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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:16 am

You're right, but it would be so... so ugly. And since the park is slowly improving I'd like to see them fix up their current ridiculously ugly path before they add more ridiculously ugly paths that people will then complain about.

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Postby Highridin » Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:14 pm

Bad thing is that they will probably do the new path perfect, and leave the old one as is...lol
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Password121 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:16 pm

I was at the park for a good while today. Overall it was a good day; more crowded than I expected for a Monday, but nothing too ridiculous. One train ops on all coasters, Superman, Batwing, and Wild One could have befitted from two train operations greatly.
Noticed some retracking on Wild One, which was running fairly well. Superman was hauling today, greyed out in the first helix for a few seconds.

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Highridin » Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:40 pm

Didn't notice it. I'm stopping by the park on Wednesday or Thursday to see how the new rib platter is (I have the meal pass). Nothing like living less than 3 minutes from the park. All coasters seem like they are hauling right now. Hope they stay the same. Also didn't get head or neck destroyed on Roar or Mind eraser (that's a first for the latter). Wonder what's going on with JJ? Going to check it out.
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Oryp » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:16 pm

Password121 wrote:Jokers Jinx was down today. I walked around the perimeter and noticed it was actually missing about 2/3 of a support on the backside, with the base of the support in the ground and the top portion suspended in the air, clamped by what appeared to be a ratcheting rope or band of sorts. Honestly I've never seen something like this before. It looked like it was forcefully removed (not clean) from the footer, which was very easily visible from the path to Superman. Anyone have more info? I can't imagine this is a quick fix by any means.


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There were some straps around the top of the support and the one next to it.
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Here's the footer end. Oof.
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterkid124 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:06 am

^Woah... That doesn't look good at all. It doesn't seem like the support was torch cut by hand. Sometimes when coasters get older, in high stress sections the fasteners get a little bit loose and need tightening. It might be possible that one sheared off and the weight of the support caused it to collapse like that. They will probably need to get a new one and inspect the rest of the bolts.
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:07 am

Or maybe it's going to another park?
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterkid124 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:11 am

Rollercoaster Rider wrote:Or maybe it's going to another park?


That's probably not it. In normal deconstruction, normally the highest points of the coaster are taken apart first (usually track). Not only that, but the support wouldn't be cut like that. It would just be unfastened from the footer.
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby mike541x » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:28 am

Honestly I'm not surprised. I remember two summers ago, my friends and I were watching Joker's Jinx and couldn't help but notice how much that support shook every time a train went through the cobra roll.

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:39 am

Yea you can kiss Joker's Jinx goodbye until July at the very least.
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