Carowinds Hurler Up-Front Info
- Type of coaster: Wood
- Thrill Scale (0=Wimpy!, 10=Yikes!): 6
Typical wood coaster thrills
- Height: 83 feet
- Top speed: 50 mph
- Track length: 3157 feet
- Height requirement: 48 inches
- Ride time: 2:00 minutes
Great wood coasters provide rough and tumble rides (but not too rough) combined with soaring bouts of airtime. Hurler is not a great wood coaster (at least when I rode it in 2010). The nondescript ride goes through its circuit without offering more than a hiccup of airtime. And the ride is a tad too rough (in a bad-rough kind of wood coaster way). It's a good thing that Hurler includes seat dividers, or seat-mates would be constantly hurling into one another.
Ride warriors don't mind enduring a bit of an assault on their internal organs when coasters deliver the goods. Hurler, however, delivers little more than a boring race to the finish.