Nemesis: General Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by skyscraper, 26th Oct 2019.

  1. Altonadvocate1

    Altonadvocate1 TowersStreet Member

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    Wins for Icon

    Length
    Airtime

    Wins for Nemmie

    Intensity
    Intimidation
    Landscaping
    Music
    Fun (this one's close)
    Sustained G forces
    Uniqueness

    I love them both, but Nemmie hands down.
     
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  2. RoyJess

    RoyJess TowersStreet Member

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    Oblivion? Valhalla? or Apocalypse?
    Blasphemy! :eek:

    Which ever is the better, Nemesis is and always will be a true classic

    Nemesis is a real iconic ride....

    .....the only thing iconic about Icon is just its name o_O
     
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  3. Jb85

    Jb85 TowersStreet Member

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    as ever there is only one way to find out - set up a poll on here
     
  4. Matt N

    Matt N TowersStreet Member

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    A poll on here is certainly a sound idea, but I'm not so sure about that; the active membership of TowersStreet ultimately represents an absolutely microscopic proportion of the people who visit Alton Towers, so any poll conducted on here perhaps wouldn't be quite as accurate as if a larger poll was conducted on a larger proportion of visitors to the park, for example.
     
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  5. skyscraper

    skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    Absolutely. We're an Alton Towers fansite, so 99 per cent of members would probably say Nemesis. :)
     
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  6. Jb85

    Jb85 TowersStreet Member

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    not necessarily....for me my favourite coaster is Thirteen. Although I appreciate nemesis’ greatness
     
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  7. Themeparksandy1981

    Themeparksandy1981 TowersStreet Member

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    I do wonder when it is time for Nemesis to leave will they remove Corkscrew track from the entrance area and replace it with a section of Nemesis as it was the start of the SW coasters.
     
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  8. Alsty

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    Corkscrew put the park on the map, so I'd say no.
     
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  9. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    Intimidation! Hahahaha. Can't really say nemesis is intimidating when it's in the same park as oblivion
     
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  10. Danny

    Danny TPWW's no.1 Fan

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    A park can have more than one intimidating ride. You can hear Nemesis roaring from in front of the Towers, let alone the noise it makes when you're stood outside it.
     
  11. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    If noise intimidates you then yes. It's the sheer size and height of oblivion that makes it intimidating
     
  12. Rob

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    That awkward moment where Oblivion is only 23ft taller than Nemesis..!

    Both coasters are intimidating in their own right.
     
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    Nemesis front row is better than any coaster I have been on
     
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    It's intimidating due to its theme and the general atmosphere around the ride (which has since been somewhat diminished by the presence of The Smiler!). Nemesis is without a doubt one still one of the best ride experiences of any coaster in the world (certainly a top 15), and someday when you've been further afield than Blackpool and Alton Towers you'll come to appreciate that @Ethan.
     
  15. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    I have. I've just been to Florida a week ago. Went to busch gardens, seaworld, universal and disney. And I'm afraid to say that all these coasters are better than nemesis:
    Kumba, montu, sheikra, mako and hagrids
     
  16. jon81uk

    jon81uk TowersStreet Member

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    A lot of those are longer than Nemesis but I've done Florida five times and personally still find Nemesis the better experience. Its the right combination of G-Force and inversions and length.
     
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    If you ride Nemesis frequently, I think it's easy to forget just how sensational it is.
     
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    Agreed. I am guilty of taking Nemesis for granted. I've ridden it so many times that I know it like the back of my hand, but that does also mean that it does not really blow me away all that often.

    But when you take a step back and think about it, there are not too many coaster that go pretty much bang, bang, bang, bang from start to finish without letting up.
     
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  19. TakeYourMedicine

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    Nemesis is great fun and a unique brilliant coaster. It doesnt have to be still on the pedestal of world class (whatever that really means) to still be super fun.
     
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    So close for me between Montu and Nemesis, nemesis definitely pulls above its height and length. Looking forward to trying Alpenghist next year to compare it
     
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