Your favourite non-Nemesis UK coaster

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  1. Matt N

    Matt N TowersStreet Member

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    Hi guys. Even though it's not my personal favourite UK coaster, I've noticed that from talking to a number of enthusiasts, Nemesis still seems to be the "general favourite" so to speak among enthusiasts in this country, so I'd be intrigued to know; what would your favourite UK coaster be if Nemesis didn't exist? What is your favourite non-Nemesis UK coaster?

    For some idea of context, Nemesis is presently my 3rd favourite UK coaster; here is my present UK top 5:
    1. Icon
    2. The Swarm
    3. Nemesis
    4. Wicker Man
    5. Nemesis Inferno
    If I were to extend to a UK top 10, it would look like this:
    1. Icon
    2. The Swarm
    3. Nemesis
    4. Wicker Man
    5. Nemesis Inferno
    6. Megafobia
    7. Stealth
    8. Galactica
    9. Oblivion
    10. Nickelodeon Streak
    So my answer to this question is Icon, which is my favourite UK coaster anyway. But what is your favourite non-Nemesis UK coaster?
     
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    You're right Matt. NEMMIE is my favourite, and there would be a huge gap between my first and second place. It's difficult to choose a second favourite, but here goes...

    Second - Smiler

    Joint thirds

    WIckerman
    Grand National
    Odyssey
    13
    Oblivion
    Icon

    It may seem a cop out, but I love them all...

    And my all time worst coaster... I'm looking at you, Hero!
     
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  3. Thameslink Rail

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    Am I the only person on this forum to prefer the Smiler to Nemesis?
    Anyway, my top 5
    1. The Smiler
    2. Pepsi Max Big One
    3. The Swarm
    4. Saw
    5. Oblivion
     
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  4. Ryan

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    This is a tough one! At the minute I think my top 5 would be this.

    1. Icon
    2. Wickerman
    3. The Smiler
    4. Oblivion
    5. Grand National

    But yeah, Nemesis would sit well and truly at the top for me, for so many reason - many personal memories, but also just for it's timeless quality.
     
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    Oblivion any day.
     
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    It's Stealth. 2 to 6 is is roughly this:

    2. Stealth
    3. Oblivion
    4. Icon
    5. Wicker Man
    6. Swarm
     
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    1. The Smiler
    2. Icon
    3. Wickerman
    4. Millenium
    5. Rage
     
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    Nemesis... Inferno! I just love inverts.
     
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    Icon for sure.
    At towers it’s Wicker Man!
     
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  10. Danny

    Danny TPWW's no.1 Fan

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    Stealth. Got to love a proper launch rather than a wind breeze push.
     
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    Stealth or Oblivion for me. Both short rides but both do exactly what they say on the tin and pack a real punch.

    It should have been Icon but BPB and Mack somehow messed up.
     
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    Galactica (without VR obviously)
    Wickerman
    Oblivion
    Icon
    Swarm
    Nemesis Inferno
    Megafobia
    Wipeout (really just for nostalgia reasons)
     
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    Megafobia, with a shout out to The Ultimate as well.
     
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    1) Vampire
    2)swarm
    3)Nemesis Inferno
    4)rattlesnake
    5)oblivion

    Not really a ride but use to love the action man thing at chessington as a kid
     
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