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Talon, Steel Force or Hydra?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:59 pm
by djw44
Thinking back to better times for the park, of the three major new Cedar Fair coaster installations, which was your favorite? Steel Force, Talon or Hydra?

It is a tough call for me between Steel Force and Talon. I like Steel Force for it being a classic but Talon is the more thrilling ride. Tough call. I think I give the edge to Talon though.

Re: Talon, Steel Force or Hydra?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:31 pm
by Yoshi
I think Talon is a better coaster and my favorite ride in the park so I voted for that but I think Steel Force made more on an impact on the park sort of putting it on the map I guess since it was the first hyper coaster on the East Coast.

Re: Talon, Steel Force or Hydra?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:33 pm
by djw44
Steel Force is so much fun though! It is so relaxing, it is almost like the Gemini of the park with how much fun and relaxing it is.

Re: Talon, Steel Force or Hydra?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:04 pm
by N_Dub04Gli
Tough choice but Talon gets my vote. SF is great too but Talon is so intense that it is hard not to pick it. If Hydra were a little smoother, it may have also been a consideration for me...

Re: Talon, Steel Force or Hydra?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:15 am
by nathanaelerik
I put in the single Hydra vote. I dont understand the general dislike hydra gets. I LOVE it, though overall out of the three Im not sure which Id choose..

Re: Talon, Steel Force or Hydra?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:34 am
by N_Dub04Gli
No dislike comes from me. It just is not my fav and over the past few years it has become a little rough. It would be a solid coaster all around if it were smoother.

There must be something funny about that ground. Maybe it is an ancient curse that will make any coaster that resides there, rough. Hmmm...

Re: Talon, Steel Force or Hydra?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:57 pm
by Yoshi
The rattling/vibration is annoying to me and I don't like how most of the ride is inversion after inversion. I don't think it's a bad ride but of the 14 B&M coasters I have ridden it is my least favorite and I like Bizarro at Great Adventure a lot more.

Re: Talon, Steel Force or Hydra?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:21 pm
by Christina87
bumping another old topic, but Steel Force is my favorite coaster that I've ever been on. Steel or wooden

Re: Talon, Steel Force or Hydra?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:24 am
by dorneyparkrules
For me Steel Force all the way even know that Talon is a close second then Hydra

Re: Talon, Steel Force or Hydra?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:48 pm
by Hooky965
I'm with those who don't get the Hydra hate. I personally don't feel that the ride is rough, but then again, I rode Herc a fair amount back in the day and perhaps my sensory perception might have been somewhat altered by those experiences. I think that Hydra, when ridden up front, is a great experience.

As far as the other two, I too love SF and genuinely appreciate what it represented as well, but I have to give my nod to Talon as being the top of the list. It can stand tall with virtually any top rails out there, and it has a unique and intense layout. It's also an absolute rush to ride at any part of the train.