja was kinda fun LOL Yes, you did, and it sounds pretty interesting. Id like to see a concept design... You should see the idea I have in the works. Yall will love it, but I havent had time to sit down and do some real designing. Once I do Ill post it, but I think I have come up with one hell of a ride myself.
BobFunland on 5/1/2005 1:28:43 PM said:
Larry, Caripro beat you to it
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