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Mountain Coasters - Coasters or NOT?

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Postby CoasterRiderSC on June 14th, 2017, 1:03 pm
I rode the Ski Mountain Coaster at Ober Gatlinburg last week. While rcdb.com lists it on their site I'm still struggling with whether it's a coaster or not. What does everyone thinlk?
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on June 14th, 2017, 1:16 pm
Alpine slides are not credits while alpine coasters are. They run on a track and are gravity powered.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on June 14th, 2017, 1:25 pm
^ I did both at Ober Gatlinburg. The Ski Mountain Coaster (aka Alpine coaster) was just OK. I was kind of mad that I shelled out $30 for both me and my daughter to ride it 1x! An expensive coaster credit :)
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Postby Coaster Justin on June 14th, 2017, 6:21 pm
rcdb.com counts them
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Postby maxwellt on June 14th, 2017, 9:33 pm
My philosophy, if it's on rcdb, it's a credit

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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on June 14th, 2017, 11:18 pm
If I ever ride any I will but them on my credits.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on June 15th, 2017, 12:36 pm
I think the thing I'm struggling with is that it's basically a SLED that you put on the track yourself! And you stop it with a handbrake.
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Postby FParker185 on June 15th, 2017, 9:00 pm
I've ridden a few but I don't count them. There is a good argument though to count em
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Postby CoasterCale on July 15th, 2017, 7:24 pm
I mean there used to be some coasters where operators would ride in between the cars and apply braking where necessary. Doesn't make them anyless of coasters.
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Postby FParker185 on July 16th, 2017, 12:45 am
Senic Railways which I've ridden a bunch of them, all have uphill track. On alpine coasters everything is eiher downhill or level to make it impossible to valley. Main reason I never count em
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