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^ I hear that ride will pull 3000 gs, be heavily themed, run 50 trains with 5 second dispatch intervals, use buzz bars as the only restraint, and be FILLED with extreme ejector airtime and mind-boggling inversions and other crazy track elements. It'll also get rough as hell and need retracking in its first month of operation. Cray cray!

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Although I really don't think YOLOcoaster's as small as everyone is making it out to be.

 

"It's not small, but it is very 'average.'"

 

Since when was 'average' being the first coaster of its kind to have two pieces of track stacked on top of one another? And while it may be 'average' in the sense of the number of elements it has, it is still a very unique ride that you can't find anywhere else. I mean really guys, SFMM puts in a new coaster essentially every year or every other year at the very least. Usually the parks that get the large Gatekeeper-esque coasters with the hefty $25 million pricetags are ones that go 4-5 seasons or more without a new major attraction. Fortunately for the folks who visit SFMM, they never have to go more than a season or two without a new ride. Unfortunately that means the rides they do get every year don't come anywhere near $25 million.

 

And let's be honest, this is exactly what people said about SUF before it opened. But once people actually rode it, they saw how awesome of a ride it really was for as small as it is.

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^ Track being built on top of each other is definitely a unique engineering feat, but does not in any shape add to the ride experience, just the overall outward appearance. YOLO!

 

Also, put my name on the list for parks that receive ONE GREAT coaster every 4 - 5 years vs 1 decent but forgettable coaster every other year.

 

While some of you coaster ho's may YOLO out and say it's all about quantity, I prefer my experience to be filled with quality. I mean after all YOLO and started from the bottom now we here, dats the *poop* I dont like, other cliche pop culture rap expressions I can throw into this with out any regard to its relevancy.

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Although I really don't think YOLOcoaster's as small as everyone is making it out to be.

 

"It's not small, but it is very 'average.'"

 

Since when was 'average' being the first coaster of its kind to have two pieces of track stacked on top of one another? And while it may be 'average' in the sense of the number of elements it has, it is still a very unique ride that you can't find anywhere else. I mean really guys, SFMM puts in a new coaster essentially every year or every other year at the very least. Usually the parks that get the large Gatekeeper-esque coasters with the hefty $25 million pricetags are ones that go 4-5 seasons or more without a new major attraction. Fortunately for the folks who visit SFMM, they never have to go more than a season or two without a new ride. Unfortunately that means the rides they do get every year don't come anywhere near $25 million.

 

And let's be honest, this is exactly what people said about SUF before it opened. But once people actually rode it, they saw how awesome of a ride it really was for as small as it is.

 

 

Launch,

Loop

Twist twist

Dive

Stop

Launch launch

Hill

Stop

 

....could easily be considered average.

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Although I really don't think YOLOcoaster's as small as everyone is making it out to be.

 

"It's not small, but it is very 'average.'"

 

Since when was 'average' being the first coaster of its kind to have two pieces of track stacked on top of one another? And while it may be 'average' in the sense of the number of elements it has, it is still a very unique ride that you can't find anywhere else. I mean really guys, SFMM puts in a new coaster essentially every year or every other year at the very least. Usually the parks that get the large Gatekeeper-esque coasters with the hefty $25 million pricetags are ones that go 4-5 seasons or more without a new major attraction. Fortunately for the folks who visit SFMM, they never have to go more than a season or two without a new ride. Unfortunately that means the rides they do get every year don't come anywhere near $25 million.

 

And let's be honest, this is exactly what people said about SUF before it opened. But once people actually rode it, they saw how awesome of a ride it really was for as small as it is.

And let's be honest, you're only posting to argue with people.

 

Stop.

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No complaints from me. Put me on the list of the park which gets a cool 'xtreme' coaster every other year. I don't mind the rides which are short, cause they usually pack a punch, and quite frankly my stomach and head probably wouldn't be able to take it if these rides were any longer! And to know Knotts Berry Farm, Disneyland, and Universal Studios are just about an hours away if I want a more relaxed family oriented atmosphere. All is missing is the great airtime giga coaster which seems to elude the West Coast, although hoping it finds its way in the near future at either SFMM or Knotts! But who am I kidding, SFMM all the way...GO BIG!

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Maybe they'll have a show in the new YOLO Land where we do a harlem shake and the gangham style dance?

 

Throw in the Curly Shuffle and the Batusi, and you have a winner!

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Has it become some sort of official rule on this thread to include the phrase "YOLO" every other post?

If so, carry on. I actually sort of want to see SFMM take note of this just to see their reaction.

In all seriousness, I actually really like the way this ride is turning out so far. Too bad it's so short time wise; this ride could have taken the time to intertwine with Goldrusher or something cool like that.

I guess it's still their decision, though.

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Maybe they'll have a show in the new YOLO Land where we do a harlem shake and the gangham style dance?

 

Throw in the Curly Shuffle and the Batusi, and you have a winner!

 

You're dating yourself Chuck! The fact I know what you are talking about doesn't say much for me either. Thanks for making me think of Adam West.

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If I recall, Tatsu had a mid-May opening. Yes, the mechanics of this ride may be somewhat different, perhaps more complex, but at the same time, it's not something that much more advanced than a typical roller coaster. With the current progress, I'd expect it to be open by May

Yeah 5/13/06. I pulled up the video of the construction (Tatsu's whole construction was on a discovery channel show) and steel construction was finished in mid April, and Tatsu had a bit more testing than a typical coaster (5 weeks..although I wouldnt be surprised if the launching with this coaster might take a similar time to work out), based on that I wouldn't think it unreasonable to have an early May opening for YC.

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From urban dictionary:

 

YOLO-Coaster

 

1. The array of positive emotions experienced while one is performing acts only justifiable by the lifestyle choice described by the phrase "You Only Live Once (YOLO)".

 

2. A constant chain of YOLO-style acts. Normally results in legal punishment of some kind.

(After getting arrested) "Dude, we just got off the YOLO-Coaster. Damnit."

 

And when are we getting that official theme song by some random band from Oz? Can't wait

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I find it interesting how premier is switching between their new style track and ties (similar to intamin double spine) and their old track and ties (seen on FOF and Mr. Freeze. I saw the same thing on a couple spots on S:UF. Personally I dont mind because I always found the track on their classic rides to be really nice looking. Does anyone understand what I'm talking about? Any theories?

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Different forces require different style track. It's pretty similar to how Intamin uses box, triangle and rail only track on their older style rides like MF. Why spend the extra money on the steel in low force areas when it's not needed?

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I find it interesting how premier is switching between their new style track and ties (similar to intamin double spine) and their old track and ties (seen on FOF and Mr. Freeze. I saw the same thing on a couple spots on S:UF. Personally I dont mind because I always found the track on their classic rides to be really nice looking. Does anyone understand what I'm talking about? Any theories?

 

They are also using the flat track inside the tunnel due to clearance issues.

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I find it interesting how premier is switching between their new style track and ties (similar to intamin double spine) and their old track and ties (seen on FOF and Mr. Freeze. I saw the same thing on a couple spots on S:UF. Personally I dont mind because I always found the track on their classic rides to be really nice looking. Does anyone understand what I'm talking about? Any theories?

 

They are also using the flat track inside the tunnel due to clearance issues.

 

Premier uses that type of track for all its launch sections on their newer coasters. The only exception being SUF where it has some LSMs on the track with the spine going up the first tower. There's low vertical g's in these areas so there's no need for beefy track.

 

http://rcdb.com/8612.htm?p=28105

http://rcdb.com/9551.htm?p=39895

http://rcdb.com/10139.htm?p=39988

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