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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby TXman308 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:20 pm

I don't remember Rattler being that bad, especially with the topper track on the first big turn, though I agree that the triple helix is a pretty boring element. But then again I didn't think Mean Streak was that painful so... :?r

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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby texcoaster » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:08 pm

I ride Rattler once a year on my first visit.
I queue for the front seat. They aren't assigned seats (at least not when I've been there), they just have an attendant counting how many people go in to the seat lanes and shutting off the line when it's full. It's not uncommon to see a 2-3 train wait for the front.
It's possible they've changed the policy since I was there last month, though.

Anyway, I thought it was actually running much smoother this year, mainly because of the topper track on the horseshoe cliff turn. It used to have some naaaaaaasty lateral jackhammering there in addition to the regular jackhammering.

There needs to be an Iron Horse makeover on it. Bigtime.

As I read the description of your ride on Rattler, I thought, "wow, that's how I felt on Son of Beast!" (except for the dreading it going up the lift... I was actually looking forward to SOB until about halfway down the first drop)

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Postby vacoaster09 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:13 am

I will say this once... and leave at that... take it how you want it...
RATTLER 2013!!! NTAG Who?... Just wait. ;)
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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby alpengeist04 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:53 am

I was at SFFT 2 weeks ago and they were assigning seats on Rattler. I must say that the coaster sucked a$$ on so many levels. It now is dead last on my coaster list and I will never ride it again unless it gets the NTAG treatment. ...On a positive note, I enjoyed the rest of the coasters in the park.

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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby ernierocker » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:09 am

vacoaster09 wrote:I will say this once... and leave at that... take it how you want it...
RATTLER 2013!!! NTAG Who?... Just wait. ;)


That really wouldn't be that surprising going by the success of NTAG. The rumors pretty much immediately started up about Rattler and RMC as soon as NTAG opened.

They really could do some amazing things with the available terrain.
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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby vacoaster09 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:39 am

Pay attention to that article about where RMC is trying to take their rides... then apply to Rattler 2013...

"According to Rocky Mountain, “We will be building cars we think will be revolutionary for the industry.” They go on to state that the combination of their new track and cars will be able to allow a wooden coasters to perform inversions, a feat no one has tried since Son of Beast at Kings Island."

Based on what we've seen so far from the SDC installation, I don't see that ride having inversions. Thus by process of elimination, I am hard pressed to believe that Rattler will be the ride to take on this feat.
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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:49 am

My vote goes for them squeezing in the dive off the cliff post-MCBR and a loop that leads straight into the quarry tunnel. Get themselves the inversion 'record' and a one-of-a-kind ride in the entire world! [/dream]

But in all reality, from IAAPA we know that RMS is doing an original project (SDC) and another full Iron Horse makeover for 2013. And I would imagine that Six Flags is holding the reigns to that other project considering how well NTAG did. So now it's just a waiting game to see which park is getting it...
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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby vacoaster09 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:55 am

But even with a full iron horse make-over they can still put in a loop.
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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:00 am

Oh, I know - that's more or less why I brought it up! I just meant that I don't expect a loop. But if it happens, you heard it here first!
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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby Jakizle » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:49 pm

Yeah, Rattler as it is now won't be around for very long me thinks ;)

But it will be very interesting to see what they do with it!!! Can't wait.

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