You're probably familiar with steel coasters and wooden coasters. But did you know that there is a kind of coaster that combines elements of both? The rides feature a wooden structure with a unique type of steel track. You can learn about them in our feature, "What is a Hybrid Wooden and Steel Roller Coaster?"
They are uniformly wonderful rides. But some are better than others. Let's count down the top hybrid wooden and steel coasters.
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It climbs 179 feet, drops 171 feet at a precarious 81 degrees, and reaches a wild top speed of 70 mph. Oh, and did I mention that it races aside, atop, and into a stunning limestone quarry wall? When it was known simply as Rattler, it was a miserable all-wood coaster. After Six Flags transformed it in 2013 to the hybrid Iron Rattler, it catapulted to coaster greatness.
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Six Flags took another one of its aging wooden coasters, the Cyclone, and gave it a hybrid makeover. The result? It went from wicked rough to wicked awesome. We give it 4 stars (out of 5). It's wicked awesome.
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Now you know which hybrid coasters are the best. Are you ready for more?